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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July 12, 2021
We congratulate on the successful defence of the PhD thesis!
July 2, 2021
How ethane-consuming microbes pick their favorite dish
April 14, 2021
Otto Hahn Medal for Katharina Kitzinger and Benedikt Geier
July 15, 2021
Enzyme skyscrapers help microbes grow
Scientists determine structure of an important nitrite-oxidizing enzyme in the global biological nitrogen cycle
February 20, 2019
We train you!
Information about training as a chemical laboratory technician at our institute
June 16, 2021
Sulfur enhances carbon storage in the Black Sea
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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
May 5, 2021
Strange isotopes: Explaining a methane isotope paradox of the seafloor
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.