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The DSMZ is not only Europe's most comprehensive bioresource center - we are as well a state-of-the-art research institute. More than 50 scientists, PhDs and postdoctoral fellows make us an active research collection.

Planetary protection is the term that describes the aim of protecting solar system bodies from contamination by terrestrial life, and protecting Earth from possible life forms that may be returned from other solar system bodies. The first collection of spacecraft-associated microorganisms is now available at DSMZ. more

Our scientists contribute to the DSMZs scientific output with peer-reviewed publications, books, individual book chapters, lectures and posters. Scientist serve as editors and referees of scientific journals, as panel members or scientific advisors.  more