The latest of our long-standing collaboration with the Rozen lab @UniLeidenNews @Morten3891 now out in @ISMEJournal on crosstalk in pneumocin QS signaling: https://rdcu.be/XaVd
It took a while to get this one out, first version preprinted @biorxivpreprint in November 2016 https://doi.org/10.1101/087247 Happy to now see it in press!
Jeudi 14 juin 2018, 17h15 Amphithéâtre du Biophore | UNIL-Sorge | Lausanne
> Prof. Nicolas Fasel Vice-Doyen de la Faculté de biologie et de médecine de l’UNIL
> Prof. Jan Roelof van der Meer Directeur du Département de microbiologie fondamentale
'De la bactérie inoffensive au redoutable pathogène: Approches de biologie synthétique pour décrypter l’infection à pneumocoques'
> Jan-Willem Veening Professeur ordinaire à la Faculté de biologie et de médecine de l’UNIL
L’entrée est libre. La manifestation sera suivie d’un apéritif.
Morten's team (with a small contribution by us) established a very robust CRISPRi system for Staphylococcus aureus and then using that to show that staph has not 1 but 2 CozE-like proteins. The work shows that CozE proteins mediate control of cell division in S. aureus and S. pneumoniae, likely via interactions with key cell division proteins such as EzrA.The work is now online at Molecular Microbiology (preprinted at BioRxiv first).
We are looking for 2 PhD students to strengthen our team. Apply before the 30th of June. We are looking for creative candidates that have an interest in technology, synthetic biology, genetics, bioinformatics, microscopy, infection biology. Read more about the positions and apply via the official UNIL page here. Feel free to contact Jan-Willem directly for questions.
We are very pleased to present Monica, who will work on several projects, as well as keep smooth sailing of the lab. Another salient detail is that with Monica, we currently have 15 nationalities, a new Veening lab record! 🇳🇱🇧🇪🇨🇴🇫🇷🇬🇷🇮🇳🇮🇩🇮🇹🇯🇵🇳🇿🇨🇭🇺🇸🇵🇹🇪🇸🇨🇳
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!
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Eavesdropping and crosstalk between secreted quorum sensing peptide signals that regulate bacteriocin production in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
ISME J. 2018 Jun 13. 10.1038/s41396-018-0178-x
CozEa and CozEb play overlapping and essential roles in controlling cell division in Staphylococcus aureus.
Mol Microbiol. 2018 Jun 8. 10.1111/mmi.13999
Editorial overview: Bacterial cell regulation: from genes to complex environments.
Curr Opin Microbiol. 2018 Apr. 10.1016/j.mib.2018.01.005
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