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.
The focus of this meeting is to present cutting edge research by early career researchers on the chemistry and biology of natural products from the marine environment. Abstract submissions that reach across disciplinary boundaries or that connects molecular characterization, genomics, chemical ecology, molecular pharmacology, and chemical biology are strongly encouraged.
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.
Seed funding for this new Gordon Research Seminar has been provided by Merck Research Laboratories.
|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||Diving into Discovery|
|Discussion Leader: Catherine Roullier (University of Nantes)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Frank Schroeder (Cornell University)
"Worm Language: A Natural Combinatorial Library and a Xylopyranose-Based Nucleoside"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||A Rising Tide of Innovation|
|Discussion Leaders: Maria Mansson (Technical University of Denmark) and Clifford Kapono (University of California, San Diego)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Debosmita Sardar (University of Utah)
"Recognition Sequences and Substrate Evolution in Cyanobactin Biosynthesis"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Kenji Kurita (University of California, Santa Cruz)
"Compound Activity Mapping: Integrated High-Content Image Based Screening and Mass Spectrometry Based Secondary Metabolite Profiling"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Marnix Medema (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology)
"Computational Strategies for the Genomic Detection of Biochemical Novelty in Biosynthetic Gene Clusters"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Katherine Duncan (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
"Molecular Networking of Genome Sequenced Salinispora Strains"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||A Wave of Microbial Findings|
|Discussion Leaders: Jennifer Arens (University of Prince Edward Island) and Paul Boudreau (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Brittney Bunn (Case Western Reserve University)
"Stereoselective Biosynthesis of Isonitriles in Group V Cyanobacteria"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Mohamed Donia (University of California, San Francisco)
"Small Molecules from the Human Microbiota"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Michael Freeman (Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich)
"Biosynthesis with a Twist - Iterative Processing of the Giant Sponge Toxins Polytheonamides"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Amanda Waters (University of Mississippi)
"An Analysis of the Sponge Acanthostrongylophora igens' Microbiome Yields an Actinomycete that Produces the Natural Product Manzamine A"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Looking Forward on the Horizon|
|Discussion Leader: Jason Kwan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Navid Adnani (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Microscale Co-Cultivation Leads to the Production of a Putative Novel Antibiotic"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||John McIntosh (California Institute of Technology)
"Expanding the Chemical Space of Biosynthesis"
|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|