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Kirsten Jung

LMU München, Germany

I am coordinator of the graduate school “Molecular Principles of Synthetic Biology”, and I am fascinated by elucidating the design principles of life. My group is interested in bacterial stress response and translational regulation. We are investigating various receptors and transporters embedded in proteoliposomes. We are studying translational control by incorporating unnatural amino acids into elongation factor P, a conserved protein of all kingdoms. These studies are complemented by the discovery of new posttranslation modification pathways (e.g. rhamnosylation). Last but not least, we are working with outer membrane vesicles as signaling vehicles and VBNC state cells (viable but nonculturable cells).

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