RSC Desktop Seminars with Brazilian Chemical Society Organic Chemistry Division (4 Aug)

4 August 2020 11:30-13:00, Brazil


RSC Desktop Seminars in Organic Chemistry with the Brazilian Chemical Society 2020 are an initiative from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Brazilian Chemical Society to bring cutting-edge research directly to you!

Covid-19 has exposed us to a new reality where the virtual world is much more important than before. In order to keep our students engaged at the frontiers of Organic Chemistry, we have organized a weekly webinar series that is a joint collaboration between the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Organic Chemistry Division of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ). It is an alternative way to share work and interact with potential collaborators.

The sections will alternate between Brazilian and international speakers, in some cases with the opportunity for a selected Brazilian early career researcher to engage with the audience by presenting their recent independent career developments.


11:30 Introductions and welcome
11:35 RSC presentation
11:50 Main Presentation with Q&A
12:45 Closing remarks
13:00 Close


Professor Norberto P Lopes
The Role of Small Molecules in Ecological Interactions

Mass spectrometry methodologies are important strategies for investigating the complex chemistry of natural products. During the last years, the increasing power of informatics for data analysis has increased our capacity to inventory many biological systems. In our laboratory, for instance, we have investigated neuroactive and antimicrobial compounds from skin secretions of anuran amphibians. We have found that some components of the rich secretion can be associated with chemical communication between frogs at intra and interspecific levels. In this talk we will present and discuss the potential relevance of plants and bacteria as a source of chemical signals in frogs, which represent one component of the vast Brazilian Biodiversity.
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Royal Society of Chemistry and the Sociedade Brasileira de Química
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