SPCMSC Scientist Gives Invited Talk at Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference

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Dr. Christina Kellogg will give an invited talk titled "Deep-Sea Coral Microbiomes as a Source for Novel Natural Products" at the 2020 Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference.

A wall of Desmophyllum dianthus cup corals with bonus octopus neighbor.

A wall of Desmophyllum dianthus cup corals with bonus octopus neighbor. (Credit: Deepwater Canyons 2013 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS. Public domain.)

Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, physical and engineering sciences and their interfaces. There is a renewed focus on natural products that has been driven by the development of improved techniques in analytical chemistry, new screening platforms, and the application of synthetic biology, genome mining, and other transformative approaches to discovery. The Marine Natural Products GRC will feature a diverse array of international speakers describing cutting-edge developments in molecular structure determination, metabolomics, synthesis, chemical biology, biosynthesis, enzymology, and ecology. 

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Date published: December 18, 2018
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