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.


"Missed pictures" - art exhibition at the IfMB

In front of our lecture hall in the institute there is now a small art exhibition about the project "Missed Pictures" by Gesine Born - visit us and support the artist in her research project!

The IFMB at the annual meeting of microbiologists

The IfMB in a sizeable delegation at the annual meeting of microbiologists

Single Molecule Localization Microscopy Symposium 2023

Maren Eilers, Dr. Koen Martens, Fredrik Vermeulen and Laura Weber from the RG Endesfelder presented their research at SMLMS 2023 in Vienna.

Start-up team launched Up-Scale in university's co-working labs

Dr. Marcel Hövels and André Neff founded a company at the University of Bonn for the development of a sustainable sugar alternative.

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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