Nominations open for 2020 Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

This lectureship recognises a researcher who has made a significant contribution to a natural products-related area of the chemical sciences in their early independent career. Nominations can be made by anyone, so why not nominate a colleague, collaborator, or someone whose work you admire today?

Nominate by 30 September 2019

Who can be nominated?

To be eligible for the Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship candidates must be within the first six years of their independent career, either in academia or industry, have started publishing independent papers and have made a significant contribution to natural products-related research.

Lectureship details

The recipient will be invited to present a lecture at a conference during 2020 and will receive £500 towards travel and accommodation costs. They will also be presented with a commemorative framed certificate and invited to contribute an article to Natural Product Reports.

How to nominate

Those wishing to make a nomination should email the following details to the Editorial Office at npr-rsc@rsc.org by 30 September 2019:

  • The name, affiliation and (if possible) web address of the nominee
  • At least one paragraph outlining the reasons for nomination. This should include brief details of the nominee’s contributions to their field. Additional supporting information, for example their CV, would be helpful but is not mandatory for making a nomination.

Selection procedure

The Natural Product Reports Editorial Board will draw up a short-list of candidates based on the information provided at nomination. The board will then vote to select the recipient and the winner will be announced in late 2019.

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Mo Seyedsayamdost wins the 2019 NPR Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Mo receiving the NPR Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Earlier this year, Natural Product Reports was delighted to announce that Professor Mohammad R. “Mo” Seyedsayamdost was chosen by the Natural Product Reports Editorial Board to receive the 2019 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship, which he has now been awarded at the recent ACS Orlando symposium.

The Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship recognises a researcher who has made a significant contribution to a natural products-related area of the chemical sciences in their early independent career.

“It is an honor and a privilege to receive the NPR Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

I am grateful to the selection committee, my mentors (Liz, JoAnne, Jon, and Roberto) for their constant support, as well as the members of my lab for their hard work.” – Prof. Mo Seyedsayamdost

 

More about Mo…

Mo obtained an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and completed his thesis in the laboratory of Prof. Lizbeth Hedstrom. He then joined the Department of Chemistry at MIT and earned a PhD degree under the guidance of Prof. JoAnne Stubbe. His PhD thesis investigated the mechanism of long-range radical transfer in class I ribonucleotide reductases. He subsequently conducted postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in the research groups of Prof. Jon Clardy and Prof. Roberto Kolter, where he examined the roles of natural products in mediating microbial interspecies interactions. In 2013, Mo started his independent career at Princeton University, where his lab is interested in the discovery, structure, function, and biosynthesis of natural products from microbial sources, with an emphasis on bioactive cryptic metabolites. These studies blend approaches from microbiology, bacterial genetics, natural product chemistry, and enzymology.

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Tobias Gulder – NPR’s new Chair of the Editorial Board

We are delighted to announce that Professor Tobias A. M. Gulder is the new Chair of the Natural Product Reports Editorial Board.

“Natural Product Reports has been my favorite journal for critical reviews in natural product chemistry since entering the field as a graduate student. I became a member of the Editorial Board of NPR in 2017 and have since enjoyed working with the Royal Society of Chemistry Editorial Team and the Board Members to further develop the journal. I feel honored to succeed Brad Moore as the Chair of the journal and look forward to continue his successful work for the natural product community.”

We are very grateful to Professor Bradley Moore for all of his contributions to the journal during his years with us as an Editorial Board member and then as Chair.

As we wish Professor Moore well with his future endeavours we warmly welcome Professor Gulder to his new position, leading the journal to continued success.

About Tobias

Tobias A. M. Gulder holds degrees in Chemistry from the University of Würzburg (Diploma 2004, PhD 2008). After postdoctoral training at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Bradley Moore (2008-2010) he started his independent work as a Liebig and Emmy Noether fellow at the University of Bonn (2011-2014). In 2014 he accepted to offer to join the Technical University of Munich as Professor of Biosystems Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and the Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM). In 2019 he became the Chair of Technical Biochemistry at the Technical University of Dresden.

Professor Gulder’s research interests focus on the structure, biosynthesis and synthesis of bacterial natural products. This includes the elucidation of new biosynthetic transformations and their application to the biocatalytic synthesis of natural products as well as the manipulation of biosynthetic pathways to generate new molecular structures.

 

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2019 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship

It is with great pleasure that we announce Prof. Mohammad R. “Mo” Seyedsayamdost (Princeton University) as the recipient of the 2019 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship!

The Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship recognises a researcher who has made a significant contribution to a natural products-related area of the chemical sciences in their early independent career.


We are delighted to announce that Professor Mohammad R. “Mo” Seyedsayamdost has been chosen by the Natural Product Reports Editorial Board to receive the 2019 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

His lab is interested in the discovery, structure, function, and biosynthesis of natural products from microbial sources, with an emphasis on bioactive cryptic metabolites. These studies blend approaches from microbiology, bacterial genetics, natural product chemistry, and enzymology.

