The comprehensive study of natural products and bioactive compounds has inspired significant and powerful innovations with respect to drug discovery and human health initiatives. Natural products have been utilized in both traditional and modern medicine for the treatment of various diseases for centuries. Unsurprisingly, a significant number of prescribed drugs are derived from or inspired by natural products. In addition, natural product research has advanced multiple scientific disciplines including new synthetic methodologies, new technologies enabling their isolation and preparation, and the understanding of biosynthetic pathways and biological targets.
The 69th Gordon Conference on Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds seeks to advance the broad and constantly evolving field of natural product research through outstanding presentations at the forefront of science and collaborative and cross-disciplinary interactions. Scientists of various backgrounds will discuss and exchange ideas for the progression of basic, applied, and clinical research of natural products and its continued positive impact on human health. A unique and diverse group of scientists will be assembled that span scientific disciplines, and stem from various experience levels, backgrounds, and demographics. The conference will provide a unique and exciting venue that will foster in-depth discussions in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, with numerous opportunities for social interactions and professional development.
This highly interactive and exciting meeting will be held at the Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire. The site's quiet and 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 November 1, 2020. Please check back for updates.
- Biomimetic Inspired Synthesis of Natural Products
- Innovative Chemical and Biological Technology
- Chemical Biology of Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds
- Novel Synthetic Strategies and Methodology
- Unique Methods for the Discovery of Natural Products
- Medicinal Chemistry of Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds
- Discovery and Biological Activity of Natural Products
- Chemical Modifications and Biological Activity of Natural Products
- Pioneering Synthetic Efforts