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Dr Sebastian Adam

About

Sebastian has studied Biotechnology at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, where he did his master thesis at the Institut für Biotechnologie und Wirkstoff-Forschung working on natural product discovery and protein expression. He obtained his degree in early 2015 and started his PhD studies at HIPS in the junior research group Structural Biology of Biosynthetic Enzymes in April 2015.

Sebastian is studying natural product biosynthesis with a focus on ribosomally produced and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs). This new class of natural products is a prime target for in vitro biosynthetic studies and contains many compounds with interesting biological activities.
 


2021

Identification of N,N-arylalkyl-picolinamide derivatives targeting the RNA-binding protein HuR, by combining biophysical fragment-screening and molecular hybridization

Della Volpe S, Linciano P, Listro R, Tumminelli E, Amadio M, Bonomo I, Elgaher W, Adam S, Hirsch A, Boeckler F, …, Rossi D, Collina S (2021)

Bioorganic chemistry 116DOI: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2021.105305

Enhancing glycan stability via site-selective fluorination: modulating substrate orientation by molecular design

Axer A, Jumde R, Adam S, Faust A, Schäfers M, Fobker M, Koehnke J, Hirsch A, Gilmour R (2021)

Chem. Sci. 12 (4): 1286-1294DOI: 10.1039/D0SC04297H

2020

The bottromycin epimerase BotH defines a group of atypical α/β-hydrolase-fold enzymes

Sikandar A, Franz L, Adam S, Santos-Aberturas J, Horbal L, Luzhetskyy A, Truman A, Kalinina O, Koehnke J (2020)

Nat Chem Biol 16 (9): 1013-1018DOI: 10.1038/s41589-020-0569-y

Biosynthesis of Cittilins, Unusual Ribosomally Synthesized and Post-translationally Modified Peptides from Myxococcus xanthus

Hug J, Dastbaz J, Adam S, Revermann O, Koehnke J, Krug D, Müller R (2020)

ACS chemical biology 15 (8): 2221-2231DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00430

2017

Thioholgamides: Thioamide-Containing Cytotoxic RiPP Natural Products

Kjaerulff L, Sikandar A, Zaburannyi N, Adam S, Herrmann J, Koehnke J, Müller R (2017)

ACS Chem. Biol. 12 (11): 2837-2841DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00676

Structure and biosynthesis of crocagins: polycyclic postranslationally modified ribosomal peptides from Chondromyces crocatus

Viehrig K, Surup F, Volz C, Herrmann J, Abou Fayad A, Adam S, Kohnke J, Trauner D, Müller R (2017)

Angew. Chem. (56): 1-5DOI: 10.1002/anie.201612640

2016

Structure and Substrate Recognition of the Bottromycin Maturation Enzyme BotP

Mann G, Huo L, Adam S, Nardone B, Vendome J, Westwood N, Muller R, Koehnke J (2016)

ChemBioChem 17 (23): 2286-2292DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201600406