Welcome to the Brouns lab


November 2018

We hosted the Microbiology society for the annual Fall meeting. Thank you speakers, especially Rotem Sorek and David Bikard for contributing to the program.

November 2018

iGEM team TU Delft develops method to detect gene doping in sports and wins two innovation awards at the giant Jamboree in Boston. Fantastic job!

September 2018

Patrick publishes his review on phage host range in Trends in Microbiology. Great to have a review out with Bas Dutilh. Nice work!

August 2018

Marnix defends his thesis with success. Well done, thanks for your hard work! Thank you committee members Gorben Pijlman, Joyce Lebbink, Michiel Kleerebezem and Richard van Kranenburg.

August 2018

Franklin's massive review is out in Nature Reviews Microbiology. What an effort. What an overview. Beautiful figures too from Marnix. Great team of authors. Nice!

August 2018

Tim's paper describing how C- and G- mismatches of target DNA with CRISPR RNA can have such a different outcomes. Nice contribution from Ryan Jackson too!

@Phages, better mutate to G! 

June 2018

TU Delft alumni interested in our work on bacteriophages.

May 2018

Kurzgezagt makes an episode on phages!

The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage.

April 2018

Single molecule FRET studies at their best: Luuk's paper on DNA reeling by Cas3 published. 

March 2018

The Cas4 piece of the CRISPR puzzle has now been connected. Great work from Sebastian, Cristobal and other team members. Great collaboration with the Hess group, Wolfgang and Juliane, thanks!

Our paper and one from the Sashital group came out together.

February 2018

With over 100 attendees the symposium on Clinical use of Bacteriophage Therapy was a great success. Thank you Laurent Debarbieux, Rob Lavigne, Martha Clokie, Mzia Kutateladze, Wilbert Sybesma, Jean-Paul Pirnay, and organisers Marc Bonten en Pieter-Jan Haas for making this possible.

December 2017

Marnix publishes his paper about the effect of Bacteriophage DNA glucosylation on CRISPR interference in Nucleic Acids Research. Well done!

December 2017

Foreigners and snow: a golden combination!

October 2017

Big promo for Phage therapy in the Netherlands on ' Dokters van Morgen' by AVROTROS. A new website has been launched to promote phage therapy for patients in the Netherlands.

Phage killing bacteria
Phage killing bacteria

May 2017

This timelapse over 5 hours shows how antibiotic resistant E. coli bacteria are killed by phage. Perhaps one day the full potential of bacteriophages will be exploited for the treatment of infectious diseases in the Netherlands.

Visiting address

Van der Maasweg 9, 2629 HZ Delft, Netherlands, T +31 15 2783920

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

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