I must address you as a scientist, university lecturer and citizen.
The current situation is very, very serious!
It is up to all of us to make a difference here - without using "Chinese methods".
I ask you to really keep your distance, to practice maximum hygiene, to minimize contacts, to NOT have any corona parties! And also to take and convince all fellow citizens - without maximum control.
Italy had more than 470 dead and 4,200 newly infected persons yesterday, in Germany today there were more than 2,700 newly infected persons. Unfortunately, the number of deaths will now also increase here - and not only among our older fellow citizens.
The exponential increase in the spread must be slowed down as quickly as possible! Every day that we are not consistent enough now will later cost us over a week to contain the infection rates (i.e. still closed daycare centres/schools, shops, possibly quarantine).
Please help EVERYONE to cope with this crisis together in the best possible way.
Our laboratory covers a range of research fields among organic synthesis, macromolecular chemistry, supra-molecular chemistry, combinatorial research, material research, advanced characterization and nanoscience.
The mission of the laboratory is to combine bottom-up and top-down approaches to functional materials from the nanoscopic to the mesoscopic length scale, combined with addressable (smart) features such as self-healing systems and responsive properties. Applications both in the field of photonics/optics as well as life science are currently targeted.
The Schubert Group is based at the Faculty for Chemistry and Earth Sciences of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and participates in the Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM)de, the Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena (CEEC Jena)de and the Collaborative Research Center 1278 PolyTargetde.
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