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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

GdR Archaea 2018

LM2E organizes next GdR days. Rendez-vous at IUEM from 17th to 19th of October. Come numerous to participate, you'll not be disapointed !


LIA Microbsea

Since November 2018, the LM2E becomes Franco-Chinese. Have a look here !

LM2E's Schedule


Thesis defense of Pierre Methou

Pole Numérique Brest Iroise Amphi A

Lifecycles of two hydrothermal vent shrimps from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Rimicaris exoculata and Rimicaris chacei


Conference of Guillaume Borrel (Institut Pasteur, Paris)

Brest (IUEM - Amphi D)

Come and assist to that exceptional conference where our guest Dr Guillaume Borrel (Institut Pasteur, Paris) will give us an update about the tree of Archaea ! Rendez-vous at 10h30 A.M. at Amphi D in IUEM.


Soutenance d'HDR de Laurent Toffin

Pôle Numérique Brest-Iroise

Microbiologie du cycle du méthane dans les sédiments marins profonds soumis à des migrations de fluides froids

Last Papers

Published in The Royal Society

Article paru dans la revue Frontiers in zoology

Article published in Nature Communications journal

Article published in the Hazardous Materials 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