Upcoming events in 2022

Recent and selected past events

​Hatzenpichler ​Environmental Microbiology Lab

99% of microbes cannot be grown in the lab. We seek to understand what this "uncultured majority" is doing and how its activity shapes Earth's biogeochemical cycles ​and life on our planet.

If you are a highly motivated prospective grad student or postdoc candidate, please contact Roland by email. Prospective graduate students interested in microbiology, astrobiology, ecology, molecular biology, and biochemistry are encouraged to apply to both the Chem-Biochem and Molecular Biosciences Program.

Mar 17, Roland gives talk at German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ), Germany
Apr 12, Roland gives seminar at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Apr 19, Mackenzie presents on mcr-A containing archaea in the Archaea Power Hour
Apr 21, Roland gives departmental seminar at San Francisco State University, CA
Jun 1, Roland gives talk at Penn State's The Changing Microbiome's Symposium, State College, PA
​Jun 9-13, Mackenzie presents poster at ASM Microbe, Washington DC
Aug 7-12, Mackenzie, Anthony, and Roland present at GRC C1 metabolism, Southbridge, MA
​Aug 14-19, Anthony gives talk & George and Ashley present posters at ISME18, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sep x, Roland gives talk at Harvard's Microbial Sciences Initiative, Cambridge, MA

​Apr 6, New preprint: Culexarchaeia, a novel archaeal class of anaerobic generalists inhabiting geothermal environments​Anthony discovered a new class of thermophilic archaea that, besides being generalists, have the potential for anaerobic methylotrophy.   Preprint PDF   SOI





Mar 31, New preprint: George's first manuscript Correlative SIP-FISH-SEM-Raman-NanoSIMS links identity, morphology, biochemistry, and physiology of environmental microbes. Multimodal microscopy all on the same cell!

Preprint PDF   SOI 




Jan 3, Roland is elected to the User Executive Committee

of the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI)






​Mackenzie and Anthony join the organizing committee of the Archaea Power Hour. Join the list-serve and register for the monthly online meeting or follow on Twitter.







Dec 22, George's correlative microscopy image of multicellular magnetotactic bacteria was voted to be the cover image of The ISME Journal in 2022! Thanks to all ISME members for voting for this image!







Dec 10, New paper by Viola: Microbial community response to polysaccharide amendment in anoxic hydrothermal sediments of the Guaymas Basin published! PDF


Nov 29, Roland presents on Next Generation Physiology approaches in seminar at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany



Oct 21, George gives short talk on correlative microscopy​ at the New Lineages of Life symposium, hosted by the Joint Genome Institute   Watch it here



​Sep 23, Anthony gives short talk on Culexarchaeales​ at the New Lineages of Life symposium, hosted by the Joint Genome Institute   Watch it here



Sep 16, George presents his research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA



​Sep 1, Hatzenpichler lab and collaborators receive "Most Impactful Science" Poster award at the Joint Genome Institute User Meeting for our poster entitled "Methanogenic archaea and aerobic methane-synthesizing bacteria from diverse Yellowstone habitats"