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ALFONS STAMS

Professor

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

Physiology of novel anaerobes and metabolic interactions of anaerobic microbial communities in environmental biotechnological processes

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Clara Belzer

Assistant Professor

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

Investigate how microbial species in the gastrointestinal tract are able to degrade host-produced glycans

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CORNELIA WELTE

Assistant professor

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

I’m interested in the biochemistry of anaerobic methane-converting microorganisms: methanogens and nitrate-dependent methanotrophic archaea

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DAAN VAN VLIET

PhD candidate

Wageningen University

My field of preference is anaerobic marine microbiology. I focus on the cultivation of novel fermenters and syntrophs from the Black Sea

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DARCI RUSH

Tenure track scientist

NIOZ, Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry

I develop lipid biomarkers for microbial biogeochemical cycle processes to understand the influence of microbes during past climate events

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David Weissbrodt

Assistent Professor

TU Delft

Harness systems (micro)biology to engineer new-generation environmental biotechnology and biorefinery processes

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DIANA MACHADO DE SOUSA

Assistant Professor

Wageningen University

Biodegradation and Biofuels

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FRANCISCA MAALCKE-LUESKEN

SIAM coordinator

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

As SIAM coordinator, I manage & promote the program and bring scientists together to get the very best out of this collaborative effort

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Heleen Ouboter

PhD candidate

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

Studying the physiology and biochemistry of methanogens and methanotrophs

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Hugo Kleikamp

PhD candidate

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

I research the EPS composition of biofilms with mass spectrometry Which biopolymers are present, and what is their role?

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Irene Sánchez-Andrea

Post Doc

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

Isolation, physiology, genome & proteome analysis of acidophilic sulfate-reducing bacteria and associated fermenters in extreme environments

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JAAP SINNINGHE DAMSTÉ

Professor

NIOZ, Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry

Studying the micro-organisms and biogeochemical processes of marine environments

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JEROEN FRANK

Junior researcher

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

As a bioinformatician I perform next-generation sequencing data analysis with a focus on metagenomics and genome assembly

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JUDITH FONTAINE

Financial Management Assistant

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

Supports the SIAM Program

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JULES ROMBOUTS

PhD candidate

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

In my PhD thesis, I aim to unravel the role of the microbial community in the anaerobic fermentation of glucose and xylose.

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Kate Ligthart

PhD candidate

Wageningen University, Departement Agrotechnologie en Voedingswetenschappen, Microbiology

My project is on the commensal gut bacterium Akkermansia muciniphila, more specifically on unravelling the function of its pili

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LAURA VALK

PhD candidate

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

This research project explores the natural diversity for efficient anaerobic fermentation of galacturonic acid, a waste product, to ethanol

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LAURA VILLANUEVA

Research Scientist

NIOZ, Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry

I investigate the microbial ecology of marine microbes involved in N-, S- and C-cycles, and molecular evolution of lipid synthetic pathways

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LEONOR DA SILVA

PhD candidate

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

Our aim is to unravel PAOs peculiar metabolism and its regulation using intracellular metabolomics, fluxomics and modeling

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Lidwien Burgers

Office Manager

Radboud University

Supports the SIAM program

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Linnea Kop

PhD candidate

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

Genomic and physiologic characterization of novel marine nitrite oxidizers

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Lukas Friedeheim

PhD candidate

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

Studying the metabolism of alcohols in sulfate reducing bacteria

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MARISSA BOLEIJ

PhD candidate

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

Extraction and characterization of extracellular polymeric substances from anammox granular sludge

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MARK VAN LOOSDRECHT

Professor

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

Study microbial ecology of engineered ecosystem and use the knowledge for the design of innovative treatment and resource recovery processes

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MARTIJN DIENDER

PhD candidate

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

Understanding and applying microbial systems as biocatalysts for conversion of syngas to bio-based chemicals

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MERVE OZTOPRAK

PhD candidate

NIOZ, Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry

Investigating novel membrane lipid biosynthetic markers as well as potential recycling and remodeling among Archaea in marine systems

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MICHEL KOENEN

Technician

NIOZ, Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry

My job is to process cultures/biomass and analyse the lipid content with GC(MS) or the GDGT content and related compounds with LCMS

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MIKE JETTEN

Professor

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

I am the scientific director of SIAM. Together with my team at Radboud University, we investigate fascinating aspects of anaerobic microbes

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Paula Dalcin Martins

Post Doc

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

I investigate microbial interactions in a bioreactor community that cycles carbon, sulfur and nitrogen compounds.

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Peter Fischer

PhD candidate

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

Cultivation and characterization of (groups of) microorganisms capable of degrading different C1 compounds in the Black Sea.

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SAARA SUOMINEN

PhD candidate

NIOZ, Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry

I study the diversity and role of anaerobic microorganisms in the cycling of organic matter in the marine anoxic water column and sediments

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Sam de Jong

PhD Candidate

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

The theme of my PhD project is alkaliphilic microbiology. We want to study their adaptations and explore their possible applications

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Siavash Atashgahi

Post Doc

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

Biotransformation of environmental pollutants

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SIGRID VAN GRINSVEN

PhD candidate

NIOZ, Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry

Characterizing the role of methane-cycling microorganisms in lakes using biogeochemical approaches, DNA and lipid biomarkers

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Stefan de Bruin

PhD Candidate

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

The goal of my PhD project is the characterization of extracellular polymeric substances in anaerobic granular sludge

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Subhash Yadav

Post Doc

NIOZ, Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry

Cultivation and physiological characterization of novel putative lineages of procaryotes from marine habitats

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SUDARSHAN SHETTY

PhD candidate

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

In my project, I investigate the physiological role of core taxa in human gut and develop cultivation strategies using (meta)genomics data

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Thijs Ettema

Chair professor

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

Focused on exploring the diversity, ecology and evolution of microorganisms using novel genomics and culturomics approaches

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timmy Páez-Watson

PhD candidate

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

Identify the metabolic regulation that lead to the PAO phenotype in phosphate removal plants

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WILLEM DE VOS

Professor

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

Engaged in research and education about the biotransformations and interactions of microorganisms and the control thereof

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Wouter Lenferink

PhD candidate

Radboud University, Department of Microbiology

Studying the mechanism underlying the long known but little understood heterotrophic nitrification metabolism

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YIFAN ZHU

PhD candidate

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

In my project, I study the function of the antiviral CRISPR-Cas defense system and its interaction with bacteriophages in the human gut

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YUAN FENG

PhD candidate

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology

I study sulfidogenic bacteria from the anaerobic gut ecosystem and characterize their genomes, physiological and biochemical properties

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YUEMEI LIN

Assistant professor

TU Delft, Department of Biotechnology

Develop a research line on the isolation, characterization & valorisation of extracellular biopolymers from biofilm; mainly granular sludge

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Zoë van Kemenade

PhD candidate

NIOZ, Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry

I study lipid biomarkers of microorganisms involved in the marine nitrogen cycle, to reconstruct N-cycling in oxygen minimum zones

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