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    The Veening lab is interested in understanding fundamental processes in the pneumococcus, the main cause of community acquired pneumonia and meningitis in children and the elderly. Using a multidisciplinary approach, including quantitative single cell techniques, systems and synthetic biology, we address how pneumococci grow and divide and segregate their DNA prior to cell division. We are also interested in the role of phenotypic variation for pneumococcal virulence and antibiotic resistance development.

    Insights obtained from our research will lead to a better understanding of the biology of Streptococcus pneumoniae and might result in new treatment strategies for pneumococcal infections.


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    Five exciting papers of the last five years