Microbial Drugs

The majority of the medically important antibiotic drugs (including e.g., penicillins, cephalosporins, erythromycin, vancomycin, and daptomycin) are derived from secondary metabolites, which are produced by bacteria and filamentous fungi. Despite intensive world-wide efforts using alternative approaches based on synthetic chemistry, no other concept could so far surpass the historically successful strategy to exploit biologically active natural products as candidates for anti-infective drugs. The recently observed, increasing resistance of the human pathogens against antibiotics has prompted us to intensify our search for novel lead structures from microorganisms and fungi, which can be used as anti-infective drugs.

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    Dr Enge Sudarman

    Enge Sudarman

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    Curriculum Vitae

    since February  2012
    Post Doctorate Researcher in the department of Microbial Drugs, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research

    Projects:

    • Isolation and structure elucidation of secondary metabolites of myxobacteria and actinomycetes
    • Analysis and isolation of fungal pigments in fruit-bodies

    June 2007
    Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry

    Thesis: Design, synthesis and analysis of bindings characteristics from inhibitors of interaction of viral Interleukin-6 with the cytokine receptor gp130


    July 2002 - Dec. 2006

    PhD student in the group of Conformational Protein-Ligand Interaction, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Braunschweig


    June 2001 - Dec. 2001
    Study of English Language, Bristol, England


    April  2001
    Second state examination and probation as a Food Chemist


    April 2000 – March 2001
    Practical  year for Food Chemists, State Government Laboratories in Braunschweig and Lüneburg


    1995 - 2000
    Studies of Food Chemistry, TU Braunschweig
    First state examination


    1994 - 1995
    Niedersächsisches  Studienkolleg, Hannover


    1992 - 1993
    Study of Chemical Engineering at Tung Hai University, Taiwan

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  • Clara Chepkirui

    Clara Chepkirui

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  • Sandra Halecker

    Sandra Halecker

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  • Wilawan Kuephadungphan

    Wilawan Kuephadungphan

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  • Juan Sebastian Lopez

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    Visiting PhD Student

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  • Sarah Raouia Noumeur

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  • Christian Richter

    Christian Richter

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  • Lucile Wendt

    Lucile Wendt

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  • Simone Heitkämper

    Simone Heitkaemper

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  • Kathrin Pommerehne

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    Anke Skiba

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  • Christopher Lambert

    Christopher Lambert

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  • Anne Weiß

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Natural Product Chemistry

Fermentation

  • Dr Stephan Hüttel

    Stephan Huettel

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  • Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Bernecker

    Steffen Bernecker

    Engineer

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  • Amelie Beckmann

    Amelie Beckmann

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    Zeljka Rupcic

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    Andrew Perreth

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    Axel Schulz

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  • Cäcilia Schwager

    Caecilia Schwager

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  • Reinhard Sterlinski

    Reinhard Sterlinski

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  • Lisa Hoffmann

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    Bachelor Student

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  • Steve Möller

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Microbial Strain Collection

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  • Dr Klaus Gerth

    Klaus Gerth

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  • Dr Ignacio Poblete-Castro

    Ignacio Poblete-Castro

    Scientist

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  • Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Kessler

    Wolfgang Kessler

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    Benjarong Thongbai

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    Andre Luis Rodrigues

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    Kathrin Bohle

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    Pia Philine Wotsch

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