EEM-LabEnvironmental and Evolutionary Microbiology Group
Prof. Jan Roelof van der Meer
Department of Fundamental Microbiology / University of Lausanne
Environmental and Evolutionary Microbiology
My primary interest is the environment, the quality of our living resources and the ways that bacteria can help to manage and degrade human wastes and restore environmental health. Consequently, I am very interested in genetic adaptation processes in bacteria, the mechanisms by which they deal with toxic substances, how they react to pollution in general and how we can apply microbial processes in a useful way (like bacterial bioreporters, bioremediation, microbiome engineering).
Pseudomonas nitroreducens genome
September 07 2020
Congratulations to Nico, Vladimir, Lenka and Claire, for their new publication on the genome of Pseudomonas nitroreducens, the first bacterium to degrade 2-hydroxybiphenyl! In contrast to previous reports, we find that the P. nitroreducens genome has three replicons and two new exciting ICEs.
ICE bistability regulation published
Bacterial cell type recognition through machine-learned classifiers
July 17 2020
Congratulations to Birge, Noushin and Ambrin on their newest publication on the concept to use trained algorithms to recognize bacterial cell types in known and unknown communities from multiparametric flow cytometry data! Brilliant!
Postdoctoral position in mouse gut microbial species-species interactions
July 10 2020
We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral worker interested in studying microbial species-species interactions in mouse gut communities using high throughput bead technology. This collaborative project will be carried out within the newly started NCCR Microbiomes with the group of Sigi Hapfelmeier at the University of Bern. To apply, please contact me or submit your application directly on the UNIL recruitment site.
NCCR Microbiomes has started!
July 10 2020
Our new NCCR Swisswide project initiative on Microbiomes has started! As Director of this NCCR I am very excited to see this important research topic being pursued across Switzerland in multi-collaborative research. For more information, see the NCCR website.
Tania Miguel Trabajo
Jan Roelof van der Meer
See Jan van der Meer live at the 'Night of the Microbes' of the ISME meeting 2018.
iBiology.org Lecture: Jan van der Meer's video talk called
Synthetic Biology: Principles and Applications is available on iBiology.org at https://www.ibiology.org/bioengineering/introduction-to-synthetic-biology/
Glob Chang Biol. 2020 Dec. 10.1111/gcb.15330
Genes (Basel). 2020 Aug 12. 10.3390/genes11080930
Elife. 2020 Jul 28. 10.7554/eLife.57915
ACS Sens. 2020 Jul 24. 10.1021/acssensors.0c00855
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