Novartis Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Learning and Applying Nature’s Biosynthetic Logic
Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Nature as a chemist continues to teach and inform us about the wonders of complex organic synthesis in a cell. Recent advances in genomics and metabolomics have ushered in a new era in natural products research linking genes to molecules. Synthetic biology programs now offer streamlined approaches to the discovery, production, and design of gene-encoded small molecules. This presentation will highlight recent progress in the genomics-guided discovery and chemoenzymatic synthesis of natural product small molecules, with a special focus on asymmetric oxidative cyclization reactions.
Light refreshments will be served at 10:50 at The Coffee Lab