Meeting schedule

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Our meetings will take place the last Wednesday of every month at
1:00 pm (Paris/Berlin)

September 27, 2023 – Anticipated start after Summer break.


June 28, 2023 – to be announced

May 31, 2023 – to be announced

April 26, 2023

Chairs : Andries Peeter and Rokhsareh ” Roxy” Mohammadzadeh

March 29, 2023

Chairs: Brendan Schroyen and Rafael Laso Perez

February 22, 2023

Chairs : Brittany Baker and Rokhsareh Mohammadzadeh


September 28, 2022

Chairs : Alejandra Recalde and Maxime Tourte

  • Dr. Burak Avci. Postdoctoral scholar, Thijs Ettema’s lab, Wageningen University, NL. Spatial separation of ribosomes and DNA in Asgard Archaeal cells
  • Dr. Logan Hodgkiss, Green Labs Austria. Sharing the vision of more sustainable research

October 26, 2022

Chairs : Andries Peeters and Brendan Schroyen

  • Martijn Wissink. PhD candidate, Welte’s group, Radboud University, NL. Developping diagnostic tools to discriminate between anerobic bacterial and archaeal methane oxidisers
  • Dr. Mohea Couturier. Postdoctoral researcher, Peeters Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Detection of DNA methylations by SMRT and nanopore sequencing.

November 30, 2022

  • Rokhsareh (Roxy) Mohammadzadeh. PhD candidate, Moissl-Eichinger´s group, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria. Partnership between Methanobrevibacter smithii clades and different microbial taxa in the human gut.
  • Katharina Kitzinger. Senior Scientist, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Urea fuels open ocean nitrification


March 30, 2022

Chairs : Burak Avci and Julianne Megaw

  • Marleen van Wolvereen. Senior scientist, University of Freiburg., a collaborative protocol exchange platform for archaeal researchers all around the world
  • George Kolyfetis. M.Sc. student, University of Munich. The Null Outlier Clock TESt (NOCTES): a new molecular clock test and its application in Archaea
  • Rani Baes. Ph.D. candidate, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Post-transcriptional regulation of the heat shock response in thermophilic Sulfolobus acidocaldarius

April 27, 2022

Chairs: Catherine Badel and Brittany Baker

  • Thomas Thompson. PostDoc, Queeen’s University, Belfast. Mechanism and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Archaea.
  • Svetlana Dodonova. Group Leader, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany. Introducing Dodonova Lab: Organisational principles and 3D architecture of archaeal chromatin.

May 25, 2022

Chairs: Brittany Baker and Brendan Schroyen

  • Dr. Rafael Laso Perez. PostDoc, National Center of Biotechnology, Madrid. Anaerobic degradation of alkanes by Archaea.
  • Dr. Logan Hodgkiss. PostDoc, University of Vienna. Unexpected complexity in the archaeal ammonia monooxygenase.

June 29, 2022

Chairs: Brendan Schroyen and Maxime Tourte

  • Chloé Vanden Haute. Master Student, Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Linking gene expression to biopolymer properties in the natural polyhydroxyalkanoate producer Haloferax mediterranei
  • Jonathan Gropp. Ph.D. Candidate, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Environmental and physiological controls on the isotopic composition of microbiolal CH4.