"Wirkstoffradio" with Pierre Stallforth
Current episode on paleobiotechnology and predator-prey relationships
[Podcast only available in German language]
In a conversation with Bernd Rupp from Wirkstoffradio, Pierre Stallforth explains what paleobiotechnology is, which archaeological samples are analysed and how microorganisms can be found in them or active substances discovered that were produced by these organisms.
Stallforth and Rupp also discuss the predator-prey relationship of amoebae to their bacterial food. Bacteria often repel amoebae with active substances. These have the potential to be used as drugs - not only against amoebae, but they could also be developed into therapeutics against cancer, for example.