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Staff members with discipline Microbiology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Applied Microbiology, Protein production.
R. (Rocío) Aguilar Suarez, BSc
Contact
r.aguilar.suarez umcg.nl
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PhD candidate
P. (Patricia) Alvarez Sieiro, PhD
Contact
p.alvarez.sieiro rug.nl
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Lecturer
Antimicrobial resistance analysis, data analysis & visualisation using R
M.S. (Matthijs) Berends
Contact
m.s.berends umcg.nl
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PhD Student Microbial Epidemiology, Medical Data Scientist
Microbiology (studies and previous work experience),  neuroscience (studies and research projects), teaching in practicals
K. (Kristine) van der Bij, MSc
Contact
k.van.der.bij rug.nl
+31 50 36 38405
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Teacher Biology and Life Science & Technology
Field / Discipline
Electron microscopy, Fluorescence microscopy, High throughput imaging, Cell Biology
R. de Boer
Contact
rinse.de.boer rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
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e.m.bouma umcg.nl
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Field / Discipline
Career Perspectives for PhDs
Academic career development for Early Career Researchers
dr. A. (Alicia) Brandt, PhD
Contact
a.brandt rug.nl
+31 6 8152 1410
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Policy Advisor - Strategy Department Education & Research
Field / Discipline
Molcular Genetics, Bacteriology, Medical Microbiology, Infection prevention
dr. ing. G. (Girbe) Buist
Contact
g.buist umcg.nl
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Assistant Professor
Chair: Ecophysiology of marine microalgae. Key words: marine phytoplankton, marine carbon cycle, marine polar ecology, global change, harmful algal blooms, (micro)algal applications. I am interested in all factors that control the growth and diversity of marine phytoplankton. In practice I am involved in projects that deal with climate change and (Ant)Arctic algal productivity and diversity, harmful algal blooms and algal applications. We execute experimental work in the lab, based on our extensive culture collection. Furthermore, we participate in field campaigns, for example to the open Atlantic, both polar regions, or Indonesia. For information on current projects click Projects in the menu on the left. For updates on our work check http://www.rug.nl/research/ocean-ecosystems or Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OceanEcosystems). Note that due to my upcoming retirement I do not accept new PhD students. 
prof. dr. A.G.J. (Anita) Buma
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a.g.j.buma rug.nl
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Professor and Department head.
Biomaterial-associated infections
- how they develop
- how to prevent
- how to evaluate preventive measures
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h.j.busscher umcg.nl
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Professor-Head of Department of Biomedical engineering
Molecular Genetics
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jingqi.chen rug.nl
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PhD student
Gut Microbiome, Metabolism, Genetics, Bioinformatics
L. (Lianmin) Chen
Contact
lianmin.chen rug.nl
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Molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases -Molecular Biology - Cell biology - Microbiology - Genomics - Next Generation Sequencing - Genotyping
dr. M.A. Chlebowicz
Contact
m.a.chlebowicz umcg.nl
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PostDoc/ MMMio
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j.e.degener umcg.nl
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Professor Medical Microbiology
Field / Discipline
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j.m.van.dijl01 umcg.nl
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Professor of Medical Microbiology
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j.w.h.dik umcg.nl
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Researcher
Membrane biology, Protein translocation and membrane protein biogenesis, multidrug resistance, biotechnology of filamentous fungi and yeast, membrane biology of hyperthermophilic Archaea
prof. dr. A.J.M. (Arnold J M) Driessen
Contact
a.j.m.driessen rug.nl
+31 50 36 32164
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Professor in Molecular Microbiology
D.M. (David) Ekkers, MSc
Contact
d.m.ekkers rug.nl
+31 6 8113 4236
Function
phd
Gut microbiota and its interaction with host immune response, metabolism, and gut-brain axis
S. (Sahar) El Aidy, PhD
Contact
sahar.elaidy rug.nl
+31 50 36 32201
Function
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Experimental evolution; Microbiology; Antibiotic resistance; Theoretical biology; Computational biology; Paleontology
T.J.B. (Timo) van Eldijk, MSc
Contact
t.j.b.van.eldijk rug.nl
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PhD student
Microbial Ecology, Genetics
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j.d.van.elsas rug.nl
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Professor
biotechnology, microbiology, separation technology, water technology, high througput screening, biochemistry, enzymology
prof. dr. G.J.W. (Gert-Jan) Euverink
Contact
g.j.w.euverink rug.nl
Function
Professor
The intestinal mucosa is exposed to fluctuations in oxygen levels due to constantly changing rates of oxygen demand and supply and its juxtaposition with the anoxic environment of the intestinal lumen. This frequently results in a state of hypoxia in the healthy mucosa even in the physiologic state. Furthermore, pathophysiologic hypoxia (which is more severe and extensive) is associated with chronic inflammatory diseases including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), a ubiquitously expressed regulator of cellular adaptation to hypoxia, is central to both the adaptive and the inflammatory responses of cells of the intestinal mucosa in IBD patients. In my PhD, I am interested in studying how microenvironmental factors in the intestine modulate intestinal epithelial HIF-1α activation and influence epithelial homeostasis.
R. (Raphael) Fagundes Rosa
Contact
r.fagundes.rosa umcg.nl
+31 50 361 1409
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Microbial Community Ecology
prof. dr. J. (Joana) Falcao Salles
Contact
j.falcao.salles rug.nl
+31 50 36 32162
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Professor
Field / Discipline
Genomics for Infection Prevention, Prevention of Healthcare associated Infections (HCAI) and the (regional/crossborder) transmission dynamics in the spread of Antimicrobial resistant microorganisms (ARM), Network analysis of the Epidemiology of HCAI and ARM (systemic infection prevention), Use of genomics in clinical microbiology, molecular subtyping of pathogens with public health importance (personalized infection prevention), S. aureus/MRSA, Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE), Zoonotic potential of Antimicrobial Resistance, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)
prof. dr. A.W. (Alex) Friedrich
Contact
alex.friedrich umcg.nl
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Chair and head of department
Field / Discipline
Microbial Community Ecology
D.E. (Edisa) Garcia-Hernandez, M
Contact
d.e.garcia-hernandez rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Corinna Glasner is scientific project manager for the leadpartner of the two INTERREG V projects EurHealth-1Health and health-i-care and research associate at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention. Her expertise lies in molecular microbiology and local, national and international epidemiology of pathogens. She successfully completed her PhD at the end of 2014 with numerous publications on the subtyping and genomic population structure of major pathogens of hospital infections, such as Staphylococcus aureus. Here she led u.a. Europe-wide prevalence of S. aureus and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). The avoidance of antibiotic resistance and the strengthening of infection prevention are also her area of ​​interest during this time. Since 2016, Corinna Glasner has been a central part of German-Dutch cooperation in the current INTERREG project EurHealth-1Health and health-i-care and is learning and living the opportunities of this exciting border region every single day.
dr. C. (Corinna) Glasner
Contact
c.glasner umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0668
Function
Scientific Project Manager
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial resistance, Healthcare-associated infections, Mathematical modelling, 
prof. dr. H.J. (Hajo) Grundmann
Contact
h.grundmann umcg.nl
+31 50 361 9156
Function
K. (Kiran) Gurung
Contact
k.gurung rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Microbiology; especially gastrointestinal ecology , pre- and probiotic.
dr. ir. H.J.M. (Hermie) Harmsen
Contact
h.j.m.harmsen umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5186
Function
Associate professor
Field / Discipline
Engineering of microbial cell factories
Enzyme discovery and characterization
Structural Biology, macromolecular X-ray crystallography
microbial metabolism, systems biology, single cell analysis, modeling
prof. dr. M. (Matthias) Heinemann
Contact
m.heinemann rug.nl
+31 50 36 38146
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Professor
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s.hu01 umcg.nl
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prof. dr. A.L.W. (Anke) Huckriede
Contact
a.l.w.huckriede umcg.nl
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Professor of Vaccinology
Field / Discipline
Mitochondrial epigenetics
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i.a.ince umcg.nl
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Professor
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jack.jansma rug.nl
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PhD student
Enzyme discovery and engineering, biocatalysis, biotransformation, protein engineering
prof. dr. D.B. (Dick B) Janssen
Contact
d.b.janssen rug.nl
+31 50 36 34008
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Professor in Chemical Biotechnology
S.P. (Sebastiaan) van Kessel, MSc
Contact
s.p.van.kessel rug.nl
+31 50 36 37634
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PhD-Student in Host-Microbiota Group (see projects)
Molecular Genetics, Genomics
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jan.kok rug.nl
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Professor in Molecular Genetics
Microscopy, Cell Biology, Yeast, Research, Education, Peroxisomes
ing. A.M. (Arjen) Krikken
Contact
a.m.krikken rug.nl
+31 50 36 32177
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Staff Research Technician
Field / Discipline
dr. J. (Janneke) Krooneman
Contact
j.krooneman rug.nl
+31 50 36 39493
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Program Manager Carbohydrate Competence Center
Molecular Genetics
prof. dr. O.P. (Oscar P) Kuipers
Contact
o.p.kuipers rug.nl
+31 50 36 32093
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Professor
L. (Lei) Liu
Contact
l.liu umcg.nl
Function
PhD Student
Electron Microscopy
Ultrastructure Characterization
Molecular Biology
P.E. (Pedro) Lopes Leão, PhD
Contact
p.e.lopes.leao rug.nl
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Postdoc - FSE Fellow
Data analysis & visualization | Teaching R
C.F. (Christian) Luz
Contact
c.f.luz umcg.nl
Function
MD, PhD candidate
Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology, Microbiology, Food Science & Technology, Intellectual Property and Patents , Applied Biocatalysis, Starch, Carbohydrates
prof. dr. M.J.E.C. (Marc) van der Maarel
Contact
m.j.e.c.van.der.maarel rug.nl
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Director Graduate School of Science and Engineering
My main field is biomaterials associated infections in the human body by studying the effect of a modified biomaterial surface  on bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation.
prof. dr. H.C. (Henny) van der Mei
Contact
h.c.van.der.mei umcg.nl
Function
Full professor
My work as a PhD student is focussed on the interaction of microorganisms in the oral cavity and gut with systemic diseases, especially Sjögren's syndrome. 
dr. T.A. (Taco) van der Meulen
Contact
t.a.van.der.meulen umcg.nl
Function
MD, PhD candidate
Evolutionary systems biology, Theoretical biology, Microbial ecology, Experimental evolution, Population genetics, Dynamical systems, Stochastic processes 
S. (Stefany) Moreno Gamez, MSc
Contact
s.moreno.gamez rug.nl
Function
Development and implementation of molecular diagnostics in cliical virology. Implementation of international quality control programmes. Implementation of Point-of-Impact technologies. Cost/benefits studies. MiddleWare solutions in molecular diagnostics.
prof. dr. H.G.M. (Bert) Niesters
Contact
h.g.m.niesters umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5060
Function
Professor in Medical Microbiology, Director Laboratory of Clinical Virology
Molecular biology, protein biochemistry and bioinformatics.
M.P. (Marc) Pedersen, MSc
Contact
m.p.pedersen rug.nl
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Ph.D. student
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b.w.peterson umcg.nl
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Field / Discipline
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n.plomp umcg.nl
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Junior Scientist
Biocatalysis, mechanistic enzymology, enzyme cascades, protein engineering, directed evolution, enzyme inhibitors, catalytic promiscuity, synthetic biology
prof. dr. G.J. (Gerrit) Poelarends
Contact
g.j.poelarends rug.nl
+31 50 36 33354
Function
Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Synthetic Biology, Enzymology, Membrane Biology, Transport and Signal Transduction
prof. dr. B. (Bert) Poolman
Contact
b.poolman rug.nl
+31 50 36 34209
Function
Professor in Biochemistry
BiotechnologyPharmaceutical BiologyMolecular BiologyAntibiotics 
For more details See Publications in Google Scolar
prof. dr. W.J. (Wim) Quax
Contact
w.j.quax rug.nl
+31 50 36 32558
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Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology
dr. M. (Marion) van Rijssel
Contact
m.van.rijssel rug.nl
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Educational Manager/ Lecturer Science and Society
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Contact
b.d.roorda umcg.nl
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Field / Discipline
Development and implementation of new and rapid m olecular diagnostics tools for infectious diseases.  Special focus on  Next Generation Sequencing, Personalised Microbiology ,  Genomics for Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Resistance.
prof. dr. J.W.A. (John) Rossen
Contact
j.w.a.rossen rug.nl
+31 50 361 3480
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Talent track professor Medical Microbiology
prof. dr. D.J. (Dirk-Jan) Scheffers
Contact
d.j.scheffers rug.nl
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Associate Professor Molecular Microbiology
A. (Arezoo) Shajiei
Contact
a.shajiei umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5650
Function
Research project: de klinische toepasbaarheid van Next-Generation Sequencing technieken om interventies in het pathogene orale microbioom aan te tonen

Antibioticabeleid binnen de Tandheelkunde
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Contact
t.j.h.siebers umcg.nl
+31 50 361 3480
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Resident Medical Microbiology
prof. dr. B.N.M. (Bhanu) Sinha
Contact
b.sinha umcg.nl
Function
Bio-optical imaging

J. (Jelmer) Sjollema
Contact
j.sjollema umcg.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Animal Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wild Immunology
prof. dr. B.I. (Irene) Tieleman
Contact
b.i.tieleman rug.nl
Function
Professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow
Physiology and ecology of seaweeds
prof. dr. K.R. (klaas) Timmermans
Contact
k.r.timmermans rug.nl
Function
honorary professor Marine Plant Biomass
Medical Microbiology, Human Microbiota, Microbial Ecology, Molecular Microbiology
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Contact
s.p.van.tongeren umcg.nl
+31 50 361 3480
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Researcher
A.M. Veenstra-Skirl
Contact
a.m.veenstra-skirl rug.nl
Function
PhD student
I am a community microbial ecologist with expertise in community composition of a variety of different soil organisms. My primary interest is in assessing the relationship between microbial and above-ground plant communities in semi-natural ecosystems and low-input agriculture.

I have a broad knowledge in plant and microbial (bacteria and fungi) ecology and have competence in bioinformatics and data analysis of molecular data.
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Contact
s.n.vink rug.nl
+31 50 36 32161
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Postdoctoral Researcher
Field / Discipline
Microbial Population Biology
Microbial Evolutionary Medicine
dr. ir. M.G.J. (Marjon) de Vos
Contact
m.g.j.de.vos rug.nl
+31 50 36 32169
Function
Assistant Professor
B. (Barbora) Waclawiková, MSc
Contact
b.waclawikova rug.nl
+31 50 36 36965
Function
PhD student in Host-Microbiota Group
J.P. (Joko Priyanto) Wibowo
Contact
j.p.wibowo rug.nl
Function
prof. dr. J.C. (Jan) Wilschut
Contact
j.c.wilschut umcg.nl
Function
Professor of Molecular Virology
Field / Discipline
Y. (Yushan) Xia
Contact
y.xia rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Synthetic biology; chemical biology; cyclic peptide antibiotics
X. (Dr. Xinghong Zhao, PhD) Zhao, MSc
Contact
xinghong.zhao rug.nl
Function
Postdoc
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lu.zhou rug.nl
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PhD student
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a.e.s.de.zwart umcg.nl
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MD-PhD Student
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