Ben Shen

Ben Shen

Event DetailsBen Shen Scripps WebsiteLeveraging a large microbial strain collection for natural products studies Scripps Florida houses one of the world’s largest actinobacterial strain collections, totaling >125,00 strains. These strains were isolated over the...

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Michi Taga

Michi Taga

Event DetailsMichi Taga University of California, Berkeley WebsiteCorrinoids in Communities: Nutrient sharing in the microbial world Microbial communities inhabit nearly all environments on earth. These communities are often composed of hundreds or more species that...

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Ariel Furst

Ariel Furst

Event DetailsAriel Furst Massachusetts Institute of Technology WebsiteBio-derived materials for sustainability & environmental remediation Significant effort has been devoted to developing chemistries to effectively mimic biological processes. Despite decades of...

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Randy Stockbridge

Randy Stockbridge

Event DetailsRandy Stockbridge University of Michigan WebsiteThe molecular basis for antiseptic resistance in bacteria By providing broad resistance to ubiquitous disinfectants and antiseptics and other environmental biocides, transporters from the small multidrug...

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Eric Helfrich

Eric Helfrich

Event DetailsEric Helfrich Goethe University Frankfurt WebsiteEcology-inspired & genomics-assisted discovery of bioactive natural products Bacteria biosynthesize structurally diverse small molecules to interact with their environment. Many of the complex natural...

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Brandon Morinaka

Brandon Morinaka

Event DetailsBrandon Morinaka National University of Singapore WebsitePosttranslational formation of cyclophanes in bacteria Cyclic peptide natural products are important chemical entities for human health and treatingdiseases. The identification and application of...

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