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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Synopsis

Genome sequencing has revealed an enormous untapped biosynthetic capacity for microbial natural products, only a small fraction of which are represented in fermentation-based screens. Synthetic biology tools are being developed to translate the encoded diversity of microbial biosynthetic pathways into novel compounds and natural products. The Synthetic Biology of Natural Products conference will blend these disciplines with the goal of generating new platforms, tools and technologies to capture, manipulate and engineer natural product genes and pathways. Converting this vast untapped (meta)genomic diversity into novel chemical leads for biomedical and agricultural applications will require breakthroughs in design, scale and biologics that currently limit the field.

Key Sessions

  • (Meta)Genomics-Enabled Natural Product Discovery 
  • Synthetic Biology to Access and Optimize Natural Products
  • Novel Chemistry and Enzymology of Natural Products and their Analogues
  • Bringing Natural Products to the Market

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only $785. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 16, 17, 18 May 2022 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Laura Trundle to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Constance Bailey (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
THE INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF THE FUNCTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF HETEROLGOUS EXPRESSION ON MEGASYNTHASES FROM ACTINOMYCETES
Cuauhtemoc Licona Cassani (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
BIODIVERSITY AND SPECIALIZED METABOLISM: TALES OF NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM MEXICAN ECOLOGICAL NICHES
Marc Chevrette (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
DYNAMIC SECONDARY METABOLISM IN A MODEL RHIZOSPHERE COMMUNITY
Yousong Ding (University of Florida)
AN INTEGRATED PIPELINE FOR DISCOVERY AND PRODUCTION OF BIOACTIVE MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS
Alessandra Eustaquio (University of Illinois at Chicago)
DEVELOPMENT OF A BURKHOLDERIA BACTERIAL HOST FOR NATURAL PRODUCT DISCOVERY
Bill Fenical (University of California, San Diego)
VALIDATING THE STEREOSPECIFICITIES OF TYPE 1 PKS MODULAR ENZYMES IN MACROLIDE BIOSYNTHESIS
Adrian Keatinge-Clay (University of Texas at Austin)
ENGINEERING POLYKETIDE SYNTHASES USING THE CORRECT MODULE BOUNDARY
Nancy Keller (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
ECOLOGICALLY RELEVANT SECONDARY METABOLITES IN FUNGAL-BACTERIAL COMMUNICATION
Bill Kinney (IteraMed)
SYNTHETIC AND BIOSYNTHETIC APPROACHES TO A NEW MAMMALIAN AMINOSTEROL (ENT-03) WITH PROFOUND METABOLIC ACTIVITY
Mark Liles (Auburn University)
SOIL MICROORGANISMS AND METAGENOMES AS SOURCES OF ANTI-INFECTIVE METABOLITES
Norberto P. Lopes (University of São Paulo)
THE RATIONAL SEARCH FOR BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBSTANCES THROUGH MASS SPECTROMETRY
Simon Moore (University of Kent)
A STREPTOMYCES TRANSCRIPTION-TRANSLATION TOOLKIT FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND NATURAL PRODUCT APPLICATIONS
Rolf Müller (Helmholtz Centre For Infection Research)
PRECLINICAL OPTIMIZATION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS USING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY APPROACHES
Julia Nepper (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
A BACILLUS CEREUS ANTIBIOTIC AFFECTS PHYSIOLOGY OF AN ECOLOGICAL NEIGHBOR
Guy Polturak (John Innes Centre)
GENOMICS-DRIVEN DISCOVERY OF CLUSTERED BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS FOR DEFENSE-RELATED MOLECULES IN BREAD WHEAT
Tom Ramseier (LifeMine Therapeutics)
MINING THE PAN-FUNGAL KINGDOM FOR GENETICALLY ENCODED SMALL MOLECULES (GEMs)
Avena Ross (Queen's University)
PROBING BIOSYNTHETIC APPROACHES FOR TAMBJAMINE PRODUCTION
Evi Stegmann (University of Tübingen)
GLYCOPEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESES: LEARNING FROM NATURE´S PARADIGMS FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
Jackie Winter (University of Utah)
UNLOCKING THE CHEMICAL POTENTIAL OF THE FUNGAL TERPENOME
Alexander Wentzel (SINTEF Industry)
NEW NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM MARINE ACTINOBACTERIA AND MICROBIOMES

Target Audience

Synthetic biology scientists and companies looking to learn the latest engineering and synthetic biology technologies for converting small molecule, natural product pathways into novel compounds. Topics discussed during the conference will span the experimental spectrum from molecular biology, microbiology, drug discovery, chemistry and pharmacology, to antibiosis activities against cancer, viral and microbial pathogens, as well as biocontrol and biostimulants. 

