The nominating institution Hans Knöll Institute on the breakthrough:

The dramatic rise of multidrug resistant infections requires global R&D efforts. This is not only a scientific, but a global socioeconomic challenge. Since antibiotics development is not lucrative, publicly funded programs are increasingly important. Kloß’s group is developing a new antibiotic against multi-resistant tuberculosis, which kills 1.5 million every year.

Tags: Bio-Tech, Drugs, Therapeutics, Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance

Florian Kloß

Hans Knöll Institute

Florian Kloß studied chemistry at the FSU, Jena and received his diploma in organic chemistry under Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert. He established and heads the Transfer Group Antiinfectives with Dr. Markus Nett and Dr. Axel A. Brakhage. Currently, Kloß’s work is dedicated to the identification and optimization of new antiinfective lead compounds, and their targeted drug development at the Hans Knöll Institute.

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