Upcoming events

​Jan 23-27, Roland @ CIFAR-GBMF workshop "Symbiotic Interactions in the Oceans" workshop, Kihei, HI

Nov 17, Small-Scale Community Science Program project "Cosmopolitan sediment-dwelling archaea hypothesized to be involved in anaerobic carbon cycling" is selected for funding by the Joint Genome Institute!


Nov 7, Sampling trip to Yellowstone National Park


Nov 1, Roland starts as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry @ MSU, Bozeman


Oct 18-19, Roland @ Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) workshop in Marina, CA

Sep 30, Roland gives seminar in Byker Auditorium, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, MSU 


Sep 12-16, Sampling trip to Yellowstone National Park's Lower Geyser Basin


​​Sep 8, Roland gives talk in Seminar series of the Center for Biofilm Engineering, MSU​

Aug 23, 15:30-17:30, Roland presents poster 042B @ ISME, Montreal


Aug 16, Hatzenpichler Lab opens at MSU


J​​​ul 27, Roland gives invited talk @ Gordon Research Conference Organic Geochemistry, Holderness, NH

Jun 28, New paper in PNAS
Hatzenpichler R et al. Visualizing in situ translational activity for identifying

and sorting slow-growing archaeal-bacterial consortia.

Download PDF

Press release by DOE JGI

News & Views in Nature Microbiol


​​​If you are a prospective grad student or postdoc interested in joining the lab, please contact Roland:
​roland.hatzenpichler (at) montana.edu​

Recent events

​​May 11-12, Roland gives seminar @ Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Canada


Jun 1-4, Roland @ ASM Microbe 2017, New Orleans, LA


Jun 4th, Roland co-convenes plenary session “Looking with new eyes: novel approaches to characterize interactions & functions of the microbiome" at ASM Microbe 2017. Speakers are Emily Balskus, David Berry, Jane Hill, and Laura Pace. 


​Jul 23-28, Roland gives invited talk @ GRC Archaea: Ecology, Metabolism, and Molecular Biology, Waterville Valley, NH


​Jul 30-Aug 4, Roland leads discussion on microbiology studies @ GRC Atmospheric Chemistry, Sunday River, ME

Roland Hatzenpichler, PhD                         

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Montana State University, Bozeman

contact: roland.hatzenpichler (at) montana.edu

Environmental Microbiology Lab

99% of microorganisms cannot be grown in the lab. We seek to understand what this "uncultured majority" is doing and how their activity shapes Earth's biogeochemical cycles.