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Comfortable research: Prof. Dr Ulrich Fischer donates a garden bench

Aug 3, 2023

Good research needs good conversations. In intensive exchange with colleagues and in a comfortable environment, our employees can optimally unfold and develop their scientific potential. In addition to first-class research infrastructure, this also requires small oases of tranquillity that enable reflection and collegial exchange. Such an oasis has now been created at our institute thanks to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Fischer: The long-standing research partner and friend donated a garden bench for our yard.

“I am very grateful for all the help I have received here at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, from the staff in the secretariats as well as the press office, the technicians and many more,” says Fischer. “The idea to donate a garden bench came to me on one of my holidays on the East Frisian islands, where you frequently discover donation plaques on public benches. The bench is meant to be a lasting thank-you for the wonderful time I spent here and for all the support I received at the Max Planck Institute in Bremen, which I hope many employees will enjoy. I have always felt very comfortable here, and continue to do so!”

“We are very happy about the new garden bench donated by our colleague and long-time guest Ulrich Fischer. Especially in summer, we now have one more opportunity to meet outdoors,” says institute director Rudolf Amann. “During his active time at the University of Bremen and later as an emeritus professor, Ulrich Fischer was always an important contact person for the students and often represented the University of Bremen for doctorates.”

Ulrich Fischer has been closely associated with the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology since its foundation in 1992. The former holder of the professorship for Marine Microbiology at the University of Bremen particularly contribution to the foundation of the International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (marmic) graduate programme. Over the years, he was involved in about 100 dissertations and has been acknowledged in numerous doctoral theses. He has now retired and uses one of the offices at the Max Planck Institute in Bremen as emeritus professor, where he continues to be available as a contact person for students.

Thus, the recreative infrastructure is now in place. All that's missing is the proper summer weather to make the most of it ...

Happy faces and good mood in best weather at the handover and inauguration of the garden bench. (Source: Max Planck Institute for Marine microbiology)
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