Hi, my name is Torsten Waldminghaus, and I'm PI of the Waldminghaus Lab. I was let to OpenWetWare by google years back, searching for certain protocols. I benefit a lot from people sharing their protocols on the internet and thought it might be a good idea to also let the world participate on my wisdom and experince. If you still want to you can email me through OpenWetWare. Below I'll describe a bit more about myself and the stuff I'm interested in.
- since 2011: Professor for Synthetic Microbiology at SYNMIKRO - Center for Synthetic Microbiology of the Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) and PI of the Waldminghaus Lab
- 2007-2011: Postdoc at the Department of Cell Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway) in the lab of Kirsten Skarstad
- 2004-2007: PhD at the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) PhD-thesis: ‘RNA-thermometers in bacteria’ in the lab of Franz Narberhaus
- 2002-2004: Studies in bioinformatics at the University of applied science Berlin (Germany) Master-thesis: ‘In silico analysis and selection of RNA secondary structures’ at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology under supervision of Volker Patzel
- 1999-2002: Studies in biology at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald (Germany) Diploma-thesis: ‘Investigations on the expression of clpX in Bacillus subtilis’ at the Division for Microbial Physiology and Molecular Biology in the lab of Michael Hecker
- 1996-1999: Basic studies in biology at the University of Potsdam (Germany)
- 1996: Theological studies and volunteer at the International Torchbearer Bibleschool in Holsby Brunn (Sweden)
Grants and Awards
- 2008-2010: Two year postdoc grant of the German Research Council (DFG)
- 2008: Ruth Massenberg Prize of Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) for outstanding PhD thesis
- 2008: Travel grant of FEMS
- 2006: Travel grant of Ruth und Gert Massenberg Stiftung
In general I like bacteria and complex systems.
A bit more detailed I enjoy working on:
- Regulation of replication in bacteria
- Synthetic chromosomes
- Searching funny patterns on chromosomes or in proteins 
- Johnsen L, Flåtten I, Morigen, Dalhus B, Bjørås M, Waldminghaus T, and Skarstad K. . pmid:21219462.
- Stokke C, Waldminghaus T, and Skarstad K. . pmid:21163839.
- Waldminghaus T, Weigel C, and Skarstad K. . pmid:22373925.
- Gaubig LC, Waldminghaus T, and Narberhaus F. . pmid:20864473.
- Waldminghaus T and Skarstad K. . pmid:20602746.
- Waldminghaus T, Gaubig LC, Klinkert B, and Narberhaus F. . pmid:19535917.
- Waldminghaus T and Skarstad K. . pmid:19254745.
- Waldminghaus T, Kortmann J, Gesing S, and Narberhaus F. . pmid:18713019.
- Waldminghaus T, Gaubig LC, and Narberhaus F. . pmid:17647020.
- Waldminghaus T, Heidrich N, Brantl S, and Narberhaus F. . pmid:17630972.
- Narberhaus F, Waldminghaus T, and Chowdhury S. . pmid:16438677.
- Waldminghaus T, Fippinger A, Alfsmann J, and Narberhaus F. . pmid:16336122.
- Gerth U, Kirstein J, Mostertz J, Waldminghaus T, Miethke M, Kock H, and Hecker M. . pmid:14679237.
Links to follow
- http://reuter.mit.edu/dfgwiki wiki about german stipendiats abroad (in german)
- http://anabench.bcm.umontreal.ca/anabench/ nice starting point for computational biology stuff
- http://collections.plos.org/ploscompbiol/tensimplerules.php 10 rule collection for stuff important for scientist
- My strain list
- My qPCR-primer list
- My primer list
- My double strand oligo list
- primer concentrations
- blogger profile
- CiteULike library
- Protein gel and Western
- How to present research well
- Affinity purification of antibodies
- ChIP-Chip E. coli
- Baby cell column
- Sodium azide
- Chromosomal DNA isolation from E. coli
- Temperature mixing formula
- Methylation analysis with qPCR
- Hardcore PubMeding (advanced PubMed searching)
- OriC/ter ratio determination
- Cell cycle analysis
- Berkmen lab
- Mazel lab
Lost and found protocols: