We humans need oxygen to breathe - but for many microbes it is a deadly poison. An international team, including the "Microbial Protein Structure" group headed by Dr. Seigo Shima, has now discovered how methane bacteria transform oxygen, which is so dangerous for them, into harmless water.

Water at the End of the Tunnel

We humans need oxygen to breathe - but for many microbes it is a deadly poison. An international team, including the "Microbial Protein Structure" group headed by Dr. Seigo Shima, has now discovered how methane bacteria transform oxygen, which is so dangerous for them, into harmless water.

Using super resolution microscopy, researchers in our Department of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology, in cooperation with the University of Freiburg, were able to show how cell nuclei enlarge after division.

Divide and Enlarge

Using super resolution microscopy, researchers in our Department of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology, in cooperation with the University of Freiburg, were able to show how cell nuclei enlarge after division.

Making vesicles for the cellular uptake of nutrients and signals is delicate artwork and hard work at the same time. A team of researchers led by Michal Skruzny analyzed the immediate proximity of the proteins involved. Their results provide surprising insights into this fundamental, yet highly complex, modular and transient transport machinery.

Social Networking at the Cellular Gateway

Making vesicles for the cellular uptake of nutrients and signals is delicate artwork and hard work at the same time. A team of researchers led by Michal Skruzny analyzed the immediate proximity of the proteins involved. Their results provide surprising insights into this fundamental, yet highly complex, modular and transient transport machinery.

We are very pleased that Prof. Helge Bode has accepted the appointment of the Max Planck Society as Director at the MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology. He will establish the new department "Natural Products in Organismic Interactions", which is an excellent complement to the current research at the institute.

 MPIterMic welcomes new Director Prof. Helge Bode

We are very pleased that Prof. Helge Bode has accepted the appointment of the Max Planck Society as Director at the MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology. He will establish the new department "Natural Products in Organismic Interactions", which is an excellent complement to the current research at the institute.

Daniel Schindler, head of the new Biofoundry MaxGENESYS at MPIterMic, explains in this interview what the MPG-wide research service will offer in the future and how scientists  “scramble” synthetic chromosomes.

On the Road to High-throughput Biology

Daniel Schindler, head of the new Biofoundry MaxGENESYS at MPIterMic, explains in this interview what the MPG-wide research service will offer in the future and how scientists  “scramble” synthetic chromosomes.

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Effects of membrane lipid composition on the organization and signaling properties of bacterial chemoreceptors
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Determinants of bacterial cell shape and size
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