PhD student in the department of Prof. Dr. Marc Stadler, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
master thesis in the working group of Prof. Dr. Dominik Begerow Title: “Investigation of antimicrobial metabolites from epiphyllic yeasts on maize”
study of biology at the Ruhr-University Bochum (focus on biodiversity)
Basidiomycetes have been known to produce bioactive compounds for a long time, mutilins and strobilurins being examples for lead compounds that have even gained great commercial success. However, discovery of novel antibiotics and other useful compounds has so far been mainly restricted to the fruitbody-forming “macrofungi”. Over 90% of the Basidiomycetes remain unexploited for bioactive metabolites. My project targets the Ustilaginomycotina, a hyperdiverse subdivision of the basidiomycetes that has already yielded unique compounds like glycolipids in the past.
Natural Product Chemistry
Microbial Strain Collection
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