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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Dr. Hassan Salem

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Microbial determinants of folivory in beetles

upcoming Seminars & Events

Dr. Hassan Salem

Microbial determinants of folivory in beetles
May 23, 2022 13:00
Hybrid

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium IV 2022

Jun 20, 2022 16:00
Online

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium V 2022

Jul 11, 2022 16:00
Online

Microbes for Future

Jul 21, 2022 18:00 - Nov 24, 2022 20:00
Universitätsbibliothek Marburg, Room: Vortragsraum

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium VI 2022

Sep 12, 2022 16:00
Online
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