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Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology

Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology

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The Kalscheuer lab congratulates Prof. Carolyn R. Bertozzi for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 "for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry" !
Check out our translational collaborative work with Carolyn using bioorthogonal chemistry to study and exploit trehalose metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.



Pharmacist Arta Kuci is completing her dissertation at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology on the subject of "Isolation and identification of components from Volutaria boranensis (Cufod.) Wagenitz and investigation of the cytotoxicity of selected secondary plant metabolites" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Claus Paßreiter successfully.

Various secondary metabolites, which were first found in this plant, were isolated from the herb of the African plant Volutaria boranensis, a member of the daisy family. These include new natural compounds from the group of sesquiterpene lactones, which have a particularly high cytotoxic activity against ovarian carcinoma cells in vitro.

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