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    Launching PneumoBrowse and PneumoExpress!

    March 22 2018

    Today we proudly launch 2 new databases that will tremendously aid researchers working on Streptococcus pneumoniae.

    The first database is PneumoBrowse, which allows browsing through the now extremely well annotated D39V genome. The second database is PneumoExpress, which provides detailed gene expression profiles of all genes under 22 infection-relevant conditions.

    We anticipate that these resources will aid in functional analysis of the pneumococcal genome, future genome annotation projects, and the acceleration of identifying new vaccine candidates and targets for novel antibiotics.

    Our preprint on how certain antibiotics induce competence (new mechanism!) now online

    March 20 2018

    Discovery of a mechanism by which certain antibiotics, such as aztreonam, can induce competence and HGT in S.pneumoniae. It also shows the versatility of the competence quorum sensing system to integrate different signals. Great job by Arnau and Jelle.

    Pre-print here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/03/19/284125

    Editorial with Rita Tamayo out

    February 13 2018

    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.

    Welcome to Jasper and Guillaume!

    February 05 2018

    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!

    Snow retreat Les Diablerets

    January 31 2018

    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!

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    Research

    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.

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    Teaching

    We host BSc and MSc students for their lab rotations, are involved in various practical workshops and teach in several undergraduate courses.

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    • You can find links to most of our data here, our collaborators, as well as our Addgene and BGSC pages. Also, see some useful pages for things to do around Lausanne.
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    Jan-Willem Veening

    Group leader

    Rieza Aprianto

    PhD candidate

    Afonso Bravo

    PhD candidate

    Guillaume Cerckel

    Master Student

    Julien Denereaz

    MSc student

    Arnau Domenech

    Post-doc

    Clement Gallay

    PhD candidate

    Paddy Gibson

    PhD candidate

    Lance Keller

    Post-doc

    Jun Kurushima

    Post-doc

    Xue Liu

    Post-doc

    Renske van Raaphorst

    PhD candidate

    Anne-Stéphanie Rueff

    Post-doc

    Stefano Sanselicio

    Post-doc

    Jelle Slager

    PhD candidate

    Jasper Stinenbosch

    Master Student

    Dimitra Synefiaridou

    PhD candidate

    Vishwachi Tripathi

    MSc student

    Alice Wallef

    MSc student
    Jan-Willem Veening
    Group leader
    Rieza Aprianto
    PhD candidate
    Afonso Bravo
    PhD candidate
    Guillaume Cerckel
    Master Student
    Julien Denereaz
    MSc student
    Arnau Domenech
    Post-doc
    Clement Gallay
    PhD candidate
    Paddy Gibson
    PhD candidate
    Lance Keller
    Post-doc
    Jun Kurushima
    Post-doc
    Xue Liu
    Post-doc
    Renske van Raaphorst
    PhD candidate
    Anne-Stéphanie Rueff
    Post-doc
    Stefano Sanselicio
    Post-doc
    Jelle Slager
    PhD candidate
    Jasper Stinenbosch
    Master Student
    Dimitra Synefiaridou
    PhD candidate
    Vishwachi Tripathi
    MSc student
    Alice Wallef
    MSc student

    Latest publications

    Editorial overview: Bacterial cell regulation: from genes to complex environments.

    Veening JW, Tamayo R.

    Curr Opin Microbiol. 2018 Feb 13. 10.1016/j.mib.2018.01.005

    Quorum sensing integrates environmental cues, cell density and cell history to control bacterial competence.

    Moreno-Gámez S, Sorg RA, Domenech A, Kjos M, Weissing FJ, van Doorn GS, Veening JW.

    Nat Commun. 2017 Oct 11. 10.1038/s41467-017-00903-y

    Interbacterial predation as a strategy for DNA acquisition in naturally competent bacteria.

    Veening JW, Blokesch M.

    Nat Rev Microbiol. 2017 Jul 24. 10.1038/nrmicro.2017.89

    Interbacterial predation as a strategy for DNA acquisition in naturally competent bacteria.

    Veening JW, Blokesch M.

    Nat Rev Microbiol. 2017 Oct. 10.1038/nrmicro.2017.66