Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen
The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology investigates the role, diversity and characteristics of microorganisms, primarily bacteria, inhabiting the sea and other aquatic systems and significantly contributing to the cycling of elements.
During two thirds of earth’s history, microorganisms dominated our planet and developed a great metabolic diversity. To this day, they play a key role in controlling global element cycles and thereby help to keep our planet inhabitable.
Microbiologists, molecular biologists and biogeochemists work together closely at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology to understand marine microbial life. They cover a broad range of disciplines and areas of expertise, from microsensors to microbiology, from geochemistry to genome analysis, and from molecular ecology to mathematical modelling.