Former members

Doctoral students

      @P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Simon Castillo Ph.D. Thesis (Faculty of Biological Sciences) “Cancer, an ecological manifesto of metazoan life: the multi scale ecology of cancer ecosystems” (2020). Now  a postdoc at ICR London, United Kingdom

      @Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands

Fabai Wu Ph.D. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) “Spatial organization in nano-sculptured bacteria, a tale of shape, scale, patterns, and genomes” (2015). Now a postdoc at Caltech, United States

Felix Hol Ph.D. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) “Bacterial Societies: cooperation, colonization & competition in micro-scale ecosystems” (2014). Now a postdoc at Instituut Curie and a Fellow at CRI Paris, France

Master students

      @Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands

Pieter Schoustra M.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) “Models of migration and settlement of E.coli on micro fabricated landscapes” (2012)

Bas van Schie M.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) “Dependence of Min Protein Oscillatory Behavior on Geometry in Defined Novel Escherichia coli Cell Morphologies” (2012)

Rutger Woolthuis M.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) “Cooperation and competition in a contact prisoner’s dilemma” (2012)

Mathias Voges M.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “Biodiversity of a colicin-mediated community in microscale habitats” (2011)

Simon van Vliet M.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “Microbial Population Dynamics in Spatially Structured Environments” (2011)

Fabai Wu M.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) “Cell division, mechanical interaction and antibiotic susceptibility of E. coli in sub-micon constrictions” (2010) 

Farzad Sekhavati  M.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “E.Coli properties under pressure in a micro-channel” (2010)

Rosalie Driessen M.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “Single cell manipulation and characterization of E.coli on microfabricated silicon chips” (2009)


 Bachelor students

      @P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Simon Navia B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Physics): “Kuramoto models applied to the reproduction of biological systems ” (2019)

Pablo Bravo B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Physics) “Dynamics of swarming clusters in Paenibacillus” (2019)

Alfredo L’Homme B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Biological Sciences) “A niche structured model of bacterial meta-population” (2018)

Alfredo Araneda B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Biological Sciences) “Implementación de un operador de transporte en el proceso de contacto” (2017)

      @Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands

Danny de Graaf B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “Morphology and Chromosome Positioning of E.coli under two-dimensional spatial constriction upon inhibition of MreB and PBP2” (2011)

Lodewijk Frima B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “On the correlation between aging of E. coli and population dynamics in spatially structured ecosystem” (2011)

Heleen Doolaard B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) “Collective motion of bacteria and their interaction with microscopic gears” (2010)

Janneke Noorlag B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “Bioinformatics of adaptation in shape-shifting E. coli” (2010)

Pieter Schoustra B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “Testing the evolution of Escherichia coli from microfluidic experiments with narrow contrictions” (2009)

Tim Weenink B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “Microscale spatial interactions in E. coli: the dynamical life inside a chip” (2009)

Rutger Woolthuis B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences)  “Playing spatial prisoner dilemma with bacteria: theory and & experiments” (2009)

Michiel Jol B.Sc. Thesis (Faculty of Applied Sciences) “Towards electronic scanning of bacteria in arrays of nano-fabricated patches” (2008)


Postdoctoral researchers

      @Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands

Peter Galajda Now a Senior Researcher at the Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary

Jaan Mannik Now an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Tennessee, USA


Research assistants

      @P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

        Susana Marquez, Alfredo L’Homme

      @Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands

        Simon van Vliet

Visiting researchers

     @P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Carles Tardio Listening to bacteria: exploring connections between music composition and biological systems. UNAM, Mexico
Guillaume Dumenil Pathogenesis of vascular infections by bacteria. Instituut Curie, France
Ivan Cournut Hacking cojos and cell biophysics. CRI Paris, France
Gabriel Ramos Making active matter droplets powered by bacteria. DFI, FCFM U. Chile, Chile

      @Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands

Peter Galajda Cellular biophysics of bacteria BRC, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Hans Metz Mathematical evolutionary biology. Leiden University, The Netherlands
Peipei Chen Systems biology of populations on a channel. CRI Paris, France