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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Synopsis

Please note, we have now exceeded our room block for this conference, and all further accommodation is subject to hotel availability. For this reason, new registrations from 14 March 2024 will be confirmed within 48 business hours. Please await confirmation of your registration before booking airfare and/or ground transportation.

Genome sequencing has revealed an enormous untapped biosynthetic capacity for natural products, only a small fraction of which have been characterized. Synthetic biology tools are being applied to translate this encoded diversity of biosynthetic pathways into their respective compounds; many of which are novel. The Synthetic Biology of Natural Products conference will integrate 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 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
  • Scaling up Natural Products Development
  • Bringing Natural Products to the Market

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Ikuro Abe (University of Tokyo)
UNUSUAL ENZYME REACTIONS IN NATURAL PRODUCT BIOSYNTHESIS
Josh Armstrong (Corteva Agriscience)
APPLICATIONS OF MICROBIAL SYSTEMS AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Paco Barona Gomez (Leiden University)
NOVEL INSIGHTS AND URGENT QUESTIONS TO UNDERSTAND THE EVOLUTION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS BIOSYNTHESIS
Sarah Barry (Kings College London)
NON RIBOSOMAL PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS: NEW CHEMISTRY TO ENABLE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
Byung-Kwan Cho (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology)
HARNESSING STREPTOMYCES GENOMES FOR NATURAL PRODUCTS DISCOVERY
Heng Chooi (University of Western Australia)
PANNING FOR GOLD IN MOULD DOWN UNDER: NOVEL NATURAL PRODUCT BIOSYNTHESIS FROM FUNGI IN AUSTRALIA
Alessandra Eustaquio (University of Illinois, Chicago)
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALTERNATIVE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY CHASSIS FOR NATURAL PRODUCT DISCOVERY
Jay Keasling (University of California, Berkeley)
ENGINEERED POLYKETIDE SYNTHASES: A MOLECULAR FOUNDRY FOR CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS
Norberto Lopes (University of São Paulo)
THE ROLE OF CHEMICAL SIGNALING IN FROGS: ECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND SYMBIONTS WITH MICROORGANISMS
Cecilia Martinez-Gomez (University of California, Berkeley)
DEVELOPMENT OF A BACTERIAL CHASSIS TO EFFICIENTLY RECOVER RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FROM LOW GRADE FEEDSTOCKS
Dashnie Naidoo-Maharaj (Agricultural Research Council / University of Pretoria)
COMBINING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY TOOLS AND NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY TO BRING PRODUCTS TO THE MARKET
Michelle O'Malley (University of California, Santa Barbara)
ANAEROBIC FUNGI ARE AN UNTAPPED RESERVOIR OF BIOSYNTHETIC POTENTIAL FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
Elizabeth Parkinson (Purdue University)
UTILIZING BIOCATALYSIS AND SYNTHETIC CHEMISTRY TO ACCESS NEW NATURAL PRODUCTS
Serina Robinson (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Zürich)
MINING MICROBIOMES TO DECODE ENZYME-SUBSTRATE SPECIFICITY
Ben Shen (University of Florida)
THE ACTINOBACTERIAL STRAIN COLLECTION AND GENOME DATABASE AT NPDC AS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR NATURAL PRODUCTS AND DRUG DISCOVERY
Mike Smanski (University of Minnesota)
INVERTING THE ROLE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING IN NP DISCOVERY PIPELINES
Yi Tang (University of California, Los Angeles)
GENOME MINING STRATEGIES FOR IDENTIFYING NEW NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM FUNGI
Barrie Wilkinson (John Innes Centre)
HERDING CATS: WORKING WITH LABILE NATURAL PRODUCTS AND DIFFICULT TO PRODUCE STREPTOMYCES PROTEINS

Confirmed Invited Short Talks

Nicole Avalon (University of California, San Diego)
HARNESSING BIOSYNTHESIS IN DRUG DISCOVERY STRATEGIES
Jonathan Chekan (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
COPPER-DEPENDENT PEPTIDE CYCLASES IN PLANT PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS
Shaun McKinnie (University of California, Santa Cruz)
GENOME MINING FOR NOVEL MICROBIAL VANADIUM ENZYMES AND THEIR BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying 'single' or 'shared' registrants can bring a student for only $999. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 10, 11, 12 May 2024 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Chloe Trundle to obtain a special registration code for your student. 

