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The Laboratory of Microbial Biodiversity and Biotechnology (LBBM) is a Joint Research and Service Unit (USR3579) of the Sorbonne Universities (Univ. Pierre and Marie Curie) and of the CNRS.


The activities of the LBBM aim to further the understanding of the biodiversity of microoganisms, with focus on aquatic systems (marine, coastal and freshwater). Our goal is to better understand on one hand the biotic and abiotic factors controlling this biodiversity and on the other hand the functions associated to this biodiversity and ultimately their impact to aquatic ecosystems and the biosphere. A significant part of our activity is also dedicated to the application of the results of basic science (biotechnological potential of our collection of microorganisms, development of diagnostic tools) and for over 15 years the basis of several industrial partnerships. The LBBM brings together personnel with diverse skills in microbiology, microbial ecology, chemistry, chemical ecology, biotechnology, and exploratory pharmacology.

The missions of the LBBM are:

  • To conduct state-of-the-art research in Microbial Ecology of aquatic environments focusing on understanding the diversity of microorganisms,and their genetic and physiological potentials, as well as the molecules allowing their interaction with other organisms or their environment.
  • Support and promote scientific innovation in the interface betweem health and environment, via collaborative actions (with companies, local entities and consulting firms) targeting large societal challenges (i.e. cancer drugs and the fate of chemical and biological contaminants in the environment)
  • Transfer this knowledge through teaching (Courses in the fields of micobiology, genomics, microbial physiology and biotechnology for different Undergraduate and Master programs)



The USR 3579-LBBM is primarily associated to the Ecology and Environment Institut  (InEE) of the CNRS. The LBBM is also associated to the CNRS Institutes of Chemistry (INC), of Sciences of the Universe (INSU) and of Biological Sciences  (INSB.



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Our recent publications

Pinyou P et al 2019 Materials Horizons

Stien D et al. 2019 Analytical Chemistry 91:990-995

Alawad A et al 2019 Sens Actuator B-Chem 288:141-146

Romdhane S et al 2019 Science of the Total Environment 651:241-249

Girard L et al 2019 Isme Journal 13:159-169

Da-Silva E et al 2018 Talanta 190:410-422

Hu X et al 2010 Sens Actuator B-Chem 268:278-286

West NJ et al 2018 Peerj 6:e5208

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Pr Marcelino Suzuki

Tel: +33(0)430192401

Mel: suzuki@obs-banyuls.fr   


Administrative contact

Pr Marcelino Suzuki

Tel: +33(0)430192401

Mel: suzuki@obs-banyuls.fr  



Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Biotechnologies Microbiennes

Observatoire Océanologique

Ave du Fontaulé 66650 Banyuls/Mer France