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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Report

The third in the series of natural product conferences was convened in beautiful Cancun, Mexico.  Extending on the theme of the science of natural product research and the technology that drives the results from version #2, a wonderful group of scientists comprised of synthetic chemist, marine natural product chemists and young investigators in the field presented stirring science of all facets of natural product research.  The hardware and technology that drives natural product research was evident in all presentations.

The meeting was chaired by Mark O’Neil-Johnson, Sequoia Sciences, Inc.

The opening talk was given by Bill Gerwick (Univ. of California, San Diego) where he detailed an NMR tool, Small Molecule Accurate Recognition Technology (SMART), which helps identify and map structural classes based on molecular fragments of natural product molecules from marine sources.  This was followed by a macrolide synthesis lecture from Patrick Harran (Univ. of California, Los Angeles that concluded a short morning session.

Kicking off the afternoon session on biosynthetic pathways of natural products was a talk from David Sherman (University of Michigan) on a new class of indole alkaloid cyclases from cyanobacteria.  Paul Jensen (Univ. of California, San Diego) gave an excellent talk about understanding certain gene clusters and what their function may be in biosynthetic pathways of a marine natural product.  A diversion followed with a graduate student talk from Ross McLennan (Univ. of St. Andrews) on his approach to the synthesis of pyronnazol A.  The afternoon highlight was the final speaker of the day, Paul Wender (Stanford Univ.) sharing many marvelous synthetic projects, inspired by a natural product, on therapeutic agents to treat HIV, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

Day two began with the morning session on marine natural products.  Raymond Andersen (Univ. of British Columbia) gave a lecture on many of the marine natural product structures that he has uncovered and their protein targets.  Bill Fenical (Scripps Inst. of Oceanography) and Phil Crews (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz) followed, sharing their many years of marine natural product discoveries from ocean sediments and sponges that target cancer and gram-negative bacteria.  Moving into fresh water discoveries, Alejandra Prieto-Davo (Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) shared her research on potential natural product discoveries from mangrove sediment off the coast of the Yucatan, where fresh water and the sea intersect.  Last for the morning session was Cassandra Quave (Emory University) who gave a spirited ethanobotanical talk on plant based natural product discoveries toward the prevention of bacterial biofilm formation.

The afternoon session contained a series of technology lectures that started with Nadja Cech (Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro) sharing her labs approach to generating metabolomic mapping data using accurate mass to identify bioactive components from natural product mixtures.  Brian Murphy (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) gave a talk on his innovations to improve on sample collection of unique sources and the chemical library production of these sources for biological screening.  Ning-Sun Yang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) gave a lecture evaluating omics approaches to evaluating Phytochemicals as potent medical treatments.  The next two pure technology talks were from Sandra Groscurth (Bruker Biospin) and Giorgis Isaac (Waters Corporation).  Sandra shared the latest Bruker NMR technology for improved sensitivity and Bruker’s approach to automated structure elucidation.  Giorgis spoke on Ion Mobility MS.

The final session of the day started with a talk from Sandra Loesgen (Oregon State Univ.) on her labs discovery platform from marine microbes and their screens and targets.  The final talk, from Dimitris Argyropoulos (ACD/Labs), revealed ACD/Labs suite of Enterprise Software and how to track the multitude of data coming from all instrument vendors and instrument technologies.

The final day began with a talk from Mariza Abreu Miranda (Univ. of Sao Paulo) on nanoparticle encapsulation for the delivery of glycoalkaloids of solanum lycocarpum and its biological evaluation.  This was followed by a wonderful technology talk by Phil Koerner (Phenomenex) on the history of HPLC columns.  James McChesney (Cloaked Therapeutics) finished the morning session with a lecture on the next generation of taxanes.

The afternoon was a short session that began with an interesting lecture from Rupika Delgoda (Uiv. of the West Indies) on the education and use of botanicals os therapeutic agents in Jamaica.  The final lecture of the conference came from Alexander Komienko (Texas State Univ.) on the synthesis of a tublin targeting alkaloid discovered from a marine organism.

In conclusion, each and every talk presented had an underlying theme of technology and how it was used to uncover an answer from their respective research into natural product drug discovery.  It is clear to us all that technology is crucial for getting to the endpoint in every scientific endeavor.

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

Working with a natural product compound has always been a challenge. From extraction, purification, isolation, structure characterization and chemical synthesis, natural product research has faced many pitfalls and hurdles that can be overcome by an intelligent use of analytical technology. This conference will focus on key areas of natural product research.

Key Sessions

  • Synthesis of complex natural products
  • Biosynthetic pathways
  • Contribution of women scientists in natural product research
  • Natural product consortiums
  • Marine natural products
  • Technology

Learning Objectives

Exposure to the vast array of analytical technology that is or can be used in natural product research.
 

Target Audience

Anyone that is involved in natural product research from graduate students to full professors. There will be a diverse represenation of delegates from USA, Europe and Asia.
 

