James grew up in Maryland, USA and studied Microbiology and also Germanic Studies at the University of Maryland. He then moved to Zurich, Switzerland to continue to study Microbiology at ETHZ where he did his masters thesis in fungal-fungal interactions utilizing microfluidics. Currently, he is working towards his PhD under Prof. Dr. Hoffmeister to continue his interest in fungal interactions. Under ChemBioSys, he is investigating the role and regulation of secondary
The focus of our research group is to elucidate the mutualistic interactions between prokaryotes and eukaryotes ("cross-kingdom cross-talk"). Our previous work has shown that challenges of chemical ecology - at the interface between biology and chemistry - can only be resolved successfully by an interdisciplinary research approach. The consistent combination of classical bioassays and chemical analytical methods reveals novel insights into the complex networks of infochemicals and signal molecules
I am an expert in bioinformatics and data analysis. Our Research Group is dedicated to the integrated computational analysis of genome, transcriptome, proteome and metabolome data.