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Zotchev, Sergey B. Professor Group Leader 73598679
Sergey B. Zotchev's major field of expertise is the molecular genetics of the antibiotic-producing bacteria and genetics/biochemistry of antibiotic biosynthesis. He defended his PhD thesis at the All-Union Research Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms (Moscow, Russia) in 1991. After several years of postdoctoral studies in Germany (University of Osnabrueck), in the USA (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and in Sweden (Karolinska Institute), he has joined in 1996 the group of Prof Svein Valla at NTNU to work on the nystatin project. In 2001 Zotchev took up an appointment as an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology (NTNU), and since 2006 as a full Professor.

Currently, Sergey B. Zotchev is supervising the following research projects:

(1) Heterologous expression of secondary metabolite gene clusters
(2) Bioprospecting of marine microorganisms: search for producers of new bioactive secondary metabolites and genes for their biosynthesis

Group members:

Olga Sekurova, research scientist (1)
Kerstin Engelhardt, PhD student (2)
Qiangwei Zhang, Master student (1)
Benedicte Bjørkhaug, Master student (1)
Marte Valde, Master student (2)

Former group members:

Martin Gimmestad (Postdoc)
Olga Volokhan (Postdoc)
Alexander Wentzel (Postdoc)
Mimmi Throne-Holst (Postdoc)
Hisashi Saito (Postdoc)
Sigrid Hakvåg (PhD student)
Hanne Jørgensen (PhD student)
Aina Nedal (PhD student)
Sven E.F. Borgos (PhD student)
Sondre Heia (PhD student)

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