Educational Need

A new generation of tools and technologies is needed to convert the vast biodiversity found in natural product pathways into bioactive compounds and treatments. The Synthetic Biology of Natural Products conference will bring together a broad spectrum of research scientists and corporate managers interested in learning about the latest developments in this new field. 

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Jaclyn Winter

Assistant Professor, University of Utah

Tom Ramseier

VP, Synthetic Biology, LifeMine Therapeutics

Evi Stegmann

scientist, University of Tuebingen

Marc Chevrette

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Julia Nepper

Postdoctoral Trainee, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Guy Polturak

Postoctoral researcher, John Innes Centre

Simon Moore

Lecturer in Synthetic Biology, University of Kent

Yousong Ding

Associate Professor, University of Florida

Avena Ross

Associate Professor, Queen's University

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Programme

MONDAY 16TH MAY 2022

14:00 - 15:00

Student Networking Reception

14:30 - 15:30

Registration & Welcome Reception

Session I (Meta)Genomics-Enabled Natural Product Discovery
Session Chair: Nigel Mouncey

15:30 - 15:40

Opening Comments

15:40 - 16:15

Nancy Keller
University of Wisconsin-Madison

ECOLOGICALLY RELEVANT SECONDARY METABOLITES IN FUNGAL-BACTERIAL COMMUNICATION

16:15 - 16:40

Cuauhtemoc Licona Cassani
Tecnológico de Monterrey

BIODIVERSITY AND SPECIALIZED METABOLISM: TALES OF NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM MEXICAN ECOLOGICAL NICHES

16:40 - 16:55

Scarlet Ferrinho
University of St Andrews

MINED THE GAP: RECONCILING GENOMIC AND METABOLOMIC DATA OF CYANOBACTERIA

16:55 - 17:20

Norberto P. Lopes
University of São Paulo

THE RATIONAL SEARCH FOR BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBSTANCES THROUGH MASS SPECTROMETRY

17:20 - 17:45

Mark Liles
Auburn University

SOIL MICROORGANISMS AND METAGENOMES AS SOURCES OF ANTI-INFECTIVE METABOLITES

17:45 - 18:30

Refreshments

18:30 - 18:55

                                                    Meet the Poster Presenters I

18:55 - 19:10

Benjamin Lichman
University of York

OMICS APPROACHES TO HARNESS DAPHNIPHYLLUM ALKALOID DIVERSITY

19:10 - 19:35

Guy Polturak
John Innes Centre

GENOMICS-DRIVEN DISCOVERY OF CLUSTERED BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS FOR DEFENSE-RELATED MOLECULES IN BREAD WHEAT

19:35 - 19:50

Meet the Poster Presenters II

19:50

Dinner at Leisure

 

TUESDAY 17TH MAY 2022

07:00 - 09:00

Buffet Breakfast

Session II Synthetic Biology to Access and Optimize Natural Products
Session Chair: Michael Burkhart

09:00 - 09:35

Rolf Müller
Helmholtz Centre For Infection Research

PRECLINICAL OPTIMIZATION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS USING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY APPROACHES

09:35 - 10:00

Adrian Keatinge-Clay
University of Texas at Austin

ENGINEERING POLYKETIDE SYNTHASES USING THE CORRECT MODULE BOUNDARY

10:00 - 10:25

Alessandra Eustaquio
University of Illinois at Chicago

DEVELOPMENT OF A BURKHOLDERIA BACTERIAL HOST FOR NATURAL PRODUCT DISCOVERY

10:25 - 11:10

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:10 - 11:25

Kameshwari Chengan
University of Kent

A RAPID SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY PLATFORM FOR ANTIBIOTIC DISCOVERY IN GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

