Lezing: 'Hunting for antibiotics and anticancer compounds made by bacteria'

Wanneer
27-06-2019 van 17:00 tot 18:30
Waar
UGent Campus Coupure (Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent), building E, room E2 or E3
Voertaal
Engels
Door wie
InBio
Contact
Anneleen.DeVriendt@UGent.be
Website
https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/Truman
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Talk by Dr. Andrew Truman (John Innes Centre, UK) about antibiotics and anticancer compounds made by bacteria.

Microorganisms have provided humankind with a vast array of natural products with invaluable applications in medicine and agriculture.

The advent of widespread genome sequencing has shown that bacteria have the genetic potential to make many more of these compounds.

The research group of Dr. Andrew Truman, Research Fellow at the John Innes Centre, UK uses a mixture of chemistry and genetics to elucidate biosynthetic pathways to known natural products and to 'mine' into bacterial genomes to discover new natural products.

This has enabled the discovery of pathways to multiple compounds with antibacterial and anticancer activities.

Dr. Andrew Truman will present an introduction to this topic and some interesting breakthroughs.

Where?

This lecture will take place at Campus Coupure (Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent), building E, room E2 or E3, depending on the number of attendees.

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