DNA topbanner The antibiotics and Secondary Metabolites Analysis SHell (antiSMASH)


The antibiotics and Secondary Metabolites Analysis SHell (antiSMASH) is a fully automated pipeline to mine bacterial and fungal genome data for secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters.

The small molecules encoded by these biosynthetic gene clusters often have various bioactivities including anti-microbial, anti-cancer, anthelmintic and others. Therefore, they are lead compounds for many drugs like antibiotics.

antiSMASH is the most widely used tool for these genome mining approaches. Since its initial release in 2011, more than 160,000 analyses have been performed on the public antiSMASH service, which recently was moved to DTU Biosustain.

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Contact: Tilmann Weber


Tilmann Weber
DTU Biosustain
+45 24 89 61 32