The suitability of (marine) phages as biological tracers in porous media. With this aim, I use physical and biological quantification methods to reveal the changes of tracer phages during their transport in laboratory system and under field conditions.To a larger scale, I am also interested in identifying facilitating and retaining environmental factors for phage transport
The mycosphere as an environmental factor for phage transport and phage-bacteria interactions. To this end, I am particularly interested in the physico-chemical and biological interactions of (pro)phage, bacteria and the fungal mycelia at microscale (by microfluidic device) to centimeter-scale.
Intership and Bachelor/Master thesis offers
Are you interested in my research topic? Or are you interested in one of the following technical aspects? Including:
- Laboratory column transport experiments
- Surface physico-chemical interaction (DLVO theory)
- Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS)
- Colony / Plaque Forming Unit enumeration (CFU for bacteria, PFU for phages)
- Microfluidic device
- Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR in collaboration with
If you are interested in my research topic or
one of those technical aspects above, please do not hesitate write me an
informal email expressing your interest and introducing yourself and we
will see if there would be a suitable project for you.
Current on-going bachelor thesis project: