The Institute of Microbiology hosts four departments (Microbial Physiology & Molecular Biology – Riedel, Microbial Proteomics – Becher, Bacterial Physiology – Tim Urich, Microbial Ecology – Gliesche), one junior research group (Pathoproteomics – Hochgräfe) and the senior research groups of Hecker and Schauer. The institute is headed by the managing director Katharina Riedel. The vice managing director is Dörte Becher. With exception of the Microbial Ecology Department, which is located in Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 1, all departments are located in building 56, Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Str. 15, 17487 Greifswald on the new campus of the university.