Quantitative analysis of catabolic carbon and electron fluxes in E. coli: impact of TCRS on the efficiency of energy conservation and physiology
Created: 17th Sep 2009 at 13:04
Last updated: 14th Jan 2013 at 17:44
I'm interested in the application and development of methods of systems theory in biology (systems biology). In particulary I work on the following topics:
Thermodynamic constraints on biochemical network; Model reduction; Modeling and Analysis of metabolic regulation.
PhD student as research associate at the Institute for System Dynamics (ISYS), Universität Stuttgart, Germany. Engineering background→modelling, identification and analyses. Detailed kinetic modelling, identification and analysis of the TCA cycle (tricarboxylic acid cycle, citric acid cycle) and the ETC (electron transport chains, respiratory chains) of Escherichia coli. One of the SysMO-DB pals for SUMO.
"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
Changing the oxygen availability leads to an adaptation of Escherichia coli at different biological levels. After pertubation of oxygen in chemostat experiments the microorganism(s) will come back to another steady state. This investigation deals with these stationary responses of Escherichia coli within the aerobiosis scale. The change for different biological variables, in different areas of the organism like the electron transport chain, the TCA cycle or globally is investigated by wildtype
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Studies: Basic regulatory principles of Escherichia coli’s electron transport cha..., Determination of the impact of specific enzyme reactions and regulatory ..., Quantitative analysis of catabolic carbon and electron fluxes in E. coli..., The Escherichia coli steady state response to oxygen: from molecular int...
Assays: Analysis of by-product formation rates in MG1655, Analysis of gene expression rates at different aerobiosis levels via RT-PCR, ArcA phosphorylation at different aerobiosis levels (steady states), Characterization of E. coli MG1655 and ∆sdhC and ∆frdA isogenic mutant s..., Determination of intracellular metabolite concentrations, Determination of intracellular redox state by means of NAD/NADH ratio, Determination of intracellular redox state by means of ubiquinones (oxd/..., FNR activity at different aerobiosis levels (steady state), Kinetic modelling of Escherichia coli's electron transport chain, Kinetic modelling of Escherichia coli's electron transport chain coupled..., Literature Data from Alexeeva et al., J. Bacteriol., 2000, 2002, 2003, Measurement of cytochrome numbers, Physiological measurements from Sheffield chemostat, Steady State Oxygen Response of E. coli WT and two Electron Transport Ch..., Transcriptional profiling of steady states at different aerobiosis levels