Phone:+46 (0)70 982 8446
E-mail: Ivan.Mijakovic [at] chalmers.se
Office: Room 3056A (Fysik Origo, Kemigården 1)
The Mijakovic lab – who are we and what do we do?
The work in our lab is driven by scientific curiosity: we seek to understand and describe how biology works. We sometimes also modify and engineer biological systems for various purposes useful to the society.
There are currently about 25 team members in the Mijakovic lab, working at two sites: Chalmers (Sweden) and DTU (Denmark), and they come from very diverse scientific and cultural backgrounds. Our lab started out as a microbiology group, but as our ambitions and curiosity grew, we expanded into several other areas of life science, often using interdisciplinary approaches. Today, in addition to general bacteriology, we work with applications of various nanomaterials in biomedicine and biotechnology, metabolic engineering of microbial cell factories and experimental evolution.
The spirit in which we work together as a team is that of scientific freedom. With that freedom come many responsibilities: to strive for scientific excellence, to guarantee the quality and reproducibility of our results, to always be aware of ethical dimensions of our research and to ensure support for our research, which is financed with external funding from national public research councils and private foundations.
Another important aspect of working in the Mijakovic lab is the spirit or collaboration. Since we all come from diverse scientific disciplines, we all have a lot to learn from each other. We all help and support each other - our best work is done when we work together.
If you want to learn more about our current research activities – click on the “Publications” tab above and check the latest papers from the Mijakovic lab.
- The Mijakovic lab is organizing the 4th International conference on post-translational modifications in Bacteria in Copenhagen, in May 2022. PTMBact 2021 conference website.
- Prof. Mijakovic is coordinator of an EU ITN consortium “PEST-BIN” – working on new methods to fight bacterial infections.
- Prof. Mijakovic is coordinator of a Nord Forsk consortium GRAMI – working on combining nanotechnology and antibiotics to fight biofilm-related infections.
- Prof. Mijakovic is the winner of the 2021 Spiridon Brusina Medal awarded by the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS APPLYING FOR INTERNSHIPS:
Please note that our group does not admit internships/student projects shorter than one semester (5-6 months). Master projects carried out in our laboratory are not remunerated, so international students have to secure their own scholarships before applying.
Current members of the Mijakovic Lab at Chalmers SysBio:
Lei Shi, researcher
Santosh Pandit, researcher
Xin Chen, researcher
Shadi Rahimi, Post-doc
Yanyan Chen, Post-doc
Avlant Nilsson, Post-doc
Caroline Wasén, Post-doc
Mohsen Zareian, Post-doc
Jian Zhang, Post-doc
Mutusankar Eswaran, Post-doc
Zheijan Cao, Post-doc
Hengzi Ruan, PhD student
Leonarda Acha Alarcon, PhD student
Amani Belaiba, visiting PhD student
Iza Erzar, intern
Current Members of the Mijakovic lab at DTU Biosustain:
Carsten Jers, senior researcher
Priyanka Singh, Post-doc
Vaishnavi Ravikumar, Post-doc
Julie Bonne Køhler, Post-doc
Abhayraj Joshi, Post-doc
Pedro Aragón Fernández, PhD student
Suvasini Balasubramanian, PhD student
Chenxhi Zhang, PhD student
Mukil Madhusudanan, PhD student
Mariia Kokina, PhD student
Darko Kjiproski, Project manager
Ema Svetlicic, visiting PhD student
Mugdha Bapat, intern
Research Associates/Assistant Professors:
Hee Jin Hwang
Mette Erichsen Hansen
Sujata Vijay Sohoni
Visiting PhD students:
Elsebeth Oline Sondergaard
Malene Mejer Hansen
Lorena Kolar Znika