EEM-Lab

Environmental 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).

January 09 2020

Congratulations to Noushin on the publication of her new paper on the multi-omics integrative modeling of Pseudomonas veronii physiology.

npj Systems Biology and Applications 6, Article number 1 (2020)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41540-019-0121-4

January 09 2020

Welcome to Maxime, our new internship Master student from the University of Lyon, who will study interactions in synthetic microbial communities using picoliter droplet growth containers.

December 20 2019

We are very happy and proud that the Swiss Government has decided to support our new collaborative initiative NCCR Microbiomes, which will enable us to work with 20+ groups on microbiome studies and engineering. We are waiting for a new website to be launched on this initiative. You can watch a short content movie here.

December 20 2019

Manu successfully passed his PhD defense last Wednesday. Congratulations, Manu!

December 11 2019

The SNF approved a new Sinergia project between our group and that of Prof. Christian Mazza at the University of Fribourg, to study interactions between microbial species in soil communities and develop a new mathematical framework to describe such interactions. If you are interested, drop me a line.

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Jan Roelof van der Meer

Group leader

Nicolas Carraro

Postdoc

Andrea Daveri

PhD student

Marian Morales

PhD Student

Roxane Moritz

PhD Student

Birge Özel Duygan

PhD Student

Xavier Richard

shared PhD student with Christian Mazza

Vladimir Sentchilo

Senior scientist

Diogo Tavares

PhD student

Andrea Vucicevic

PhD student

Senka Causevic

Master student

Caroline Gaille

Master student

Maxime Batsch

Internship Master Student
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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/

 

Latest publications

Transient Replication in Specialized Cells Favors Transfer of an Integrative and Conjugative Element.

Delavat F, Moritz R, van der Meer JR.

MBio. 2019 Jun 11. 10.1128/mBio.01133-19

The urgent need for microbiology literacy in society.

Timmis K, Cavicchioli R, Garcia JL, Nogales B, Chavarría M, Stein L, McGenity TJ, Webster N, Singh BK, Handelsman J, de Lorenzo V, Pruzzo C, Timmis J, Martín JLR, Verstraete W, Jetten M, Danchin A, Huang W, Gilbert J, Lal R, Santos H, Lee SY, Sessitsch A, Bonfante P, Gram L, Lin RTP, Ron E, Karahan ZC, van der Meer JR, Artunkal S, Jahn D, Harper L.

Environ Microbiol. 2019 May. 10.1111/1462-2920.14611

Genomic changes underlying host specialization in the bee gut symbiont Lactobacillus Firm5.

Ellegaard KM, Brochet S, Bonilla-Rosso G, Emery O, Glover N, Hadadi N, Jaron KS, van der Meer JR, Robinson-Rechavi M, Sentchilo V, Tagini F, SAGE class 2016-17., Engel P.

Mol Ecol. 2019 May. 10.1111/mec.15075

Probing chemotaxis activity in Escherichia coli using fluorescent protein fusions.

Roggo C, Carraro N, van der Meer JR.

Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 7. 10.1038/s41598-019-40655-x

Contact

  41-21-692 56 30/56 00

  janroelof.vandermeer (at] unil.ch