First funding period

In 2008, Septomics - as a faculty-wide research centre of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena - had been successful in the competition “Zentren für Innovationskompetenz: Exzellenz schaffen - Talente sichern” financially granted by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

Septomics aimed to establish a novel research structure for integrated sepsis research in order to overcome the long-lasting stagnation in the field of sepsis research. To improve the molecular understanding of sepsis, Septomics was to combine basic research and clinical research and provided a translational, complementary and interdisciplinary research approach. This would lay the basis to develop innovative sepsis diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

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Founding members

Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivtherapie des Universitätsklinikums Jena
Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie e.V. - Hans-Knöll-Institut, Jena
Prof. Dr. Frank Martin Brunkhorst Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivtherapie des Universitätsklinikums Jena
Prof. Dr. Uwe Claussen Institut für Humangenetik und Anthropologie der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Prof. Dr. Thomas Deufel Institut für Klinische und Laboratoriumsdiagnostik des Universitätsklinikums Jena
PD Dr. Reinhard Guthke Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie e.V. - Hans-Knöll-Institut, Jena
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hube Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie e.V. - Hans-Knöll-Institut, Jena
Prof. Dr. Gernot Marx Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivtherapie des Universitätsklinikums Jena
PD Dr. Matthias Platzer Leibniz-Institut für Altersforschung – Fritz-Lipmann-Institut e. V., Jena
Prof. Dr. Konrad Reinhart Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivtherapie des Universitätsklinikums Jena
Prof. Dr. Niels C. Riedemann Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivtherapie des Universitätsklinikums Jena
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Straube Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Prof. Dr. Peter F. Zipfel Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie e.V. - Hans-Knöll-Institut, Jena

Research groups

During the first funding period two BMBF-funded junior research groups

  • NWG Fungal Septomics
    Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai, ZIK-funding 2009-2014
  • NWG Host Septomics
    Prof. Dr. Hortense Slevogt, ZIK-funding 2011-2016

and one clinical research group funded by the Free State of Thuringia

were established. A W2 professorship with a tenure track option had been set up for the junior research group leaders. The Clinical Septomics research group was supported by the Paul-Martini-Foundation funding a professorship for clinical septic research.

During the first funding period, ZIK Septomics quickly gained central importance at the research site Jena. Thus, ZIK Septomics has been involved in all successfully granted collaborative research consortia in the field of infection research, i.e. InfectoGnostics, Center for Sepsis Control & Care (CSCC), SFB/Transregio FungiNet, InfectControl 2020, National Reference Center for Invasive Fungal Infections (NRZMyk). Hence, there are close connections between thematically related research projects.

New building on the Beutenberg Campus

Building

In 2012, the Septomics building on the Beutenberg Campus was opened thanks to the financial support of the Free State of Thuringia. Since then, the building houses the two junior research groups Fungal Septomics and Host Septomics. In this way, FSU, UKJ and HKI are able to interconnect even more closely and to bundle scientific competences.

Committees

Executive board 2009-2014  
Prof. Dr. Konrad Reinhart
Sprecher
University Hospital Jena, Clinic for Anasthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans-Knöll-Insitute
Prof. Dr. Frank Brunkhorst ZIK Septomics
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai ZIK Septomics
Prof. Dr. Hortense Slevogt ZIK Septomics
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Straube University Hospital Jena, Institute for Medical Microbiology
   
Executive board 2015-2016  
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai
Sprecher
ZIK Septomics
Prof. Dr. Hortense Slevogt
stellvertretende. Sprecherin
ZIK Septomics
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hube Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans-Knöll-Insitute
Prof. Dr. Bettina Löffler University Hospital Jena, Institute for Medical Microbiology
Prof. Dr. Konrad Reinhart University Hospital Jena, Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
   
Scientific advisory board  
Prof. Scott G. Filler, M.D. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Kalifornien, USA
Prof. John C. Marshall, M.D. Critical Care Research at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Kanada
Prof. Dr. med. Georg Peters Instituts für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Universitätsklinikum Münster
Prof. Dr. med. Niels C. Riedemann InflaRx GmbH, Jena
Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Dieter Volk Institute for Medical Immunology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
   
Board of trustees  
Dr. Klaus Bartholmé Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Prof. Dr. Klaus Benndorf University Hospital Jena
Elke Jäcksch Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans-Knöll-Insitute
Dr. Bernd Ebersold Thüringer Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft