12 search results for “lugdunomycin” in the Public website
NACTAR: The lugdunomycins: a new class of polyketide antibiotics with unique chemical scaffold
Aim of the proposal is to develop lugdunomycin into a drug candidate able to treat infectious diseases caused by multi-drug resistant pathogens.
Structural and functional analysis of proteins involved in natural product biosynthesis and morphological differentiation in Streptomyces
Streptomyces present a valuable platform for natural product discovery. Lugdunomycin is a novel angucycline-derived polyketide from Streptomyces sp QL37, with unprecedented skeleton and antimicrobial activity.
Discovery of novel Antibiotics from Actinomycetes by Integrated Metabolomics & Genomics Approaches
Promotor: G.P. van Wezel, Co-promotor: Y.H. Choi
biosynthetic gene cluster in Streptomyces sp. QL37 and implications for lugdunomycin production
Unilever Research Prize for master student Lukas Kiefer
Leiden Biology student Lukas Kiefer has won the Unilever Research Prize 2018 for his research into efficient production of a new antibiotic. Kiefer: ‘I want to make biological medicines available to people in need.'
New antibiotic named after Leiden
Increasing resistance and a lack of new antibiotics are a serious problem for public health. Against this background, Gilles van Wezel of the Institute of Biology Leiden is looking for new medicines. Together with former PhD student Changsheng Wu and colleagues he discovered the special antibiotic lugdunomycin,…
Better and faster ways of searching for antibiotics
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a major problem worldwide. Molecular biologist Changsheng Wu explored innovative methods of developing new antibiotics more simply and more easily. He also discovered a new type of antibiotic.
Awards and Grants 2018
An overview of awards and prizes granted to our staff and students in 2018, as well as special appointments and royal distinctions.
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30 years and Professor: the story of Changsheng Wu
The death of his grandfather in 1988 motivates Changsheng Wu to become a scientist. In 2016, he is awarded the C.J. Kok Jury Award for his thesis on novel antibiotics. Two years later, he will become a Professor at Shangdong University, at the age of 30 years.
Alexander van Oudenhoven Discoverer of the year 2016
Environmental scientist Alexander van Oudenhoven has been chosen as Discoverer of the year of the Faculty of Science. Vice Rector Magnificus Hester Bijl announced this during the faculty’s New Year’s Reception on 10 January. Biologist Changsheng Wu won the prize for best dissertation of 2016. Computer…
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