Inst. f. Molekulare Systembiologie
HPT D 59
Auguste-Piccard-Hof 18093 Zürich
Prior to joining the Sauer lab in 2015, I studied Molecular Biotechnology at Heidelberg University in Germany.
In my PhD project, I am studying regulatory protein-metabolite interactions in yeast and bacteria. These interactions are involved in the regulation of many cellular processes, such as metabolism and signaling, and are particularly important to achieve fast adaptation to new environments. Previous research has already identified many proteins and metabolites that are hypothesized to take part in protein-metabolite interactions, but current methods do not allow for systematic testing of all candidates.
Therefore, I am developing new approaches to investigate protein-metabolite interactions in vitro and in vivo. To that end, I combine experimental approaches such as NMR spectroscopy and untargeted mass spectrometry with computational data analysis. Ultimately, my research aims at identifying functional interactions that are relevant in vivo.