Jul 18, 2022Dr. Cornelia Welte: Climate change microbiology: novel insights into methane cycling archaea
Aug 8, 2022Dr. Christian Voolstra: Coral reefs and climate change - Mitigating the ecological collapse
Aug 9, 2022Amelia-Elena Rotaru: Geoconductors transferring electrons between species involved in seabed methane emissions
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).
July 20, 2022
We congratulate on the successful defence of the PhD thesis!
May 18, 2022
New Max Planck Research Group at the MPIMM: Eco-Evolutionary Interactions
July 26, 2022
Get a glimpse of our diverse seagrass science in the MaxPlanckResearch-Magazine
May 2, 2022
Sweet spots in the sea: Mountains of sugar under seagrass meadows
Seagrasses play an important role in our climate. They are one of the most efficient sinks of carbon dioxide on Earth. A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology now reports ...
Research and Instruments
An overview of our main equipment and methods
June 23, 2022
Molecular clues reveal that bacteria devour fungi in the ocean
How can we know what bacteria eat? ...
March 23, 2022
ERC Consolidator Grant
Jan-Hendrik Hehemann receives one of the highest personal awards of the European Research Council.
July 26, 2022
New video by Latest Thinking
Sina Schorn reports on her latest research.
Equal Opportunities Representative
Compatibility of science and family.
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
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Auch uns haben in der letzten Woche 20 Schülerinnen und Schüler im Alter von 10 bis 14 Jahren aus Bremen und Niedersachsen besucht ...