zika

Funding Alert: Contact Congress for Emergency Funding for Zika

Please contact Congress to urge the immediate passage of a bipartisan emergency supplemental bill for Zika.
Take Action

ASM Acts to Counter Zika Virus Outbreak

The emerging threat of Zika virus infection.
Read

ASM Urges Action to Combat Zika Emergency

Current events linked to the Zika virus make aggressive public health actions and funding to combat this emerging infectious disease more crucial than ever.
Read
Become a member today!
JOIN ASM
Submit Abstracts for Biothreats 2017
SUBMIT
Antibacterial Development Conference
REGISTER

van der donk wilfredThe van der Donk group focuses on the mode of action and mechanism of biosynthesis of two classes of antibiotics that have been underexplored but have great potential for human therapeutic use, lantibiotics and phosphonate antibiotics. Lantibiotics are a widely occurring class of ribosomally synthesized peptide antibiotics. These peptides are modified to their bioactive forms via post-translational modifications that introduce intramolecular crosslinks. Dr. van der Donk uses bioinformatics to guide genome mining for new lantibiotics as well as bioengineering approaches to modify know lantibiotics. These analogs are subsequently used for mode of action studies. In the course of his studies on lantibiotics, he also uncovered the first example of naturally occurring S-linked glycopeptides.

Website: http://vanderdonk.scs.uiuc.edu/van_der_Donk/Home.html

TPL_asm2013_SEARCH

91153