Daniel Petras, PhD
Daniel Petras is a postdoctoral researcher in the Dorrestein lab since 2016. He received his diploma degree (MS) in Biotechnology from the University of Applied Science Darmstadt (Germany) and the Polytechnic University Valencia (Spain) after finishing his diploma (MS) thesis on the proteomic analysis of snake venoms in the group of Juan Calvete at CSIC IBV in Valencia (Spain). For his PhD studies, he then joined the lab of Roderich Suessmuth at the Technical University Berlin (Germany), working on the in discovery, structure elucidation and biosynthesis of albicidins, a group of antimicrobial natural products from sugarcane pathogens. His current research is mainly focused on large scale environmental metabolomics of marine microbial communities and plant-microbe interactions. Besides the application and further development of mass spectrometry based metabolomics, Daniel is interested in community proteomics and next generation sequencing methods and the integrative data-analysis of this different layers of “multi-omics” information.