Projects: Systems toxicology of Atlantic cod
Institutions: University of Bergenorcid.org/0000-0002-2484-9047
I am an emeritus professor in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam (retired 2010).
My research focussed on the human chromatin in its natural environment, i.e. the nucleus of cultured living human cells.
Aspects, such as the dynamic folding of the chromatin fiber inside the nucleus and local chemical modification of histones and DNA at genetic loci, are the physical and chemical basis for epigenetic regulation of gene expression. In my group we worked parallel on human
Expertise: protein secretion, C- and N- metabolism, gene regulation, stress responses, pathogens, virulence factors, metal ion homeostasis, Gram positive bacteria (Bacillus, Lactococcus, Streptococcus), competence, sporulation, germination, antimicrobial peptides, phenotypic heterogeneity, bistability
Group leader Molecular Genetics
Expertise: sensitivity analysis, Systems Biology, stress responses, Deterministic modelling of gene regulation networks, dynamics and control of biological networks, parameter estimation, Bacillus subtilis, Mathematical modelling
Modelling of the general stress response activation cascade of sigB in B. subtilis in response to starvation.
Head of the group of Molecular Enzyme Technology and Biochemistry (Faculty of Chemistry) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. My research interest is the central carbohydrate metabolism of (hyper)thermophilic Archaea and its regulation, with a special focuss on stress response. The aim is to gain a systems level understanding by the combination of modern highthrouput analyses with classical biochemistry and molecular biology.
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
Roles: Project Coordinator
The Veening lab is interested in phenotypic bi-stability in Streptococcus pneumoniae and its importance in virulence of this human pathogen.