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Junior research group Bacterial MetabolomicsNachwuchsgruppe Bakterielle Metabolomik

Junior research group Bacterial Metabolomics

Group leader Meina Neumann-Schaal © DSMZ

Research focus

  • Metabolism of bacteria and archaea

The bacterial and archaeal metabolism is directly connected to the interaction of the organism with its environment. The prediction of cellular processes on genomic level is still limited today by the insufficient understanding of regulatory mechanisms and gene functions. Our aim is to understand and to influence the metabolism of bacteria and archaea by analyzing their metabolome under defined conditions. We address several model organisms relevant in biotechnology, health care or specific environmental conditions.

  • Development and adaptation of novel methods

In the fast progressing world of bioinformatics and analytics, we are always improving available analytical methods and implement new methods for new questions. Low molecular weight compounds are in the major focus of our analyses. For all kinds of analysis, we are collaborating with scientist in the DSMZ and beyond.