11:25 - 11:50

Constance Bailey
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

THE INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF THE FUNCTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF HETEROLGOUS EXPRESSION ON MEGASYNTHASES FROM ACTINOMYCETES

11:50 - 12:15

Simon Moore
University of Kent

A STREPTOMYCES TRANSCRIPTION-TRANSLATION TOOLKIT FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND NATURAL PRODUCT APPLICATIONS

12:15 - 17:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

17:00 - 17:25

Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute

NEW KEYS TO UNLOCK THE TREASURE TROVE OF MICROBIAL NATURAL PRODUCTS

17:25 - 17:50

Evi Stegmann
University of Tübingen

GLYCOPEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESES: LEARNING FROM NATURE´S PARADIGMS FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

17:50 - 18:05

Álvaro Pérez Valero
University of Oviedo

DE NOVO BIOSYNTHESIS OF O-METHYLATED FLAVONOIDS IN THE MICROBIAL FACTORY STREPTOMYCES ALBUS

18:05 - 20:05

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:05

Group Dinner

 

WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY 2022

07:00 - 09:00

Buffet Breakfast

Session III Novel Chemistry and Enzymology of Natural Products and their Analogues
Session Chair: Rebecca Goss

09:00 - 09:15

Wolfgang Wohlleben
University Tuebingen

ENGINEERING THE BIOSYNTHESIS OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS

09:15 - 09:30

Wei Li Thong
University of Manchester

A CRISPR-CAS9 GENE EDITING APPROACH FOR REPROGRAMMING COMPLEX ANTIBIOTIC ASSEMBLY LINES

09:30 - 09:45

Jan Claesen
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

MINING NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM THE HUMAN SKIN MICROBIOME

09:45 - 10:00

Dominic Campopiano
University of Edinburgh

DISCOVERY OF CRYPTIC BACTERIAL SPHINGOLIPID BIOSYNTHESIS REVEALS A CONVERGENT EVOLUTIONARY PATHWAY

10:00 - 10:45

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

10:45 - 11:10

Jackie Winter
University of Utah

UNLOCKING THE CHEMICAL POTENTIAL OF THE FUNGAL TERPENOME

11:10 - 11:25

Lena Barra
University of Konstanz 

NAD ACTING AS A BUILDING BLOCK IN NATURAL PRODUCT BIOSYNTHESIS

11:25 - 11:40

Jan Johannes Crames
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

BIOSYNTHESES OF UNUSUAL NON-RIBOSOMAL PEPTIDES

11:40 - 11:55

Cesar Aguilar
Purdue University

FLUORINASE BACTERIAL ENZYME AS A BEACON IN THE PURSUIT OF NOVEL NATURAL PRODUCTS

11:55 - 17:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

17:30 - 17:55

Marc Chevrette
University of Wisconsin-Madison

DYNAMIC SECONDARY METABOLISM IN A MODEL RHIZOSPHERE COMMUNITY

17:55 - 18:10

Geng-Min Lin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ACCESSING THE UNEXPLORED CHEMICAL SPACE OF LABDANE-RELATED DITERPENES VIA METABOLIC ENGINEERING

18:10 - 18:35

Alexander Wentzel
SINTEF Industry

NEW NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM MARINE ACTINOBACTERIA AND MICROBIOMES

18:35 - 19:20

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

19:20 - 19:45

Avena Ross
Queen's University

PROBING BIOSYNTHETIC APPROACHES FOR TAMBJAMINE PRODUCTION

19:45 - 20:00

Florian Hubrich
ETH Zurich

RIBOSOMAL LIPOPEPTIDES WITH DISCTINCT FATTY N-ACYL MOIETIES

20:00

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

 

THURSDAY 19TH MAY 2022

07:00 - 09:00

Buffet Breakfast

Session IV Bringing Natural Products to the Market
Session Chair: David Mead

09:00 - 09:35

Bill Fenical
University of California, San Diego

VALIDATING THE STEREOSPECIFICITIES OF TYPE 1 PKS MODULAR ENZYMES IN MACROLIDE BIOSYNTHESIS

09:35 - 10:00

Tom Ramseier
LifeMine Therapeutics

MINING THE PAN-FUNGAL KINGDOM FOR GENETICALLY ENCODED SMALL MOLECULES (GEMs)

