ESR4 – Sara Rombouts (INSERM)

Background: Chemistry, Biochemistry

Profile: Sara Rombouts received a bachelor and master’s degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the KU Leuven. After doing an internship in bio-informatic NGS-analysis (Institute of Tropical Medicine – Antwerp, Belgium) and a master thesis in Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy (Hofkens Lab, KU Leuven), her interests shifted more to the field of biophysics. Therefore, a PhD that combines microbiology, AFM and Fluorescence Microscopy is a perfect fit. Currently Sara is working as a Marie Curie pre-doctoral fellow on a shared project between Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet’s (Structure and Dynamics of Nucleoproteic and Membrane Assemblies) and Dr. Marcelo Nollmann’s group (Mechanisms of DNA segregation and Remodelling) at INSERM

ETN Topic: Combinatory state-of-the-art Atomic Force Microscopy and Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy for the study of a bacterial motility protein complex