My research focuses on elucidating the divisome using state-of-the-art synthetic biology approaches. What happens when we allow cells to evolve a wall when they cannot make peptidoglycan? With my research, we hope to answer fundamental questions about bacterial evolution and optimize industrial processes.
Maarten Lubbers earned his Bachelors and Masters in Biology at Leiden University, where he has worked on, amongst others, bioactive molecules in snake venom. At the University of Ghent, he has worked on the ecology and genetics of Laboulbeniales, a group of parasitic fungi. Besides, he plays an active role in the iGEM Competition. Finally, Maarten is a junior honorary curator at the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam.