Natural Product Reports is delighted to announce Professor Greg Challis (University of Warwick, UK) as a new Editorial Board member.
Greg Challis graduated with a BSc in Chemistry (1994) from Imperial College London and a DPhil in Organic Chemistry (1998) from the University of Oxford. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, USA (1998-2000) and in the Department of Genetics at the John Innes Centre, UK (2000-2001). In 2001 he was appointed to a lectureship in Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick and in 2006 he was promoted to his present position of Professor of Chemical Biology.
Challis’s research interests encompass diverse aspects of the chemistry and biology of natural products, including genomics-driven discovery of new bioactive metabolites, elucidation of novel pathways for natural product biosynthesis, mechanistic enzymology of unusual biosynthetic enzymes, biosynthetic engineering approaches to the production of novel natural product derivatives, elucidation of the biological functions of natural products, and natural product total synthesis. His research achievements have been recognised by numerous honours and awards, most recently the Gabor Medal (2009).
Why not read some of Greg Challis’s latest NPR contributions to NPR:
New natural product biosynthetic chemistry discovered by genome mining
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009,26, 977-986
Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products: overview and recommendations for a universal nomenclature
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2013,30, 108-160 (bottromycins section)
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