Melissa Davie

Year in Industry Student Molecules from Nature

Biography

Microbial natural products are of great value to the pharmaceutical industry and provide a reservoir of potential antibiotic compounds, important in this age of rising antimicrobial resistance.

Melissa’s interests lie in the discovery, biosynthesis of microbial natural products and their mode of action as therapeutic compounds.

She is currently working to demonstrate the use of an adapted genome mining approach to discover new members in an interesting family of polyketide metabolites