Professor Matt Traxler of UC Berkeley will present his recent work on the production of metabolic compounds in actinomycete bacteria. When grown in isolation, actinomycetes generate a select set of metabolic compounds, but growing two unique actinomycete species together stimulates production of unique natural products. Understanding social interactions of actinomycete bacteria can thus lead to the discovery of novel compounds.
Dr. Traxler is the third speaker of our new seminar series, which features a diverse range of speakers focusing on a variety of topics related to the Institute’s research programs. Following all seminars, attendees are invited to stay for a free lunch and talk with the seminar speaker.
Connecting Social Interactions to Specialized
Metabolism in Actinomycete Bacteria
Dr. Matt Traxler
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology
University of California, Berkeley