Research in the Biomolecular Regulation Group
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Michael Askvad SørensenWe want to understand the biochemistry underlying the degradation of RNA as a regulatory component by in vitro assays and we also take a genetics approach by constructing and employing mutant strains to analyze the effects of specific cellular components on the growth physiology of cells.
Sine Lo SvenningsenWe are interested in all aspects of gene regulatory network analysis, from dissecting detailed molecular mechanisms of regulation to determining the logic and dynamic behavior of the network as a whole. In the group, we study either synthetic networks, or existing networks that control behaviors where timing and network dynamics are expected to be particularly critical.
How do bacteria survive?
A collaboration between the Svenningsen lab and scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute just published a beautiful study in PNAS explaining how bacteria survive virus (bacteriophage) infections by using the outermost layer of bacteria as a shield.