My main research interest is the biosynthetic engineering of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and algae) for pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical industrial and bioenergy applications and the biosynthesis of small molecule natural products.


Chair of Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP & Applied Biosciences GIDP; Courses include: MIC, PLP, ARL 452/552: Antibiotics, a biological perspective; ARL 565: Physical aspects of arid lands; ARL 595A: Current research


  • PhD, 1993, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
  • MSc, 1986, ELTE University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary