University of British Columbia, Vancouver | Canada
We work on microbial bioactive small molecules: their discovery, isolation, characterisation and activities. Principally, we screen for these compounds from environmental microbes by a variety of approaches, including their cell-cell signaling characteristics. We also work on lichen structures and on the mechanism and development of antibiotic resistance mechanisms.
Keywords: Antibiotic discovery / antibiotic resistance & its evolution / cell-cell signalling in bacteria / metagenomics / clay biology