Welcome to the  Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

Welcome to the  
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

The aim of our research is to understand the diversity and function of microorganisms. They are more numerous and diverse than all other living organisms – there is no place on earth they do not colonize. There are mainly three main reasons for their success: their immense metabolic capacities, a great ability to adapt to environmental changes, and a wide range of interactions with other organisms. Whether by their indispensable role in the global cycles of matter, the conversion of atmospheric greenhouse gases or their numerous interactions with humans, animals and plants - microorganisms decisively shape life on earth.

Like all of the over 80 Max Planck Institutes, we conduct basic research, true to Max Planck`s saying: "Insight must precede application." A fundamental understanding of processes and interrelationships is prerequisite for any medical or technological innovation. We use state-of-the-art technologies in combination with computer modeling and analysis as well as synthetic biology methods.
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upcoming Seminars & Events

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Jul 21, 2022 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany) - Nov 24, 2022 08:00 PM
Universitätsbibliothek Marburg, Room: Vortragsraum

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium VI 2022

Sep 12, 2022 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Online

Gillian Gile (Associate Professor)

Coevolution in the termite-protist symbiosis
Sep 19, 2022 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Hybrid, Room: Lecture hall

Dr. Daan Swarts

The diverse functions and mechanisms of prokaryotic Argonaute proteins
Sep 26, 2022 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Hybrid, Room: Lecture hall

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium VII 2022

Oct 24, 2022 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
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