Phd student position available
For the ERC starting grant project, we are looking for a new PhD student to add to our growing team. We are especially interested in candidates with a background in cell biology in combination with microbiology/immunology. Are you interested or do you know somebody who might be? Please have a look at this link: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-candidate-intestinal-response-to-bacterial-pathogens-10-fte
First first-author publication by PhD student Xuefeng Cao
The Unique Phospholipidome of the Enteric Pathogen Campylobacter jejuni: Lysophosholipids Are Required for Motility at Low Oxygen Availability. Cao X, Brouwers JFHM, van Dijk L, van de Lest CHA, Parker CT, Huynh S, van Putten JPM, Kelly DJ, Wösten MMSM. J Mol Biol. 2020 Sep 4;432(19):5244-5258. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2020.07.012. Epub 2020 Jul 22. In response to
First first-author publication by PhD student Yvette Luijkx
Bacteroides fragilis fucosidases facilitate growth and invasion of Campylobacter jejuni in the presence of mucins. Luijkx YMCA, Bleumink NMC, Jiang J, Overkleeft HS, Wösten MMSM,Strijbis K, Wennekes T. Cell Microbiol. 2020 Aug 22:e13252. doi: 10.1111/cmi.13252. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32827216 The enteropathogenic bacterium, Campylobacter jejuni, was considered to be non-saccharolytic, but recently it emerged that
Androclus building and Infection biology lab reopened
After ten weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Androclus building of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is reopened for research. We are happy to be back in the lab and restart our projects!
One Health explant facility
On April 1st, we launched our new OneHealth explant facility. If you are interested in performing mucosal infection experiments in intestine or lung explant tissues of different animals, please contact Maitrayee Chatterjee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closure of the lab due to corona outbreak
Due to the corona outbreak we have to close the lab. We will be working from home as best we can. Coffee breaks and Journal club will continue online. Please stay safe and we hope to be back at the bench as soon as possible.
New publication Strijbis and Geijtenbeek collaboration
Vaginal dysbiosis associated-bacteria Megasphaera elsdenii and Prevotella timonensis induce immune activation via dendritic cells. J Reprod Immunol. 2020 Apr;138:103085. By van Teijlingen NH, Helgers LC, Zijlstra-Willems EM, van Hamme JL, Ribeiro CMS, Strijbis K, Geijtenbeek TBH Dysbiosis of the vaginal microbiome as a result of overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria leads to bacterial vaginosis (BV) which is associated with increased inflammation in the
Infection Biology now part of Department of Biomolecular Health Sciences
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is restructuring its organization. Since January 2020, we are now officially part of the Department of Biomolecular Health Sciences. This new department consists of three divisions: Infectious Diseases and Immunology (ours), Cell Biology, Metabolism and Cancer and Pathology. We are looking forward to many exciting collaborations with our “new” colleagues
ERC Starting grant awarded to Karin Strijbis
OPEN TO THE WORLD: 51 NATIONALITIES AMONG WINNERS OF 2019 ERC STARTING GRANTS Four hundred and eight early-career researchers have been awarded European Research Council grants in this year’s first completed ERC call for proposals. The highly-coveted funding will help individual scientists and scholars to build their own teams and conduct pioneering research across all
New review published by Wösten group
Regulation of Respiratory Pathways in Campylobacterota: A Review. van der Stel AX, Wösten MMSM. Front Microbiol. 2019 Jul 30;10:1719. The Campylobacterota, previously known as Epsilonproteobacteria, are a large group of Gram-negative mainly, spiral-shaped motile bacteria. Some members like the Sulfurospirillum spp. are free-living, while others such as Helicobacter spp. can only persist in strict association