"Genome sequencing has revealed an enormous untapped biosynthetic capacity for microbial natural products, only a small fraction of which are represented in fermentation-based screens. Synthetic biology tools are being developed to translate the encoded diversity of microbial biosynthetic pathways into novel compounds and natural products. The Synthetic Biology of Natural Products conference will blend these disciplines with the goal of generating new platforms, tools and technologies to capture, manipulate and engineer natural product genes and pathways. Converting this vast untapped (meta)genomic diversity into novel chemical leads for biomedical and agricultural applications will require breakthroughs in design, scale and biologics that currently limit the field.
(Meta)Genomics-Enabled Natural Product Discovery
Synthetic Biology to Access and Optimize Natural Products
Novel Chemistry and Enzymology of Natural Products and their Analogues
Bringing Natural Products to the Market
Chaired by: Michael Burkart (University of California, San Diego), David Mead (Varigen Biosciences), Nigel Mouncey (DOE Joint Genome Institute) and Rebecca Goss (School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews)"