WHAT WE STUDY

The Claessen lab studies morphogenesis and phenotypic heterogeneity in filamentous actinomycetes, which are prolific antibiotic producers. We pursue several research projects that span areas of multicellular growth and development, stress-adaptation and microbial evolution. By using multidisciplinary approaches, we aim to tackle fundamental questions, and use the generated knowledge to improve industrial exploitation of these organisms. We are part of the Centre for Microbial Cell Biology at Leiden University.

LAB MEMBERS

Shraddha Shitut (Post-doc, 2018-2022)

Renée Kapteijn (PhD student, 2018-2022)

Veronique Ongenae (PhD student, 2021-2025)
Tijn Delzenne (MSc student, 2020-2021)
Hoda Ekhlasi (MSc student 2021-2022)

Xiaobo Zhong (PhD student, 2017-2022)

Noortje Dannenberg (PhD student, 2019-2023)

Thomas van Dijk (PhD student, 2018-2022)

Marjolein Crooijmans (PhD student, 2020-2024)
Maarten Lubbers (PhD student, 2021-2025)

CONTACT US

Dennis Claessen

Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Leiden University

Institute of Biology 

Molecular Biotechnology

Sylviusweg 72

2333 BE Leiden

The Netherlands

D.Claessen [at] biology.leidenuniv.nl

Twitter: @ClaessenLAB

© DENNIS CLAESSEN, 2021