Piel, Joern

Jörn Piel received a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany, and conducted postdoctoral studies with Bradley Moore and Heinz Floss at the University of Washington, Seattle. Subsequently, he led a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, and was Associate Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Bonn. In 2013 he became Full Professor of Microbiology at ETH Zurich. His lab studies natural products from uncultivated and other poorly explored bacteria, their role in host-microbe interactions, the identification and utilization of new enzymes, and ecology- and genome-based natural product discovery.