Target Audience

Synthetic biology researchers and companies looking to learn the latest engineering and synthetic biology technologies for natural product discovery and development. Topics discussed during the conference will span the experimental spectrum from molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, metabolic engineering, drug discovery, biocontrol and pharmacology; from discovery to commercial development.

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 researchers from academia and industry interested in learning about the latest developments in this new field.

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Ikuro Abe

University of Tokyo

Josh Armstrong

Corteva Agriscience

Paco Barona Gomez

Leiden University

Sarah Barry

Kings College London

Byung-Kwan Cho

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Heng Chooi

University of Western Australia

Alessandra Eustaquio

University of Illinois, Chicago

Jay Keasling

University of California, Berkeley

Norberto Lopes

University of Sao Paulo

Cecilia Martinez-Gomez

University of California, Berkeley

Dashnie Naidoo-Maharaj

Agricultural Research Council / University of Pretoria

Michelle O'Malley

University of California, Santa Barbara

Elizabeth (Betsy) Parkinson

Purdue University

Serina Robinson

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

Ben Shen

University of Florida

Mike Smanski

University of Minnesota

Yi Tang

University of California, Los Angeles

Barrie Wilkinson

John Innes Centre

Short Talks

Nicole Avalon

University of California, San Diego

Jonathan Chekan

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Shaun McKinnie

University of California, Santa Cruz

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Programme

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Prices

Ticket Type Early Bird Full Price
Single
Choose this option if you will be attending the conference alone, or if you will bring accompanying guests that will not attend the meeting.
$2066 $2107
Shared
Choose this option if you wish to share with a colleague who is also attending the conference, or if you wish to be paired with another attendee of the same sex.
$1699 $1800
Student
Choose this option if you are a student. Please note all students will be paired with another attendee of the same sex if a room sharer is not specified. If you wish to have your own room, please register under the Single option.
$1699 $1699
Additional Person
This is the cost for an additional adult or child to join you in the same room, for the entire conference period. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. If you wish to extend your stay, please see our 'Extra night' prices.

Adult

$792

Child

$296

Extra nights
Prices are per person.

Adult

$369

Child

$99


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 at the Dreams Vista Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (10, 11, 12 May 2024) on a single or shared basis
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at restaurants according to their operational hours 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available at restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner
- 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 at the Dreams Vista Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (10, 11, 12 May 2024) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available at restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

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

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following at the Dreams Vista Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (10, 11, 12 May 2024) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 3-12 years. Children 2 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Dreams Vista 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?

Our extra night fees are inclusive of the following at the Dreams Vista Cancun hotel only:

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available at restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: The extra night price is only applicable 3 nights pre/post the conference dates. If you wish to extend your stay further, this is possible to book via Fusion, but please contact Chloe for assistance and prices. Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 3-12 years. Children 2 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Dreams Vista Cancun).

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Grants

Please note, we have now exceeded our room block for this conference, and all further accommodation is subject to hotel availability. For this reason, new registrations from 14 March 2024 will be confirmed within 48 business hours. Please await confirmation of your registration before booking airfare and/or ground transportation.

Please see below opportunities for financial support for students, postdocs and early career researchers. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Conference Manager, Chloe Trundle.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying 'single' or 'shared' registrants can bring a student for only $999. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 10, 11, 12 May 2024 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Chloe to obtain a special registration code for your student. 

ECR Awards

We have been able to create several ECR awards. Two different award values are available, $500 or $1,000 and these have been set aside for early career researchers. If you are a student, postdoc or junior faculty (within 3 years of your position), you are eligible. To apply please email the conference manager, Chloe Trundle

Your application should include your name, organisation, career level, an abstract for talk or poster consideration and a short summary answering the below questions (no more than 50-100 words per question).

