The world we experience is filled with tiny life forms that have a purpose of their own. They live in the clouds, deeply buried in ocean sediments, even inside our teeth and guts. The more we study the environment, the more we find out that we are inseparable from them. Their very existence challenges how we perceive the world and how we perceive ourselves.


The website is organized by microorganisms' Environment, Morphology, Motility and Metabolism, each represents one fascinating aspect of cellular microbial life.


My name is Jian Gong. I am a postdoc researcher working at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), in the beautiful city of Paris, France. Welcome to this website. You may also take a look at my blog, where I jog down various ideas that come up during my daily experience.