Bas van der Zaan
expert water & health
+31(0)883357179 or +31 (0)email@example.com LinkedIn profile
Dr. Bas van der Zaan is an expert in the field of environmental microbiology and is co-responsible for the program of Water & Health within Deltares. He focusses on microbial quality of surface- and groundwater in the perspective of human health and toxic chemical compounds.
Bas is an expert on DNA-based monitoring of micro-organisms in the environment, including antibiotic resistance, toxic cyanobacteria, biodegradation of organic compounds, and pathogens on microplastics, and he initiates projects on innovative monitoring tools.
|2008 - present||Deltares||Advisor/Researcher Environmental Quality|
|2004-2008||Wageningen University||PhD-student (thesis: Monitoring biodegradation capacity of organic pollutants in the environment)|
|2003-2004||TNO||Junior Researcher on Environmental Biotechnology|
Anaerobic benzene degradation under denitrifying conditions: Peptococcaceae as dominant benzene degraders and evidence for a syntrophic process, Environmental Microbiology, Vol, 14 (5), p. 1171-1181
van der Zaan, B.M., Rijnaarts, H.H.M., de Vos, W.M., Smidt, H., Gerritse, J., 2010, Stability of functional diversity of microbial communities in river sediment mesocosms exposed to different anthropogenic disturbances. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Vol. 74, p. 72-82
van der Zaan, B.M. Hannes, F., Hoekstra, N., Rijnaarts, H.H.M., de Vos, W.M., Smidt, H., Gerritse, J., 2010, Correlation of Dehalococcoides spp. 16S rRNA and chloroethene reductive dehalogenase genes to different geochemical conditions in chloroethene-contaminated groundwater, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 76 (3), p. 843-850
van der Zaan, B.M., de Weert, J.P.A., de Vos, W.M., Rijnaarts, H.H.M., Smidt, H, Gerritse, J., 2009, Degradation of 1,2-dichloroethane by microbial communities from sediments at various redox conditions. Water Research, 43, 3207-3216