In the Cabinet of Microbes, a single drop of water becomes a cosmos of wonder. Microorganisms such as bacteria, algae, ciliates and fungi are tiny, but their importance is huge. They are the hidden architects of our ecosystems. They play a crucial role in purifying water, keeping nutrient cycles going, producing oxygen and are the basis of all life underwater – sometimes they are also toxic. Some aquatic microbes are true superheroes, able to survive in extreme environments, from hot springs to perpetual ice. Discover stories about the importance of these tiny creatures, researched at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin. Welcome to a 3D wonderland of microbes!
- Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei (IGB), Berlin, Germany
- Francisca Rocha Gonçalves / ICARUS / Ocean Soundscape Awareness (ØSAW)
- Laboratory for Innovation and Sustainability of Marine Biological Resources (ECOMARE), Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
The Tiny Galleries are part of the ART & SCIENCE FORUM at Berlin Science Week. They are open to the public from 1 to 10 November 2023 usually between 3 and 17 pm.