press releases

Illustration of a photobioreactor as part of a biological life support system for a Mars habitat. (Copyright: Joris Wegner / ZARM, Universität Bremen)
Cultivation of duckweed on the basis of Anabaena sp. PCC 7938 biomass in comparison to high-purity water (ddH2O) and a standard nutrient solution (Hoagland) (Copyright: Guillaume Chopin / ZARM, Universität Bremen)

Mars dust as a basis for life? No problem for certain bacteria


An international research team led by ZARM scientist Dr. Cyprien Verseux has identified a cyanobacteria subspecies that seems to be best suited for use in a biological life support system that would allow humans to survive on...more