Expertise: Gram positive bacteria (Bacillus, Lactococcus, Streptococcus), competence, sporulation, germination, antimicrobial peptides, phenotypic heterogeneity, bistability, C- and N- metabolism, gene regulation, stress responses, pathogens, virulence factors, metal ion homeostasis, protein secretion
Group leader Molecular Genetics
Tools: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and protein analysis, Cell biology, Genetic analysis, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Model organisms, Proteomics (2D-PAGE), gene regulation, DNA technology RNA technology Protein analysis Fermentation Mutagenesis, molecular biological techniques (RNA/DNA techniques), protein interaction studies
Optimisation of Bacillus subtilis for the secretion of heterologous proteins Therapeutic proteins (including those required for experimental purposes and clinical trials) are major products of biomanufacturing processes and considerable time and expense are expended to maximise the yield and quality of proteins produced in heterologous hosts. The production host of choice is the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli for which many strains and expression systems have been developed. However, ...