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Josy ter Beek

Senior research engineer in Ronnie Berntssons group. Our research is focussed on Type 4 secretion systems, which bacteria use to spread antibiotic resistance and virulence factors.

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I have a PhD in biochemistry and am working as a senior research engineer in the group of Ronnie Berntsson. The research in our group focuses on Type 4 secretion systems in gram positive bacteria. These secretion systems are used by bacteria to transfer DNA: thereby spreading antibiotic resistance and virulence factors.

During my first 4 years at Umeå university, I have investigated the Fe-S cluster that is present in DNA polymerase epsilon (as a postdoc in the group of Erik Johansson). Prior to that, I studied proton transfer in a heme copper oxidase (during my Postdoc at Stockholm University) and during my PhD research I was involved in the discovery and initial characterization of ECF-type ABC transporters (in the membrane enzymology group at the University in Groningen, the Netherlands).

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Please check my personal webpage. You can also view my page on Researchgate, LinkedIn, or follow me on Twitter @Josy_terBeek.

mSphere, American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 2021, Vol. 6, (3)
Lassinantti, Lena; Camacho, Martha I.; Erickson, Rebecca J B; et al.
Journal of Molecular Biology, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 432, (20) : 5681-5695
Schmitt, Andreas; Hirt, Helmut; Järvå, Michael A.; et al.
Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 10
Parkash, Vimal; Kulkarni, Yashraj; ter Beek, Josy; et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 47, (11) : 5712-5722
ter Beek, Josy; Parkash, Vimal; Bylund, Göran; et al.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 1859, (10) : 1951-1961
ter Beek, Josy; Kahle, Maximilian; Ädelroth, Pia
PLOS ONE, Vol. 11, (3)
ter Beek, Josy; Krause, Nils; Ädelroth, Pia

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