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Chemical Biology Cluster Meetings

Event Information

Location: Virtual Meeting - Zoom Invite Only.

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 (2 x 20min Talks)

10-Week Summer Schedule: 2nd June - 4th August 2020

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Tues 2nd June

Panward Prasongpholchai (Tosin Group)
'Elucidation of an unusual polyketide pathway in Rhodococcus'

James Williamson (Bugg Group)
'The use of lignin degrading bacteria for the valorisation of waste agricultural grasses'

Tues 9th June

Helen Smith (Challis/Lewandowski/Jenner Group)
'Reconstitution of a split C-methylating module from the gladiolin trans-AT polyketide synthase'

Patrick Capel (De Los Santos/Corre Group)
'Cell-free transcription translation for natural product research'

Tues 16th June

Chris Fage (Challis/Lewandowski Group)
'The kalimantacin polyketide antibiotics inhibit fatty acid biosynthesis in Staphylococcus aureus by targeting the enoyl-acyl carrier protein binding site of FabI'

Rhiannon Brooks (Dixon Group)
'Revealing the mechanism of protein-lipid interactions for a putative membrane curvature sensor in plant endoplasmic reticulum'

Tues 23rd June

Kathryn Murray (Gibson Group)
'Mammalian cell cryopreservation using bio-inspired polyampholytes'

Jack Weaver (Alberti Group)
'Discovering the biosynthetic pathway of pleuotin using heterologous hosts'

Tues 30th June

Christine Lockey (Dixon Group)
'Evidence of a direct interaction between the sensor kinase VanS and the antibiotic vancomycin'


Tues 7th July

Thays Carvalho De Souza (Tosin Group)
'Chemical probing and dissection of iterative polyketide assemblies'

Emzo de Los Santos (Group PI)
'Computational methods for prioritizing biosynthetic gene clusters'

Tues 14th July

Muhammad Hasan (Gibson Group)
'Exploiting nature's antifreezes to engineer anti-icing surfaces'

Jinlian Zhao (Challis Group)
'Investigation of bacterial polyyne gene clusters: novel polyyne discovery and cepacin biosynthesis'

Tues 21st July

Nicole Robb (Group PI)
‘Rapid virus detection using single-particle imaging and machine learning’

Tues 28th July

Goran Rashid (Bugg Group)

Fernanda Paiva (Dias Group, Sao Paulo)
'Structural insights into the [4+2] cycloaddition in polyether antibiotics biosynthesis'

Tues 4th August

Phillip Stansfeld (Group PI)
'Molecular modelling & dynamics of membrane proteins'

Andy Marsh (Group PI)
'New approaches to antiviral therapeutics'

Academic Term 1: TBC