Lab News

Two papers published by Sebastián

Two papers about genome-scale reconstruction and analysis were published by Sebastián Mendoza in March 20th and May 23th. These articles are entitled “Mapping the Physiological Response of Oenococcus oeni to Ethanol Stress Using an Extended Genome-Scale Metabolic Model” and “Traceability, reproducibility and wiki-exploration for “à-la-carte” reconstructions of genome-scale metabolic models“, respectively. Both papers were submitted while Sebastián

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Lab retreat 2018

In the beginning of May we had our yearly lab retreat. This year it was in Blesdijke, all the way up north of the Netherlands, in Friesland. We enjoyed three days of inspiring scientific discussions, great food, swimming in our own pool, live music and exciting games.

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Daan de Groot made it 5th at the 2018 EC Duathlon — Talking about resource allocation!

For those of you who do not know Daan. He is a PhD student in our lab, working on a mathematical theory about optimal metabolism for microbial growth-rate maximisation and its experimental testing. One of the principles underlying his theory is optimal allocation of limited resources for the synthesis of metabolic enzymes. What turns out

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Lab day out in Arnhem

A few weeks ago we had our lab day out and went to Arnhem. We started at Bas’ house for a delicious lunch and enjoyed the beautiful weather in his garden. Then we walked, biked, bussed or drove to the Openluchtmuseum where we spent the afternoon sunbathing, on a tour through the museum, archery and

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Two new papers are out

Recently two new papers were published:   Low affinity uniporter carrier proteins can increase net substrate uptake rate by reducing efflux by Evert Bosdriesz, Meike T Wortel, Jurgen R Haanstra, Marijke J Wagner, Pilar Torre Cortés and Bas Teusink Metabolite Depletion Affects Flux Profiling of Cell Lines by Avlant Nilsson, Jurgen R.  Haanstra, Bas Teusink

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Two papers published by Lucas

Lucas Patty has yet, after his recent publication in the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (dec 2017), published another paper! The new paper is entitled “Imaging linear and circular polarisation features in leaves with complete Mueller matrix polarimetry”. Previously they showed that the photosynthetic apparatus in leaves induces circularisation ofunpolarised light due to

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Niclas Nordholt got his PhD

Niclas defended his PhD thesis, titled “Balance on many scales: Growth and gene expression in Bacillus subtilis” on January the 18th 2018. James Locke, Frank Schreiber, Rutger Hermsen, Sander Tans, Leendert Hamoen and Bas Teusink were in the thesis committee. A big thanks to the committee for their efforts, and congrats to you Dr. Niclas!

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Rosanne Hertzberger and Bas Teusink in a podcast on Nick Lane’s ‘The vital question’

Rosanne interviewed Bas Teusink for a  podcast to further explain the concepts discussed in the book ‘The vital question’ by Nick Lane. You can listen to the podcast here

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Bas on national TV: ‘de 5 smaken van Joël’

Bas Teusink featured in the first episode of ‘de 5 smaken van Joël’. In this series Joël Broekaert investigates the 5 basic tastes and this episode had the theme ‘sweet‘. Bas explains why people are so fond of sweet food. The episode first aired on Jan 2, 2018 and can be seen here (in Dutch,

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Bas and Jurgen have joined the management team of AIMMS

Since January 1, 2018 Bas has become the director of the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems (AIMMS) and Jurgen has become the managing director. Jurgen has now also become a staff member of the Systems Bioinformatics group. More info on AIMMS can be found here  

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