About us

The Institute of Marine Biotechnology e.V. (IMaB) was founded in 1996 by members of the University of Greifswald.

The IMaB is dedicated to support research and development in the field of marine biotechnology. The IMaB research programme ranges from the isolation of novel microorganisms to functional genomics.


Key issues include:

  • discovery of new antimicrobial compounds,
  • drug development based on marine natural products,
  • proteomics of marine bacteria,
  • cold-adapted enzymes,
  • expression systems.


Here we are




The Institute of Marine Biotechnology e.V. (IMaB) is placed in the building of the Biotechnikum Greifswald.



Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen

Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI), Bremerhaven

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, San Diego

The European Society for Marine Biotechnology