Current Trends in Natural Products Research from the CBNP10 Symposium at Warwick

  • Fabrizio Alberti School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick

Abstract

Natural products are compounds that are produced by living organisms. They have numerous applications in our everyday life, from antibiotics to herbicides. They possess great chemical and structural diversity, which gives them a leading position as a source of new drugs. Many institutions worldwide are focusing more and more on natural product research, with microorganisms and plants being the most common source for discovery of new compounds. On the 30th June and 1st July 2016, early-career scientists working in the field of natural products gathered at the University of Warwick for the 10th edition of the Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium (CBNP10). This critical reflection reviews, in the context of the current research in the field, the major considerations that arose from this meeting.

Author Biography

Fabrizio Alberti, School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick

Fabrizio Alberti is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Warwick with a joint appointment between the School of Life Sciences and the Department of Chemistry, sponsored by BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council). He received his PhD in microbiology at the University of Bristol in 2015, and his current research focuses on natural products mining from bacteria. He organised, together with his line manager Christophe Corre, the Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium X (CBNP10).

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Published
2016-10-31
How to Cite
ALBERTI, Fabrizio. Current Trends in Natural Products Research from the CBNP10 Symposium at Warwick. Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 158-166, oct. 2016. ISSN 2053-9665. Available at: <http://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/article/view/154>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017.
Section
Critical Reflections

Keywords

Natural Products; Biosynthesis; Antibiotics.