Schlimpert Lab Streptomyces cell biology
Dept. of Molecular Microbiology John Innes Centre
Welcome to the Schlimpert Lab - we study the molecular mechanisms that spatially and temporally control cell division and cellular organisation in bacteria. We are particularly interested in every aspect of the biology of the filamentous antibiotic-producing bacteria Streptomyces.
Our research focuses on:
Cell division in Streptomyces and Mycobacteria
Regulation of multicellular development in bacteria
Functional diversity of NLRs in Streptomyces and their role in development and antibiotic production
We use a combination of cell biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, structural biology and global 'omics approaches to investigate how these fascinating bacteria can grow as multicellular organisms and divide into unicellular spores.
Our lab is located in Norwich, a beautiful and most complete medieval city in the UK. We are part of the Department of Molecular Microbiology at the John Innes Centre (JIC), an international institute for microbial and plant research.
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