Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
At the Max Planck Institute in Bremen we investigate the smallest inhabitants of the ocean. Who lives where? How do they function and how diverse are they? What's their role in the global biogeochemical cycles? What does it mean for our environment and climate? These and many other questions are in the focus of researchers from around the world, engineers, technicians and many more colleagues at our institute.
Thursdays at 3pm
July 29, 2021
We congratulate on the successful defence of the PhD thesis!
September 13, 2021
The viruses of the North Sea
A new study in ISME Journal provides exciting insights into the life of marine viruses ...
July 15, 2021
Enzyme skyscrapers help microbes grow
September 01, 2021
Max Planck Society honors trainees
Every year, the Max Planck Society awards 20 trainee prizes to the best trainees at its institutes. This year, one of the prizes goes to our chemical laboratory assistant trainee Mandy Knutzen.
February 20, 2019
We train you!
Information about training as a chemical laboratory technician at our institute
August 02, 2021
A long day for microbes, and the rise of oxygen on Earth
September 3, 2021
Urania Medal awarded to Antje Boetius
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Equal Opportunities Representative
Compatibility of science and family.
The riddle of the sands
Young researchers can virtually investigate the North Sea.
International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology
July 2, 2021
How ethane-consuming microbes pick their favorite dish
July 20, 2021
Fully booked at the bottom of the sea