Dana Ulanova

Lecturer, Multidisciplinary Science Cluster, Research and Education Faculty, Kochi University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2024Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Elucidation of microbial talk on molecular level and application for natural product discovery
In the natural environments, microorganisms interact with other microorganisms, animals and plants. In these interactions, microbes often compete for nutrients and space. In many cases, microbial interactions are mediated by chemical signals. Signaling compounds are often called "natural products", have antibacterial activity and cytotoxicity, and are applied as antibiotics and anticancer agents.
This research focuses on the mechanisms of interactions occurring between marine bacteria and aims to discover new natural products.


In recent years, research on chemical interactions between microorganisms has advanced. Moreover, understanding this phenomenon has proven to be essential to developments in medicine, agriculture, and ecology-related fields. We believe that our research on marine microbial interactions contributes to the progress of this rapidly growing research area.

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