Victor Sourjik

Loewe Center for Synthetic Microbiology

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Bacterial Chemotaxis – Principles and Application

2 p.m. Wednesday 30th September 2015

GLT2, School of Life Sciences

Bacterial chemotaxis is one of the most thoroughly studied signaling systems in biology. We are interested in understanding the properties of Escherichia coli chemotaxis as an example of evolutionary optimized system, which has been selected for such properties as high sensitivity, signal integration, rapid response and robustness. We are further making use of the plasticity of the chemotaxis system to design sensitive and versatile biosensors that can detect a wide range of chemical compounds.

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