CEntre of Competence for the study of Antimicrobial NAtural PROducts from Fungi (CECANAPROF)
Funded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Thanks to the network of expert, the experience and sophisticated equipment of the German partner, the CECANAPROF will train young researchers/students on how to access hitherto unstudied fungi (coprophilous and soil fungi) and screen their cultures for novel antimicrobial secondary metabolites. It will also offer scientific training on basic microbiological techniques and fungal taxonomy, thereby reinforcing the capacity of participants on the protection and conservation of bioresources for sustainable development and the improvement of life quality. Aside from the search for new antimicrobials and other beneficial metabolites, the work program will also include the development of biocontrol agents as a secondary goal to contribute to sustainable agriculture.