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: Chromatography, molecular biological techniques (RNA/DNA techniques, qRT-PCR, bacterial chemostat culture, Mutant and Strain Construction, 2-D Gel Electrophoresis, gel-based and gel-free proteomics
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: Microbiology, Transcriptomics, regulation of gene expression, bacterial gene regulation, Molecular microbiology, Microarray experiments with prokaryotes, Protein-DNA-interaction, Streptomyces, genetic engineering
Tools: Microbiology, Genetic modification, Transcriptomics, PCR, Microarray analysis, Chip-chip, Northern analyses), Bioconductor Packages in R, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA/Protein), Mutant and Strain Construction, site-directed and random mutagenesis, reporter gene analyses, microbiology techniques, analysis of functional genomics data, transcription analysis