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Professor Wim Meijer

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Wim Meijer

Professor, Head Of School
School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
2778/6825
University College Dublin, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Science Centre - East Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

Wim Meijer obtained his PhD in 1990 from the Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where he worked on the physiology and molecular biology of bacterial autotrophic carbon dioxide fixation under the supervision of Professor Lubbert Dijkhuizen. He subsequently joined the research team of Professor F. Robert Tabita, Ohio Eminent Scholar at The Ohio State University, to study the regulation of microbial gene expression in purple non-sulfur bacteria at the molecular level. He was appointed as Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Groningen in 1991, where he continued his research on the molecular biology and physiology of microbial metabolism and the regulation of gene expression. Through collaboration with others he developed an interest in environmental research, in particular the application of molecular tools to study ecological questions. He was appointed as Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, University College Dublin in 1997. His research team works in two thematic areas: water quality and human/animal health. His water themed research focuses on water quality of bathing waters and rivers, in particular in relation to fecal contamination, pathogens and antimicrobial resistance, working closely with colleagues in other disciplines (Civil Engineering and IT), with local authorities and national regulatory bodies. Animal health research is mainly focused on the Rhodococcus equi, a multi-host pathogen infecting phagocytic cells, and the role of microbiota in uterine health in relation to the development of endometritis. He currently is Professor of Microbiology and Head of the School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Head of School
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2016
  • Head of Teaching and Learning
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, IRL1 Sep 2014 - 1 Sep 2016
  • Head of Subject Microbiology
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Ireland1 Sep 2005 - 1 Sep 2013

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Professor of Microbiology
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, IRL1 May 2016
  • Associate Professor of Microbiology
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, irl1 Jan 2006 - 16 May 2016
  • Senior Lecturer
    University College Dublin, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, IRL1 Jan 2002 - 1 Sep 2006
  • College Lecturer
    National University of Ireland, Department of Industrial Microbiology1 May 1997 - 31 Oct 2002
  • Lecturer (Universitair Docent)
    University of Groningen, Department of Microbiology, Netherlands1 Oct 1991 - 30 Apr 1997
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Ohio State University, Department of Microbiology, Columbus, United States1 Jan 1990 - 30 Sep 1991
  • Postgraduate Researcher
    University of Groningen, Department of Microbiology, Netherlands1 Sep 1986 - 1 Sep 1989

DEGREES

  • BSc
    University of Groningen
  • MSc
    University of Groningen
  • PhD
    University of Groningen

LANGUAGES

  • Dutch; Flemish
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • German
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review