It’s your last chance to register for Directing Biosynthesis III – by the deadline date of Wednesday 22 August.
Natural products continue to underpin the developments of new medicines and agrochemicals. Their biosynthesis and role in the environment are increasingly well understood at ecological, chemical, biochemical, and genetic levels and their discovery and exploitation remain key objectives of academics and companies. Significant opportunities exist for engineering biosynthetic pathways in bacteria, fungi and plants for the directed biosynthesis of new natural products with new and beneficial properties.
We are delighted to announce that a special symposium will take place within the Directing Biosynthesis III programme, recognising the achievements of three RSC award winners of 2011. Each of the winners will give a keynote lecture within the symposium.
- Professor Jim Naismith, University of St Andrews, UK
Member of Collaborative Computational Project 4 – STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (CCP4)
Winners of the Rita and John Cornforth Award 2011
- Professor Chris Schofield, University of Oxford, UK
Winner of the Jeremy Knowles Award 2011
- Dr David R Spring, University of Cambridge, UK
Winner of the Norman Heatley Award 2011
So join them to be a part of this highly topical conference featuring contributions from the most active groups in the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan working in the rapidly developing area of directed biosynthesis of new natural products.