April 16, 2020 - Brian T. Murphy (Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago) - Toward Antibiotic Discovery from a Bacterial Colony: A Primer for Academia and Valerie Paul (Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida) - Sea Slugs, Slime and Coral Diseases: Marine Natural Products and our Changing Ocean
April 30, 2020 - Cassandra Quave (Curator of the Herbarium and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University) - Ethnobotany and Anti-Infective Natural Product Discovery and Jackie von Salm (AltMed and Plants of Ruskin, LLC) - Neglected Natural Products and the Chemical Complexity of Cannabis Sativa
May 14, 2020 - Dr. Nancy Keller (Robert L. Metzenberg and Kenneth B. Raper Professor of Mycology, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin - Madison) - Biosynthetic Surprises of a Human Pathogen and Nicholas H. Oberlies, Ph.D. (Patricia A. Sullivan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry University of North Carolina at Greensboro) - Droplet Probe: A Powerful Tool for Evaluating the Chemistry of Fungi (and other substrates!) In Situ
May 28, 2020 - Tanja Grkovic, PhD (Senior Scientist, Natural Products Support Group, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.) - Generation of Natural Product Libraries for High Throughput Screening and Roger Linington (Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in High-Throughput Screening and Chemical Biology, Director, Centre for High-Throughput Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University) - Linking Biosynthetic Gene Clusters and their Cognate Products by Mass Spectrometry
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June 11, 2020 - Julia Kubanek (Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Associate Dean of Research in the College of Sciences, at Georgia Institute of Technology) - Cryptic Variation in Chemical Defenses of Tropical Marine Algae and Jon Clardy (Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvarad Medical School) - Chemical Ecology in Microwell Plates
June 25, 2020 - Alessandra S. Eustaquio (Assistant Professor Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago) - Development of a Burkholderia Bacterial Host for Natural Product Discovery and Jason Kwan (Assistant Professor Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison) - How Lagria Beetles Evolved to use Antifungals Made by Bacteria
July 9, 2020 - Adam S. Duerfeldt, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Oklahoma) - Natural Product Medicinal Chemistry: A Love It or List It Approach to Drug Design and April L. Risinger, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) - The Taccalonolides – Pros and Cons of a Covalent Microtubule Stabilizer
July 23, 2020 - Eun Kyoung Seo, Ph.D. (Professor of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Ewha Womans University, Korea) - Isolation and Structure Determination of Active Constituents from Traditional Medicines, Clara Bik-San Lau (Associate Director, Institute of Chinese Medicine and State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) - Modern Approach of Herbal Medicines Research - Exploration of Beneficial Herb-Drug Combined Efficacies and Mari Yotsu-Yamashita, Ph.D. (Professor Tohoku University, Graduate School of Agricultural Science,
Division of Bioscience and Biotechnology for Future Bioindustry, Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry of Natural Products) - Prediction of Biosynthetic Pathways of Tetrodotoxin and Saxitoxin on the Basis of the Structures of Their Intermediates
August 6, 2020 - Dr. Francisco (Paco) Barona-Gómez (Evolution of Metabolic Diversity Laboratory, Langebio, Cinvestav-IPN, Guanajuato, MEXICO) - Understanding the Evolution of Natural Products Biosynthesis: a Natural Way for the Discovery of Novel Chemical Scaffolds and Roberto G. S. Berlinck, PhD, FRSC (Chemistry Institute of Sao Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo) - Metabolomics Provides Clues to Understand Fungal Phytotoxicity
August 20, 2020 - Catherine Roullier (Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Nantes, France) - Diving into Marine Fungi Metabolome: The Quest for Relevant Natural Products, Franz Bucar (Department of Pharmacognosy; University of Graz, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences) - Tackling Antibiotic Resistance with Plant Derived Compounds and Orazio Taglialatela Scafati, Ph.D. (Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology, Department of Pharmacy, Unversity of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy) - Expanding the Borders of Natural Products to Discover New Bioactivitie
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September 24, 2020 - Dr. Serge Fotso (Natural Product Scientist, Corteva Agriscience) - Crop Protection Process and Solutions Through the Lense of Natural Product and Geoffrey Hannigan, PhD (Principal Scientist Systems Biology Group, Merck Exploratory Science Center) - Using Deep Learning To Understand The Biosynthetic and Natural Product Landscape of the Human Microbiome For Drug Discovery
October 8, 2020 - Tal Luzzatto Knaan (Principal Investigator, Senior Lecturer, Department of Marine Biology, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences University of Haifa, Israel) - Exploring the functional multiplicity of natural products in shaping microbial communities and Lukasz M. Ciesla ( Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama) - The Role of Plant Phenylpropanoids in Plant and Animal Innate Immunity and Programmed Cell Death
October 22, 2020 - Jonathan Mills (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Illinois State University) - Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of the Cyanobacterial Antibiotics Anaephenes A and B and Guojun Wang (Assistant Research Professor, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University) Deep-Sea Actinomycetes as an Attractive Source for New Antimicrobials
November 5, 2020 - Emily P. Balskus (Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University) - Deciphering the Human Microbiota Using Chemistry and Mohammed S. Abou Donia (Princeton University) - Small Molecule-Mediated Interactions in Microbe Host Systems
November 12, 2020 - Diversity and Inclusion Committee Webinar - Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scientific Research Groups - Panelists: Luis Mejia Cruz (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Katherine Duncan (University of Strathclyde), Mabel Gonzalez, Elizabeth Kaweesa (University of Florida), Brian Murphy (University of Illinois Chicago), Sophia Powells (St. Catherine University), Renã Robinson (Vanderbilt University), Sabah Ul-Hasan (Scripps Research Institute)
November 19, 2020 - Philip Williams (Professor Department of Chemistry University of Hawaii at Manoa University Of Hawaii At Manoa) - Adventures with Cyanobacteria and Dr. Esther Guzmán (Associate Research Professor Cancer Cell Biology Program, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University) - Marine Natural Products and Cancer
December 10, 2020 - Edward J. Kennelly (Professor Lehman College, City University of New York) - Metabolomic Approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicines and Wendy Strangman (Assistant Professor; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Sciences) - Investigation of Marine Parasites and Other Disgusting Creatures as New Sources for Natural Products Discovery
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