We use interdisciplinary approaches to identify, analyse, and purify multi-component mixtures from plant, fungal, or marine sources focusing on the characterization of their bioactive secondary metabolites.

Our research focus is to understand the molecular interaction of natural products with proteins/signaling molecules within cells and to provide cellular models for the identification of bioactive natural products.

The principal interest of our group is natural product discovery from plants and micro-organisms, supported by cutting edge biotechnology-related approaches, including genome-based bioprospecting, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.