Robotics-assisted identification and development of new anti-infectives (RoboThür).

The RoboThür project establishes a new quality of translational research in the academic field. The main goal is to professionalize the search for active ingredients and their transfer to clinical application. To this end, the project will focus in particular on the early phases of the discovery of new antibiotics and accelerate the development of lead candidates. Standardized, person-independent methods and high throughput close the gap that exists between university research and the pharmaceutical industry. Industrial research significantly improves connectivity to industry, benefiting due diligence and subsequent approval processes for new drugs.

The research group RoboThür ("Robotics-assisted Identification and Development of New Anti-infectives") is integrated into the structural unit for Robotics-assisted Discovery of Anti-infectives. This project is a close collaboration between the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute. It is funded by the Free State of Thuringia with means of the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+).


Oliver Aehlig
Matthias Fischer
Luzia Gyr
Timo Leistner


This project is supported by the Free State of Thuringia and the European Social Fund Plus.