Directing Biosynthesis VII

1 - 3 July 2024, Birmingham, United Kingdom


Introduction

Welcome

Together with the organizing committee and the Royal Society of Chemistry, I would like to extend a warm invitation to join us in Birmingham in July 2024 for the next edition of the Directing Biosynthesis series. Established in 2006, and now in its seventh iteration, Directing Biosynthesis is a key conference for the community of researchers interested in diverse aspects of biosynthesis.
 
As in the past, this conference will bring together established researchers, early-career scientists, post-graduate students and members of industry to share and discover cutting-edge research, reconnect with colleagues and establish new collaborations. Ample opportunities will be provided for both networking and discussion, as well as for poster presentations by younger researchers. 
 
On behalf of the scientific committee, I look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham in 2024.
 
Kira J. Weissman, University of Lorraine

Themes

  • Genetics, enzymology and structural biology of natural product biosynthesis 
  • Genome and microbiome mining, microbiome engineering 
  • Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
  • Chemical ecology and computational approaches for assessing natural products/enzyme functional diversity 
  • Industrial applications of natural products and biosynthetic enzymes

The Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium XVII - University of Warwick

Directing Biosynthesis VII will be followed on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July 2023 by The Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium XVII, a 2 day symposium dedicated to presentations by PhD students, postdocs and other early career researchers. Registration for the two meetings is separate, please see the symposium link for further details.
Speakers
Abstract Submission
Directing Biosynthesis VII  will cover all aspects of microbial, plant and marine natural products research, including:
  • Genetics, enzymology and structural biology of natural product biosynthesis 
  • Genome and microbiome mining, microbiome engineering 
  • Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
  • Chemical ecology and computational approaches for assessing natural products/enzyme functional diversity 
  • Industrial applications of natural products and biosynthetic enzymes

Oral abstracts

Submit your abstract before 4 February 2024

Poster abstracts

Submit your poster abstract before 22 April 2024

Posters are displayed throughout the meeting. 

Additional information

Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process within about 4 weeks of the submission deadline. The abstracts should be no longer than one A4 page in portrait layout. Please ensure you provide the details of the presenting author and indicate whether you are submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation.
Registration
Bursaries

Grants for Carers

Grants for carers have been introduced following the Royal Society of Chemistry Breaking the barriers report where 78% of chemists working in UK academia felt that managing parenting and/or caring responsibilities has an impact on women’s retention and progression. This fund is not limited to women scientists and welcomes applications from anyone with caring responsibilities. These grants have been supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemists’ Community Fund.

You can apply for up to a maximum of £1200/year to assist with additional financial costs that you incur for care usually provided by you whilst you attend a chemistry related meeting, conference or workshop or a professional development event.

Caring responsibilities are wide and varied, and so each application will be individually assessed, examples of applications that we will consider include:
  • paying for extra home help or nursing care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • additional medical/respite care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • travel expenses for a relative to travel with you to care for dependents whilst you attend a meeting or event
  • paying for extended hours with a care worker/childminder/play scheme to cover time when you will arrive home later than normal.

You are eligible to apply if: 
  • you are a chemist
  • you will incur additional caring expenses whilst attending a chemistry-related meeting, conference, event or workshop or a professional development event
  • you will use these funds to cover the cost of care that you usually provide 
  • you are based in the UK or Ireland or if not, you will normally have held three years RSC membership (past or current).

Useful links

Sponsorship & supporting organisations
A selection of sponsorship opportunities are available for companies who would like to promote their activities at Directing Biosynthesis VII.

If you would like more information about sponsoring the Directing biosynthesis VII, please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry on advertising@rsc.org. Sponsorship Menu
Venue
University of Birmingham

Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom

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