General and Molecular Microbiology


The section General and Molecular Microbiology aims to promote the knowledge of and interest in all areas of microbiology, from basic to translational research. The research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, biochemistry and molecular biology, environmental science, evolution, host-microbe interaction, and microbial physiology. The section particularly promotes research on the physiology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms and the molecular principles underlying basic physiological processes, mechanisms, biological functions, and interactions between microbes, their hosts, or the environment.

Scope includes but is not limited to:

  • Antimicrobials and resistance
  • Biofilms
  • Cell biology
  • Evolution
  • Gene expression and regulation
  • Gene transfer
  • Host–microbe and microbe-microbe interactions
  • Intracellular organization
  • Cell envelope architecture
  • Macromolecular synthesis
  • Membrane biogenesis and function
  • Metabolism
  • Pathogenicity, virulence
  • Physiology
  • Structural biology
  • Synthetic microbiology
  • Traffic and transport

Board Members

Prof. dr. Dennis Claessen  (co-chair)
Dr. Edith Houben (co-chair)
Prof. dr. Bastiaan Krom 
Prof. dr. Dirk Jan Scheffers
​​​​​​​Prof. dr. Nina van Sorge
Dr. Reindert Nijland
Prof. dr. Jerry Wells
Dr. Cornelia Welte
​​​​​​​Dr. Marcel de Zoete