The Institute

The Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology (IMB) is the scientific centre of competence for biological medical defence of the German Armed Forces.


IMB is committed to teaching, not only at the Bundeswehr Medical Academy but also at cooperating universities.


In the event of a disease outbreak, the causative agent must be identified quickly and unambiguously. For this purpose, IMB provides comprehensive capabilities in the field of mobile and stationary diagnostics.

Thema: SARS-CoV-2

Das Institut für Mikrobiologie der Bundeswehr unterstützt seit dem Auftreten des ersten deutschen COVID-19-Krankheitsfalls die Diagnostik dieser neuen Virusinfektion.


FAQ zum COVID-19 Antikörpernachweis


The Institute carries out translational research with the aim to develop products, knowledge and capabilities that can be directly or indirectly used for biological hazard prevention.

International Biosecurity

Under the Biosecurity Programme of the Federal Foreign Office and the Enable & Enhance Initiative of the Federal Government, IMB carries out projects in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Tunisia and the G5 Sahel region.