I'm currently a PhD student in Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology in Wageningen University & Research. My project involves using genome scale metabolic modelling to understand and improve chemical production capacities of microorganism.
Team leader "Quantitative Microbial Phenotyping"
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-1: Biotechnology
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich, Germany
A molecular microbiologist with a passion for Clostridia! Interested in the development of more effective countermeasures (diagnosis, prevention & treatment) against pathogens, specifically Clostridium difficile and Clostridium botulinum as well as the exploitation of the medical and industrial properties of beneficial strains, specifically in cancer therapy and biofuel production
I'm an 'experimentalist' (molecular microbiologist) Postdoc working on regulation and peptide signaling in Clostridium acetobutylicum.
I'm also a SysMO-DB PAL (Product Application Liason) for COSMIC, working on data management including standards and integration with SysMO SEEK.
Expertise: Clostridium, carbon metabolism, bacterial metabolism, Anaerobic Microbiology, Clostridial Genetics, Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology
I'm an experimentalist 'Pre-doc' (I still have to finish my PhD thesis) and my work on the COSMIC project will focus on setting up a metabolomic analysis method for Clostridium acetobutylicum.
In the past I have worked on metabolic engineering of the same organism by disrupting genes to asses their impact on acid and solvent formation.
I'm looking forward to joining the COSMIC web-community. It hopefully will all us to stay in touch and update each other on advances in the (computer)lab.