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Expanding Translationally Relevant Chemical Space: Insights Into Natural Product Resources, Technologies, and Mechanisms (Two-Part Webinar Series)—April 28, 2023

Date: April 28, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. ET to 3:00 p.m. ET



Event Description

This two-part Hot Topic Webinar Series will highlight emerging trends in natural products research. Experts in the natural products field will touch on topics in organic structure analysis, metabologenomics, venomics, high-throughput phenotypic screening, electron microscopy techniques, host microbe interactions, and structural biology. Part One will take place on March 6, and will cover natural product research resources enabling discovery and development of natural products as lead compounds and research tools.

Part Two will take place on April 28, 2023. This webinar will focus on applications of emerging research technologies to elucidate the mechanism of action of bioactive natural products. 

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Draft Agenda

1:00–1:10 p.m. | Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Natural products research in the context of the 2021–2025 strategic plan, nutritional interventions, and whole person health

  • Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Research, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  • Patrick C. Still, Ph.D., Program Director, NCCIH Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch

1:10–1:25 p.m. | Electron Microscopy Techniques To Enable Characterization of Complex Natural Products 

1:25–1:40 p.m. | Structural Insights Into Ion Channel Detection of Physical and Chemical Stimuli 

1:40–1:55 p.m. | Chemical Correlations Between Gut Microbes and Host Responses   

1:55–2:10 p.m. | Q & A 

  • D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D., Deputy Director, NCCIH Division of Extramural Research

2:10–2:40 p.m. | National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institute and Center Priorities in Natural Products Research 

Perspectives on webinar themes and natural products research in the context of various NIH Institute and Center priorities 

2:40–2:55 p.m. | Q & A 

2:55–3:00 p.m. | Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks 

  • Patrick C. Still, Ph.D., Program Director, NCCIH Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch