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.
I'm Post-Doc in the lab of Prof. Becher at the University of Greifswald. I'm working on the relative and absolute protein quantitation using gel-based and mass-spectrometric methods.
The main area of my expertise concerns protein sorting and secretion in Gram-positive bacteria, such as Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus.
The Gram-positive bacterium B. subtilis is well known for its high capacity to secrete proteins into the extracellular milieu, which has led to its exploitation as a "cell factory" for secreted proteins. Nevertheless, the secretion of heterologous proteins of pharmaceutical importance is frequently inefficient. This applied problem has been a major
I am pursuing my PhD at Prof. Volker's Lab in the Department of Functional Genomics, EMA Universitat Greifswald, Germany. I am working on the general stress responses mediated by SigB and the prediction of SigB regulon members using the Random forest algorithm.
Expertise: Bacillus subtilis, functional protein expression, bacterial metabolism, carbon metabolism, Bacterial Cell Biology, Protein-DNA-interaction, Microbiology/ Protein chemistry/ Molecular Biology, Cell physiology, regulation of gene expression, quantative biology
Tools: Microbiology, Biochemistry and protein analysis, Cell biology, Model organisms, Chromatography, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA/Protein), DNA, surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy, reporter gene analysis
Expertise: Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bacillus subtilis, translational control of gene expression, sporulation, phenotypic heterogeneity, bistability, gene regulation, stress responses, Signal transduction in Gram-negative bacteria; Synthetic Microbiology; Single cell gene expression; Regulatory networks; biochemistry; histidine ki..., regulation of gene expression, Systems Biology
Tools: Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genetic analysis, Genetic modification, Model organisms, Single Cell analysis, PCR, Fluorecence based reporter gene analyses/single cell analyses, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA), time lapse microscopy, Time-lapse fluorescence microscopy Flow cytometry
Expertise: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microarray analysis, Bacillus subtilis, phenotypic heterogeneity, gene regulation, stress responses, protein secretion, functional protein expression, microscopy, fluorescence protein fusions (transcriptional and translational), localisation studies
Tools: Genetic modification, Transcriptomics, Microarray analysis, Fluorecence based reporter gene analyses/single cell analyses, Site-directed mutagenesis, Fluorescence microscopy, Flow cytometry, Immunofluorescence, transposon mutagenesis, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA/Protein), DNA affinity chromatography, EMSA
PhD student. Analyzing CcpA affinity to cre boxes (catabolite responsive elements) and response of B. subtilis to membrane protein overproduction stress.
Expertise: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Mathematical modelling, Bacillus subtilis, Mathematical modelling of biosystems and bioprocesses, stress responses, Systems Biology, Nonlinear Dynamics, carbon metabolism, Signalling networks, Metabolic Networks
Tools: Computational and theoretical biology, ODE, Matlab, Mathematica, Fermentation, Chromatography, continuous cultivation, Enzyme assay, Computational Systems Biology, Deterministic models, Dynamic modelling, fed-batch cultivation
I am a biologist in the lab of Prof. Reuss at the University of Stuttgart and I am working in the field of biotechnology and mathematical modelling.
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
Tools: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and protein analysis, Genetic analysis, Genetic modification, Proteomics (2D-PAGE), mutant strain generation, Chemical cross-linking, SubtiWiki, SPINE, bacterial two-hybrid system
I started to work with B. subtilis during my diploma thesis in Marburg, analyzing the gene expression pattern during sporulation and their control by the four sporulation sigma factors. This work was continued during my PhD thesis in Greifswald. In collaboration with Prof. Bremer and Prof. Marahiel in Marburg we also studied additional adaptation processes of B. subtilis, like the adaptation to low temperatur and high osmolarity.
I am now working as a staff scientist in Prof. Völkers lab in
I am PhD student at Prof.Uwe Voelker lab in Department of Functional Genomics. My area of research is microbial functional genomics in particular analysing the whole transcriptome(by microarray and other molecular biolology methods) of B.subtilis under various stress conditions.
I use QconCAT strategy for absolute quantification of carbon metabolic enzymes via MRM(multiple reaction monitoring) by LC-MS/MS.
I also perofrm experiments for understanding of dynamics of SigmaB network for modelling.
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
Roles: Project Coordinator
The Veening lab is interested in phenotypic bi-stability in Streptococcus pneumoniae and its importance in virulence of this human pathogen.