EEM-LabEnvironmental and Evolutionary Microbiology Group @eem_lab
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).
Transfer competence paper accepted!
June 29 2022
Happy to say that after a lot of collaborative efforts, our work characterizing the transfer competence regulon of ICEclc was published in PLOS Genetics. Thank you, Sandra, Andrea, Roxane, Nico, Vladimir, François and Veronica! This was an amazing journey with lots of images, time-lapses, qqplots, RNAseq and clonings; and a fascinating discovery on the life of mobile DNAs.
Congrats to Senka for her new publication on standardized soil microbiomes!
March 31 2022
First publication within the NCCR Microbiomes studying how complex soil microbiomes can be grown in standardized soil systems, either from 21 individual soil isolates, or from washed natural topsoil communities. Great collaboration with Christian von Mering and Janko Tackmann at the University of Zürich.
Welcome new master students!
March 31 2022
A happy welcome to the new Master students Omar Keshk, Phil Gwyther and Mathilde Buvelot; and to our Iranian visiting student Helia Vahedi!
Congratulations to Xavier for passing his PhD!
March 03 2022
Happy congratulations to Xavier for successfully defending his PhD thesis at the University of Fribourg!
Welcome to Valentina, Bouke and Anthony
February 04 2022
We are very happy to welcome Valentina and Anthony - who are starting their PhD working on ICEclc, and Bouke - Master student from the University of Amsterdam, who will be working on imaging of growing soil bacteria!
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/
PLoS Genet. 2022 Jun 28. 10.1371/journal.pgen.1010286
Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2022 Jun. 10.1016/j.copbio.2022.102688
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2022 May 11. 10.1007/s00432-022-04019-9
mSystems. 2022 Apr 26. 10.1128/msystems.00160-22