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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

GeoFLAMME : let's give even more MEANING to our mission

LM2E will actively participate in this campaign of scientific study of the seismo-volcanic crisis of Mayotte. You can follow the activities of the teams via the blog of the Campaign.


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...

RBPGO9: The 9th Biology~Physics Meeting of the Great West 2021

The 9th Meeting of Biology~Physics of the Great West will be held this year at the Ifremer Center of Brittany in Plouzané from June 23 to 25, 2021.

The program includes four sessions:

  • Biosensors, detection and modeling in environment and health (keynote speaker: Claude Nogues, ENS Paris-Saclay)
  • Biosourced materials, bioinspiration and biomimicry (keynote speaker: Nadine Nassif, Collège de France, Paris)
  • Observing the cell in its environment: quantitative microscopies and advanced techniques (keynote speaker: Laurent Bourdieu, ENS, Paris)
  • Physico-chemistry of cluttered media: from in vitro to living and applications in agri-food (keynote speaker: Francesco Piazza, Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, Orléans)

Please send your contributions before May 15. Registration before May 20.

Any question ? Mail to rbpgo2021@gmail.com

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


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