Andrea Meyer is a Ph.D. student in the Biomolecular Systems and Bionanotechnology Laboratory of the Physics Department at the Technische Universität München (TUM). She studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). For her diploma she investigated a quorum sensing system in Pseudomonas putida using single cell fluorescence microscopy.
In her current research, she is working on genetic networks which are cloned and implemented in Escherichia coli. These systems respond to different external signals and will be connected to logic networks. The read-out is by single cell fluroescence microscopy where the gene expression can be observed by the production of a green fluorescent protein. In time-lapse mode the kinetics and evolution of the systems can be investigated and analyzed. This research is funded by BACTOCOM, which is funded by the European 7th Framework Programme.
In addition to her own work in the lab, she was the instructor for the TUM iGEM teams in 2010 and 2011. She led her teams to gold medals in 2010 (bioLOGICS: Logical RNA devices enabling BioBrick-Network formation) and in 2011 (EXPRESS3D: A optogenetical bacterial 3D printer) and to the first world finals at MIT in 2011.
Single cell studies of bacterial communication systems. Cas Conference, Munich, 2012
A. Meyer, J. Megerle, C. Kuttler, J. Müller, C. Aguilar, L. Eberl, B. Hense, J.O. Rädler Dynamics of AHL mediated quorum sensing under flow and non-flow conditions Physical Biology, 9 (2012) 026007