A molecular microbiologist with a passion for Clostridia! Interested in the development of more effective countermeasures (diagnosis, prevention & treatment) against pathogens, specifically Clostridium difficile and Clostridium botulinum as well as the exploitation of the medical and industrial properties of beneficial strains, specifically in cancer therapy and biofuel production
I have a permanent position at the department of microbiology at the TU-München. As a microbiologist I am interested in the regulation of central metabolism in prokaryotic organisms with different types of energy metabolism such as Clostridia, Bacilli and acetic acid bacteria. Furthermore I worked as a software developer for several years in a bioinformatics company and I am very interested in bioinformatics and handling of large amounts of data.
Expertise: Clostridium, carbon metabolism, bacterial metabolism, Metabolic Engineering, Anaerobic Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Clostridial Genetics, Systems Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology
I'm an experimentalist 'Pre-doc' (I still have to finish my PhD thesis) and my work on the COSMIC project will focus on setting up a metabolomic analysis method for Clostridium acetobutylicum.
In the past I have worked on metabolic engineering of the same organism by disrupting genes to asses their impact on acid and solvent formation.
I'm looking forward to joining the COSMIC web-community. It hopefully will all us to stay in touch and update each other on advances in the (computer)lab.