Natural Prodcast features JGI Director Nigel Mouncey, lead of the JGI’s Secondary Metabolites Science Program. Dr. Mouncey shares his vision for the JGI that sees secondary metabolism analysis and research as a driver for novel technologies that can serve all JGI users.
Continuing the Natural Prodcast series on genome mining, guest Nadine Ziemert from the University of Tübingen on the evolution of secondary metabolite pathways as viewed through metagenome studies, and what more JGI and others can do to enable progress in this area of natural products. [Read More]
In this Natural Prodcast podcast episode, Marnix Medema of Wageningen University and his collaborators have a fantastic set of software tools for exploring secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs). [Read More]
In this episode of the Natural Prodcast, guest Roger Linington from Simon Fraser University talks about the Natural Product Atlas, a high-quality freely-available natural products structure database developed produced by a large international collaboration. [Read More]
This episode of the Natural Prodcast podcast features guest Eric W. Schmidt from the University of Utah, a natural products chemist who works in a wide variety of marine organisms. The interview was conducted at the SIMB Natural Products conference in January 2020. [Read More]
Enediynes, enabling technologies, and leveraging a large microbial strain collection for natural product discovery. In Episode 7 of Natural Prodcast, Ben Shen from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) chats with Dan Udwary and Alison Takemura about enediynes and their use in medicine, how Ben got fascinated with natural products by working on terpene chemistry, TSRI’s acquisition of the Pfizer strain collection, and our collaborations to sequence that collection, mine genomes, and develop new technology to access natural products. [Read More]
This episode of the Natural Prodcast podcast, features a conversation with Marc Chevrette. Marc is a postdoctoral fellow in Jo Handelsman’s group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where, among lots of other things, he works on the Tiny Earth project. [Read More]