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VAAM -Fachgruppentagung takes place in Dortmund for the first time

Gruppenfoto von der VAAM Tagung © BCI​/​TU Dortmund
Group photo of the participants in the lecture hall

From September 7-9, 2022, the symposium of the VAAM Fachgruppe (specialist group) "Biology of Bacterial Natural Product Producers", organized by the "Biozentrum" of the Faculty BCI, was held as a hybrid event at the TU Dortmund University.

With 150 participants, 120 of whom were present, the symposium was in great demand. The contributions covered a broad spectrum of microbial natural product research - from the discovery of new active substances to the reconstruction of metabolic pathways and the development of biotechnological production processes. Highlights included presentations by guest speakers Emily Balskus (Harvard University, USA), Alessandra Eustaquio (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA) and Greg Challis (University of Warwick, UK). For the first time, the Hendrik-Wolff-Award for outstanding contributions to natural products research was also presented at this annual symposium. The prize winner was Dr. Vincent Wiebach (DTU Copenhagen, DK).