Biobricks of Microbial Natural Product Syntheses

The junior research group Biobricks of Microbial Natural Product Syntheses at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) focuses its research on the targeted synthesis of natural products. Using the mold Aspergillus fumigatus as a model system, the group will select interesting typical building blocks that are commonly used in the synthesis of active ingredientsbut are rarely available, and produce them in cell-free systems. The aim is the production of natural products independently of the cell as the natural production site. The infrastructure required for this is provided by the engineering groups.

Employees of the junior research group

Dr. Vito Valiante

Dr. Vito Valiante

Head of the Junior Research Group

Phone: +49 3641 532-1090
Email: vito.valiante@leibniz-hki.de

Dr. Sandra Höfgen

Dr. Sandra Höfgen

Scientific Co-worker

Phone: +49 3641 532-1726
Email: sandra.hoefgen@leibniz-hki.de

Jun Lin

Jun Lin

Doctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 3641 532-1712
Email: Jun.Lin@leibniz-hki.de

Johann Kufs

Johann Kufs

Doctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 3641 532-1732
Email: Johann.Kufs@leibniz-hki.de

Daniela Hildebrandt

Daniela Hildebrandt

Technician

Phone: +49 3641 532-1193
Email: daniela.hildebrandt@leibniz-hki.de