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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

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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...

Maurane Réveil sa thèse en 180 secondes

Published on 25 november 2021

Maurane Réveil sa thèse en 180 secondes

LM2E's Schedule


PhD defence of Maxime Allioux

Amphi A IUEM

Physiological and multi-omics studies of microbial sulfur metabolisms present in hydrothermal ecosystems


PhD defence of Marion Le Gal

IUEM Amphi A

Exploration of marine microbial biodiversity for polyhydroxyalkanoates production and development of new MRI-visible biomaterials


Soutenance de Thèse de Blandine Trouche

IUEM Amphi A

Exploring the deep ocean seafloor Bacteria and Archaea, from microbial community structure to comparative genomics

Last Papers

Published in Frontiers in Microbiology

Published in Nature Communications

Published in Systematic And Applied Microbiology

Published in the ISME 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