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Welcome Sarah!

Welcome Ada, Allen and Elsa!

March 29 2023

Super warm welcome to our newest students Ada, Allen and Elsa who joined us for their thesis or applied work projects. Learn more about their interests here! Each of them will contribute to experiment optimization to kickstart our TANGO2 project. We are so happy to have you!

Welcome back Karla!

March 13 2023

Karla just returned from a two week research-stay with Dr. Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist at Uppsala University where she learned all about Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH). Although preliminary, it looks like the bacteria in our breviate cultures can be labeled with universal and Family-specific probes. Great job Karla and Jon! Karla then traveled almost immediately to the EMBL symbiosis meeting in Heidelberg and presented a poster.

Glad to have you back Karla 🙂

We’re hiring!

February 21, 2023

We’re hiring a postdoc as part of our ERC-funded starting grant project “TAngO2” Check out our open positions for more information about how to apply.

New publication alert!

February 16, 2023

Hot off the press. Check out our latest publication with our collaborators at Uppsala University on our Research Page.

Congrats to Julie (AGAIN)

January 19, 2023

Julie was recently awarded the Tom Cavalier-Smith prize from the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology. Read more about this prize here.


December 5, 2022

Julie Boisard, a Crafoord Stiftelsen sponsored post-doctoral fellow of the lab, was recently awarded with the 2021 Best Parasitology Thesis Award in France from the French society of Parasitology. 

During her PhD in Paris at the National Museum of Natural History, she characterized the genome of gregarines, non-model apicomplexan parasite protists. Her main objective was to assess the extent of diversity in these lineages through comparative genomic analysis. She was also interested in the question of motility in apicomplexans as part of their interaction with the host cell. She has been invited to give an online seminar (in french) on December 13th to further describe her PhD work.

She is still amazed by protists, and is currently developing culture-dependent and culture-independent metagenomics methods to study relationships between eukaryotes and prokaryotes in anoxic environments.

Well done Julie! Fantastique!!!!