Freitag, 09. Juni 2017, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

New Drugs from Good Bugs, and How to Find Them

Invitation to the Inaugural Lecture

Kleiner Festsaal im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Antrittsvorlesung, Public Lecture


is Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna (since September 2015).

Sergey Zotchev‘s major field of expertise is molecular genetics of bacteria, with the focus on genetics and biochemistry of antibiotic biosynthesis. He obtained his PhD at the Research Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms (Moscow, Russia) in 1991. He did his postdoctoral studies in Germany (University of Osnabrück), USA (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Sweden (Karolinska Institute), and Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU). In 2001-2015 Sergey held a Faculty position (Associate, then full Professor) at the Department of Biotechnology, NTNU (Trondheim, Norway). In 2011-2012 he was a visiting Professor at the University of Berkeley (Berkeley, USA). Since September 2015 Sergey Zotchev is appointed as a full Professor at the Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna (Austria).

Research areas:

Bioprospecting for bioactive compounds produced by bacteria and fungi, comparative bacterial genomics, secondary metabolite biosynthesis, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.

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Friday, 9 June 2017, 17:00

Small Ceremonial Chamber (Kleiner Festsaal)

University of Vienna

1010 Vienna, Universitätsring 1

Program of the Inaugural Lecture (PDF)

Barrier-free access:

Right side entrance, elevator 1st floor

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