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Dennis J. Nürnberg


Ph.D. in Microbiology, Queen Mary University of London, UK, 2014

Current position

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Imperial College London, UK (since 2014)


  1. Klemke, F.*, Nurnberg, D. J.*, Ziegler, K., Beyer, G., Kahmann, U., Lockau, W. and Volkmer, T. (2016). CphA2 is a novel type of cyanophycin synthetase in N2-fixing cyanobacteria. Microbiology 162(3): 526-536. (*Equal contribution)
  2. Nurnberg, D. J.*, Mariscal, V.*, Bornikoel, J., Nieves-Morion, M., Krauss, N., Herrero, A., Maldener, I., Flores, E. and Mullineaux, C. W. (2015). Intercellular diffusion of a fluorescent sucrose analog via the septal junctions in a filamentous cyanobacterium. MBio 6(2): e02109. (*Equal contribution)
  3. Schuergers, N., Nurnberg, D. J., Wallner, T., Mullineaux, C. W. and Wilde, A. (2015). PilB localization correlates with the direction of twitching motility in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Microbiology 161(Pt 5): 960-966.
  4. Mullineaux, C. W. and Nurnberg, D. J. (2014). Tracing the path of a prokaryotic paracrine signal. Mol Microbiol 94(6): 1208-1212.
  5. Klemke, F., Beyer, G., Sawade, L., Saitov, A., Korte, T., Maldener, I., Lockau, W., Nurnberg, D. J. and Volkmer, T. (2014). All1371 is a polyphosphate-dependent glucokinase in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. Microbiology 160(Pt 12): 2807-2819.
  6. Corrales-Guerrero, L., Mariscal, V., Nurnberg, D. J., Elhai, J., Mullineaux, C. W., Flores, E. and Herrero, A. (2014). Subcellular localization and clues for the function of the HetN factor influencing heterocyst distribution in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120. J Bacteriol 196(19): 3452-3460.
  7. Nürnberg, D. J.#, Mastroianni, G., Mullineaux, C. W. and McPhail, G. D. (2014). Visualization of cell complexity in the filamentous cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Bio-protocol 4(23): e1305. (#Corresponding author)
  8. Schuergers, N., Ruppert, U., Watanabe, S., Nurnberg, D. J., Lochnit, G., Dienst, D., Mullineaux, C. W. and Wilde, A. (2014). Binding of the RNA chaperone Hfq to the type IV pilus base is crucial for its function in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Mol Microbiol 92(4): 840-852.         
  9. Nurnberg, D. J., Mariscal, V., Parker, J., Mastroianni, G., Flores, E. and Mullineaux, C. W. (2014). Branching and intercellular communication in the Section V cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus, a complex multicellular prokaryote. Mol Microbiol 91(5): 935-949.
Protocols by Dennis J. Nürnberg
  1. Visualization of Cell Complexity in the Filamentous Cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)