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.
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April 21, 2021
We congratulate on the successful defence of the PhD thesis!
April 14, 2021
Otto Hahn Medal for Katharina Kitzinger and Benedikt Geier
June 16, 2021
Sulfur enhances carbon storage in the Black Sea
May 28, 2021
Small "snowflakes" in the sea play a big role
Large flakes are rare and fall quickly while highly abundant smaller flakes take their time. This plays an important role for the nutrient balance of the oceans.
February 20, 2019
We train you!
Information about training as a chemical laboratory technician at our institute
March 3, 2021
New form of symbiosis discovered
Findings shed a completely new light on the survival of simple eukaryotes in oxygen-free environments.
November 26, 2020
A tough diet for deep sea microbes
Report about our research on anaerobic microbes that feed on natural gas and crude oil.
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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
Algal sugar as fiber for good digestion in the ocean
Too many carbohydrates, especially the simple, sweet sugars, can make you fat. Complex sugars like fiber, on the other hand, are an important factor for our health. Unlike simple sugars, we cannot easily digest these fibers in vegetables and grains. They are thought to work like a lubricant that ...
May 5, 2021
Strange isotopes: Explaining a methane isotope paradox of the seafloor