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Name: Prof. Dr. Vicente Munoz, Miguel
Address: Campus UAM, Cantoblance
Institution: Centro National de Biotechnologia CSIC
City: Madrid Zip: ES-28049
Country: Spain Phone:


Research Topics:
Our mission is to explore the molecular mechanisms that govern bacterial division, and in particular how its timing is controlled and how the septum is placed, to further exploit this knowledge to improve our health, and to disseminate it in a manner that our studies become accessible to different sectors of the public. Advancing on the genetic and morphological approaches that were obtained in the past century it is now possible to ask biochemical and biophysical questions on the functioning of the septation machinery and to eventually design procedures to reconstruct and modify it in the test tube. The extensive use of genomics offers new insights for our research: we can now ask, among other novel questions, how cell division evolved in ancestral bacteria, or how the architecture of the bacterial genome builds on the needs to provide the most adequate environment for the transcription of specific genes. Once the present technical hurdles are solved, functional genomics will allow the integration of our knowledge on growth and cell division, meanwhile it will generate knowledge on crucial points as how cells behave when they cannot divide, a relevant question faced in their life by may important bacterial pathogens.


Organisms studied:
  • Escherichia coli
  • Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae


Special methods / technologies:
Immunofluorescence microscopy, deconvolution, functional genomics


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
Waldemar Vollmer. Microbial Genetics. University of Tuebingen. Germany
John Hodgson. Novexel SA. Parc Biocitech. 102 route de Noisy. F-93230 Romainville . France
Eliora Ron.George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences. Department of Microbiology. Tel-Aviv Un
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