Photonics is a strongly growing sector of the economy and a major research area in Europe. In Thuringia and in particular in Jena, the scientific and industrial location is shaped by universities, research institutes and companies in the field of optics and photonics. While the number of young, well-trained female graduates is high, women who hold a leading position in academia and high-tech industry are still underrepresented.
The clinical spectroscopic diagnostics research group researches and develops novel spectroscopic tools for the culture-independent characterization of the physiological interactions of sepsis in cooperation with the Center for Sepsis Control and Care, an integrated research and treatment center at the Jena University Hospital. This includes the following:
This workgroup combines the synergy between the technological-spectroscopic expertise that is established at IPHT and the possibility of working with human pathogenic germs and patient samples in laboratories with a biological safety level of S2 at the University Hospital.