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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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 2017

Next meeting days of GdR Archaea will take place in Villerbaune, within the suburbs of Lyon from 13 to 15th of December 2017. Come there to meet us !

Oceanic Cruise BICOSE

Follow up daily activities of our onboard LM2E team toward exploration of hydrothermal sites onto the Mid-Atlantic Ridge !

LM2E's Schedule


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


PhD Defence of Charlène Odobel

Pôle Numérique Brest-Iroise

Spatial and temporal dynamics of archaeal and bacterial communities in deep marine sediment from the Mozambique Channel

Last Papers

Now published in Environmental Microbiology

Now published in Environmental Microbiology

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