in the faculty 2 Biology / Chemistry at the University of Bremen
Marine Ecosystem Research
Marine Science is the most import high-profile research area within the research community in Bremen, particulary strong and most visible in international research. The Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association (AWI), the Max Planck Insitute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) as well as the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Research (ZMT) are scientific partners in Marine Science. Furthermore, Bremen is an internationally important high-tec site for private marine or maritime activities. The research sector of Marine Science provides more than 1.500 jobs in Bremen.
Synthetic biology is a highly interdisciplinary new branch of research which straddles the interfaces between molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, and materials sciences. Primarily oriented to engineering, synthetic biology is concerned with adapting, reprogramming or creating new combinations of known biological entities and making them useful for defined purposes in living systems.
SELEVATOR - A novel receptor targeted molecular transport system for cellular uptake and non-genetic cell engineering
The various research groups in the area of Chemistry in FB2 participate intensively in four of the University of Bremen’s high-profile research areas. The area of Materials Sciences (MAPEX) constitutes a direct connecting point. Via the CONTACT initiative, the area of Chemistry in FB2 is also engaged in the Marine Sciences, M3 (Minds, Media and Machines), and the Health Sciences.