Omkar Mohite won the Genes by MDPI poster prize at the 14th International Symposium on Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms (GIM 2019), held on 8-11 September 2019 in Pisa, Italy. He presented highlights of his work with Dr. Palsson and Dr. Weber on the pangenome analysis of enterobacteria for secondary metabolite gene clusters and their associated gene sets. This approach may provide a better understanding of the natural role of secondary metabolites and obtain clues for biotechnological optimizations for their production through the associated genes. Moreover, 4 more posters were presented at the GIM conference from the DTU's team from the IIMENA project: Charlotte Beck, Tue Jørgensen, Emilia Palazzotto and Yaojun Tong as well as two talks by Tilmann Weber and Kai Blin.
Omkar Mohite won the best poster presentation award at the DTU Bioustain annual seminar on 4-5 September 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is working on the pangenome analysis of a large number of genomes for secondary metabolism with Dr. Palsson and Dr. Weber in our iimena project. In this case, he revealed the potential of enterobacteria to produce diverse secondary metabolites and identifies their putatively associated genes from across the genome.
PhD student Fernando Román-Hurtado from MEDINA participated at the XXVII Conference of Spanish Microbiology Society 2019 from July 2-5th, 2019 in Malaga, Spain. He presented a poster with title: Identification of the biosynthetic pathway of a new glycolanthipeptide produced by Streptomyces sp. CA-170360 by genome mining with contribution from his colleagues Marina Sánchez-Hidalgo, Francisco Javier Ortiz-López and Olga Genilloud.
Tilmann Weber gave an invited talk at KAIST on June 27, 2019. His visit to KAIST took place after his participation at the 46th Annual Meeting and International Symposium of the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (KMB 2019) where he also gave an invited lecture. KAIST team had a chance to discuss with Tilmann for various problems of the project studies.
Charlotte Beck - PhD student at DTU Biosustain Center for Biosustainability, participated at the CeMiSt Conference on Microbial Secondary Metabolites in Microbiomes from 16th – 18th of June 2019 in Elsinore, Denmark. She presented a poster with tittle: “Improved Tools for Engineering Streptomyces” with contributions from Yaojun Tong, Sheila Ingemann Jensen, Günther Muth and Tilmann Weber.
Today at MEDINA premises in Granada Spain, we had the second annual scientific project meeting with all the partners from the IIMENA project funded by a Challenge Grant of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The meeting allowed the partners to present their latest update on the results from the project as well as the next steps and plans for the years to come.
Charlotte Beck - PhD student at DTU Biosustain Center for Biosustainability, participated at the Copenhagen Bioscience Conference on Natural Products - Discovery, Biosynthesis and Application from 5th – 9th of May 2019 in Hillerød, Denmark. She presented a poster with tittle: “A new modular plasmid vector system for engineering Streptomyces” with contributions from her colleagues Yaojun Tong, Sheila Ingemann Jensen, Günther Muth and Tilmann Weber.
Version 5 of the second metabolite tool #antiSMASH has been redesigned and extended. The new UI and greatly reduced runtimes make it possible to deliver annotations for bacterial genomes within a few minutes. Furthermore detection rules for clusters encoding #biosynthesis of #acylaminoacids, #betalactones, #RiPPs, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, C-nucleosides, PPY-like ketones and lipolanthines and a direct link to the antiSMASH database . The paper describing the updates has just been published in Nucleic Acids Research antiSMASH 5.0: updates to the secondary metabolite genome mining pipeline
PhD student from MEDINA participated at the I Congreso de Investigadores del PTS from February 13-15, 2019 in Granada, Spain. He presented a poster with title: New analogues of nosokomycin and polycyclic xanthones with antibacterial properties from MEDINA´s actinomycetes collection with contribution from his colleagues Francisco Javier Ortiz-López, Caridad Díaz, Mercedes de la Cruz, Ignacio González, Fernando Reyes, Francisca Vicente, Olga Genilloud.