The tools used in the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology include a range of instrumentation, equipment, technologies and information databases that are applied to samples and/or experiments. A brief description of the facilities and equipment available to researchers within the institute is given below.

The NanoSIMS 50L Laboratory

Research utilizing the NanoSIMS pursues new possibilities for coupling phylogenetic identity and metabolic function of single cells in studies of mixed microbial communities from the environment.

Principle InvestigatorE-MailLink
NanoSIMS 50L

Biogeochemistry Facilites & Equipment

The Biogeochemistry Department uses chemical, isotopic and microbial techniques to study chemical and biological processes.

Principle InvestigatorE-MailLink
Dr. Tim Ferdelman[Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]BGC Equipment


The SILVA rRNA database project is a comprehensive on-line resource for quality checked and aligned ribosomal RNA sequence data, free for academic use. The SILVA databases are maintained by the Microbial Genomics Group, in cooperation with the Spin-off Company Ribocon and the Department of Microbiology at the Technical University Munich.
Principle InvestigatorE-MailLink
Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner[Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]Silva


Megx.net allows access to integrated environmental and (meta)genomic data intended for use in marine microbial ecology.

Principle InvestigatorE-MailLink
Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner[Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]Megx

In situ Technologies

The development of novel instrumentation for in situ studies of submarine ecosystems, ranging from coastal sands to reefs, continental margins, polar waters and hydrothermal vents enables the quantification of transport and reaction in unique habitats.

Principle InvestigatorE-MailLink
Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius[Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]Instrumentation
Dr. Frank
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