News: CHIPP proposal awarded

Good news! The proposal “Lipid Oxidation Control in Food Emulsions Enabled by Natural Strategies” submitted by Harry Gruppen (WUR) has been awarded a CHIPP grant by The Innovation Fund for Chemistry [link].

Our lab will head the work package titled “Localising oxidation: interfaces and transport” and a PhD position will be available in 2018.

News: IPM proposal granted

Good news! Our proposal “Towards visualizing gene transfer at the single cell level using microfluidic devices” has been granted by the Innovation Program Microbiology, an initiative from the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University and Research.

In collaboration with Dr. Klaus Mathwig (Pharmacy, Groningen), Dr. Peter van Baarlen (Host-Microbe Interactions, Wageningen) and Simon van der Els (NIZO food research and HMI, Wageningen), we aim to monitor bacterial conjugation, in which DNA is transferred from a donor cell to a recipient cell either via conjugative plasmids or via integrative conjugative elements, in real time and at the single-cell level.

News: Congratulations to Shazia and welcome to Sander…

Congratulations to Shazia Farooq forsuccessfully defending her PhD thesis titled “Studying fast dynamics in biological complexes: from photosynthesis in vivo to single DNA molecules in vitro” [link]. Well done and thanks to all the helpers for the great party afterwards!

Already a few weeks ago, Sander Baas joined our lab for his Master’s thesis to set up three-dimensional super-resolution microscopy. Looks very promising!

News: Welcome to Charlotte Westbroek…

…who joins the group for his MSc thesis. In collaboration with the group of Stan Brouns (now Delft, previously WUR) he will enzymatically modify DNA to allow the labelling with fluorescent dyes and then image the labelled DNA in vivo and in vitro using super-resolution microscopy.

…who joins the group for her MSc thesis. In collaboration with the group of Food Process Engineering (Prof. Atze Jan van der Groot), Charlotte will explore a variety of fluorescence based techniques to image meat replacers.

News: Welcome to Jan Groen…

…who joins the group for his MSc thesis. In collaboration with the group of Stan Brouns (now Delft, previously WUR) he will enzymatically modify DNA to allow the labelling with fluorescent dyes and then image the labelled DNA in vivo and in vitro using super-resolution microscopy.