Dr Kathrin Wittstein

    Kathrin Wittstein


    +49 531 6181-1930


    Curriculum Vitae

    since 04/2013
    Postdoctoral research scientist in the group of Prof. Marc Stadler, Department of Microbial Drugs, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

    2006 – 2012
    Doctoral studies in the group of Prof. Herbert Waldmann, Department of Chemical  Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
    PhD thesis: "Development of annulation reactions for the synthesis of natural product-inspired scaffolds"

    2001 - 2006
    Studies in Chemistry, Technical University of Dortmund
    Diploma thesis: "Synthesis of a combinatorial library of tricyclic tetrahydropyran and tetrahydrofuran derivatives"  

    My current work focuses on isolation, structural elucidation and derivatization of natural products from fungi and actinomycetes. I am particularly interested in novel secondary metabolites with activity against Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria and anti-biofilm activity.