Upcoming Seminars & Events

May 2018
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Dr. Tristan Wagner

Molecular tricks of methanogenic archaea

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Prof. Dr. Kenn Gerdes

Activation of the bacterial stringent response

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Prof. Dr. Isabella Moll

Bacterial ribosome heterogeneity: Novel aspects of selective translation

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Dr. Francois-Xavier Barre

High-resolution whole genome mapping of Sister Chromatid Contacts (Hi-SC2) in Vibrio cholerae

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Dr. Ben Engel

Exploring molecular landscapes inside cells with in situ cryo-electron tomography

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Dr. Susanne Erdmann

Viruses of Archaea: what we can learn from them

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Dr. Pierre Stallforth

Natural products in microbial predator-prey interactions

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Upcoming Seminars

  • Dr. Pierre Stallforth

    Natural products in microbial predator-prey interactions

    May 28, 2018 13:15

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

  • To be announced

    Jun 11, 2018 13:15

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

  • Prof. Dr. Anika Marchfelder

    Finally, archaea get their CRISPR-cas toolbox

    Jun 18, 2018 13:15

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

  • Prof. Dr. Valentin Gordeliy

    Mechanisms of transmembrane signaling by sensors of two-component system

    Jun 18, 2018 14:15

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

  • Prof. Dr. Huimin Zhao

    Synthetic biology: Putting synthesis into biology

    Jun 22, 2018 15:00

    Uni Marburg, FB Chemie, Room: Lecture hall C

  • Prof. Dr. Barry Scott

    Boi oh Boi! Two Epichloë festucae scaffold proteins with distinct roles in the symbiotic interaction with Lolium perenne.

    Jun 29, 2018 09:00

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Seminar Room III

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The mission of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology (MPIterMic) is to obtain an integrated understanding of how microorganisms function at the molecular, cellular, and community levels. Microorganisms are the oldest and by far the most abundant and diverse inhabitants of the Earth. Their evolutionary success is based largely on three characteristics: Their immense metabolic capacities, which surpass those of all other life forms, an ability to adapt to environmental changes, and their multitude of interactions with other organisms. The strategies they have developed enable them to proliferate in practically every ecological niche. By doing so, microorganisms play pivotal role in processes of fundamental importance including biomass conversion, biogeochemical cycles and photosynthesis, and they have major impacts on plant and animal physiology.
 
The overall goal of our research is to understand how microorganisms accomplish these tasks. To this end, groups at the MPIterMic cover research in microbiology at all scales from protein structure determination, physiology, metabolism, molecular & cellular microbiology to host-microbe interactions and microbial communities, applying a number of cutting-edge technologies combined with computational modeling and synthetic biology approaches.

Our mission

The mission of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology (MPIterMic) is to obtain an integrated understanding of how microorganisms function at the molecular, cellular, and community levels. Microorganisms are the oldest and by far the most abundant and diverse inhabitants of the Earth. Their evolutionary success is based largely on three characteristics: Their immense metabolic capacities, which surpass those of all other life forms, an ability to adapt to environmental changes, and their multitude of interactions with other organisms. The strategies they have developed enable them to proliferate in practically every ecological niche. By doing so, microorganisms play pivotal role in processes of fundamental importance including biomass conversion, biogeochemical cycles and photosynthesis, and they have major impacts on plant and animal physiology.

 

The overall goal of our research is to understand how microorganisms accomplish these tasks. To this end, groups at the MPIterMic cover research in microbiology at all scales from protein structure determination, physiology, metabolism, molecular & cellular microbiology to host-microbe interactions and microbial communities, applying a number of cutting-edge technologies combined with computational modeling and synthetic biology approaches. [more]
 
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