Wageningen-Berkeley Student Workshop

May 14, 2015

Coates Lab hosts faculty, students from the Netherlands

Berkeley and Wageningen students (Jewel Reaso Photo)

By Karyn Houston
Plant & Microbial Biology

An enthusiastic group of UC Berkeley faculty, students and laboratory staff hosted a visiting delegation from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at a day-long conference.

The delegation learned about a variety of research being done on both campuses, and listened to 16 presentations, including:

  • Anaerobic processes for energy conservation and biotransformation of pollutants
  • Sulfur metabolism in the human gut microbiota
  • Molecular insight into anaerobic biodegradation of biodiesel

Detmer Sipkema and John Coates (Jewel Reaso Photo)

The conference was sponsored and coordinated by the Coates Lab, led by John D. Coates, PMB Professor of Microbiology.

In addition  to presentations and lunch there was a lively poster session. Berkeley students and faculty and Wageningen students and faculty presented their topics on anaerobic processes for energy conservation, bio-fuel remediation, as well as the molecular insight into anaerobic biodegradation.  


Coates Lab site
Wageningen University