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.
February 10, 2021
Learn about our institute in simple language (German only).
January 26, 2024
We congratulate on the successful defence of the PhD thesis!
February 15, 2024
Beyond peak season: Bacteria in the Arctic seabed are active all year round
January 22, 2024
Don’t overeat: How archaea toggle the nitrogen-uptake switch
October 19, 2023
New Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on the Degradation of Complex Sugars by Marine Bacteria
Research and Instruments
An overview of our main equipment and methods
January 19, 2024
Democracy. Diversity. Open-Mindedness.
December 15, 2023
Many thanks to the Andreas Rühl Foundation
November 23, 2023
ERC Consolidator Grant for Tristan Wagner
Tristan Wagner wins an ERC Consolidator Grant.
November 8, 2023
A different take on P: Bacteria use organic phosphorus and release methane in the process
February 20, 2019
We train you!
Information about training as a chemical laboratory technician at our institute
International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology
October 6, 2023
Welcome, MarMic Class of 2028
We welcome the 13 new MarMics to our institute!
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