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Synthetic Biology for Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Machine Learning, and Natural Product Discovery
When Mar 05, 2017 12:00 AM to
Mar 08, 2017 12:00 AM
Where Cancun, Mexico
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Genome sequencing has revealed an enormous 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 for 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.

Key Sessions Include:

- (Meta)Genomics-Enabled Natural Product Discovery
- New Tools for Capturing, Manipulating and Activating SM Pathways
- Advances in Heterologous Expression & Screening Technologies
- Designing Genes and Circuits for Novel Products and Yield Improvement

Professor Anne Osbourn (John Innes Centre), one of the key members of the OpenPlant joint initiative, will be speaking at the conference. 

For more information and registration see here

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The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative provides a hub for anyone interested in Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge, as well as commercial partners and external collaborators.