  • What cutting edge aspects of your work will you share at the meeting?
  • What knowledge gaps are you addressing in the field?
  • Why do you require financial support to attend?
  • How will attending #SBNP24 benefit your science and career?
  • Are there any other reasons as to why your application should strongly be considered?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so although there is no application deadline, we recommend applying early to avoid disappointment as we only have a limited number of ECR awards available. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please ensure your abstract and ECR award application are submitted no later than midnight (BST) on Monday 01 April 2024.

LATAM Registration Grants

The Scientific Chairs of this meeting are keen to support researchers in the region and through the generosity of our sponsors, we have been able to release 5x registration places at 50% discount, exclusively for LATAM researchers. 

To apply, please email Chloe Trundle with the following details:

  • Your name, organisation, and career level.
  • An abstract for poster consideration (there is opportunity for this to be promoted to a short talk).
  • A short statement as to why you would benefit from attending. We recommend including what cutting edge aspects of your work you will present, if you are addressing any knowledge gaps in the field, and any additional reasons as to why you’ll benefit from attending.   

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so we recommend applying sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. The final deadline for applications will be midnight (BST) on Monday 01 April 2024.


4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Supported By

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Venue

Dreams Vista Cancun

Dreams Vista is an all-inclusive property and is perfectly set in the exclusive gated community of Puerta del Mar. Each room or suite features modern architectural design and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea or nearby Isla Mujeres.

Explore nine dining options, including four à la carte restaurants, one buffet, one international food court, one snack à la carte and one gourmet coffee & ice cream parlor. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late-night bites at Coco Café or stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour, day or night. 

Due to the close proximity of Isla Mujeres, we hope to organise an activity pre-conference or during free time should your conference programme timings allow.

Venue Rating

Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Address

Residencial Puerta Del Mar Sm 84 Mn 12 Lote 1-03 CancĂșn, 77520 Quintana Roo, Q.R., Mexico

Nearest Airport

Cancun International Airport

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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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Transportation

Cancun International Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the Dreams Vista Cancun. Unlike other airports, Cancun airport transfer services must be pre-arranged. To obtain safe, licensed and bilingual transportation services please ensure you book your arrival and return transportation online with an authorised transportation company prior to your arrival to ensure a smooth journey without delays.

If you wish to share a return transfer to the airport then we would suggest waiting and organising this on-site at the hotel. The hotel have registered Taxi's readily available- you simply need to speak to the Bellmen/Concierge on the day of your departure (approx $40 return taxi). This will allow attendees to share return transfers with others who have similar flight times.

Private Transportation Companies

There are many alternative transportation companies operating in the Cancun area who will be able to provide a quotation for your trip. The following companies are well reviewed on Trip Advisor and quotations can be obtained and bookings can be made directly via their websites.

Amstar

Kalido Travel

Happy Shuttle Cancun

STP Caribe

Transportation is the sole responsibility of the delegate. Please ensure you conduct your own research and double check your booking details ahead of your arrival. Fusion Conferences are unable to assist with or confirm transportation bookings due to insurance limitations. Thank you for your understanding.

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Local Activities

Several activities are available within the resort. Timetables vary daily, so please check with the hotel for the latest program.

  • Ping pong
  • Pickleball
  • Golf*
  • Climbing Wall
  • Billiards
  • Foosball
  • Casino Games
  • Board games
  • Catamarans*
  • Water shuttle to Puerto Cancun Shopping Mall (Please contact concierge to book shuttle)*

*Additional costs may apply

Due to the close proximity of Isla Murjeres, we hope to organise an activity pre-conference or during free time should your conference programme timings allow.
 

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Group Activities

We have arranged two exciting group activities for participants and accompanying guests. One takes place pre-conference on the morning of Friday 10 May 2024 and the other takes place during free time on Sunday 12 May 2024. 

Unfortunately, places are limited for all activities, and you will not be able to sign up for these activities onsite. Please find details, timings and the prices for the activities below. The activities are scheduled pre-conference or during the afternoon free time and do not overlap with sessions. Please also note that all activities are pending adequate signup numbers. We will confirm if these trips can proceed shortly after the signup deadline (Thursday 11 April 2024).

RIO SECRETO TOUR

This activity will take place the morning of the first day of the meeting (Friday 10 May 2024) and you will likely need to book (or already have booked) an extra night to participate in this activity as it departs early.

An incredible underground river tour where you will hike and swim through a route of about 1 km full of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Go deep inside an underground cave, where you'll experience true silence among some of the most dramatic mineral formations in the world. The ancient Mayans thought of this underwater system as a portal to the underworld — and you'll soon find out why. You'll walk and swim on a guided journey to explore an 1,800-foot path through these silent and beautiful caverns. With no artificial lighting available, your handy headlamp will lead the way - the only sounds you’ll hear are those of waterdrops as they fall into the river from the stalactites.

Price
The total price of this trip will be approx. $135. This will be paid in advance, directly to the tour company once final numbers are confirmed. 

Includes
•    Round transportation
•    Entrance to the Río Secreto nature reserve
•    Specialized guide
•    Locker
•    Neoprene wetsuit
•    Lifejacket
•    Safety helmet with lamp

Itinerary for Friday 10 May 2024

07:30 am – Pick up at hotel
09:00 am – Arrival at Rio Secreto and instructions
09:30 am – Start of the tour
10:30 am – Guided to visit at Rio Secreto
11:30 am – Departure to hotel
13:00 pm – Estimated arrival back to hotel

Please Note: This trip will be complete before the Student & Postdoc Networking Reception and registration begins, so you will not miss any aspects of the conference by taking part in this activity.

SNORKELLING TOUR 

This activity will take place the afternoon free time on Sunday 12 May 2024 and does not overlap with sessions.

Snorkelling in Cancun with turtles, reefs, underwater statues, shipwreck and an underwater cenote. Spending around 2hrs in the water, you will visit 5 different spots, swimming with sea turtles and lots of colourful fish when visiting a beautiful coral reef and discovering the statues of the underwater Mayan museum. You’ll also get to explore an amazing shipwreck and dive into an underwater cenote, all in one single tour!

Price
The total price of this trip will be approx. $75 per person plus a $20 dock fee. The initial $75 will be paid in advance, directly to the tour company once final numbers are confirmed. The remaining $20 dock fee will be paid onsite at the marina, when the trip departs.  

Includes
•    Round trip transportation on a comfortable air-conditioned van.
•    Complete snorkelling gear: life vest, mask, snorkel and fins.
•    Short and useful briefing-lesson.
•    Qualified and friendly English-speaking guides.
•    5 snorkelling places (swim with turtles, coral reef, underwater statues, cenote and shipwreck).
•    Bottled water, shower and lockers.
•    Passenger insurance.

Itinerary for Sunday 12 May 2024 

13:00pm – Pick up at hotel
13:10 pm – Arrival at marina and safety instructions
13:30 pm – Start of the tour
15:30 pm – Return to marina
15:50 pm – Departure to hotel
16:00 pm – Estimated arrival back to hotel

*Minimum of 8 people required / Maximum capacity of 35*

Please note, sign-ups for all above-mentioned activities are required by Thursday 11 April 2024.

Spaces are limited and you will not be able to sign-up after the listed deadline!

To sign up, please email me detailing which activity/activities you wish to join and noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you. Please also consider that you may require an extra night if joining the Rio Secreto trip.

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Childcare

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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

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.

If you are unable to register for the conference for any reason, but still wish to submit an abstract for consideration, please email the Conference Manager directly.

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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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

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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4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24


10 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Rebecca Goss
University of St. Andrews
Colin Harvey
Hexagon Bio
Nigel Mouncey
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Jaclyn Winter
University of Utah

Conference History

05 Mar 2017, 08 Mar 2017

Synthetic Biology for Natural Products Conference

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

Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun, Mexico

Genome sequencing has revealed an enormous 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 div...

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02 Jun 2019, 05 Jun 2019

2nd Synthetic Biology for Natural Products Conference

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

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive, Puerto Vallarta, 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...

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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...

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10 May 2024, 13 May 2024

4th Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Integrating Genomics and Synthetic Biology for Natural Product Discovery and Development #SBNP24

Dreams Vista Cancun, Cancun, Mexico

Please note, we have now exceeded our room block for this...

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