Planter’s Punch

Under the heading Planter’s Punch we present each month one special aspect of the CEPLAS research programme. All contributions are prepared by our early career researchers.

About the author

St. Elmo Wilken is a postdoc at the Institute of Quantitative and Theoretical Biology at HHU. His research focuses on combining experiments and detailed models to investigate how metabolic constraints shape microbial physiology in monocultures and communities.

Further Reading

St. Elmo Wilken, et. al., Interrogating the effect of enzyme kinetics on metabolism using differentiable constraint-based models, Metabolic Engineering, 2022.

St. Elmo Wilken, et. al., Experimentally validated reconstruction and analysis of a genome-scale metabolic model of an anaerobic Neocallimastigomycota fungus, mSystems, 2021.

Xuefeng Peng, St. Elmo Wilken, et. al., Microbial consortia derived from goat feces reveal cross-domain partnerships that accelerate methane release from plant biomass, Nature Microbiology, 2021.