University of Wisconsin–Madison

Welcome

Welcome to the van Pijkeren Laboratory!

We work at the interface of industry and medicine, with a focus on lactic acid bacteria. This fascinating group of organisms is important to the food, biotech and medical industries for their fermentation, enzyme-production and clinical applications, respectively.

The development of genetic tools is currently a central part of our research. Our expertise to efficiently edit the genomes of a variety of lactic acid bacteria species, including probiotic strains, allows us to gain mechanistic insights into probiotic-host interactions. We also exploit our genome-editing expertise to develop tailored probiotics that further enhance the health-promoting properties of these strains.

We’re grateful for the funding and collaborations that have made it possible to build a dynamic team of staff and students to drive our research.

If you are interested to learn more about our work, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

J.P. van Pijkeren, Ph.D.
vanpijkeren@wisc.edu