Today the ERC announced this years' consolidator grant winners and our lab is one of them!
Read more about the opportunities here.
Our lab retreat to Budapest was a great succes! Friday was spent doing a SWOT analysis and coming up with a mission statement for the lab. There was also time to visit the beautiful city and try the local cuisine. We also happended to stumble into an amazing pub named Szimpla where the team became creative (see picture).
This week Vladimir and Jan-Willem went to visit Roi Avraham at the Weizmann Institute in Israel to learn all about preparing libraries for sequencing. We learned a lot, setup an exciting collaboration and will definitely come back to see more of the country.
Our preprint in BioRxiv combining experiments with modeling to understand competence regulation is now out in Nature Communications.
Congratulations to Stefany, Robin, Arnau, Morten! This has been a great collaboration with Sander van Doorn and Franjo Weissing at GELIFES.
For some background on the work, see the 'Behind the paper': Synchronizing bacterial sex.
ScienceLinx also did an interview with Sander: How does a bacterium make sense of the world?
Today Pascal Roth started his 'first step' Masters project (3 months) in our lab, testing different CRISPR systems, under the supervision of Dimitra. Good luck!
The Veening lab is interested in understanding fundamental processes in the pneumococcus with the long-term goal to come up with new strategies to prevent and treat pneumococcal infections.
We host BSc and MSc students for their lab rotations, are involved in various practical workshops and teach in several undergraduate courses.
Meet our former team members here.
We are always interested in motivated people. So contact us for possibilities to work in the lab!
How to find us, contact us and send stuff to us.
We are hiring!
Equipment and facilities available for the Veening lab.
Quorum sensing integrates environmental cues, cell density and cell history to control bacterial competence.
Nat Commun. 2017 Oct 11. 10.1038/s41467-017-00903-y
Interbacterial predation as a strategy for DNA acquisition in naturally competent bacteria.
Nat Rev Microbiol. 2017 Oct. 10.1038/nrmicro.2017.66
Chromosome segregation drives division site selection in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 18. 10.1073/pnas.1620608114