A professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, with a simultaneous appointment as head of department and director of the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI) in Jena, Germany. Interests: Molecular biology and pathobiology of filamentous fungi, genetic engineering, eukaryotic transcription factors, signal transduction, regulation and of fungal secondary metabolites. Proteome / transcriptome analyses of Aspergillus.Read More

Felista Tansi

Lecturer at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena and a senior post-doctoral researcher at the University Hospital in Jena. Interests: Magnetic Fluid hyperthermia of Pancreatic cancers and also Fluorescence, ultrasound and CT Imaging of Tumors.Disciplines: Nanotechnology, Cell Biology, Nanobiochemistry and Cancer Research. Read More
Professor of Bio-organic chemistry and paleobiotechnology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He is also Head, department of paleobiotechnology at Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology. Interests: Bacterial defense mechanisms against predators. Role of secondary metabolites in bacteria-amoeba symbioses. Structure and function of polyketides in dictyostelium discoideum and small molecules in Amoeba-Amoeba Interactions.Read More
Founder and President of Phages for Global Health, a non-profit organization that facilitates the application of antibacterial phages to combat antimicrobial resistance in developing countries. Before launching Phages for Global Health, Tobi had 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry (including Novartis, Genentech/Roche and Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals), where she worked with international teams to co-develop products that have been tested in over 80 clinical trials worldwide. Read More
A senior Lecturer in Plant: Microbe Interactions, at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Sydney Australia. Interests: Are Secreted Proteins determinants of host range in ectomycorrhizal fungi? Developing novel disease management strategies for delivering solutions to mitigate the impact of major broccolini diseases. Microbiome Management. National Tree Genomics Program - Genotype Prediction Toolbox. Understanding plant through fungal communication to increase plant productivity.Read More
American molecular biologist working to understand the molecular machinery involved in assembling important plant natural products – vinblastine, morphine, iridoids, secologanin – and how changing the enzymes involved in this pathway lead to diverse analogs. Interests: involves detailed study of many important species of medicinally-relevant plants: Rauvolfia serpentina, Catharanthus roseus, and Aspergillus japonicus. Her lab utilizes bioinformatics and enzyme characterization to uncover new pathways by which plants construct these molecules. Read More
Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark whose interest is in bioactive natural products and their roles and impact on the ecology and evolution of symbioses, and primarily work on the topic in fungus-farming termites and their symbiotic fungi and bacteria.Read More

Blaise Kimbadi Lombe

Blaise is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Natural Products Biosynthesis, Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, where he investigates the biosynthesis of some medically relevant plant-derived compounds. He studied chemistry at the University of Kinshasa (D. R. Congo) and received a doctorate degree from the University of Würzburg (Germany) in 2019. Read More

Mahmoud Gargouri

Mahmoud Gargouri is an associate professor currently and works at the Laboratoire de Physiologie Moléculaire des Plantes, Centre de Biotechnologie, Technopole Borj Cédria.Interests: Biotechnology, Soil Science, Systems Biology, HorticultureRead More