The Gordon Research Seminar on Marine Natural Products is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
focus on the presentation of innovative, high quality research by early career
researchers on diverse topics that encompass the field of marine natural
products. Presentations and discussions will highlight key insights, innovative
approaches and advances in the field of marine natural products. Abstracts that
encompass a cross-disciplinary approach with a focus on informed
bioprospecting, technological advances, molecular characterization, genome
mining, biosynthesis, chemical ecology and chemical biology are strongly
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Marine Natural Products" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Integrated Profiling Strategies in Natural Products Research|
|Discussion Leader: Navid Adnani (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Roger Linington (Simon Fraser University, Canada)|
"Towards the Universal Characterization of Natural Products Libraries; Integrated Chemical and Biological Profiling Strategies in Natural Products Research"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||New Frontiers in Chemistry and Biosynthesis|
|Discussion Leaders: Andrew Buller (California Institute of Technology, USA) and Abrahim El Gamal (University of California, San Diego, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Anne-Catrin Letzel (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA)|
"The Secondary Metabolome of the Genus Salinispora"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Cristina Alexandru (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)|
"Exploring RiPP Biosynthetic Pathways in a Quest for a Novel Macrocyclase with Improved Catalytic Properties"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Anna Vagstad (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)|
"Mechanistic Insights into Radical-Mediated Amino Acid Epimerization in Proteusin Peptide Natural Products"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Michelle Schorn (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA)|
"From Genes to Molecules: Accessing the Genetic Potential for Secondary Metabolite Production in Rare Marine Actinomycetes"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Informed Bioprospecting: Environmental and Ecological Impacts|
|Discussion Leaders: Agustina Undabarrena (Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile) and Silke Reiter (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Brett Covington (Vanderbilt University, USA)|
"Mapping Microbial Natural Product Responses to Activation Stimuli"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Leesa Habener (Griffith University, Australia)|
"Comparing Chemical and Genetic Diversity of Marine Sponges from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia Using LC-MS and NMR Spectroscopic Chemical Fingerprints"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Kazuya Fukuhara (The University of Tokyo, Japan)|
"Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Nazumazoles A-F from the Marine Sponge Theonella swinhoei"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Remington Poulin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)|
"1H NMR-Based Metabolomics Reveals Chemical Basis for Predator Sensing by Marine Invertebrates"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Technological Advances for Innovative Discovery|
|Discussion Leader: Emily Mevers (Harvard Medical School, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Eric Helfrich (Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)|
"A Genome Mining Tool for the Identification and Structure Prediction of Trans-AT PKS-Derived Polyketides"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Tal Luzzatto-Knaan (University of California, San Diego, USA)|
"Chemodiversity Based Cartography of Natural Products from Marine Communities"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13AT009147-01 from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.