Professor Katherine S. Ryan winner of the 2017 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship delivered her lecture on “A PLP-dependent oxidase in the biosynthesis of indolmycin” at the recent 9th US-Japan Seminar on the Biosynthesis of Natural Products at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in California.
The Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship is an annual event which is held at an international meeting, the recipient being a researcher who has made a significant contribution to any natural products-related research in their early independent career.
Katherine was selected to receive the lectureship for her significant contributions to understanding the unusual biosynthetic chemistry of antibiotics such as indolmycin and for using modern synthetic biology techniques to rationally generate new bisindole chemistry.
Find out more about Katherine and her research on Katherine’s webpage.
Nominations will be open for the 2018 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship later this year. This will be announced on our blog so check back here regularly.