Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Relax after your travels by meeting your fellow conferees at a complimentary reception at the hotel for registered attendees. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres starting at 6 PM with a stimulating lecture at 7 PM to set the tone of the meeting.

Prof. K.C. Nicolaou, the Aline W. and L.S. Skaggs Professor of Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, will deliver the Kick-Off lecture. The abstract of his talk is presented below.

Chemistry, Biology and Medicine of Natural Products


Department of Chemistry and
The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093

Natural products have historically provided synthetic chemists with fertile platforms
for discovery and development in the area of chemical synthesis, chemical biology and medicinal
chemistry. Such opportunities continue to fascinate and deliver new science as new structures
come under scrutiny by synthetic chemists. In this lecture, a number of total synthesis endeavors
will be discussed with emphasis on inventions in chemistry, biology and medicine.


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