Mijakovic Lab

Ivan Mijakovic

Department of Biology and Biological Engineering,
Chalmers University of Technology,
Kemivägen 10, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

Phone:+46 (0)70 982 8446
Fax: +46(0)31 772 3801
E-mail: Ivan.Mijakovic [at] chalmers.se
Office: Room 3056A



Current research

  • Protein phosphorylation
We are interested in signaling and regulation in bacterial cells, focusing in particular on regulatory phenomena based on protein phosphorylation. Most of our research activities are carried out on Bacillus subtilis, a model organism for Firmicutes. B. subtilis is a wonderful model for studying complex signaling circuits in developmental phenomena, since it displays a wide array of “survival” strategies: motility, versatile degradative functions, production of bacteriocins, natural competence, biofilm formation, cannibalism and spore development. Our laboratory specializes in bacterial protein-tyrosine kinases (BY-kinases), serine/threonine kinases of the Hanks-family, phosphoproteomics other “omics” approaches aiming at global studies of the phosphorylation-based regulatory networks in both model and pathogenic bacteria. We are also interested in the evolution of protein kinases and their relationship with substrates.
  • Graphene-based bio-applications
In collaboration with the Chalmers Graphene Centre, we are developing advanced graphene-based antibacterial coatings and graphene-based bio-sensors.
  • Metabolic engineering
We are implementing a wide array of metabolic engineering tools in order to optimize B. subtilis as a cell factory for the production of platform chemicals, industrially relevant enzymes and nanoparticles.

Please note that our group does not admit internships/student projects shorter than one semester (5-6 months). Master projects carried out in our laboratory are not remunerated, so international students have to secure their own scholarships before applying.

Current members of the Mijakovic Lab:  
Lei Shi
Abderahmane Derouiche
Santosh Pandit
Hee Jin Hwang
Raghu Mokkapati
Shadi Rahimi
Li Xu
Visiting researcher
Current Members of the Mijakovic lab at DTU Biosustain:  
Carsten Jers
Abida Sultan
Priyanka Singh
Vaishnavi Ravikumar
Abhroop Garg
Ivan Andreas Stancik
Anja Tusar
PhD student
Master student
Mijakovic lab at DTU Biosustain    
Previous members:      

Research Associates/Assistant Professors:
Sandrine Poncet
Yves Pagot
Tao Chen

Postdoctoral fellows:
Fen Yang
Valentina Cantatore
Aida Kalantari

PhD students:

Mette Erichsen Hansen
Carsten Jers
Boumediene Soufi
Sujata Vijay Sohoni
Ahasanul Kobir
Abderrahman Deroiuche
Charlotte Cousin
Aida Kalantari

Violeta Djekic
Mohammad Abdellatif

Master students:
Catarina Silva
Carsten Jers
Boumediene Soufi
Elsebeth Oline Sondergaard
Malene Mejer Hansen
Marcin Krzystanek
Katarzyna Warzyzinska
Christina Johnsson
Dafni Paspaliari
Romilda Wangari
Ahasanul Kobir
Ana Boskovic
Lorena Kolar Znika
Paula Dobrinic
Kristina Kovac
Ivan Andreas Stancik
Sanja Tunjic
Alessandra Merlo


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Jens Nielsen received the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation (and on CfB website)

Jens Nielsen received the Gold Medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Jens Nielsen received the ENI Award 2017 (on CfB website and Twitter)

Jens Nielsen’s presentation at the Molecular Frontiers Symposium in Stockholm available on YouTube

Jens Nielsen's research covered in GP (Göteborgs-Posten)

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