Talk Title : New microbial nitrogen and methane cycle anaerobes for a better health and environment
Time : 23rd August 2021 – 15:00 (KL, GMT+8) / 17:00 (Sydney, GMT+10)
Prof Jetten (1962) is a world leader in the field of environmental microbiology. He did his PhD (1991) at Wageningen Univerisity NL, on aceticlastic methanogens, followed by a post doc at MIT on metabolic engineering of amino acid producers. From 1994-2000 he was assistant professor at TU Delft on Nitrogen cycle microbiology. Since 2000 he is chair of the Department of Microbiology at Radboud University, Nijmegen. He received the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant in 2008 for his research on anammox bacteria, the Spinozapremie in 2012, and a second ERC Advanced grant in 2013 to study the ecology of methane oxidizers. Since 2014 he scientific director of the Gravitation consortium on anaerobic microbiology (Soehngen Institute of anaerobic microbiology). He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, the European Academy of Science and EMBO. In 2013 he was bestowed with a knighthood for his exceptional services to science and society. In 2017, he was recognized as exceptional mentor and awarded with best PhD supervisor of the year by the National PhD council in the Netherlands. In 2019 he was award a ERC Synergy grant together with Utrecht University. He has published more than 450 papers that have been cited more than 64000 times. FWIW H index is 125. He has supervised 59 PhD theses and 32 post docs, and 22 PhD students and 8 post docs are currently working in his laboratory. In September 2015, his team started the first Microbiology master education in the Netherlands. He has been invited more than 250 times for keynote lectures and organized many international meetings and conferences. He holds several patents.
A list of video interviews is provided below.
- www.ru.nl/microbiology www.anaerobic-microbiology.eu