Congratulations to Syrie!

Our beloved lab member Syrie Hermans (@SyrieHermans) successfully completed her PhD oral defense. Syrie’s work brilliantly mapped New Zealand’s soil bacterial resources. Well done, Syrie!

Syrie is now getting ready to start a post doc in Germany. Good luck there, Syrie, we are sure the German are lucky to have you as part of their team.

AIM2 Microplastics Annual Team Meeting

In December 2019 the Lear Lab members joined researchers from all around New Zealand in Nelson for the AIM2 Microplastics Annual Team Gathering. Victor and Stefan had small talks about their projects and the new PhD students had the opportunity to meet all members of this awesome project!

Lear Lab Dinner

Lear Lab dinner to say goodbye to Arnaud who was with us for six months as part of his MSc project. He was involved in our “Plastics Project” and has been helping us in our endeavor to cultivate plastic degrading bacteria from the environment.