Our research focuses on understanding and manipulating the conserved pathways used by organisms to defend themselves against damaging environmental agents. We use quantitative techniques in the fields of biophysics, biochemistry and microbiology to study structural dynamics, macromolecular interactions, and physiological responses to environmental stressors.

We are also using tools of synthetic biology to engineer novel functions into microorganisms. Our focus is on the production of improved biomaterials and the development of new pathways for inducing transcriptional responses. This approach will lead to tunable fabrication of materials in a simple, environmentally-friendly manner.

March 2017: Benjamin's first paper is published in ACS Synthetic Biology and featured in Fox NewsNew Scientist, Digital Trends, Seeker, and many more news outlets!

Nov. 2016: We are awarded a FOM Vrij Programma grant.

Nov. 2016: Anne Meyer's TU Delft iGEM team won the awards for Best New Application project, Best Model, and Best Composite Part!

June 2016: Kuang Liang is awarded a CSC Joint Training Fellowship to do Ph.D. research in the Meyer and Aubin-Tam labs. Congratulations and welcome!

June 2016: We've published five papers so far in 2016; check them out on our Publications page.

May 2016: Congratulations to Michela de Martino, our first Ph.D. student to graduate!

Feb. 2016: Congratulations to Peter van Berg and Nadine Bongaerts for successfully defending their Master's theses!

Nov. 2015: We are awarded a NSFC-NWO Advanced materials grant. 

Sept., 2015: Anne Meyer's iGEM team from TU Delft won the awards for Grand Prize Overgraduate (best in the world!), Best Hardware, Best Applied Design, and Best Wiki. Anne also won the Judges' Award. Amazing work, everyone!!

July, 2015: Vlad and Ilja's second paper together is published in the Journal of Bacteriology.

June, 2015: We are awarded a second NanoFront Synergy grant to pioneer biological patterning of graphene.

Aug., 2014: Congratulations to Maithili Krishnan for successfully defending her Master's thesis!

July, 2014: Congratulations to Melica Sia Poush for successfully defending her Bachelor's thesis!

April, 2013: We are awarded a NanoFront Synergy grant.

Dec., 2012: Congratulations to Jurriaan Sieben for successfully defending his Bachelor's thesis!

Nov., 2012: We are co-applicants on a successfully awarded Zwaartekracht grant.

Nov., 2012: Our first paper is currently in press at J. Vis. Exp.

Oct., 2012: Meyer lab research is featured in a Molecular Microbiology meeting review.

Oct., 2012: We are awarded a Projectruimte grant from FOM, the Dutch Physics Organization.

May, 2012: Vlad Karas successfully defended his Master's thesis and was awarded the Justus and Louise van Effen Research Grant - both in the same week!