Researcher in Laboratory © HIPS

Felix Deschner


Felix studied Applied Biology at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and finished his double degree in corporation with the Robert Gordon University in Scotland where he completed the Honours Program in Bioscience and Biomedical Science. For his performance, he was awarded the Top Biological Science Student Award from the Royal Society of Biology. As a postgraduate, he followed up his studies in Molecular Biology at the Saarland University where he worked in the group of Prof. Rolf Müller. He established an in vivo infection model using zebrafish larvae, which can be applied at early stages of the drug discovery process.

In 2020, he started his PhD in the department of Microbial Natural Products and focusses his work on mode-of-action studies of Chlorotonils as well as their ADMET profiling. Additionally, he is involved in the activity-guided identification of novel antibacterial natural products and the elucidation of structure-activity relationships.