Expertise: carbon catabolite regulation in Gram positive bacteria, interaction analyses of transcriptional regulators, analysis and preparation of diagnostic markers for Helicobacter pylori infections Yersiniosis and collagenoses
I studied chemistry in Erlangen and started research on carbon catabolite regulation in Bacillus megaterium in my diploma thesis. During my PhD thesis I was concerned with quantitative analyses of protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions of CcpA, in vivo- and in vitro-characterization of point mutants of CcpA and coeffectors and I contributed to the structural analysis of different CcpA complexes. During a postdoctoral appointment I focused on interaction analyses of PrfA, a regulator of
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
I am a postdoc in the lab of Rick Lewis working on the biophysical characterization of protein-protein complexes involved in central carbon metabolism.