Hazardous Diet: How Earthworms protect themselves against toxic plant ingredients


Scientists discover defense mechanism in earthworms [more]

Open Campus 11 July 2015


The University Bremen and the research institutes invite the public on Saturday, 11 July 2015. [more]

Alpha-Campus Talks Nicole Dubilier


Der Meereswurm Olavius hat eine Besonderheit: Er besitzt weder Mund noch Darm und ernährt sich dennoch – und zwar dank seiner bakteriellen Symbionten. [more]

Ocean Sampling Day June 21


The second round for the Ocean Sampling Day. On 21 June the oceans are sampled again. [more]

From seashore to seabed and back


22 young students from the University of Osnabrück on their visit to the Max Planck Institute [more]

Oases in the Deep Sea


For a long time the deep sea was regarded as an extreme hostile environment. Meanwhile researchers have demonstrated that methane seeps at the bottom of the oceans are oases for life. [more]

Nautilus in the Gulf of Mexico


MPI researchers on board of research vessel Nautilus in the Gulf of Mexico [more]

Self-healing concrete


“Bio-concrete” set to revolutionise the building industry:
Dutch inventor of self-healing concrete named finalist
for European Inventor Award [more]

Future Day for kids at the Max Planck Institute


23 April 2015
20 kids visiting the institute´s labs. [more]

Methane seeps: Oases in the deep sea


First global study of microbial communities at gas seeps in the deep sea shows the distribution and diversity of methane-consuming microorganisms. The specific energy source selects for unique microorganisms, which turn these ecosystems into hotspots of diversity in the deep sea. [more]

Methane consumption by aerobic bacteria in anoxic lake waters


Methane oxidation fuelled by algal oxygen production [more]

Research Vessel SONNE


The German research vessel SONNE has completed her trip [more]

Open Ship FS Sonne in Bremen



More Methane from the Deep Sea


More Methane from the Deep Sea
Mud-volcanoes as methane source [more]

Further Press Releases

Further press releases here.

Max Planck Lecture

Invitational Seminar at the Max Planck Institute

on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Craig S. Robb (University of Victoria, B.C., Canada)

will give a lecture with the title

"Marine polysaccharide catabolism by human endosymbionts"

Host: Dr. Jan-Hendrik Hehemann, MPI/Marum

Please join us at 15:00 in the Max Planck Lecture Hall
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstraße 1, 28359 Bremen. www.mpi-bremen.de
Map of the Campus: www.mpi-bremen.de/en/Map_2.html