Dr Pierre Jerlstrom

Dr Pierre Gunnar Jerlström

Creationist Molecular Biologist

Dr Jerlström is a Staff Scientist at Creation Ministries International, Australia, and Editorial Co-ordinator of the Journal of Creation (formerly TJ). As shown below, he comes with impeccable scientific credentials, and of course, he is convinced that the Bible is 100 % the Word of God.

Education

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Microbiology, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia, 1982.
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, 1988. Thesis Title: ‘L-Asparaginases in E. coli: a genetic study.’

Awards and Fellowships

  • (1983–1986): Griffith University Postgraduate Research Award. ‘L-Asparaginases in E. coli: a Genetic Study’, Department of Science and Technology, Griffith University.

  • (1989–1990): Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship ‘Structure: Function Study of the Ibc Protein Complex of Group B Streptococci’, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

Professional Appointments

  • (1988): Postdoctoral Fellow ‘Structure: Function Study of the Ibc Protein Complex of Group B Streptococci’ Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

  • (1989–1990): Alexander von Humboldt Fellow ‘Structure: Function Study of the Ibc Protein Complex of Group B Streptococci’, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

  • (1991–1992): Research Fellow ‘Ligand-Binding Surface Receptors of Pathogenic Streptococci’, National Research Centre for Biotechnology/Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

  • (1992–1994): Research Fellow ‘Candidate Oral Vaccines Based on Genetic Coupling to Cholera Toxin’, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Göteborg, Sweden.

  • (1995–1996): Postdoctoral Fellow ‘Cloning, expression and mutagenesis of a barley ALS gene’, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Presentations and Conferences

  • Spring, K.J., Burns, D.M., Jerlström, P.G. and Beacham, I.R.: ‘L-Asparaginase Genes from Escherichia coli ’. Proc. Aus. Biochem. Soc. 16:63, 1984.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Spring, K.J. and Beacham, I.R.: ‘L-Asparaginase in E. coli: The ansA Gene’. Proc. Aus. Soc. Microbiol. (Melbourne/1986):196.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Chhatwal, G.S. and Timmis, K.N.: ‘The β Antigen of the C Protein of Group B Streptococci: Nucleotide Sequence of the Gene and Characterization of the IgA-Fc-Binding Activity’. XI Lancefield Int. Symp. Strep. Strep. Dis. (Siena, Italy/1989) P7.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Chhatwal, G.S. and Timmis, K.N.: ‘The IgA-Binding Antigen of the C Protein Complex of Group B Streptococci: Nucleotide Sequence of the Gene and Characterisation of its Binding activity’. Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Lund, Sweden, 1991.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Chhatwal, G.S. and Timmis, K.N.: ‘The IgA-Binding Antigen of the C Protein Complex of Group B Streptococci: Characterisation of its IgA-Binding activity’. Germ. Soc. Gen. App. Microbiol /Germ. Soc. Higen. Microbiol. (VAAM/DGHM) Work. (Schierke-Germany/1992) P 87.

  • Jerlström, P.G. and Holmgren, J.: ‘Cholera Toxin as a Basis for Novel Oral Vaccines: Genetic Fusions to the A2 Component’. Institute for Public Health, Center for Research on Infectious Diseases, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1993. A.S.M. 93rd General Meeting. (Atlanta-USA/1993).

  • Jerlström, P.G., Lebens, M. and Holmgren, J.: ‘Fusions of the Heat-Stable Toxin (ST Ib) of Escherichia coli and Chlamydia trachomatis epitopes to the A2 Domain of Cholera Toxin: Overexpression and Implications in the Construction of Oral Vaccines’. National Research Centre for Biotechnology, Braunschweig, Germany, 1993.

  • Talay, S., Jerlström, P.G., Valentin-Weigand, P., Timmis K.N. and Chhatwal, G.S.: ‘Molecular Analysis of Ligand-Binding Proteins of Pathogenic Streptococci’. Symp. Germ. Soc. Gen. App. Microbiol (VAAM) (Hannover-Germany/1994).

  • Jerlström, P.G., Erdogan, S., Valentin-Weigand, P., Talay, S. and Chhatwal, G.S., ‘The Pathogenic Role of IgA-binding c Protein and Trypsin Resistant R Protein from Group B Streptococci’. Germ. Soc. Higen. Microbiol. (DGHM) Work. (Aachen, Germany/1994).

Publications

  • Spring, K.J., Jerlström, P.G., Burns, D.M. and Beacham, I.R.: ‘L-Asparaginase, Genes in Escherichia coli: Isolation of Mutants and Characterization of the ansA Gene and Its Protein Product’. J. Bacteriol. 166:135–142, 1986.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Liu, J. and Beacham, I.R.: ‘Regulation of Escherichia coli L-Asparaginase II and L-Aspartase by the fnr Gene-Product’. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 41:127–130, 1987.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Bezjak, D.A., Jennings, M.P. and Beacham, I.R.: ‘Structure and Expression in Escherichia coli K-12 of the L-Asparaginase I-coding ansA Gene and its Flanking Regions’. Gene 78:37–46, 1989.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Chhatwal, G.S. and Timmis, K.N.: ‘The IgA-Binding β Antigen of the C Protein Complex of Group B Streptococci: Sequence Determination of its Gene and Detection of Two Binding Regions’. Mol. Microbiol. 5:843–849, 1991.

  • Talay, S., Valentin-Weigand, P., Jerlström, P.G., Timmis K.N. and Chhatwal, G.S.: ‘Fibronectin-Binding Protein of Streptococcus pyogenes: Sequence of the Binding Domain Involved in Adherence of Streptococci to Epithelial Cells’. Infect. Immun. 60:3837–3844, 1992.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Talay R.S., Valentin-Weigand, P., Timmis, K.N. and Chhatwal, G.S.: ‘Identification of an Immunoglobulin A Binding Motif Located in theβ-Antigen of the c Protein Complex of Group B Streptococci’. Infect. Immun. 64:2787–2793, 1996.

  • Jerlström, P.G., Kreikemeyer, B., P. and Chhatwal, G.S.: ‘Cloning and Expression of the β Antigen (βA) of Group B Streptococci in a βA- Strain’. (submitted to FEMS Microbiol. Lett.)

Patent

  • Lebens, M., Jerlström, P.G. and Holmgren, J.: ‘Candidate Oral Vaccines Based on Genetic and Chemical Coupling to Cholera Toxin’ (1994).

Languages spoken fluently

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Swedish

Creation science articles from the Journal of Creation (TJ)


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