Welcome new lab members!

This year has been way to busy – and the MBU-Lab team has grown! It’s about time to give a proper welcome to our new lab members!

Sam Bannon has started his DPhil this fall, and Max Geurts has joined us for a 6 month rotation at the start of his Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme.

Matthew Hankins has decided to do his 18-week-long 4th year ‘Part II’ project in MBU-Lab, and Katja Schlegel has enriched us with her chemistry background, vising on a 4 month ERASMUS placement from the University of M√ľnster, Germany.

It’s great to have you on the team!

News Highlight: Study on novel proton pump inhibitors

In a new research article published in PLOS ONE, work from the Bublitz lab and the Danish company PCovery has revealed a new class of small molecule compounds, so-called tetrahydrocarbazoles, that are potent inhibitors of the fungal proton pump. Picture1These compounds can cause a breakdown of the membrane potential in fungal cells and inhibit the growth of fungi in laboratory cultures.

Structural analysis suggests the compounds could block the ion entry pathway of the pump.

Check out our newest paper here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0188620