Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 4, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
The 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Marine Natural Products embraces the remarkable innovations that are being made in this field. While once largely focused on compound discovery, marine natural products research has moved in exciting new directions driven by advances in analytical techniques, omic sciences, pharmacology, and synthetic biology. Marine natural products continue to reveal unique chemical scaffolds that provide inspiration for synthetic chemists and leads for drug development. Their exquisite interactions with molecular targets provide new pharmacological insights while their ecological functions reveal the important roles they play in structuring marine communities. This conference will bring together new and established researchers from industry, government, and academia, in an interactive environment geared to stimulate scientific creativity and exchange. It will address the latest advances in the field and provide exposure to related fields where the technologies may prove inspirational. A Gordon Research Seminar preceding the Conference will build expertise and communication among early career researchers, with several presentations selected for short talks at the GRC. This conference will be geared towards providing opportunities for established researchers to share their expertise and the next generation of researchers to develop ideas that will take the field into the future.
Note: The format for this conference has been changed from previous years to include a new category entitled “selected talks”, which will be chosen from the abstracts. If you are interested in being considered for a selected talk, please be sure to indicate this when your abstract is submitted. The deadline for selected talk abstract submission is 4 January 2018.
This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Marine Natural Products" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS)
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page
for more information.
The Conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by July 1, 2017. Please check back for updates.
Keynote Session: Marine Chemicals as Cues and Toxins
"Omic" Approaches in Natural Product Research
Synthetic and Biosynthetic Advances in Natural Product Research
Identification and Pre-Clinical Development of Marine Natural Products
Developing the Next Generation of Pharmaceuticals
Mechanisms of Action, Molecular Targets, and Resistance
Ecological Insights from Natural Products
Methodological Advances in Natural Product Isolation and Characterization
Keynote Session: Future Directions in Marine Natural Products Research