Tools: Chemical cross-linking, Site-directed mutagenesis, Membrane protein biochemistry, Biochemistry of substrate transport. molecular biological techniques (RNA/DNA techniques analyses of transport across cell membranes heterologous e..., Molecular Biology, Microbiology
I am a biologist by training. My research career is focussed on the structure-function relationships of membrane transport systems in Escherichia coli. I am interested in understanding the mechanism of ion and solute transport across the membrane and how this influences bacterial cell survival. My work mainly focusses on the ligand-gated potassium efflux systems which are crucial for cell survival during electrophile exposure and the mechanosensitive channels involved in hypoosmotic stress
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.