Upcoming Seminars & Events

April 2018
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Prof. Dr. Paul Freemont

Unlocking the potential of synthetic biology - from DNA foundries to cell-free prototyping

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Dr. Ruth Hershberg

From boom to bust - the dynamics of bacterial adaptation under prolonged resource limitation

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Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth

Symbioses as sources of evolutionary innovation in insects

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Prof. Nigel Reuel

Near infrared optical sensors and short wave radio frequency resonant sensors to monitor ions, proteins, and cells in closed systems

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Dr. Silvia Bulgheresi

Physiology and cell biology of bacterial epithelia

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Upcoming Seminars

  • Dr. Silvia Bulgheresi

    Physiology and cell biology of bacterial epithelia

    Apr 26, 2018 13:15

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

  • Prof. Dr. Kenn Gerdes

    Activation of the bacterial stringent response

    May 7, 2018 13:15

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

  • Prof. Dr. Isabella Moll

    Bacterial ribosome heterogeneity: Novel aspects of selective translation

    May 7, 2018 14:15

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

  • Dr. Francois-Xavier Barre

    To be announced

    May 14, 2018 13:15

    MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

  • 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

News

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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