PostDoc at Wageningen University, Laboratory of Microbiology
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: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Bacillus subtilis, regulation of gene expression, carbon metabolism, Clostridium, carbon catabolite regulation in Gram positive bacteria, mRNA, overflow metabolism in Bacillus
Tools: Genetic modification, cultivation, northern blot analysis, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA), Optimal experimental design, absolute quantification, qRT-PCR, reporter gene analyses, Western blot analyses, microbiology techniques
Expertise: Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Anaerobic Microbiology, Clostridial Genetics, Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, bacterial metabolism, carbon metabolism, Clostridium
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.