Dr Kathrin Wittstein
+49 531 6181-1930
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.