In my research I work with DNA microarrays, that makes it
possible to investigate in which magnitude the genes of an organism
is used at different conditions. This can be sick cells compared
versus healthy or bacteria growing at different conditions or with
genetically modified genes. With these tools we can investigate all
genes in an organism in one experiment, in humans there are over
30.000 genes. The data that we get from our experiments is analyzed
using programming tools such as R and Perl.
In the projects that I am involved in we try to identify genes that
can be used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease and we have discovered
three genes that currently is used to develop new medications.
Additionally I also work with the bacteria Bacillus subtilis that
is very important for the production of enzymes and is closely
related to the bacteria that cause anthrax (B. anthracis) and
multi-resistant infections in hospitals world-wide (S.