Natural Product Reports welcomes new Advisory Members

We are delighted to welcome Professor Craig Williams (The University of Queensland), and Professor Christopher Boddy (University of Ottawa), and Dr. Sandra Loesgen (University of Florida) to the Natural Product Reports team as Advisory Board Members.

Craig Williams completed his BSc (Hons) and PhD (1997) at Flinders University of South Australia and is now Associate Professor at University of Queensland. His research is on investigating strategies towards the total synthesis of very complex natural products and designing and discovering novel biologically active molecules for use as medicines in cancer, Alzheimer’s and for pain treatments.
Sandra Loesgen is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, and part of the Chemistry Department at University of Florida. Her research focuses on the identification and development of drug leads from the metabolic products of microbial organisms, with a special emphasis on endophytic fungi and rare actinomycetes. In particular, her research program currently focuses on the discovery of new anticancer, antimicrobial, and antiviral compounds from microbial sources.
Christopher Boddy is currently Professor at the University of Ottawa. His research is on harnessing biosynthetic pathways to produce complex molecules. His group uses synthetic chemistry and biochemistry to try to determine how microorganisms construct complex biologically active molecules and to use these biosynthetic pathways to produce complex natural products and their analogs. The goal is to develop enzyme inhibitors, study mechanisms of action, or determine structure-activity relationships.

Find some of their most recent RSC publications below:

Key achievements in the total synthesis of vibsane-type diterpenoids
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 440-448, DOI: 10.1039/C2NP00067A, Highlight

The value of universally available raw NMR data for transparency, reproducibility, and integrity in natural product research
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2019, 36, 35-107, DOI: 10.1039/C7NP00064B, Review Article

The clerodane ring system: investigating the viability of a direct Diels–Alder approach
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 4745-4747, DOI: 10.1039/C1OB05422H, Communication

Correction: The value of universally available raw NMR data for transparency, reproducibility, and integrity in natural product research
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2019, 36, 248-249, DOI: 10.1039/C8NP90041H, Correction

Pharmaceuticals that contain polycyclic hydrocarbon scaffolds
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 7737-7763, DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00477A, Review Article

Copper(I)-catalyzed cycloaddition of silver acetylides and azides: Incorporation of volatile acetylenes into the triazole core
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 6082-6088, DOI: 10.1039/C1OB05360D, Paper

EBC-318 and 339: bicyclo[10.2.1]alkanes from Croton insularis
RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 25110-25113, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA02599D, Communication

Competition between cluster fragmentation, C–C bond coupling and C–X bond activation in silver hexynyl cluster cations, [(C4H9CCAg)nAg]+. Size does matter!
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 4132-4135, DOI: 10.1039/B904687A, Communication

Croton insularis introduces the seco-casbane class with EBC-329 and the first casbane endoperoxide EBC-324
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 12315-12317, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05413J, Communication

1,4-Diazacubane crystal structure rectified as piperazinium
Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 11751-11753, DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06272F, Communication

N,N,N′,N′-Tetramethylenediamine dioxide (TMEDAO2) facilitates atom economical/open atmosphere Ley–Griffith (TPAP) tandem oxidation-Wittig reactions
Green Chem., 2015, 17, 4537-4540, DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01346A, Communication

Enantioselective total synthesis of (−)-neovibsanin G and (−)-14-epi-neovibsanin G
Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 287-289, DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15995J, Communication

7-Step total synthesis of (+)-EBC-329: Photoisomerisation reveals new seco-casbane family member
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 7102-7105, DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01400G, Communication

N-Oxides rescue Ru(V) in catalytic Griffith–Ley (TPAP) alcohol oxidations
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 10301-10304, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05440D, Communication

A concise total synthesis of (±)-cipadonoid B from synthetic azedaralide
Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2258-2260, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04698A, Communication

Enantioselective synthesis of (R)-2-cubylglycine including unprecedented rhodium mediated C–H insertion of cubane
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 1067-1070, DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02959H, Communication

Unprecedented photochemical induced cascading rearrangement of the 3-azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane skeleton
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2004, 2, 806-807, DOI: 10.1039/B402200A, Communication

Experimental determination of the gas phase proton affinities of the conjugate base anions of 2-iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) and 2-iodosobenzoic acid (IBA)
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2008, 6, 2530-2533, DOI: 10.1039/B803452D, Paper

Elucidating the mechanism of the Ley–Griffith (TPAP) alcohol oxidation
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 8435-8442, DOI: 10.1039/C7SC04260D, Edge Article

The cubane paradigm in bioactive molecule discovery: further scope, limitations and the cyclooctatetraene complement
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 6790-6798, DOI: 10.1039/C9OB01238A, Paper

sp–sp3 Coupling reactions of alkynylsilver cations, RC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CAg2+ (R = Me and Ph) with allyliodide
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 9462-9467, DOI: 10.1039/C2DT32143B, Paper

Polyketide synthase and non-ribosomal peptide synthetase thioesterase selectivity: logic gate or a victim of fate?
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2016, 33, 183-202, DOI: 10.1039/C4NP00148F, Review Article

The role of transcription in heterologous expression of polyketides in bacterial hosts
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2013, 30, 1391-1411, DOI: 10.1039/C3NP70060G, Review Article

Chemoenzymatic macrocycle synthesis using resorcylic acid lactone thioesterase domains
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 5771-5779, DOI: 10.1039/C8OB01512K, Paper


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