Salim Timo Islam

Research Interests

  • Bacteria–substratum interactions
  • Mechanism of polysaccharide assembly-and-secretion
  • Outer-membrane dynamics
  • Cellular (kin) recognition

Current Research Projects

  • Extracellular matrix polysaccharide assembly-and-secretion mechanism
  • Mechanism of bacterial focal adhesion-based gliding motility in Myxococcus xanthus
  • Click chemistry-based studies of outer-membrane dynamism in metabolically labelled bacteria
  • Determinants of self vs non-self recognition in bacteria

Tools and Expertises

  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Metabolic labelling & click chemistry
  • Live single-cell microscopy & tracking (fluorescence & bright field)
  • Fluorescent protein localization
  • Microfluidics
  • Integral membrane protein overexpression
  • Membrane protein topology mapping

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