I am interested in the coupling of global regulation and metabolism in E. coli. To analyze this I construct and analyze defined mutant strains. These strains are characterized in bioreactor experiments of different types (batch, conti, pulse ...) and measurements on the level of metabolites, mRNA, and protein are applied. For all projects there are cooperation partners that use the data in modeling approaches either from the MPI Magdeburg or from the SUMO consortium.
SysMO is a European transnational funding and research initiative on "Systems Biology of Microorganisms".
The goal pursued by SysMO was to record and describe the dynamic molecular processes going on in unicellular microorganisms in a comprehensive way and to present these processes in the form of computerized mathematical models.
Systems biology will raise biomedical and biotechnological research to a new quality level and contribute markedly to progress in understanding. Pooling European research
"Systems Understanding of Microbial Oxygen responses" (SUMO) investigates how Escherichia coli senses oxygen, or the associated changes in oxidation/reduction balance, via the Fnr and ArcA proteins, how these systems interact with other regulatory systems, and how the redox response of an E. coli population is generated from the responses of single cells. There are five sub-projects to determine system properties and behaviour and three sub-projects to employ different and complementary modelling