Michiel in ‘t Zandt PhD

Michiel in ‘t Zandt PhD

  • Scientific researcher
  • 030-6069502
  • Michiel.Zandt.int@kwrwater.nl
  • 06-46186948

Michiel in ‘t Zandt is a trained environmental microbiologist who is engaged in applying various modern molecular methods to determine the diversity and function of microorganisms in system processes. During his doctoral research at Radboud University in Nijmegen, he studied the effects of climate change on microorganisms in the methane cycle; this included research on permafrost soils, lakes and peat sediments, among others. He also examined the role of microorganisms in iron corrosion and corrosion protection; for the latter, he studied the natural corrosion protection depositions on steel sheet pile walls. He is very familiar with next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques, such as 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing, as a means of determining the microbial diversity of an ecosystem. He also has experience with full metagenomics techniques, which map out the entire DNA profile, as a means of gaining an understanding of both the microbial diversity and the possible roles of the different microorganisms in an ecosystem. At KWR, Michiel focuses on similar types of issues, for which known and new NGS techniques can provide insight into the microbial water quality and the climate impact.