New @ HIRI: Thomas Guest

The HIRI family warmly welcomes Thomas Guest.

Thomas received his PhD from the University of Birmingham, where he applied ChIP-seq and related techniques to characterize the function of transcription factors in Vibrio cholerae. He then did a first postdoc at Umea University, Sweden, studying the cell wall biology of the plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumifaciens using techniques like transposon insertion sequencing and RNA-seq.

At the Helmholtz Institute Würzburg, he is now starting his work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Westermann lab, where he will investigate how cis-antisense RNAs control Bacteroides metabolism and whether their function depends on assisting RNA-binding proteins.

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