Francois Gaascht



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Research interests

My research interest is focused on the discovery, the elucidation of the mode of action of natural and natural-based products as well as their promotion as high added-value bioactive compounds, mainly as therapeutic and anticancer agents.

I obtained my BSc and MSc at the University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France) and completed my PhD at the Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer (Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) in the framework of the European RedCat Project. As Marie Curie Fellow, my research project focused on the discovery and the elucidation of the mode of action of several natural and natural-based products as anticancer drugs. After acquisition of new skills in natural products isolation and structure elucidation at the Fundacíon MEDINA (Granada, Spain),

I joined the Schmidt-Dannert lab in October 2016 as Postdoctoral Research Associate. My research project aims to screen and isolate new antifungal compounds from Basidiomycota.

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Universite de Lorraine

Sep 1 2009Dec 20 2013

Award Date: Dec 20 2013

Masters, Universite de Strasbourg

Sep 1 2007Jun 30 2009

Award Date: Jun 30 2009

Bachelors, Universite Louis Pasteur

Sep 1 2004Jun 30 2007

Award Date: Jun 30 2007

External Positions

Chemist in Natural Products Chemistry, Fundación MEDINA

Nov 3 2014Jan 29 2015

PhD Student, Recherches Scientifiques Luxembourg asbl

Sep 1 2009Dec 20 2013

Research Interest Keywords

  • Natural Products
  • Drug Discovery


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