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Marine Natural Products
Gordon Research Conference

From Discovery to Human Health

Dates

March 2-7, 2014

Location

Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA

Organizers

Chair:
Bradley S. Moore

Vice Chair:
Julia Kubanek

Meeting Description

The 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Marine Natural Products will highlight progressive research on the chemistry and biology of natural product chemicals from the marine environment. Featured topics will include advances in molecular characterization, biomedical applications, biotechnology, genomics, chemical ecology, molecular pharmacology, and chemical biology to reflect the ever-evolving breadth of this dynamic field. The conference will feature outstanding investigators from academia, industry and the government, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. One of the hallmarks of this biennial conference is its friendly and collegial atmosphere that facilitates the exchange of ideas with leaders in the field that often lead to cross-disciplinary collaborations. We look forward to your participation.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Marine Natural Products" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRC Conference Chair
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmMarine Sponges as Sources of New Drug Leads
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion Leader: Phil Crews (UC Santa Cruz)
"Opening Remarks"
7:50 pm - 8:15 pmAmy Wright (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute)
"Investigation of Natural Products Effective Against Cancer and Infectious Disease"
8:15 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 9:05 pmJoern Piel (ETH-Zurich)
"Microbial Dark Matter: A Metabolic Treasure Trove"
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmRecap of MNP GRS by Laura Sanchez and Peter Jordan (UC San Diego)
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Insights into Marine Peptide Chemical Biology
Discussion Leader: Eric Schmidt (University of Utah)
9:00 am - 9:35 amWilfred van der Donk (University of Illinois)
"Lanthipeptide Biosynthesis in Marine Cyanobacteria"
9:35 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:00 amPoster Talk: Marcy Balunas (University of Connecticut)
"Lead Development of Santacruzamate A Analogs as Selective Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors"
10:00 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 amJanet Smith (University of Michigan)
"Structural Biology of PKS Modules"
11:10 am - 11:25 amDiscussion
11:25 am - 11:35 amPoster Talk: Matthew Bertin (UC San Diego)
"Novel Nucleosides from the Marine Sponge Tectitethya crypta and Its Microorganism Symbionts"
11:35 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:15 pmBaldomero Olivera (University of Utah)
"Conus Venom Peptides, Cabals and Constellation Pharmacology"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMarine Natural Products in Cancer
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Frank Koehn (Pfizer)
"Opening Remarks"
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmPeter Senter (Seattle Genetics)
"Antibodies Linked to Marine Derived Natural Products: From Early Stage Discovery to an Approved Drug"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmCarmen Cuevas (PharmaMar)
"Marine Natural Products at PharmaMar: New Clinical Compounds and New Development Strategies"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmChemical and Biosynthetic Versatility of Marine Microbes
Discussion Leader: David Rowley (University of Rhode Island)
9:00 am - 9:35 amPaul Jensen (UC San Diego)
"Genomic Insights into the Evolution of Secondary Metabolism in a Model Group of Marine Bacteria"
9:35 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:00 amPoster Talk: Rajesh Viswanathan (Case Western Reserve University)
"Characterization of the Hapalindole Gene Cluster from Four Distinct Strains of Group V Cyanobacteria"
10:00 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 amCarlos Jimenez (University of A Coruna)
"Siderophores and Iron Uptake in Fish Aquaculture Pathogen Bacteria: Isolation, Structures, Synthesis and Applications"
11:10 am - 11:25 amDiscussion
11:25 am - 11:35 amPoster Talk: Vinayak Agarwal (UC San Diego)
"Biosynthesis of Polybrominated Organic Compounds by Marine Bacteria"
11:35 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:15 pmMargo Haygood (Oregon Health & Science University)
"Bioactive Compounds from Bacterial Symbionts of Mollusks"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIlluminating the Biological Role of Natural Products in the Marine Environment
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Valerie Paul (Smithsonian Marine Station)
"Opening Remarks"
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmGeorg Pohnert (University of Jena)
"Metabolomics Enabled Identification of Infochemicals from Marine Diatoms"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmMark Hay (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Chemical Ecology Affects the Structure, Function, and Future of Coral Reefs: Recovery or a Continuing Biotic Death Spiral?"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmModern Advances in Mass Spectrometry to Characterize Natural Products
Discussion Leader: Tim Bugni (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
9:00 am - 9:35 amPieter Dorrestein (UC San Diego)
"A 'GoogleMAP'-Type Molecular View of Microbial Communities"
9:35 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:00 amPoster Talk: Catherine Roullier (University of Nantes)
"Targeting the Halogenated Metabolome of Marine-Derived Fungi Using LC-HRMS/MS Tools"
10:00 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 amAles Svatos (University of Jena)
"Mass Spectrometric Imaging of Signal Molecules, New Tool for Chemical Ecology"
11:10 am - 11:25 amDiscussion
11:25 am - 11:35 amPoster Talk: Tanja Grkovic (Eskitis Institute, Griffith University)
"Seeing the Invisible: Comprehensive NMR Fingerprint of the Drug-Like Natural Product Metabolome"
11:35 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:15 pmGraham Cooks (Purdue University)
"Ambient Mass Spectrometry Based Isolation and Characterization of Natural Products"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmInspirational Advances in Making and Characterizing Complex Marine Natural Products
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Frank Schroeder (Cornell University)
"Opening Remarks"
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmPhil Baran (Scripps Research Institute)
"Studies in Natural Product Synthesis"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmMakoto Fujita (University of Tokyo)
"Crystal-Free Crystallography for the Nano-to-Micro Gram Scale Structure Analysis: Principle, Applications, and Scope & Limitations"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNatural Product Library Screening and Target Identification
Discussion Leader: Chambers Hughes (UC San Diego)
9:00 am - 9:30 amHendrik Luesch (University of Florida)
"Specific Targeting of Cancer Relevant Pathways for MNP Discovery"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 9:55 amPoster Talk: Daniela Trivella (Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory)
"Marine Natural Products as Human Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Inhibitors"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amDong Chan Oh (Seoul National University)
"Discovery of New Bioactive Peptides from Korean Marine Actinomycetes"
11:00 am - 11:15 amDiscussion
11:15 am - 11:25 amPoster Talk: Shinichi Nishimura (Kyoto University)
"Mode of Action of Heronamides, Polyene Macrolactams from a Marine-Derived Streptomyces sp."
11:25 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJames Inglese (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH)
"Design of Assays and Screening Strategies for the Interrogation of Natural Product Extracts"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmInnovations in Marine Natural Products Research
Discussion Leader: Julia Kubanek (Georgia Institute of Technology)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmBrent Copp (University of Auckland)
"The Fun Never Stops: (Biomimetic) Synthesis and SAR Studies of Ascidian Natural Products"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 9:10 pmChris Ireland (University of Utah)
"From Sea Hunt to Dean of Pharmacy - What a Strange and Wonderful Trip it's Been"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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