10:00 - 10:25

Yousong Ding
University of Florida

AN INTEGRATED PIPELINE FOR DISCOVERY AND PRODUCTION OF BIOACTIVE MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS

10:25 - 10:40

Devin Scannell
Zymergen

TARGETED DISCOVERY OF NATURAL PRODUCTS OF INTEREST FROM MASSIVE METAGENOMIC DIVERSITY

10:40 - 11:10

Refreshments

11:10 - 11:25

Robert Stankey
Varigen Biosciences

NEW TOOLS FOR TARGETED CLONING AND OVER EXPRESSION OF BIOSYNTHETIC GENE CLUSTERS

11:25 - 11:50

Bill Kinney
IteraMed

SYNTHETIC AND BIOSYNTHETIC APPROACHES TO A NEW MAMMALIAN AMINOSTEROL (ENT-03) WITH PROFOUND METABOLIC ACTIVITY

11:50 - 12:15

Julia Nepper
University of Wisconsin-Madison

A BACILLUS CEREUS ANTIBIOTIC AFFECTS PHYSIOLOGY OF AN ECOLOGICAL NEIGHBOR

12:15 - 12:30

Chengcang Charles Wu
Intact Genomics

OPEN NEW DOORS TO EFFICIENTLY DISCOVER AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS AND DRUGS AS FUNGAL NATURAL PRODUCTS BY FUNGAL ARTIFICIAL CHROMOSOME (FAC) TECHNOLOGY

12:30 - 12:40

Closing Comments


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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1666 $1766 $565 $192 $279 $64
Industry $1666 $1766 $565 $192 $279 $64
Student $1358 $1458 $565 $192 $279 $64

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (16, 17, 18 May 2022) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (16, 17, 18 May 2022) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (16, 17, 18 May 2022) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children younger than 5 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun). Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact Chloe for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children younger than 5 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun).

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

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Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún All Inclusive Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5 Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancun Q.R. Mexico
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

This stylish hotel features contemporary Mexican architecture, including one of the largest and most impressive thatched-roof "palapas" in the entire country. There are cultural activities, arts and crafts and sports programs to keep you constantly entertained, plus time to relax and enjoy the Mayan culture, soak up the Caribbean sunshine and revel in the international ambiance that settles in after the sun goes down.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the aromatic Asian delights at Kaumbu, traditional fare at El Mexicano, delicious international cuisine at Kalmia Buffet or perhaps sample the sumptuous Italian dishes at Rosato. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, pool and lounge bar areas. The Gala Night with either a Mayan or Caribbean theme takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

- Lagoon Pool
- Extensive Health Club and Spa
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

Location

Cancun is a delightful combination of natural beauty, islands, ecological reserves and white sandy beaches. However, besides sun, sand and sea, this destination also offers an infinite variety of underwater activities to choose from: the diving, snorkelling and fishing here are outstanding and you will find an undersea world packed with tropical fish that live on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Sports enthusiasts might choose one of the many eco-tourism activities, such as cycling or hiking through the tropical forest or kayaking through mangroves, or something a little more adventuresome, like zip lining through the treetops.

Apart from the more well-known ancient Mayan archealogical sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá you may like to visit the Aktun Chen caverns, voted one of the Top 10 underwater walks by National Geographic described as a truly magical experience.

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Transportation

Cancun International Airport is just a short 20-minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world, with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights on a daily basis.

In the interest of safety, we would recommend booking a private transfer service from the airport to the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, however, Taxi services are also available if preferred.

Private Transfers

Maritur are a reputable and reliable DMC based in Cancun. The Maritur team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Maritur will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. 

Private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 7 persons, plus luggage. Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for a member of the Maritur team holding a ‘Fusion Conferences’ welcome sign. Please note any transportation services need to be pre-booked with Maritur.

*Please note all bookings need to be made at least 5 days prior to your arrival date. Unfortunalty, there is no remaining availablilty for transfers on 5th May, due to demand. You will receive your booking confirmation up to 48 hours after booking your transfer*

Private Transfer Rates

One Way: $50.00 (USD) 

Round Trip: $100.00 (USD)

In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Maritur at least 36 hours in advance; if Maritur are not informed within 36 hours full cancellation charges will apply (Not notified of flight cancellation: 100% penalty charge, No-Shows: 100% penalty charge).

