MSc student in Biodiversity Genomics
Analyze genomes of seahorses and pipefishes to understand their evolutionary history and genome evolution
Investigating anti-predator properties of bacterial multispecies biofilm communities
This project aims to explore inter-kingdom interactions between bacteria and protozoa.
Embedment of probiotic bacteria in urinary catheter material to prevent infection
This project aims to develop a proof-of-concept methodology for embedding live probiotic bacteria into catheter silicone material, and subsequently test their viability and ability to reduce the attachment of pathogenic bacteria.
Extraction of biofilm matrix for proteomic analyses - A proof-of-concept study
In nature, the predominant lifestyle of bacteria is living in polymicrobial communities. Hekp us find out more about these little known communities.
Searching for a mechanistic modulator of Tn7 transposition
Development of experimental assays to screen a modulator of Tn7 transposition
Protein transfer during bacterial conjugations
Development of experimental assays to monitor cell-to-cell protein movement during conjugation
The role of the biofilm matrix in the productivity and protection of bacterial communities
When biofilms consist of multiple interacting species, community-intrinsic properties emerge. Researching how these community-based bacteria orchestrate their behavior has revolutionized the field of microbiology.
Social evolution in microbial communities. Are we competing or working together?
In this project, we aim to investigate whether bacteria cooperate or compete when mixed and identify the underpinning traits.
Interpretation of Parabasalid DNA reads in pig facael samples as detected by metabarcoding
Write a project in collaboration with Statens Serum Institute (SSI)
Understanding the dynamics of viral infections in multispecies biofilms
In this project, we will investigate what happens when bacterial biofilms are exposed to different phages, and whether those dynamics differ when a biofilm consists of more than one bacterial species.