Ph.D. in Biotechnology
Research associate at Department of Biotechnology and Systems Biology, National Institute of Biology
I am a research scientist in the Microbiology group at BASF. My expertise is the microbial production of secondary metabolites. I have more than 5 years of experience in engineering Actinomycetes and Pseudomonas strains with a strong focus on biosynthetic cluster expression.
I'm currently a PhD student in Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology in Wageningen University & Research. My project involves using genome scale metabolic modelling to understand and improve chemical production capacities of microorganism.
Work in my laboratory is focussed on microbial physiology - the study of how bacteria and other microorganisms work. Although rooted in the tradition of bacterial growth and intermediary metabolism, microbial physiology now embraces molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and indeed any discipline that can shed light on bacterial function. Much of our experimental work is conducted with Escherichia coli, the pre-eminent ‘model’ organism with unrivalled ease of genetic and physiological
Bert Poolman is professor in biochemistry and program director of the Centre for Synthetic Biology. His research focuses on the elucidation of the mechanisms by which signals are transduced and small molecules are translocated across cellular membranes. Cells are reengineered for the production of correctly folded membrane proteins, and methods are developed to reconstitute complex molecular assemblies in synthetic membranes and to analyze their functional and structural properties. The in vitro
Dr. Noelia Pérez-Rodríguez holds a PhD in Agro-Food Science and Technology and has over 6 years of expertise in the areas of Biomass Conversion and Bioprocess Technology with focus on the development of biorefinery strategies for total and sustainable conversion of biomass (lignocellulosic materials) into biobased products.
Dr. Pérez-Rodríguez’s research interests include: i) biomass pretreatment and hydrolysis using chemical, physico-chemical or biological methods; ii) biomass conversion by