To arrange transportation or make an enquiry, please contact Maritur directly, using their online booking facility (see link below). Please note: You can either pay via card or wire transfer

https://events.maritur.com/fusion-conference/ 

Taxi

Unlike other Airports, Cancun Airport Taxi Services must be pre-arranged. To obtain safe, licensed and bilingual transportation services please ensure you book your ground transportation online with an authorised transportation company prior to your arrival.

Approximate Taxi Fare

One way (Cancun Hotel Zone): $24.85+ (USD) 
*
subject to change, please check the Cancun International Airport website for a more accurate estimation for your trip.

Further information on Taxi services can be found on the Cancun International Airport website (see below link) along with some top tips for travellers from local experts and official authorities. 

https://www.cancunairport.com/taxi.html 

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Maritur or any other transfer/taxi service as transportation is not included within the registration package **

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Local Activities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be offering group activities on this occasion. However, if you wish to explore Mexico or organise an individual trip, we recommend the following activities. We ask that any off-site trips are organised during free time or pre/post conference, to ensure you are fully present for the meeting.

-   AquaWorld. Lots of water based activities available including snorkelling, paragliding, glass bottom boat trips and more. Approx. 10 minute walk from the hotel. More information- https://aquaworld.com.mx/en/tours/ 

-   Xcaret Park. Xcaret is a water, theme, amusement, eco-archaeological park and more, in one place. Due to its privileged location in the Mayan jungle among underground rivers, cenotes and facing the Caribbean Sea, there are lots of activities on offer. Approx. 1 hour drive from the hotel. More information - https://www.xcaret.com/en/about-xcaret/

-   Tulum Mayan Ruins (Day Trip). The Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico, are a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the gorgeous Riviera Maya. Built as a seaport fortress with steep cliffs and limestone walls, the ancient city is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites in Mexico, much of which still stands after more than 800 years. Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes drive from the hotel. More information -  https://www.islandlifemexico.com/tulum-ruins-visitors-guide/

-   Isla Mujeres (Day Trip). A beautiful, peaceful paradise just across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, Mexico. Known for beautiful white sand beaches, calm crystal clear turquoise waters and the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean. With the beauty of the Caribbean, the heritage of the Mayans, and the easygoing charm of the people, Isla Mujeres has become a haven for people from all over the world. Approx. 1 hour 5 minutes from the hotel via ferry. The Gran Puerto Cancun (Ultramar) ferry dock is located in Puerto Juarez, a few minutes from downtown Cancun. The boats leave every half hour from 5:00 am until 9:30 pm and every hour after that. The crossing takes about 15 minutes. More information - https://www.isla-mujeres.net/

-   Chichen Itza (Day Trip). Chichen Itza was one of the most important city-states in pre-Hispanic America. It’s one of the 7 Wonders of the World and is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico. Chichen Itza is divided into Old Chichen and Chichen Itza where you can find 6 Mayan Ruins in Old Chichen and around 20 Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza, making it a total of 26 Mayan Ruins to see on the Mayan Site. Approx. 2 hour 46 minutes drive from the hotel. More information - https://www.chichenitza.com/

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Group Activities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be offering group activities on this occasion. Health and safety is highly controlled within the hotel but it’s extremely difficult for Fusion to monitor health and safety outside of the hotel with external suppliers and activity providers. Should you be comfortable with exploring the local area and attractions, please see our Local Activities tab which details lots of places you may wish to visit during your stay in Mexico. 

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused as we know our group activities are very popular amongst delegates! But we hope for your understanding given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic.

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Childcare

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

David Mead
Varigen Biosciences
Rebecca Goss
University of St Andrews

Conference History

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The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Machine Learning, and Natural Product Discovery

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The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery

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16 May 2022, 19 May 2022

3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP22

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive, Cancun, Mexico

Genome sequencing has revealed an enormous untapped biosynthetic capacity for microbial natural products, only a small fraction of which are represented in fermentation-based screens. Synthetic biology tools are being developed to translate the en...

More Information

Supported By

Media Partners
If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.