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.
Tools: gel-based and gel-free proteomics, 2-D Gel Electrophoresis, bacterial chemostat culture, Mutant and Strain Construction, qRT-PCR, molecular biological techniques (RNA/DNA techniques, Chromatography
Professor in biotechnology at the Dept. Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science. I am heading "Laboratory of microbial gene technology and food microbiology" that consists of approximately 20 members (staff members, technicians,and students). During the last 20 years my research has been focused on lactica acid bacteria with a focus on bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria.These studies have included purification and chemical and genetic characterization of such peptides followed by biosynthesis
Roles: Project Coordinator
Expertise: genetic engineering, Streptomyces, Protein-DNA-interaction, Microarray experiments with prokaryotes, Molecular microbiology, bacterial gene regulation, regulation of gene expression, Transcriptomics, Microbiology
Tools: transcription analysis, analysis of functional genomics data, microbiology techniques, reporter gene analyses, Mutant and Strain Construction, site-directed and random mutagenesis, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA/Protein), Bioconductor Packages in R, Northern analyses), Chip-chip, PCR, Microarray analysis, Transcriptomics, Genetic modification, Microbiology