Natural products and biologically active compounds have intrigued and inspired research scientists, physicians, and patients alike for centuries. Architecturally complex and diverse chemical structures paired with unique biological origins and mechanisms serve to challenge and inspire basic and applied research. From ancient folk medicines to modern day targeted-therapies, natural products and bioactive compounds have significantly furthered one of mankind’s greatest achievements and future endeavors, the progression of human health. Moreover, the study of secondary metabolites and the pursuit of bioactive compounds has furthered our knowledge and understanding of distinct and yet diverse scientific fields.
The 68th Gordon Conference on Natural products and Bioactive Compounds will assemble academic and industrial leaders in the fields of natural product pathway biology, biosynthesis, isolation, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, chemical methods, and chemical synthesis. Lectures at these scientific frontiers will feature unpublished, multidisciplinary work with dedicated time for questions and rigorous discussion. Poster presentations will also facilitate in-depth scientific exchange between attendees in a more relaxed, social atmosphere. This premier scientific conference strikes balance with elevated, rigorous scientific discourse and ample opportunity for professional and social interactions between conferees.
As in previous years, the meeting will be held at the Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire. This quiet, relaxed setting offers outstanding staff and modern facilities that are ideally suited for the scientific, social, and recreational aspects of the Gordon Conferences.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Natural Products in the Service of Human Health
- The Discovery of New Secondary Metabolites
- Constructing Architecturally Complex Molecules
- Methods Development in Pursuit of Bioactive Molecules
- Advances in Synthetic Biology and Chemistry
- Paradigm Shifting Technology
- Complex Molecular Drug Discovery
- Natural Product-Inspired Medicinal Chemistry
- Keynote Session: The State-of-the-Art of Discovery in Natural Products