Natural Product Reports is delighted to welcome Professor Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt to the Editorial Board.
Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt holds a degree in Microbiology from the University of Bonn. After her PhD in 1997, she joined the Anti-Infectives Research Department of Bayer HealthCare, leading hit and lead discovery teams for 8 years. In 2004, she co-founded the anti-infective biotech company AiCuris, Wuppertal, Germany. She returned to academia as a professor for Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Duesseldorf in 2010, and four years later became Chair of the Department of Microbial Bioactive Compounds at the University of Tuebingen. She is speaker of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre TRR261 ‘Cellular Mechanisms of Antibiotic Action and Production’ and co-speaker of the Cluster of Excellence “Controlling Microbes to Fight Infection”.
Heike is particularly interested in the molecular mechanisms of new antibacterial natural products and the operation modes of novel antibiotic targets. Find out more about Heike’s research on her webpage, or by reading her Open Access NPR article below:
Conformational control of the bacterial Clp protease by natural product antibiotics