Exploring the functions and diversity of plants

The new institute in Jena houses the Herbarium Haussknecht - one of the most imp
The new institute in Jena houses the Herbarium Haussknecht - one of the most important European collections of plants with around 3.5 million specimens. Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

The Senckenberg Institute for Plant Form and Function at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena was founded in a festive ceremony today. In the presence of Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society in Thuringia, and Timon Gremmels, Hessian State Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts, the institute was accepted into the Leibniz Association as part of Senckenberg.

Among other things, the new institute houses theá Herbarium Haussknecht - one of the most important European collections of plants with around 3.5 million specimens. ...

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