Welcome on LM2E's website !


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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PhD Offers

This folder gathers all announcements relative to PhD subjects from LM2E.

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


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


PhD Defence of Vincent Apremont

IUEM - Amphi A

Description of the microbial diversity associated with Chorocaris chacei: A possible double symbiosis

Last Papers

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