Dr. Tatiana Venkova earned her PhD in Microbiology at The Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2001. Eleven years of experience in molecular biology of plasmids from beneficial and human pathogenic bacteria as Corynebacterium glutamicum, Rhizobium etli, Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholera resulted in publications in top-ranked scientific journals as PNAS, PLoS Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology and Nucleic Acid Research. Currently she is focused on DNA damage and repair linked to cancer, aging and neurodegenerative diseases, utilizing bacterial plasmids as a tool for following DNA repair in vivo and in vitro. Bacterial infection as a cause of cancer is another avenue of exploration that Dr. Venkova is interested in.
Her expertise in control of gene expression, replication and segregation in bacteria has been appreciated by peer-reviewed journals as Frontiers In Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology, Journal of Biotechnology, Molecular Microbiology, Nucleic Acid Research and Plasmid, where she serves as a reviewer since 2004. In 2015, Dr. Tatiana Venkova was appointed as an associate editor of the special issue “Modulating prokaryotic lifestyle by DNA-binding proteins” at Frontiers In Molecular Biosciences.
She is a long-time member of The American Society for Microbiology, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and The International Society for Plasmid Biology.
Microbial genetics; Microbial pathogenesis; Microbial engineering; Medical Microbiology; Bacterial plasmids as the main cause of antibiotics resistance; Novel antimicrobial agents.