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The extension of our building is progressing rapidly

Jun 19, 2020

When the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen was founded in 1992, the handful of employees at that time did not even have their own building. Almost 30 years have passed since then and after the institute building was constructed in 1996, it has grown steadily. Now, we are goin...

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Katharina Kitzinger receives the MARUM Research Award

Jun 16, 2020

The scientist Dr. Katharina Kitzinger from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology is one of the winners of this year's MARUM Research Award. She receives the award for her outstanding research on key processes in the nitrogen cycle in the sea, the microorganisms involved and the peculia...

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Science meets Culture

Jun 8, 2020

In several online exhibitions, an international team of researchers, under the direction of cruise leader Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bohrmann from MARUM – Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen, takes visitors to the internet platform Google Arts & Culture on an expedition.

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"Together we’re stronger" – Sabbatical in times of Corona

Jun 3, 2020

"Together we’re stronger" – The motto of the Bremen Town Musicians, is especially true in these difficult times. But it is not only since the outbreak of the corona pandemic that a picture of the famous sculpture in the center of Bremen adorns the profile picture at WhatsApp of marine chemist Car...

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Sugar turns brown algae into good carbon stores

May 25, 2020

Brown algae are important players in the global carbon cycle by fixing large amounts of carbon dioxide and thus extracting this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Moreover, because microbial decomposition of dead brown algae is slower than that of other marine plants, carbon dioxide fixed by bro...

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What you see is what you get

May 20, 2020

No excuses anymore. Whenever you look for our institute, now you can easily find it: Since today it is labelled, well visible to everyone. MPI – these three letters at the wall of our building welcome both staff and guests. Just move your eyes up, and you will see it. The meaning of MPI might be ...

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Marine waste management: recycling efficiency by marine microbes

May 12, 2020

It was only relatively recently that tiny, single-celled thaumarchaea were discovered to exist and thrive in the pelagic ocean, where their population size of roughly ten billion quintillion cells makes them one of the most abundant organisms on our planet. A team of researchers from the MARUM – ...

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New ethane-munching microbes discovered at hot vents

Apr 21, 2020

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology and the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen have discovered a microbe that feeds on ethane at deep-sea hot vents. They also succeeded in cultivating this microbe in the laboratory. What is particularly remarkab...

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4. It Ma(t)Ters conference on microbiology

Mar 26, 2020

In February, PhD-students conducted a mini-conference on microbiology. This year it took place in Bremen and was a great success for scientific and personal exchange. Here, one of the participants reports from the conference.

by Merle Ücker

 

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Sugar brings a lot of carbon dioxide into the deeper sea

Mar 18, 2020

The oceans are a very important reservoir for carbon in the system of the earth. However, many aspects of the marine carbon cycle are still unknown. Scientists from Bremen and Bremerhaven now found out that sugar plays an important role in this process. At the same time, the sweet energy source i...

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Analysis of unknown microbes is getting easier

Mar 6, 2020

Marine microbes like to play hide and seek. Some bacteria often appear in samples but do not grow in the lab. At the same time, they are too few to be discovered via genetic analysis. Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology now succeeded in finding a method to locate them n...

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