Biosynthesis of Natural Products (#27)

The pathways and enzyme mechanisms involved in biosynthesis of natural
products (secondary metabolites) have been extensively investigated in recent years through a combination of many fields, including among others, organic chemistry, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology and bioinformatics. Natural products and their derivatives have important applications as drugs, fragrances, food dyes, essential nutrients, plant hormones and bulk commodity products. Understanding the mechanism of their assembly in nature affords valuable insights into novel chemical mechanisms and reactions, suggests new synthetic routes and also provides possibilities for engineering production of new useful compounds through synthetic biology. This symposium will focus on recent developments in the biosynthesis of isoprenoids, alkaloids, polyketides, shikimate
metabolites, vitamins, non-ribosomal peptides and compounds of mixed origin.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015