 

 

“It is an honor and a privilege to receive the NPR Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

I am grateful to the selection committee, my mentors (Liz, JoAnne, Jon, and Roberto) for their constant support, as well as the members of my lab for their hard work.” – Prof. Mo Seyedsayamdost

 

More about Mo…

Mo obtained an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and completed his thesis in the laboratory of Prof. Lizbeth Hedstrom. He then joined the Department of Chemistry at MIT and earned a PhD degree under the guidance of Prof. JoAnne Stubbe. His PhD thesis investigated the mechanism of long-range radical transfer in class I ribonucleotide reductases. He subsequently conducted postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in the research groups of Prof. Jon Clardy and Prof. Roberto Kolter, where he examined the roles of natural products in mediating microbial interspecies interactions. In 2013, Mo started his independent career at Princeton University.

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2019 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

This lectureship recognises a researcher who has made a significant contribution to a natural products-related area of the chemical sciences in their early independent career. Nominations can be made by anyone, so why not nominate a colleague, collaborator, or someone whose work you admire today?

Nominate by 12 September 2018

 
Who can be nominated?

To be eligible for the Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship candidates must be within the first six years of their independent career, either in academia or industry, have started publishing independent papers and have made a significant contribution to natural products-related research.

 
Lectureship details

The recipient will be invited to present a lecture at a conference during 2019 and will receive £500 towards travel and accommodation costs. They will also be presented with a commemorative framed certificate and invited to contribute an article to Natural Product Reports.

 
How to nominate

Those wishing to make a nomination should email the following details to the Editorial Office at NPR-RSC@rsc.org by 12 September 2018:

  • The name, affiliation and (if possible) web address of the nominee
  • At least one paragraph outlining the reasons for nomination. This should include brief details of the nominee’s contributions to their field. Additional supporting information, for example their CV, would be helpful but is not mandatory for making a nomination.

 
Selection procedure

The Natural Product Reports Editorial Board will draw up a short-list of candidates based on the information provided at nomination. The board will then vote to select the recipient and the winner will be announced in late 2018.

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Applied Natural Products Symposium

We are proud to announce that Natural Product Reports is sponsoring Applied Natural Products symposium.  The symposium runs from 11th – 13th June 2018 and is being held at École polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.

The focus of the symposium is around the themes of biosynthesis, total synthesis, metabolomics, isolation and analysis, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Olga Genilloud (Fondacion Medina) – Exploring microbial collections as source of novel natural products
  • Professor Marcel Jaspars (University of Aberdeen) – Discovering and modifying natural products for biomedical applications
  • Professor Helge B. Bode (Goethe-Universität) – Peptide natural products made by microbes and men: From chemical ecology to biotechnological production
  • Professor Mathias Christmann (Freie Universität) – Synthesis of Polycyclic Terpenes
  • Professor Sylvie Baudino-Caissard (Université Jean Monnet) – Biosynthesis of rose scent compounds

A full list of speakers are available online.

Registration is free and the deadline is 15th May 2018.

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New Editorial Board Members

We are delighted to welcome two new Editorial Board Members to Natural Product Reports. Professor Hendrik Luesch (University of Florida, USA) and Dr Marnix Medema (Wageningen University, Netherlands).

Professor Hendrik Luesch leads a multidisciplinary marine natural products research program that integrates isolation, synthesis, pharmacology, mechanism of action and early development studies. Find out more on his lab’s webpage.

Hendrik obtained his PhD at University of Hawaii with Richard E. Moore in 2002. He undertook three years of postdoctoral studies  as an Irving S. Sigal Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute with Peter G. Schultz. Since 2005 he has been faculty at the University of Florida (UF) and is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.

 

 

 


Dr Marnix Medema’s group currently develops and applies computational tools to understand bacterial, fungal and plant natural product biosynthesis from a genomic perspective. Find out more on his webpage.

Marnix completed his PhD in 2013 in the groups of Eriko Takano and Rainer Breitling at the University of Groningen. In 2015, following a postdoctoral fellowship in the group of Frank Oliver Glöckner (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany), he joined Wageningen University.

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Natural Products in OBC

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, our sister journal, publishes many articles that cover a variety of natural product chemistry.

We try to keep you updated here, although signing up to OBC’s e-alert (free service) means you will receive the tables of content directly in your inbox every time an issue is published.

