Welcome to the IfMB

Institute for Microbiology and Biotechnology

The Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology is dedicated to the study of microorganisms. They represent the numerically largest fraction of living matter on our planet and exhibit great diversity due to their adaptation to a wide variety of habitats.

Our research, which aims at a fundamental understanding of the molecular mechanisms and functions of microbial biochemistry and cell biology, is an important prerequisite for the development of new biotechnological and medical applications. An overview and introduction to our current research projects and topics can be found here.

Our teaching offer includes modules in the courses of study B.Sc. Biology and M.Sc. Microbiology. For more information on specific courses and our institute colloquium, please see here.


ChemCologne Cooperation Day

André Neff and Marcel Hövels presented their fiber-based sugar alternatives at the ChemCologne Cooperation Day.

Congrats to Dr. Alexander Balinovic!

This week we went back to our old "home", the MPI in Marburg for the dissertation of our new Dr. Alexander Balinovic! 

A new PhD from the Dahl group

Congratulations to Maria Löffler on her PhD

EFSA Meeting in Parma

Prof. Deppenmeier and Natalie Hager at the annual meeting of the ADME4NGRA project at EFSA in Parma.

About the Institute

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Job Offers

In our job offers you can find out which positions are currently vacant at the IfMB.

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Person Register

In the person register you will find a list of all staff members of the IfMB, as well as their contact details and RG affiliations.

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Institute Management

On this page you will find all the members of the Institute's management, their areas of responsibility and how to contact them.

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On this page you will find the address and general opening hours of the IfMB as well as the contact details of the office and the caretaker.

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Microbiological Research

Microbiological research does not only take place at our institute, research on microorganisms is also carried out at many other institutes at the University of Bonn.

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History of the IfMB

The IfMB has an exciting history. Before the microbiologists, chemists conducted research in the building.

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