• December 18, 2020

    Review of the year 2020

    This year has been quite different from any other our institute has experienced in its nearly 30-year history. Nevertheless, a lot has happened: We...

  • December 4, 2020

    New telephone numbers

    Due to a change in our telephone system we now have four-digit extensions – please update your contacts!


  • November 16, 2020

    Cellular powerplant recycles waste gases

    Surprising structural differences discovered in enzyme that controls the conversion of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in bacteria

  • November 11, 2020

    The new building is ready! Marine Microbiology gets more space in Bremen

    We are very happy about our new laboratories and offices, which were built in record time and which we will now move into.

  • November 6, 2020


    A new software, developed by researchers at the MPI for Marine Microbiology, allows the fast and straightforward analysis of environmental microbes.

  • November 1, 2020

    Cooperation professor at Jacobs University

    Boran Kartal, head of the Microbial Physiology Research Group, was appointed cooperation professor at the Jacobs University.

  • Any questions?

    Do you want to find out more about our work? We're happy to take some time...


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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