Eugenie Fredrich


Metatranscriptome analyses of human armpit microbiota


Area: polyomics
Project Start: 1.10.2010
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Jens Stoye, apl. Prof. Dr. Andreas Tauch
University: Bielefeld


Project overview

Axillary malodor is formed upon the biotransformation of initially odorless human secretions by the skin microbiota. As the vast majority of the bacterial species present on the axillary skin cannot be cultivated in the laboratory, next generation sequencing will be performed to directly investigate the axillary microflora from swab samples. Analyses of the metagenome and the metatranscriptome will be conducted to characterize the composition of the microflora and to identify transcripts playing a role in body odor formation.

Metatranscriptome analyses of human armpit microbiota.


Barzantny H, Schröder J, Strotmeier J, Fredrich E, Brune I, Tauch A. The transcriptional regulatory network of Corynebacterium jeikeium K411 and its interaction with metabolic routes contributing to human body odor formation. J Biotechnol. 2012 Jun 15;159(3):235-48.

Viefhues M, Eichhorn R, Fredrich E, Regtmeier J, Anselmetti D (2012) Continuous and Reversible Mixing and Demixing of Nanoparticles by Dielectrophoresis. Lab-on-a-Chip 12: 485 - 494.


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