Marine Natural Products Lab

Kerr Research Group

Simon Berger

Past Research Interests:

My main research interest is searching for new bioactive compounds from marine psychrophilic or psychrotolerant bacteria from MalpequeBay by using unique media and diverse culture conditions to stimulate the production of novel secondary metabolites. Fermentation media are analyzed using various spectrometric and spectroscopic methods to isolate and identify these bioactive compounds.

Education:

Chemistry Masters in marine natural products (2008 - 2011)
University of Prince Edward Island
 
Chemistry Major with Honours in Bachelor of Science program (2004 - 2008)
University of Prince Edward Island
 
Work Experience:
 
Laboratory Instructor (2008 - present)
University of Prince Edward Island
 
Summer student research scientist (2007 - 2008)
University of Prince Edward Island
 
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