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Located in Ifremer (Centre de Brest) and Institut Unversitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM/UBO), the lab has expertise and skills dedicated to the microbiology of deep sea extreme environments. Its research topics include the study of ecosystems including the preparation and organization of work at sea, the description of the phylogenetic and functional microbial diversity, and understanding of adaptative processes at the cellular and molecular level.


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Job / Postdoc / PhD / Internship Offers

You want to join us in the team ? Check here LM2E offers of PhD / MSc subjects together with opened postdoc positions

Symposium AFEM 2017

Come and participate to the next symposium of AFEM co-organized by LM2E ! Rendez-vous at an exceptional site to discover !

EBAME Workshop

Bioinformatic analysis tools for microbial next-gen genomics gives you interest ? Rendez-vous in Brest at IUEM on next october 22-27th !

LM2E's Schedule


Conference of Purification Lopez-Garcia (Laboratoire Evolution et Systématique, Paris)

Brest (IUEM - Amphi D)

Come and assist to that exceptional conference where our guest Dr Purification Lopez-Garcia (Laboratoire Évolution et Systématique, Université Paris-Sud XI) will reveal  a unique place on Earth : Dallol, a hotspot for extreme life ! Rendez-vous at 11 A.M. at Amphi D in IUEM.


PhD Defence of Stéphane L'Haridon

Brest (Amphi A - IUEM)

Study of microbial diversity in deep sea hypersaline anoxic basins of Mediteranean Sea


Conference of Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya (Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Moscow)

Brest (IUEM - Amphi A)

Come and assist to that exceptional conference where our guest Pr Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya (Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Moscow) will expose us how it is possible to unusual microbial metabolisms of bacteria coming from Siberia ! Rendez-vous at 14 P.M. at Amphi A in IUEM.

Last Papers

Now in press in Genome Announcements

Now in press in Scientific Reports journal


Find your adequate interlocutor within our lab !


: Mohamed JEBBAR (Director)

: IUEM Rue Dumont d'Urville 29280 PLOUZANE



E-mail : Mohamed.Jebbar@univ-brest.fr



: Didier FLAMENT (Assitant Director)

: IFREMER Centre Bretagne CS 10070 29280 PLOUZANE



E-mail : Didier.Flament@ifremer.fr