22_05_15. The Zechel lab is looking for another talented postdoctoral candidate to pursue enzymes that are involved in the degradation of polyvinylchloride (PVC). Applications due by June 1st (give or take!). See details here:

22_01_27. The Zechel lab is excited to offer a Postdoctoral position in Microbiology and Enzymology! Details on applying here:

21_09_30. Very pleased to see our story on fosfonochlorin biosynthesis to be featured on the cover of ChemBioChem! This was a labour of love involving a very dedicated and inspired group of students and collaborators. The cover was drawn by our incredibly talented collaborator, Dr. Katharina Pallitsch (University of Vienna).

21_09_15. PhD student Ola Pasternak will be learning about Streptomyces genetics over the fall term in the Bechthold lab at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universit√§t Freiburg. Ola’s research will be supported by a Mitacs-Globalink Research Award. Well done Ola!

21_09_14. Samantha Hollands successfully passed her candidacy exam and is now locked into the PhD program. Well done Sam! Secrets of cyanobactin biosynthesis await!

21_09_01. Maame Yamoa has joined the Zechel lab for MSc studies. Mia did her BSc at Cornell University and will tackle biodegradation of plastic waste as part of the OpenPlastic program. Welcome aboard Mia!

21_09_01. Busy start to the Fall term! 4th year students Alessia Rizzello, Jordan Goodnough, and Steven Chandler have joined the group for their 4th year thesis projects. They will be tackling burning problems related to plastic biodegradation and cyanobactin biosynthesis. Welcome aboard!

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