Hand-picked for you from the latest issues are:

Synthesis of monoalkylidene diketopiperazines and application to the synthesis of barettin
Elizabeth W. Kelley, Skylar G. Norman and Jonathan R. Scheerer
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02297B

Stereocontrolled synthesis and investigation of the biosynthetic transformations of 16(S),17(S)-epoxy-PDn-3 DPA
Karoline Gangestad Primdahl, Jørn Eivind Tungen, Patricia Regina Soares De Souza, Romain Alexandre Colas, Jesmond Dalli, Trond Vidar Hansen and Anders Vik
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02113E

Total synthesis of (−)-aritasone via the ultra-high pressure hetero-Diels–Alder dimerisation of (−)-pinocarvone
Maliha Uroos, Phillip Pitt, Laurence M. Harwood, William Lewis, Alexander J. Blake and Christopher J. Hayes
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02204B

Unprecedented 22,26-seco physalins from Physalis angulata and their anti-inflammatory potential
Cheng-Peng Sun, Mahmood Brobbey Oppong, Feng Zhao, Li-Xia Chen and Feng Qiu
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02205K

Doubling the power of DP4 for computational structure elucidation
K. Ermanis, K. E. B. Parkes, T. Agbackb and J. M. Goodman
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01379E

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Konrad K. Tiefenbacher selected for the 2018 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship

The Editorial Board of Natural Product Reports (NPR) is delighted to announce that Professor Konrad K. Tiefenbacher has been chosen to recieve the 2018 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship for his work on applying supramolecular host structures in terpene chemistry.

About Konrad
Konrad received his chemical basic education at the Technical University of Vienna and the University of Texas in Austin. After finishing his diploma thesis in the lab of Prof. Fröhlich, he pursued his interest in total synthesis of biologically active natural products during a Ph.D. in the lab of Prof. Mulzer at the University of Vienna. He then moved to Prof. Rebek’s lab at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla to learn about molecular recognition and self-assembly. In December 2011 he started his independent career as a Juniorprofessor (W1-position) at the Technical University Munich. In June 2016 he was appointed to a dual tenure track assistant professorship at the University of Basel and the ETH Zürich.

You can find out more about Konrad’s research on his webpage.

 

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Natural Products in OBC

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, our sister journal, publishes many articles that cover a variety of natural product chemistry.

We try to keep you updated here, although signing up to OBC’s e-alert (free service) means you will receive the tables of content directly in your inbox every time an issue is published.

Hand-picked for you from the latest issues are:

Insights into the role of 3-O-sulfotransferase in heparan sulfate biosynthesis
Maria Cecília Zorél Meneghetti, Tarsis Gesteira Ferreira, Alexandre Keiji Tashima, Suely F. Chavante, Edwin Alexander Yates, Jian Liu, Helena Bonciani Nader and Marcelo A. Lima
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01533J, Paper


A synthetic dodecanolide library for the identification of putative semiochemicals emitted by mantellid frogs
Pardha Saradhi Peram, Miguel Vences and Stefan Schulz
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00849J, Paper


Forsythenethosides A and B: two new phenylethanoid glycosides with a 15-membered ring from Forsythia suspensa
Si-Yuan Shao, Zi-Ming Feng, Ya-Nan Yang, Jian-Shuang Jiang and Pei-Cheng Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01811H, Paper


Total syntheses of gerberinol I and the pterophyllins 2 and 4 using the Casnati–Skattebøl reaction under different conditions
Jorgelina L. Pergomet, Andrea B. J. Bracca and Teodoro S. Kaufman
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01471F, Paper


Volatiles from the fungal microbiome of the marine sponge Callyspongia cf flammea
Lena Barra, Paul Barac, Gabriele M. König, Max Crüsemann and Jeroen S. Dickschat
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01837A, Paper


Selective lysine modification of native peptides via aza-Michael addition
Hongli Chen, Rong Huang, Zhihong Li, Wei Zhu, Jiakang Chen, Yuexiong Zhan and Biao Jiang
DOI:10.1039/C7OB01866E, Paper


Synthesis of the fungus metabolite cladosin C
David Linder and Rainer Schobert
DOI:10.1039/C7OB01795B, Paper


18 O2 labeling experiments illuminate the oxidation of ent-kaurene in bacterial gibberellin biosynthesis
Raimund Nagel and Reuben J. Peters
DOI:10.1039/C7OB01819C, Paper


Modular total syntheses of mycolactone A/B and its [2H]-isotopologue
Sarah Saint-Auret, Hajer Abdelkafi, Didier Le Nouen, Laure Guenin-Macé, Caroline Demangel, Philippe Bisseret and Nicolas Blanchard
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01943B, Communication


A bifunctional old yellow enzyme from Penicillium roqueforti is involved in ergot alkaloid biosynthesis
Nina Gerhards and Shu-Ming Li
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02095C


Incorporation of [2H1]-(1R,2R)- and [2H1]-(1S,2R)-glycerols into the antibiotic nucleocidin in Streptomyces calvus
Xuan Feng, Nawaf Al Maharik, Axel Bartholomé, Jeffrey E. Janso, Usa Reilly and David O’Hagan
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02163A


Nazarov reaction: current trends and recent advances in the synthesis of natural compounds and their analogs
Maxim G. Vinogradov, Olga V. Turova and Sergei G. Zlotin
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01981E

 

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