American University of Beirut

Lab of Dr. Antoine Abou Fayad

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rese​arch Area

Microbiology, anti-infectives, natural products discovery

Research P​rojects

Natural products discovery, with focus on novel antibiotics​

Selected Publications

Natural products from myxobacteria: novel metabolites and bioactivities
J. Hermann,A. Abou Fayad,R. Müller
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2017 1;34(2):135-160.

A One-Pot Synthesis of symmetrical and asymmetrical dipeptide ureas
A. Abou FayadC.P. Uldemolins, S.V. Sharma, D. Day, and R. J. M. Goss
EurJoc. 2015, 25, 5603-5609.

Biosynthesis of the Klebsiella oxytoca Pathogenicity Factor Tilivalline: Heterologous Expression, in Vitro Biosynthesis, and Inhibitor Development
A. von Tesmar, M. Hoffmann,A. Abou Fayad,S. Hüttel , V. Schmitt, J. Herrmann, R. Müller
ACS Chem Biol. 2018​

Sonogashira diversification of unprotected halotryptophans, halotryptophan containing tripeptides; and generation of a new to nature bromo-natural product and its diversification in water
M. J. Corr, S. V. Sharma, C. Pubill-Ulldemolins, R. T. Bown, P. Poirot, D. R. M. Smith, C. Cartmell,A. Abou Fayad,R. J. M. Goss
Chem. Sci., 2017, 1;8(3):2039-2046.

Structure and biosynthesis of crocagins, unprecedented polycyclic postranslationally modified ribosomal peptides from Chondromyces crocatus
K. Viehrig, F. Surup, C. Volz, J. Hermann,A. Abou Fayad,S. Adam, J. Köhnke ,R. Müller
Angew. Chem., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2017 19;56(26):7407-7410.​

Research Awards​

  • Cover page for Natural Products Report: Natural Product Reports, February 01 2017, Issue 2, Page 125 to 222.
  • Best poster prize: University of East Anglia, July 12, 2011.
  • Prestigious Alan Katritzky Award for PhD funding: May 12, 2010.

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