Marjet Oosterkamp

Room number: S3.02.041 (Civil Engineering)
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My background is in molecular biology and microbiology and the foundation of this was established at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. I did a thesis project in the microbial physiology group in Groningen and another in the industrial microbiology group at the University College Dublin. I got my degree in the year 2005 and pursued working at the VU medical centre in Amsterdam where I aimed to combine molecular biology and microbiology with medical research. Then I decided to focus on anaerobic microbiology and started my PhD project in the Laboratory of Microbiology of Wageningen University in 2008. I worked in the microbial physiology group under supervision of Dr Caroline Plugge and Prof Fons Stams. My project focussed on chlorate- and nitrate-reducing bacteria that can be useful for degradation of aromatic compounds present as contaminants in anaerobic soil layers. Based on this work I received my PhD degree in 2013. When this project was coming to an end I moved to the USA and started as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dr Rod Mackie at the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I worked on the anaerobic digestion of energy cane and sugar cane stillage, which is derived from the distillation of bioethanol. After finalizing this project in 2015, I was happy to get the opportunity to work at TU Delft with Julian Muñoz Sierra, Victor García Rea, Dr Henri Spanjers and Prof Jules van Lier. We currently work on the degradation of aromatic compounds from industrial wastewater using anaerobic membrane bioreactors. I am working as a postdoctoral researcher on the microbiological communities involved in this process.

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