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**Program Subject to Change**


Symposium I – Where Chemistry and Biology Meet

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Salon A - D
Chair – TBD Jay Keasling (University of California, Berkeley) Production of Supply-Limited Natural Product Therapeutics Using Engineered Yeast Bonnie Bassler (Princeton University) Quorum Sensing Across Domains: From Viruses to Bacteria to Eukaryotes


Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Symposium II – NP that Modify Macromolecular Interactions: PPI, RNA-Prot, DNA-Prot etc.

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

Chair – TBD

Anna Mapp (University of Michigan)

Writing the Rules for Targeting Dynamic Transcriptional Coactivators with Natural Products

Oleg Tsodikov (University of Kentucky)

Structural Insight into Antagonism of Oncogenic Transcription Factors by Mithramycin Analogues

Roberto De Guzman (University of Kansas)

Bacterial Nanoinjectors as Target for New Antimicrobials

Lunch (on your own)

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

S-PM1 – Old Molecules /New Purposes

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

Chair:  Barry O’Keefe

Parallel Session

Patrick Grohar (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania)

Development of Mithramycin and Analogs as Targeted Therapy for Pediatric Solid Tumors

Cole Gannett (Virginia Tech) 

Derivatives of the Antimicrobial Natural Product Blasticidin S Enhance its Antibiotic Activity

Mark Hamann (Medical University of South Carolina)

The Unique Potential of the Platanosides as a New Class of Antibiotics with an Unreported MoA targeting a Protein Involved in Cell-Wall Biosynthesis as well as Providing Significant Ecological Implications Regulating Microbiome of the Tree Platanus Occidentalis

Savannah Pierce (University of the Pacific)

Rivularia spp. Cyanobacterial Fractions Selectively Regulate the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System

William Gerwick (Scripps Inst Oceanography/UCSD)

Development of an Artificial Intelligence-Based Tool for Predicting Cancer Cell Cytotoxicity of Natural Products

S-PM2 – Microbiome/Probiotics Interactions

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

Chair: Barbara C. Sorkin (NIH Office of Dietary Supplements)

Parallel Session

Yasmine Belkaid (NIH/NIAID)

Microbiome Control of Host Immunity

Lois Kwane Kyei (Virginia Tech)

Bioassay-Guided Isolation of Pseudochelin A from Marine Egg Mass Microbiome

Jakub Piwowarski (Medical University of Warsaw)

Revision of Current Concepts of Tannins Impact on Gastrointestinal Tract Homeostasis in Piglets

George Neuhaus (Oregon State University)

Specialized Metabolites of the Herptile Gut Fungus, Basidiobolus

Yeong-Bae Yun (National Institute of Forest Science)

Growth Characteristics of 10-Year-Old Wild-Simulated Ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) and Rhizosphere Soil Properties at Cultivation sites

Margaret Hill (University of Rhode Island)

Pseudoalteromonas rubra Package Prodiginine Antibiotics as Cargo in Membrane Vesicles

Poster Session I

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

Younger Members Event – Pinstripes

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Pinstripes

Younger Members Event at Pinstripes.  The Younger Members Event is for students, postdocs, and early career scientists. If you are unsure you fit into these categories or want to know more about this event, please contact


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