Post-doctoral research associate working in Sheffield in the SUMO consortium.
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
Expertise: regulation of gene expression, quantative biology, Cell physiology, Protein-DNA-interaction, Microbiology/ Protein chemistry/ Molecular Biology, Bacterial Cell Biology, carbon metabolism, bacterial metabolism, functional protein expression, Bacillus subtilis
Tools: reporter gene analysis, surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy, DNA, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA/Protein), Chromatography, Model organisms, Cell biology, Biochemistry and protein analysis, Microbiology
Expertise: carbon catabolite regulation in Gram positive bacteria, Bacterial Cell Biology, microscopy, protein-protein interactions, functional protein expression, Bacillus subtilis, Molecular Biology
Tools: interaction analysis techniques especially SPR measurements, Cell culture, Western blot analyses, Immunofluorescence, 2-D Gel Electrphoresis, Dynamic modelling, quantitative western blot analysis, Fluorescence and confocal microscopy, Protein chemical methods (protein overproduction, Chromatography
Roles: Project Coordinator
The Veening lab is interested in phenotypic bi-stability in Streptococcus pneumoniae and its importance in virulence of this human pathogen.