Past seminars since 2016

Host: Prof. Dr. Victor Sourjik

Division of labour and disease dynamics in clonal ant societies

Microbiology Seminar Series

Microbial Symbioses and the Evolution of Novel Organelles

Microbiology Seminar Series

"Structure of bacterial secretion systems by cryo-EM"

Special seminar

Mechanosensing in cell membranes

Special seminar

Microbial mediation of folivory

Special seminar

Cryo-EM gets sweet: Molecular insight into glycosylation

Special seminar

Toward artificial cells: Engineering synthetic membranes, organelles, gene circuits and communication

Special seminar

High-throughput interaction profiling in bacteria

Microbiology Seminar Series

Viruses of Archaea: what we can learn from them

Special seminar

Symbioses as sources of evolutionary innovation in insects

Special seminar

Cell-wall remodelling drives engulfment during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis

Microbiology Seminar Series

Chemotaxis towards autoinducer 2 mediates intra- and interspecies behaviors of Escherichia coli

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Stabilizing engineered microbial populations - about the benefit of being dynamic

Special seminar

Robust Population control in Synthetic Communities

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Tool engineering for synthetic microbial consortia for metabolic engineering

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Towards biomimetic cell division: In vitro reconstitution of segregation

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Cell-states-dependent changes in cellular K+ determines protein activity in Escherichia coli

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Bacterial chemotaxis towards compounds in the gut

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Diversification of gene expression in Escherichia coli biofilms

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Effect of the environmental temperature on gene expression and motility system of E. coli¤

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Noise control in signaling pathways

Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Bacterial chemoreceptors: diversity and conservation

Special seminar

Deconstructing cell-size control into physiological modules in E. coli

Special seminar

Bacterial chemoreceptors: diversity and conservation

Special seminar

Synchronization of synthetic gene oscillators

Skin Microbial Endocrinology: When host neurohormones control bacterial homeostasis

The physical ecology of (marine) microbes

Light controlled self-assembly

Special seminar

Mechanistic and evolutionary aspects of gene expression noise in yeast

From ancient lipids to synthetic life

The function of the cell membrane as a barrier and a matrix for biochemical activity relies on the properties imparted by lipids. In eukaryotes, sterols are crucial for modulating the molecular order of membranes. Sterol ordering provides the basis for membrane lateral segregation and promotes a fluid, mechanically robust plasma membrane. How do organisms that lack sterols determine membrane order? Hopanoids are ancient bacterial membrane lipids that have been proposed as putative sterol surrogates. We now explore the role of hopanoids, their effect on membranes in Methylobacterium extorquens and reflect on the path to building functional synthetic membranes. [more]

Modeling chemotactic pattern formation in E. coli bacteria

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