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The Veening lab is interested in phenotypic bi-stability in Streptococcus pneumoniae and its importance in virulence of this human pathogen.
I am currently Professor of Systems Biology at the University of Manchester. My research interests focus on the development of innovative computational approaches for post-genomic systems biology, statistical methods for high-throughput biological experimentation and the dynamic modelling of cellular systems. This work is highly interdisciplinary and usually involves close collaboration with experimental biologists and clinicians. A recurrently theme is the study of complex cellular networks at
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Expertise: microscopy, fluorescence protein fusions (transcriptional and translational), localisation studies, protein secretion, functional protein expression, gene regulation, stress responses, phenotypic heterogeneity, Bacillus subtilis, Microarray analysis, Molecular Biology, Genetics
Tools: DNA affinity chromatography, EMSA, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA/Protein), transposon mutagenesis, Fluorescence microscopy, Flow cytometry, Immunofluorescence, Site-directed mutagenesis, Fluorecence based reporter gene analyses/single cell analyses, Microarray analysis, Transcriptomics, Genetic modification
PhD student. Analyzing CcpA affinity to cre boxes (catabolite responsive elements) and response of B. subtilis to membrane protein overproduction stress.
Modelling carbon core metabolism in Bacillus subtilis – Exploring the contribution of protein complexes in core carbon and nitrogen metabolism.
Bacillus subtilis is a prime model organism for systems biology approaches because it is one of the most advanced models for functional genomics. Furthermore, comprehensive information on cell and molecular biology, physiology and genetics is available and the European Bacillus community (BACELL) has a well-established reputation for applying
Global metabolic switching in Streptomyces coelicolor
Antibiotics are made during the second phase of growth when there is a transition in metabolism from primary to secondary metabolism. Primary metabolism is growth related and involves all the normal cellular activities associated with cell growth and division. Whereas secondary metabolism is non-growth linked and is non-essential but many important activities occur during this phase which help the bacterium survive.
Public web page: https://www.wsbc.warwick.ac.uk/groups/sysmopublic/
Organisms: Streptomyces coelicolor
The SilicoTryp project aims at the creation of a “Silicon Trypanosome”, a comprehensive, experiment-based, multi-scale mathematical model of trypanosome physiology.
Trypanosomes are blood-stream parasites transmitted by tsetse flies; they cause African sleeping sickness in humans and livestock. Currently available drugs have severe side effects, and the parasites are rapidly developing resistance.
In this project, we collect a wide range of new experimental data on the parasite in its various
Bistable switches are the key elements of the regulatory networks governing cell development, differentiation and life-strategy decisions. Transcriptional noise is a main determinant that causes switching between different states in bistable systems. By using the human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae as a model bacterium, we will investigate how transcriptional fidelity and processivity influence (noisy) gene expression and participate in bistability. To study this question, we will use both