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