NEWS & ACTIVITIES
04/10/2021: New publication
Our joined publication with Chase Broedersz and Joris Messelink on Corynebacterium cell growth is published in eLife.
Using time-lapse imaging of cell growth in microfluidic chambers and single-cell growth inference we discovered asymptotic linear growth in Corynebacterium. This mode of growth helps to maintain cell length distribution even on the absence of regulatory proteins such as the Min system. https://elifesciences.org/articles/70106
Marc gives an invited talk at the retreat of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin. Great to discuss some fantastic science in a nice place.
24/09/2021: New publication
We contributed with some single-molecule microscopy data to a nice collaborative effort on the CTPase function of ParB. The study was spearheaded by the Thanbichler and Bange labs and is now online in Mol. Cell. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2021.09.004
06/03/2021: Molecular powerhouse of the cell division motor
Interdisciplinary research teams from the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry and the Institute of General Microbiology at Kiel University show that dynamic proteins can deform the cell membrane of bacterial cells and thus initiate cell division.
Press release CAU Kiel, https://www.uni-kiel.de/en/university/details/news/124-ramirez-naturecomms
07/15/2020: How proteins regulate the outer envelope of bacterial cells
Research team in Kiel has identified the involvement of so-called flotillin proteins in the fluidization of bacterial cell membranes
Press release CAU Kiel, https://www.uni-kiel.de/en/university/details/news/173-zielinska-elife
03/20/2020: New piece of the puzzle in the architecture of life
Kiel research team investigates previously-unknown reproduction mechanism in the biotech-relevant bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum.
Press release CAU Kiel, https://www.uni-kiel.de/en/university/details/news/083-bramkamp-naturecomms
Publication on bacterial dynamin-like proteins revealing the mechanisms for membrane fusions
Marc Bramkamp, Nature Communications, volume 9, Article number: 3993 (2018)
on chromosome organization and segregation in Corynebacterium glutamicum
EMBO Workshop: DNA replication, chromosome segregation and fate decisions
Participation by Kati, 17.-21.09.2018