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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 20118

 
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 at the and the winner will be announced in late 2018.

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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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Nominations open for the 2018 NPR Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

Nominate by 7 September 2017

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?

Who can be nominated?
To be eligible for the Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship, any candidate should have completed their PhD on or after 31st December 2008, 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 2018 and will receive £500 towards travel and accommodation costs. They will also be presented with a certificate and be asked to contribute a Natural Product Reports article.

How to nominate
Those wishing to make a nomination should email the following details to the Natural Product Reports Editorial Office by 7 September 2017:

  • The name, affiliation and (if possible) web address of the nominee
  • At least a 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 at the and the winner will be announced in late 2017.

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Katherine S. Ryan receives NPR Lectureship at 9th US-Japan Seminar on Biosynthesis of Natural Products

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.

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Katherine S. Ryan – winner of the 2017 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Congratulations to Katherine S. Ryan on winning the 2017 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

Katherine is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia where her research group investigates the biosynthetic pathways to microbial natural product molecules.

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.

Katherine will be holding her Lectureship at a yet to be determined conference in 2017.

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Nominations open for 2017 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

Nominate by 1 September 2016

The 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?

Who can be nominated?
To be eligible for the Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship, any candidate should have completed their PhD on or after 31st December 2007, 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 2017. They will receive £500 towards travel and accommodation costs. They will also be presented with a certificate and be asked to contribute a Natural Product Reports article.

How to nominate
Those wishing to make a nomination should send the following details to the Natural Product Reports Editorial Office by 1 September 2016:

  • The name, affiliation and (if possible) web address of the nominee
  • At least a 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 at the Autumn Editorial Board meeting, and the winner will be announced in late 2016.

Previous Winners
2013: Rebecca Goss – University of St Andrews, UK
2014: Emily Balskus – Harvard University, USA
2015: Seth Herzon – Yale University, USA
2016: Ryan Shenvi – The Scripps Research Institute, USA

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Ryan Shenvi receives NPR Lectureship at BOS 2016

Prof. Ryan Shenvi winner of the 2016 Natural Product Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship delivered his lecture “Chemical Synthesis of Secondary Metabolites” at the recent Balticum Organicum Syntheticum held in Riga, Latvia.

As part of the lecture Ryan highlighted research discussed in his recent NPR viewpoint:

Neurite outgrowth enhancement by jiadifenolide: possible targets

Read more about Ryan’s research on the Shenvi lab Homepage

The NPR 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.

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Ryan Shenvi wins 2016 NPR Emerging Investigator Lectureship

NPR Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2016We are delighted to announce that Professor Ryan Shenvi from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego (USA) is the winner of the 2016 NPR Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

The NPR 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.

The conference at which the lecture will be delivered will be announced in due course.

Read more on Ryan’s research on the Shenvi lab homepage.

Previous winners include:

Seth Herzon, Yale University, USA (2015 winner)
Emily Balskus, Harvard University, USA (2014 winner)
Rebecca Goss, University of St Andrews, UK (2013 winner)
Dean Tantillo, UC Davis Chemistry, USA (2012 winner)

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2016 RSC Prizes and Awards in Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology now open for nomination

The 2016 RSC Prizes and Awards are now open for nomination!

Nominations will close on 15 January 2016.


For more than 140 years, our Prizes and Awards programme has been acknowledging and celebrating exceptional talent in the chemical sciences, and with your support we are hoping that 2016 will even more successful!

Last year’s winners include Chemists such as Prof. Wilfred van der Donk (University of Illinois), Prof. Tim Donohoe (University of Oxford), Prof. Shuli You (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry), Prof. Philip Gale (University of Southampton), Prof. Herman Overkleeft (Leiden University), Prof. Alison Ashcroft and Prof. Sheena Radford (University of Leeds).

This year we have 63 prizes and awards open for nominations of individuals, teams and organisations covering the breadth of the chemical sciences across academia, education and industry.

This year’s prizes in the field of Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology include:

CBID (Chemistry Biology Interface Division) awards –

Organic Awards –

For 2016 our Longstaff Prize is also open – since 1881 we have awarded this prize once every three years to one of our members who has achieved the most to advance the science of chemistry.

Submit your suggestions now!

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Natural Product Updates – new site launched

Natural Product Updates has launched a new website with personalised alerts, to help you to find relevant articles even faster.

On the new platform subscribers can set up tailored email alerts and saved searches, saving time and bringing the latest developments directly to their inbox.

Our trained editors select the content from a wide range of primary sources. Each article is presented with a representative structure, and is also searchable by source organism, biological activity and compound type

Natural Product Updates is a literature alerting service keeping you current with the latest developments in natural product chemistry. It covers the isolation of new natural products, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and biological activity studies. Reviews in all of these areas are also included.

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