At the beginning of 2016, a “core” structure was put into effect that organized facility and service units as independent organizational entities from FLI’s research groups. A number of technology platforms (e.g. sequencing, mass spectrometry) grew out of individual methodological requirements for single research groups in the last years but developed into semiautonomous substructures. As consequence of re-focused research activities and the concomitant advent of new research groups at FLI, those units increasingly had to serve many FLI groups and collaborative research efforts in the Jena research area.
To accommodate this development and to increase efficiency as well as transparency for users, facility personnel and for administrative processes, it came natural to re-organize such activities into independent units as “FLI Core Facilities and Services” and to phase out infrastructures considered non-essential for FLI’s research focus (X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy).
FLI’s Core Facilities (CF) are managed by a CF Manager and are each scientifically guided in their activities and development by an FLI Group Leader, as Scientific Supervisor. The animal facilities comprising fish, mouse and transgenesis are run separately, as they involve a more complex organizational structure. Basic Core Services (CS) are directly led by the Head of Core (HC), who in turn is supported by individual CS Managers.
All facilities and services, including animal facilities, have a valuable contribution to FLI’s research articles; e.g. from 2016–2018, to 54% of all peer reviewed research publications.
Overview Core Facilities and Core Services at FLI.
- Analysis of an echovirus 18 outbreak in Thuringia, Germany: insights into the molecular epidemiology and evolution of several enterovirus species B members.
Krumbholz A, Egerer R, Braun H, Schmidtke M, Rimek D, Kroh C, Hennig B, Groth M, Sauerbrei A, Zell R
Med Microbiol Immunol 2016, 205(5), 471-83
- Impaired Planar Germ Cell Division in the Testis, Caused by Dissociation of RHAMM from the Spindle, Results in Hypofertility and Seminoma.
Li H, Frappart* L, Moll* J, Winkler* A, Kroll T, Hamann J, Kufferath I, Groth M, Taudien S, Schütte M, Yaspo ML, Heuer H, Lange BMH, Platzer M, Zatloukal K, Herrlich P, Ploubidou A
Cancer Res 2016, 76(21), 6382-95 * equal contribution
- Dicer ablation in osteoblasts by Runx2 driven cre-loxP recombination affects bone integrity, but not glucocorticoid-induced suppression of bone formation.
Liu P, Baumgart M, Groth M, Wittmann J, Jäck HM, Platzer M, Tuckermann* JP, Baschant* U
Sci Rep 2016, 6, 32112 * equal contribution
- Transcriptomic profiling of Alexandrium fundyense during physical interaction with or exposure to chemical signals from the parasite Amoebophrya.
Lu Y, Wohlrab S, Groth M, Glöckner G, Guillou L, John U
Mol Ecol 2016, 25(6), 1294-307
- Conserved Senescence Associated Genes and Pathways in Primary Human Fibroblasts Detected by RNA-Seq.
Marthandan S, Baumgart M, Priebe S, Groth M, Schaer J, Kaether C, Guthke R, Cellerino A, Platzer M, Diekmann S, Hemmerich P
PLoS One 2016, 11(5), e0154531
- Conserved genes and pathways in primary human fibroblast strains undergoing replicative and radiation induced senescence.
Marthandan S, Menzel U, Priebe S, Groth M, Guthke R, Platzer M, Hemmerich P, Kaether C, Diekmann S
Biol Res 2016, 49(1), 34
- Comparative genomics to explore phylogenetic relationship, cryptic sexual potential and host specificity of Rhynchosporium species on grasses.
Penselin D, Münsterkötter M, Kirsten S, Felder M, Taudien S, Platzer M, Ashelford K, Paskiewicz KH, Harrison RJ, Hughes DJ, Wolf T, Shelest E, Graap J, Hoffmann J, Wenzel C, Wöltje N, King KM, Fitt BDL, Güldener U, Avrova A, Knogge W
BMC Genomics 2016, 17(1), 953
- Genotyping of herpes simplex virus type 1 by whole-genome sequencing.
Pfaff F, Groth M, Sauerbrei A, Zell R
J Gen Virol 2016, 97(10), 2732-41
- Anti-amyloid compounds protect from silica nanoparticle-induced neurotoxicity in the nematode C. elegans.
Scharf A, Gührs KH, von Mikecz A
Nanotoxicology 2016, 10(4), 426-35
- Genetic Factors of the Disease Course after Sepsis: A Genome-Wide Study for 28Day Mortality.
Scherag A, Schöneweck F, Kesselmeier M, Taudien S, Platzer M, Felder M, Sponholz C, Rautanen A, Hill AVS, Hinds CJ, Hossain H, Suttorp N, Kurzai O, Slevogt H, Giamarellos-Bourboulis EJ, Armaganidis A, Trips E, Scholz M, Brunkhorst FM
EBioMedicine 2016, 12, 239-46