Welcome to the Michiels lab


The Symbiotic and Pathogenic Interaction group (SPI) studies diverse topics related to bacterial survival under stress conditions. Check out our Research page for more info.

In the spotlight


Our Compendium of Adaptive Microbial Experiments in the Lab (CAMEL) is online. This database collects (meta)data from evolution experiments carried out using bacteria or yeasts. 

News flash


8 May 2020: Hot off the press: Etthel's paper on strategies for evolutionary adaptation to antibiotic stress. Check it out here!


29 March 2020: Three new papers from the SPI group! Vincent published a review on desiccation stress in bacteria (Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology), Liselot elucidated biochemical characteristics of a toxic isoform of ObgE (International Journal of Molecular Sciences) and Taiyeb developed a microscopy screening methodology to study bacterial lysis (Frontiers in Microbiology).


4 February 2020: Taiyeb published his work on the antibacterial activity of nanopillars. Check it out here!


31 January 2020: Paul won the oral presentation award at the 25th National Symposium for Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS). Hurray! 


17 January 2020: Jan was interviewed by Science & Vie on the threat of dormant bacteria, click here for the full article (in French).


10 December 2019: Etthel's method to enrich persisters and study their awakening is published in Communications Biology.  


13 November 2019: Celien and Hanne have been nominated for the IE-net prizes. Check out their posters (in Dutch) here and here and feel free to vote!


12 November 2019: Dorien successfully defended her PhD, congratulations! We are thrilled to welcome you as a post-doc in our lab.


20 October 2019: The SPI group participated in the VIB Biotech Day. More info can be found here.



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