Comparative Systems Biology: Lactic Acid Bacteria
Martijn Bekker (1979) was born in Amstelveen (The Netherlands). He started his studies in biology in 1997 at the University of Amsterdam, and graduated in 2003 with specializations in molecular microbiology and in immunology. The internships during his undergraduate studies were carried out in the labs of Prof. dr. B. Oudega (VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Prof. dr. F. Heffron (OHSU, Portland, Oregon, USA).
He continued with his graduate studies in 2003 in the Laboratory for Molecular Microbial
Disciplines: Not specified
Roles: Sysmo-DB Pal
Tools: Material balance based modeling, SQL, Matlab, Mathematica, Copasi, JWS Online, Linear equations, Partial differential equations, Algebraic equations, ODE, Model organisms, SBML, Metabolomics, Cell biology, Computational and theoretical biology, Molecular Biology
Since August 2008 I am professor in Systems Biology at the VU University Amsterdam. My Systems Bioinformatics group focusses on systems biology with a special focus on integrative bioinformatics. It aims at forming bridges between the classical bottom-up approaches in systems biology and the more data-driven approaches in classical bioinformatics. We combine experimental, modeling and theoretical approaches to study cellular physiology, with an emphasis on metabolic networks.