Lecture June 27th: “Hunting for antibiotics and anticancer compounds made by bacteria”


We have the pleasure to invite you to the lecture “Hunting for antibiotics and anticancer compounds made by bacteria”.

Microorganisms have provided humankind with a vast array of natural products with invaluable applications in medicine and agriculture. The advent of widespread genome sequencing has shown that bacteria have the genetic potential to make many more of these compounds. The research group of Dr. Andrew Truman uses a mixture of chemistry and genetics to elucidate biosynthetic pathways to known natural products and to “mine” into bacterial genomes to discover new natural products. This has enabled the discovery of pathways to multiple compounds with antibacterial and anticancer activities. An introduction to this topic and some interesting breakthroughs will be presented by Dr. Andrew Truman, Research Fellow at the John Innes Centre, UK, on Thursday June 27th at 5 pm.

This lecture will take place at UGent Campus Coupure (Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent), building E, room E2 or E3 (depending on the number of attendees) and is organized by InBio.be, headed by Prof. Wim Soetaert.

Registration is free, but mandatory.
Please register via: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/Truman.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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