Rita Tamayo and myself edited a special issue in Current Opinion in Microbiology on 'Cell regulation'. The issue turned out really great with an amazing set of reviews, see here. Our editorial overview on this issue can be read here.
Jasper from Groningen (NL) will be doing a MSc project with Renske and Guillaume will be working with Jun to finish his masters at Louvain (BEL). Good luck!
The lab enjoyed 2 days in the snow, together with the team of Stephan Gruber, in the amazing Les Diablerets, just a 1h drive from Lausanne. Besides skiing, sledging and snowshoeing there were of course many stimulating scientific discussions!
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).
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