Girls`s Days

It`s about you!

On Girl's Day, which is held nationwide, we usually offer around 15 schoolgirls from 8th grade upwards an exciting insight into the world of research.

In 2024, due to conflicting schedules, our institute will not be able to host Girl's Day on April 25. Instead, we are planning a "Science Day" for the second half of the year. If you are a student or teacher interested in learning more about our research, please contact us: press@mpi-marburg.
We will be back for Girls' Day 2025!

At the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology (MPI-TM) we want to understand how microorganisms function at the molecular and cellular level and in communities. Microorganisms are everywhere and essential for our health. Some of them invented probably the most important material cycle on our planet, photosynthesis. Others make hydrogen and methane. They contain the biology and chemistry that could enable us to find sustainable ways of providing energy in the future, new approaches to developing therapies or active ingredients, producing sustainable valuable materials, or reducing excess greenhouse gases.
On Girl's Day, you will be a researcher for a day. You will get an insight into the day-to-day work, have a look at DNA, hunt microbes and visit parts of our infrastructure that make research possible.

Recommended age: from 14 years.

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