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Contact
Postal address:
Max-Planck-Institut für
terrestrische Mikrobiologie
Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 10
D-35043 Marburg, Germany

E-mail:
central-office@mpi-marburg.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (6421) 178-0
Fax: +49 (6421) 178-999

Our mission

The mission of the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Terrestrial Microbiology is to understand how microorganisms function at the molecular, cellular, and community levels.
In particular, we aim to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the metabolic diversity of microorganisms, their ability to adapt and differentiate in response to changes in the environment, the mechanisms involved in cell cycle regulation and cell polarity, as well as the biogeochemical processes involved in the exchange of climatically relevant trace gases.
These analyses include all levels of microbial functions from the atomic/structural, molecular/cellular, and biochemical/physiological to the microbial community level as well as plant-microbe interactions.

The research areas covered at the MPI include:

Cellular microbiology
Molecular microbiology
Microbial biochemistry
Biogeochemistry
Microbial ecology
Environmental genomics
Microbial symbiosis
Fungal biodiversity
Pathogen evolution
Plant-microbe interactions
Plant pathogens
Synthetic biology
Systems biology

Upcoming seminars

27.10.2014 13:15
Dr. Michael Pester (University of Konstanz) How rare biosphere members contribute to biogeochemical cycling: The ecology of low abundance sulfate reducers in the hidden sulfur cycle of a model peatland

Open positions

Leiter/in der IT-Service-Einheit

Scientific coordinator for IMPRS-Mic

Scientific coordinator

Research group leader position in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology

Head of facility for microbial proteomics & mass spectrometry