We submitted an opinion preprint: „The potential of phage model systems as therapeutic agents“.


Our paper „Stepwise Evolution of E. coli C and ΦX174 Reveals Unexpected Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) Diversity“ was just published at MBE. 


Manuela has started her PhD with us. Welcome!


Our RAREFAN webserver to identify REPINs and RAYTs was just published on biorxiv.


Prajwal successfully defended his Master’s thesis. Congratulations Prajwal!


Julia Balk just started her internship on REPIN populations in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. 


Bram van Dijk’s paper on the evolution of genome streamlining was just published.


Vincent Arriens just started his Master’s project in our group. During his Master’s Vincent will be studying the distributions of insertion sequences in Escherichia coli. His project is in collaboration with Bram van Dijk.


Prajwal Bharadwaj just started his Master’s project in our group and will be investigating REPIN populations in Pseudomonas chlororaphis.


Christopher successfully defended his Master's thesis and has started his PhD to figure out the function of REPINs and RAYTs in P. fluorescens SBW25.  


Our paper "How sequence populations persist inside bacterial genomes" has been published in Genetics. 


Lavisha Parab, a new IMPRS PhD student, just arrived in Plön and after a short quarantine phase will work in our group on the evolution of PhiX174 in silicoin vitro and hopefully also in vivo


We just published a biorxiv manuscript "How sequence populations persist inside a genome". Here, Hye-JinChaitanya and Frederic are investigating the circumstances, which allow the long-term persistence of REPIN populations inside bacterial genomes.


Prajwal V Bharadwaj is starting as a remote intern in our group. He will be working on "REPIN evolution in P. chlororaphis". Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus he will not be able to come to Plön. 


Christopher Böhmker is starting his internship today. He will be working on phage evolution.


Our paper on the "Parallel evolution of HIV-1 in a long-term experiment" just got accepted in Molecular Biology and Evolution. This was the result of a long term collaboration with Roland Regoes (ETH Zurich) and Karin Metzner (University Hospital Zurich). Time to celebrate!


Gamze Oezbay is starting her 3-month internship with us. She will be working on the evolution of REPINs in Pseudomonas chlororaphis.


Lavisha Parab is starting her 3-month internship with us. Together with Jordan she will evolve PhiX174 to infect resistant Escherichia coli C strains. 


"Repeated Phenotypic Evolution by Different Genetic Routes in Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25"  was published. The paper was the result of a project that was driven by Jenna Gallie and Paul Rainey. 


Welcome to Jordan, who just started his PhD on the evolution of PhiX174. 


Our Paper about the HIV fitness effects distribution was published in Virus Evolution! This work was the result of a fruitful collaboration with Eva Bons and Roland Regoes at the ETH Zurich.  


Mélissa Sontag is starting her 1 year Masters project with us. Welcome Mélissa!


Ayshan Aliyeva from the Jacobs University in Bremen started an internship with us. She will be mainly working on a phage evolution experiment. Welcome!

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