Final Theses

Theses at the IfMB

Interested students are offered the opportunity to conduct their bachelor's or master's thesis in one of our working groups with a direct link to current research. Proactive applications for the diverse topics are possible at any time. For some projects, we are currently looking for more specific support (see below).

If you are interested in joining one of our groups, please contact the group leaders early and proactively, as the available places depend on the supervision situation in the respective group. In the context of the B.Sc. Biology and M.Sc. Microbiology it is reasonable to complete some elective modules with us in preparation. It is also advisable to combine the final thesis with a project work/laboratory exercise in the same research group.

Research topics

At the IfMB we work with a variety of groups of organisms: Archaea, bacteria, eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses, and investigate model organisms (e.g. Escherichia coli, Haloferax volcanii, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Schizosaccharomyces pombe) as well as pathogens (e.g. herpes simplex virus 1, yersinia, vibrios), microbes particularly adapted to their environment such as sulfur bacteria or methanogenic archaea, and microbial communities such as the human microbiota and biofilms.

Typically, the thesis work involves learning cutting-edge techniques that can be used in many areas of biology, biotechnology, and medicine. The IfMB offers a broad spectrum of methods: molecular biology and biochemical techniques for the functional study of biomolecules (proteins, sugars, etc.), cultivation techniques of microorganisms, high-resolution imaging using light microscopy, and modern computer-assisted analyses.

An overview of the research topics at our institute can be found here.

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Specific projects

Apart from our general research topics, we are currently also looking for further support for some specific projects.

Bachelor and Master Theses for Physicists

The RG Endesfelder is looking for physics bachelor's or master's students interested in exploring the use of a new type of image sensor in their microscopes.

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