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 **Program Subject to Change**


Symposium III – Bridging the Gap: Collaborations with Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (and HBCU)

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: Salon A-D

Chair – TBD

Jiangnan Peng (Morgan State University)

SFC and NMR Methods for the Authentication of Botanical Raw Materials

Katherine Maloney (Point Loma Nazarene University)

Cryptic Species Membership as the Primary Driver of Secondary Metabolism in Sarcophyton glaucum: Leveraging Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Get Research Done at a PUI


Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Symposium IV – Public/Private Partnerships

Time: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Salon A-D

Chair – Craig Hopp (NCCIH)

John Bencich and Richard Stewart (Achieve Life Sciences)

Stephanie Fertig (NIH)

SEEDing Biomedical Innovation: Support for Small Businesses at NIH

Sharad Verma (NCI)

Programs for Helping Extramural Investigators Develop Small Molecules for the Clinic: NCI Developmental Therapeutics Program

Lunch (on your own)

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

M-PM1 – Unique Environments

Time: 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Salon A-C

Chair:  TBD

Parallel Session

Andrew Lowell (Virginia Tech)

Enhanced Enzyme Stability: Extremophile Biosynthesis of Thermorubin

Sandra Bennett (University of North Carolina Wilmington)

Microbial Diversity and Bioactivity of Longnose Gar Eggs and Ectoparasites

Xinhui Yu (Oregon State University)

Influence of Geographic Variation on Chemistry and Bioactivities of Pacific Northwest Endemic Cyanolichens

Mira Liu (University of California Berkeley)

Surface-Active Antibiotics Provide an Adaptive Advantage for Bacteria from Burned Soils

M-PM2 – Fungal Biosynthesis and Chemodiversity

Time: 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Salon D

Chair: Lin Du (NIH, National Cancer Institute)

Parallel Session

Yi Tang (UCLA)

Discovery of New Structures, Enzymes and Functions from Fungal Biosynthetic Pathways

Dan Xue (University of South Carolina)

Harnessing Bioactivity-led Metabolomics for Natural Products Discovery Targeting A Rare and Severe Cancer

Robert Stankey (Terra Bioforge)

Directed BGC Cloning Combined with Bacterial and Fungal Expression Tools Uncover Novel Biosynthetic Mechanisms and Validate Metabologenomics

Kyo Bin Kang (Sookmyung Women’s University)

Mass Spectrometry-based Untargeted Metabolomics for Investigation on Chemical Interaction and Biotransformation by Fungi

Erin McCauley (California State University DH)

Development of a Fungal Natural Products CURE for Upper-Division Chemistry & Biochemistry Laboratory Classes

Charles Wu (Intact Genomics, Inc)

Fungal Artificial Chromosome Pipeline Enables the Discovery of Novel Compounds from Unique Biosynthetic Gene Clusters



Poster Session II

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Salon E-H

An Evening at Smokey Glen Farm

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Smokey Glen Farm
SGF Pic2

Buses will depart and return from the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

Registration is Required to Attend (Ticketed Event)


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