Welcome to the Brouns lab


May 2021

Jochem becomes a bioinformatician during COVID with this preprint: lessons for CRISPR spacer matching in metagenomic databases. Such interesting findings!

April 2021

Boris, thank you for being in our group and member of Fagenbank for 2.5 years. We wish you all the best with you new job!

March 2021

Boris and Rita publish a preprint about four novel phages against Klebsiella clinical pathogens. What a beauties!

February 2021

How simple can it be, give the Dutch some frozen lakes and the country is transformed into an ice skating nation. We had a lot of fun and a break we really needed.

December 2020

Thank you EU ERC for funding our research into bacterial immune systems! Please see vacancies here.

December 2020

The groupmeeting in corona times... hopefully soon to change

November 2020

Franklin publishes his paper on self targeting spacers in CRISPR systems, often considered the Achilles heel of CRISPR. Or is it? This organism survived 162 self targeting spacers against 11 prophages in the genome. Great provacative work, as Science should be.

October 2020

Patrick defends his PhD thesis at Utrecht University. Awesome job Dr de Jonge! Smiling both before and after the defense. All the best with your new position in Amsterdam.

October 2020

Jochem publishes his methods paper describing a novel analytical method to analyze the microscopy data of the movement of proteins inside cells. Amazing job!

October 2020

Big day for CRISPR as Emmanuelle and Jennifer receive the Nobel prize for Chemistry for their breakthrough Cas9 findings. Congratulations!

September 2020

Patrick publishes his high-throughput method called Adsorpseq to link unknown bacteriophages to their hosts. How simple, nice and useful can it be!

June 2020

Franklin (on the far left) is starting his own research group in Southampton. What a dream come true for him. Thank you for the amazing time and all the best in the UK.

February 2020

Sungchul and Luuk sort out how CRISPR memories are acquired and publish in Nature. What a result!


This animation explains the findings beautifully.

February 2020

After 3 years, Cristobal is leaving us. We wish you all the best and please stay in touch.

November 2019

Benjamin defends his PhD in style. Congrats with this well-deserved accomplishment.

November 2019

Patrick publishes his paper on BACON domains in crAssphage. Wow that was fast.

November 2019

Jochem publishes his masterpiece about cellular surveillance by Cascade!

June 2019

Sebastian and Cristobal publish a paper on conserved sequence motifs in type I-D CRISPR systems. Nice job and thank you reviewer 3 for taking this part out of an earlier story!

Visiting address

Van der Maasweg 9, 2629 HZ Delft, Netherlands

Department of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology

Applied Sciences Building (nr. 58) Office E1.480