Institutions: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerchehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3399-7973
Projects: Systems toxicology of Atlantic cod
Institutions: University of Bergenhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2484-9047
I am an emeritus professor in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam (retired 2010).
My research focussed on the human chromatin in its natural environment, i.e. the nucleus of cultured living human cells.
Aspects, such as the dynamic folding of the chromatin fiber inside the nucleus and local chemical modification of histones and DNA at genetic loci, are the physical and chemical basis for epigenetic regulation of gene expression. In my group we worked parallel on human
Head of the group of Molecular Enzyme Technology and Biochemistry (Faculty of Chemistry) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. My research interest is on archaeal physiology with a special focuss on the central carbohydrate metabolism of (hyper)thermophilic Archaea and its regulation. The aim is to gain a systems level understanding by the combination of modern highthrouput analyses with classical biochemistry and molecular biology.
Archaea possess many novel enzymes and pathways and our aim is
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
Martijn Bekker (1979) was born in Amstelveen (The Netherlands). He started his studies in biology in 1997 at the University of Amsterdam, and graduated in 2003 with specializations in molecular microbiology and in immunology. The internships during his undergraduate studies were carried out in the labs of Prof. dr. B. Oudega (VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Prof. dr. F. Heffron (OHSU, Portland, Oregon, USA).
He continued with his graduate studies in 2003 in the Laboratory for Molecular Microbial
Expertise: Mathematical modelling, Bacillus subtilis, Deterministic modelling of gene regulation networks, stress responses, Systems Biology, sensitivity analysis, Dynamics and Control of Biological Networks, Parameter estimation
Modelling of the general stress response activation cascade of sigB in B. subtilis in response to starvation.
Roles: Project Coordinator
The Veening lab is interested in phenotypic bi-stability in Streptococcus pneumoniae and its importance in virulence of this human pathogen.