Interfakultäres Institut für Mikrobiologie und Infektionsmedizin

PhD Position at the Ziemert Lab

Would you like to participate in an exciting interdisciplinary European network of young scientists to transform natural product discovery using computational omics approaches? Do you enjoy collaboration and teamwork while being at the cutting edge of scientific progress? We are looking for a PhD candidate with expertise in computational genomics to pioneer new technologies for omics-based natural product discovery.

About the project

Mehmet Direnc Mungan is defending his PhD!

On Monday, November 21 at 3pm Direnc Mungan is defending his PhD thesis titled Genome Mining Tools for Secondary Metabolites in Bacteria. 

Abstract 

Hope for New Drugs Arises from the Sea

After completing six long rounds of chemotherapy, 75-year-old Pedro R. L. received the news he and his family had been hoping for: his chronic lymphocytic leukemia was in complete remission. But while his body was still recovering, he contracted COVID-19. He was admitted to the Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital on January 30, 2021. Initial treatments failed, and by February 25 he had developed severe pneumonia. That's when his doctor, Pablo Guisado, recommended they try plitidepsin, a potent antiviral compound in a phase 3 clinical trial for treating hospitalized COVID patients.

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