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).
Shadows of Ribose-binding protein mutants
November 14 2019
Congratulations to Diogo, Artur, Shantanu, Vladimir and Aurélie, for their new publication on ribose-binding-protein engineering, appearing tomorrow: www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-53507-5.
Thanks to their continued efforts, we have been able to shed ourselves of some of the shadows cast by previous irreproducible 'high-impact' work on ribose-binding-protein engineering.
Welcome to Cédric and Samuel
October 16 2019
We are happy to welcome Cédric Schneider, who is joing our lab for his civil service, working on biosensor development,
and to Samuel Aubert, first step Master student in Biology, who is working on the conjugative system of ICEclc.
ICE replication in single cells observed
September 19 2019
Congratulations to Roxane and François for their beautiful work showing how ICEclc is replicated in individual cells preparing for conjugative transfer.
Reference: Delavat, F., Moritz, R. and J. R. van der Meer. (2019) Transient replication in specialized cells favors transfer of an integrative and conjugative element. mBio 10(3): e01133-19
Good-bye to Maxime and Nora, Welcome to Andrea, Senka and Caroline
January 29 2019
This is the last week for Maxime, finishing his Master's project on the design and engineering of phenol-responsive ribose-binding protein mutants, and for Nora, who helped Birge on the lake water communities project. Thank you so much, both of you, for the wonderful time and your endless energy! We will miss you. All the best for your future studies and careers.
Welcome to Andrea, our new PhD student working on the ICE project
and to Senka and Caroline, two new master students, who will start their projects mid-February.
Birge Özel Duygan
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/
MBio. 2019 Jun 11. 10.1128/mBio.01133-19
Environ Microbiol. 2019 May. 10.1111/1462-2920.14611
Mol Ecol. 2019 May. 10.1111/mec.15075
Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 7. 10.1038/s41598-019-40655-x
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