Microbial Strain Collection
Bacterial secondary metabolites offer great potential for the discovery and development of leads in anti-infective research. One of the most promising ways for generating novel antibiotic scaffolds is the biodiversity guided expansion of existing microbial strain collections at the HZI. Although intensively studied, the actinomycetes, and the much less analyzed myxobacteria, are far from being exhausted as resources of novel chemistry. In fact, recent research has shown their enormous potential for future discoveries.