Dr Clarissa Czekster

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow

BMS B206
tel. 01334463792

Why do some bacteria cause disease and can “take over” environments that they wouldn’t normally occupy? How can we keep good bacteria around and get rid or control the problematic ones?
Our research combines enzymology, structural biology, chemical biology and microbiology to understand how bacteria produce and use cyclic peptides in interspecies and interkingdom warfare and/or cooperation. Our purpose is to generate novel drugs, probes, carriers, and technologies that will allow us to control and modulate bacterial populations.

(source: symbiosis database)



Dr Clarissa Czekster
Biomolecular Sciences Building
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9ST

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