Special Issue "Natural Products from Defined Microbial Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Dr. Christine Beemelmanns
Chemical Biology of Microbe-Host Interactions, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e.V., Hans-Knöll-Institute (HKI)
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Interests: Isolation and determination of the structure of signal molecules and antimicrobial natural products；Characterization of interactions between microbes and eukaryotes；Total synthesis of natural products and chemical derivatization
Assoc. Prof. Michael Thomas-Poulsen
University of Copenhagen, Department of Biology, Section for Ecology and Evolution, Universitetsparken 15, Building 3, 1st floor, 2100 Copenhagen East, Denmark
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Interests: Symbiotic associations; specifically to understand how antagonistic (parasitic) and beneficial (mutualistic) microbial symbionts shape host ecology and evolution; how complementary partnerships evolve and are stable over millions of years of evolutionary time; how sustainable defences against exploitation of host-symbiont associations evolve; and the molecules mediating these beneficial and antagonistic associations
In the last few decades, chemical ecology has eavesdropped on the chemical language underlying microbe–host interactions. Despite increasing recognition that bacteria–animal interactions are the basis of evolution, the identity of signaling molecules underlying these interactions have remained largely enigmatic. Therefore, more efforts describing the chemistry and signaling molecules underlying defined multipartner interactions are pressingly needed. Furthermore, the structural diversity of natural products serving as signalling molecules provides a rich source of novel biologically/pharmacologically-active compounds. This Special Issue welcomes original research and reviews of literature on important aspects of natural products involved in defined bacteria–bacteria, bacteria–eukaryotes and fungi–eukaryotes interaction scenarios.
Dr. Christine Beemelmanns
Prof. Michael Thomas-Poulsen
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- Natural products
- Bacteria–Bacteria Interactions
- Bacteria–Fungi Interactions
- or more complex interactions but with defined partners