Zentrum für Synthetische Mikrobiologie

With more than one hundred scientists SYNMIKRO follows a two-pronged approach - building to understand, and understanding to build - to gain insight into the principles of microbial life and to provide tools needed to tap the potential of microorganisms in modern biotechnology.

13.05.2020 Photosynthese im Tropfen

Forscher entwickeln synthetische Chloroplasten

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24.02.2020 Award for Junior Research Group Leader

Olalla Vázquez Junior Research Group Leader at SYNMIKRO, has been awarded with the Best European Young Researcher Prize in Chemical Biology

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03.02.2020 The sleeping sigma factor

Simon Ringgaard and his team from the Max Planck Institute for terrestrial Microbiology have described a previously unrecognized mechanism…

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18.11.2019 The discovery of a forgotten metabolic pathway adds a new dimension to the global carbon cycle

Researchers of the Centre of Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO) of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the University…

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SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups