WHAT WE STUDY

Our lab studies morphogenesis in filamentous actinomycetes, which are prolific antibiotic producers. By using a multidisciplinary approach, we aim to understand the physiology of these bacteria, and use this knowledge to improve industrial exploitation of these organisms.

Cell wall-deficiency

Matrix biology

Multiscale heterogeneity

DNA transfer

WE’RE A NICE BUNCH TO HANG OUT WITH.

The Team

Renée Kapteijn (PhD student, 2018-2022)

Paul Smits (MSc student 2018-2019)

Karina Ramijan (Postdoctoral fellow, 2018)

Shraddha Shitut (Postdoctoral fellow, 2018-2020)

Eveline Ultee (PhD student, 2016-2020)

Tom Weijers (MSc student, 2018-2019)

Thomas van Dijk (PhD student, 2018-2022)

Boris Zacchetti (PhD student, 2013-2018)

Zheren Zhang (PhD student, 2015-2019)

Xiabo Zhong (PhD student, 2017-2021)

Denzel Ignacia (MSc student 2018-2019)

Maarten Lubbers (BSc student, 2019)

CONTACT US

Dennis Claessen

Associate Professor

Leiden University

Institute of Biology 

Molecular Biotechnology

Sylviusweg 72

2333 BE Leiden

The Netherlands

E-mail: D.Claessen [at] biology.leidenuniv.nl