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On January 11th Johan van Heerden defended his PhD entitled: “Dynamic regulation of yeast glycolysis through trehalose cycling: a probabilistic view of metabolic transitions”, of which Bas was the promoter. The committee comprised of prof Stefan Hohmann, prof Hans Westerhoff, prof Barbara Bakker, prof Frank Bruggeman and Dr Aljoscha Wahl. Previous group members, Jan Berkhout and Filipe Santos were the
On December 17th Timo Maarleveld defended his PhD entitled: “Fluxes and Fluctuations in Biochemical Models”. The committee comprised of prof Klaas Hellingwerf, prof Vitor Martins dos Santos, prof Pieter-Rein Tenwolde, prof Jaap Heringa and prof David Fell. Bas and Frank were promoter, Brett was co-promoter, his first time!
We have been hard at work developing an automated segmentation and tracking tool to analyse microscopic time-lapse movies of growing bacteria. After a few minor adjustments and additions we can now also segment and track fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) growing on an agarose pad. Our algorithm is now in its final stages of development and testing, and