Prof.dr. J.G. (Gijs) Kuenen

T: +31 15 27 85308
E: J.G.Kuenen@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Room 0.020
Julianalaan 67
2628 BC Delft
The Netherlands

 

 

 



Biography

  • 2006 - present
    Emeritus and part-time professor of General and Applied Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2006 - present
    Visiting Scientist at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA
  • 2001 -2005
    Part-time professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • 1997 - 2005
    Chairman of the Department of Biotechnology and Chairman of the Section Industrial and Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 1993 - 1997
    Chairman of Department of Microbiology and Enzymology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 1988 - 1990
    Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Materials Science, Delft University of Technology
  • 1980 - 1987
    Chairman of Department of Microbiology and of Department of Microbiology and Enzymology, Delft University of Technology
  • 1980 - 2005
    Full professor of General and Applied Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 1967 - 1980
    Scientific officer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Groningen University, The Netherlands
  • 1972
    PhD Groningen University, The Netherlands, 'Colourless sulphur bacteria in tidal mudflats', supervisor: Prof. H.Veldkamp
  • 1966
    MSc Biochemistry and Microbiology, Groningen University, The Netherlands

Research interests

  • Physiology, ecophysiology and environmental role of sulphur oxidizing bacteria
  • Physiology, ecophysiology and environmental role of nitrifying, denitrifying bacteria
  • Physiology, ecophysiology and environmental role of anammox bacteria
  • Application of sulphur producing bacteria in waste water purification
  • Application of nitrifying, denitrifying and anammox bacteria in waste water purification

Teaching activities

  • BSc and MSc programmes: general microbiology, microbial (eco)physiology, environmental microbiology
  • International Advanced Courses: microbial physiology, microbial ecology
  • Supervised 43 PhD’s until 2008

Key publications

  • Kuenen, J.G. (2008) Anammox bacteria: From discovery to application. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 6 (4), pp. 320-326.
  • Sorokin, D.Y., Banciu, H., Van Loosdrecht, M., Kuenen, J.G. (2003) Growth physiology and competitive interaction of obligately chemolithoautotrophic, haloalkaliphilic, sulfur-oxidizing bacteria from soda lakes. Extremophiles, 7 (3), pp. 195-203.
  • Strous, M., Fuerst, J.A., Kramer, E.H.M., Logemann, S., Muyzer, G., Van De Pas-Schoonen, K.T., Webb, R., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M. (1999) Missing lithotroph identified as new planctomycete. Nature, 400 (6743), pp. 446-449.
  • Kuenen, J.G., Robertson, L.A. (1994) Combined nitrification-denitrification processes. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 15 (2-3), pp. 109-117.
  • Gottschal, J.C., de Vries, S., Kuenen, J.G. (1979) Competition between the facultatively chemolithotrophic Thiobacillus A2, an obligately chemolithotrophic Thiobacillus and a heterotrophic spirillum for inorganic and organic substrates. Archives of Microbiology, 121 (3), pp. 241-249.
  • Kuenen, J.G. (1975) Colourless sulfur bacteria and their role in the sulfur cycle. Plant and Soil, 43, pp. 49-76.

Personal website

Website Gijs Kuenen

 

 

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