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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

Oceanic Cruise BICOSE

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


LIA Microbsea

LM2E is associated in LIA (Laboratoire International Associé) and becomes Franco-Chinese. Here is the visit...

Réseau Bactériophages France

France Bacteriophage Network

LM2E joints a new network of collaborators in virology field ! Get more here...

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 !

LM2E's Schedule


PhD defence of Marc Cozannet

IUEM Amphi D

Physiological and Ecological Aspects of Methanomassiliicoccal in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments


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

Last Papers

Article paru dans Marine Genomics

Published in The Royal Society

Article paru dans la revue Frontiers in zoology

Article published in Nature Communications 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