I am interested in the coupling of global regulation and metabolism in E. coli. To analyze this I construct and analyze defined mutant strains. These strains are characterized in bioreactor experiments of different types (batch, conti, pulse ...) and measurements on the level of metabolites, mRNA, and protein are applied. For all projects there are cooperation partners that use the data in modeling approaches either from the MPI Magdeburg or from the SUMO consortium.
My research interests are in the physiology of bacteria subjected to stress. The focus of my recent research has been the structure and function of regulated transport systems and ion channels involved in cellular homeostasis. These transporters and channels respond to specific signals by a change in activity that either corrects the imposed stress or protects the cell during exposure to the stress. Our systems biology interests are in the interplay of different enzymes systems and transporters
We are very interested in applying a systems approach (i.e. model-based concepts and related computational tools) to problems from the biological domain. In particular, we are doing research in computational systems biology, targetting the following topics:
- Parameter estimation (inverse problems, model calibration) in biochemical pathways
- Optimal experimental design (optimal dynamic experiments) for Systems Biology
- Dynamic optimization (optimal control) of biosystems and bioprocesses
Martijn Bekker (1979) was born in Amstelveen (The Netherlands). He started his studies in biology in 1997 at the University of Amsterdam, and graduated in 2003 with specializations in molecular microbiology and in immunology. The internships during his undergraduate studies were carried out in the labs of Prof. dr. B. Oudega (VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Prof. dr. F. Heffron (OHSU, Portland, Oregon, USA).
He continued with his graduate studies in 2003 in the Laboratory for Molecular Microbial
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
I am a PhD student working the group of Zoya Ignatova. Cellular and extracellular changes like crowding and osmotic stress conditions play a major role in protein aggregation. A change in the cytoplasmic composition is the result of an interplay between high osmotic pressures outside the cell volume and the cellular response to it in terms of uptake of K+ and secondary organic osmolytes. My research focuses on elucidating the role of natural osmolytes (known also as chemical chaperones or compatible
I am an Associate Professor in Systems Biology and the University Medical Centre Groningen. My research aims at understanding how energy metabolism is integrated and regulated. My work includes experimental, modelling as well as theoretical research. Recently I studied how metabolic regulation and gene-expression regulation work together towards in integrated response, e.g. when parasites are confronted with chemical inhibitors. Much of my work has been about the regulation of glycolysis and its
With a background in the statistical mechanics of disordered systems, my research
focusses on the interface between statistical physics and molecular biology. At the centre is the relationship
between fluctuations and noise in biological systems, the corresponding statistical ensembles, and biological
function. This connection emerges at very different levels and timescales, from stochastic modeling of
gene expression to the population dynamics of regulatory DNA.
Since 1st of January 2015 I am Professor in synthetic biology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) institute of biotechnology. Before that I was research director in the non-profit research institution SINTEF. My major research activities are within microbial molecular biology, mainly combining metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and systems biology to develop microbial cell factories, and focusing both on the products and on the raw materials. The research includes
I am a Deputy Director of Vinogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia and the head of the laboratory in this Institute. I ams working in the field of diversity, ecology and metabolism of thermophilic prokaryotes. Together with colleagues we've described many new taxa of thermophilic prokaryotes including those of high level (families, orders, levels). I m especially interested in isolation and description of thermophilic prokaryotes with unusual types of
Projects: Regeneration and Repair in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure (LiSyM-ACLF - Pillar III), Early Metabolic Injury (LiSyM-EMI - Pillar I), Chronic Liver Disease Progression (LiSyM-DP - Pillar II), The Hedgehog Signalling Pathway (LiSyM-JGMMS), Liver Function Diagnostics (LiSyM-LiFuDi - Pillar IV), Multi-Scale Models for Personalized Liver Function Tests (LiSyM-MM-PLF), Model Guided Pharmacotherapy In Chronic Liver Disease (LiSyM-MGP), Molecular Steatosis - Imaging & Modeling (LiSyM-MSIM), LiSyM Core Infrastructure and Management (LiSyM-PD)
Institutions: University of Freiburg
POSITION: Professor of Cardiovascular Research at University of Gothenburg, chair of Dept of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, and part-time physician at Clinical Chemistry, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
RESEARCH: My main long-term interest has been to understand the underlying mechanisms that lead to, and consequences of, lipid accumulation in the liver, arterial wall and heart, with the goal of translating this knowledge into