January 25, 2022
Dr. Brill opens modern S2 molecular biology laborator
December 16, 2021
New exposure site in Israel
October 3, 2021
International Coastal Cleanup 2021
Who we are
Our Institute for Antifouling and Biocorrosion offers unparalleled expertise in the investigation of antifouling products and microbially induced corrosion (MIC) in maritime and limnic environments. In addition, we offer comprehensive studies on microbial biofilms in our S2 laboratories.
We investigate the efficacy of antifouling systems for ships, recreational vessels, harbor structures and offshore structures at our own test stations on the island of Norderney and in cooperation with partners all over the world.
We test mortar and concrete to determine how resistant they are to biogenic sulphuric acid corrosion. In addition, we test sediments and other substances to determine MIC risks and calculate corrosion speeds.
Using static and dynamic bioreactors, we investigate biofilm formation, inhibition and removal. We perform testing of functionalized surfaces and microbicides. In addition, we perform resistance testing against antibiotics.
Our range of methods includes classical microbiological and molecular biological methods for the identification and quantification of microorganisms as well as bioactivity measurements, chemical-physical measurement techniques, and various microscopic analyses.