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  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

19992022

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Description of research and teaching

Cyanobacteria form toxic blooms in freshwater lakes, reservoirs and ponds worldwide. These toxic blooms are linked to the death of wild and domestic animals and pose a serious health hazard in the safe production of drinking water. My research focuses on environmental microbiology and biotechnology of toxic cyanobacteria and the secondary metabolites they produce. Many of these specialized metabolites are toxins or odorous compounds that adversely affect the water quality of fresh water bodies and inland fisheries. I am interested in undestanding how these secondary metabolites are made and their application as pharmaceuticals and biomaterials in the emerging circular bio-economy. My research uses a combination of environmental microbiology, genomics and microbial biotechnology.

Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology, Ph.D., University of Göttingen

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • microbiology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Phylogenomic Analysis of the Microviridin Biosynthetic Pathway Coupled with Targeted Chemo-Enzymatic Synthesis Yields Potent Protease Inhibitors

Ahmed, M. N., Reyna-Gonzalez, E., Schmid, B., Wiebach, V., Süssmuth, R. D., Dittmann, E. & Fewer, D. P., Jun 2017, In : ACS Chemical Biology. 12, 6, p. 1538-1546 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Natural Product Biosynthetic Diversity and Comparative Genomics of the Cyanobacteria.

Dittmann, E., Gugger, M., Sivonen, A. K. & Fewer, D. P., 5 Oct 2015, In : Trends in Microbiology. 23, 10, p. 642-652 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Genome mining expands the chemical diversity of the cyanobactin family to include highly modified linear peptides

Leikoski, N., Liu, L., Jokela, J., Wahlsten, M., Gugger, M., Calteau, A., Permi, P., Kerfeld, C., Sivonen, K. & Fewer, D. P., 2013, In : Chemistry & Biology. 20, 8, p. 1033-1043 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Dereplication of natural products with antimicrobial and anticancer activity from Brazilian cyanobacteria.

Shishido, T. K., Vicentini Popin, R., Jokela, J., Wahlsten, M., Fiore, M. F., Fewer, D., Herfindal, L. & Sivonen, K., Jan 2020, In : Toxins. 12, 12, 17 p., 2020, 12, 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Regioselective Prenylation of Peptide Termini during the Biosynthesis of the Natural Product Muscoride

Mattila, A., Andsten, R-M., Jumppanen, M., Assante, M., Jokela, J., Wahlsten, M., Mikula, K. M., Gugger, M., Koskela, H., Sivonen, K., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J., Iwai, H. & Fewer, D. P., Jan 2020, In : Marine Drugs. 18, 1, 1 p., 40.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Projects

Prizes

FEMS/ESCMID Research Fellow 2010

David Fewer (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

8th European Workshop on Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria

David Fewer (Scientific Committee Member)
28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

I International Workshop on Cyanobacterial Natural Products

David Fewer (Member of organizing committee)
22 Jun 201625 Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Opponent of a doctoral dissertation at University of Liege, Belgium

David Fewer (Opponent)
12 Sep 2014

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Scientific Reports (Journal)

David Fewer (Reviewer)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Genomic Applications in Biotechnology

David Fewer (Member of organizing committee), Anna Kaarina Sivonen (Member of organizing committee)
13 Dec 201615 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Itämerestä löytyi toinen myrkyllinen sinileväsuku

David Fewer

18/08/2007

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media