Confirmed Speakers

Raymond Andersen (Univ. of British Columbia)
BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS: DISCOVERY, SAR, AND INTERACTIONS WITH PROTEIN TARGETS

Dimitris Argyropoulos (Advanced Chemistry Development Labs)
UNIFIED TREATMENT OF ANALYTICAL DATA FOR NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH


Nadja Cech (UNC Greesnboro)
MASS SPECTROMETRY METABOLOMICS TO IDENTIFY BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM NATURAL PRODUCT MIXTURES

Phil Crews (UC Santa Cruz)

Rupika Delgoda (University of the West Indies)

Bill Fenical (Scripps Inst. of Oceanography)
MARINE MICROBES AND THE QUEST FOR NEW TREATMENTS FOR CANCER


William Gerwick (UC San Diego) 
SMALL MOLECULE ACCURATE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY (SMART), A NEW NMR-BASED TOOL TO ASSIST STRUCTURAL IDENTIFICATIONS
 
Sandra Groscurth (Bruker BioSpin) 
STRUCTURE ELUCIDATION BY COMBINED USE OF MS AND NMR

Patrick Harran (University of California, Los Angeles)

Giorgis Isaac (Waters Corporation)
SOLVING NATURAL PRODUCTS CHALLENGES USING NOVEL MS TECHNOLOGIES 

Paul Jensen (Scripps Inst. of Oceanography)
THE BIOSYNTHETIC GENE CLUSTER REVOLUTION: MAKING SENSE OF THE MASSES

Sandra Loesgen (Oregon State University)
MICROBIAL NATURAL PRODUCTS IN DRUG DISCOVERY- NEW SOURCES, SCREENS AND TARGETS.

José Angel Marañon (Tradichem)
PELVIGEN CLINICAL EFFICACY AND TOLERABILITY IN PERIMENOPAUSAL WESTERN EUROPE WOMEN WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE


James McChesney (Cloaked Therapeutics, LLC)
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NEXT GENERATION TAXANE

Brian Murphy (University of Illinois, Chicago)
MALDI-TOF MS-BASED TAXONOMIC AND METABOLOMIC PROFILING FOR INFORMED MICROBIAL LIBRARY GENERATION


Cassandra Quave (Emory University)
NATURAL PRODUCTS AND ANTI-INFECTIVE DRUG DISCOVERY

David Sherman (Univ. of Michigan)

Alejandra Prieto-Davo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF MANGROVE SEDIMENT BACTERIA AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR NATURAL PRODUCT DISCOVERY

Paul Wender (Stanford University)

Dr. Ning-Sun Yang(Academia Sinica)
EVALUATION OF POTENT AND MULTI-FACETED IMMUNE-MODIFYING ACTIVITIES OF MEDICINAL PHYTOCHEMICALS USING OMICS APPROACHES.

 

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Speakers

Invited Speakers

William Gerwick

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Christine Salomon

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Sandra Groscurth

Product Portfolio Manager, Bruker BioSpin AG

James D. McChesney

CEO, Cloaked Therapeutics, LLC

Raymond Andersen

Professor, University of British Columbia

Patrick Harran

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Nadja cech

Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro

David Sherman

Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Paul Wender

Professor, Stanford University

Richard Taylor

Professor and Director of the Warren Center for Drug Discovery, University of Notre Dame

Giorgis Isaac

Principal Scientist, Waters Corporation

Ning-Sun Yang

Distinguished Professor and Research Fellow , Academia Sinica

Rupika Delgoda

Director, University of the West Indies

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

MONDAY 20TH MARCH 2017

14:00 – 14:45

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Group Welcome Lunch

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

Session Chair: Mark O’Neil-Johnson

15:00 – 15:45

Bill Gerwick
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

SMALL MOLECULE ACCURATE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY (SMART), A NEW NMR-BASED TOOL TO ASSIST STRUCTURAL IDENTIFICATIONS

15:45 – 16:30

Patrick Harran
University of California, Los Angeles

COMBATING THE LONGEST LINEAR SEQUENCE IN MACROLIDE SYNTHESIS

16:30 – 17:00

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

Sessions Chair: Phil Crews

17:00 – 17:45

David Sherman
University of Michigan

DECODING A NEW CLASS OF INDOLE ALKALOID CYCLASES IN THE STIGONEMATALES CYANOBACTERIA

17:45 – 18:30

Paul Jensen
University of California San DIego

THE BIOSYNTHETIC GENE CLUSTER REVOLUTION: MAKING SENSE OF THE MASSES

18:30 – 19:00

Ross McLennan
University of St Andrews

TOWARDS THE SYNTHESIS OF PYRONNAZOL A

19:00 – 20:00

Paul Wender
Stanford University

THERAPEUTIC FUNCTION THROUGH SYNTHESIS INFORMED DESIGN: FIRST-IN-KIND APPROACHES TO HIV/AIDS ERADICATION, TREATING ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY

20:00

Dinner at Leisure

TUESDAY 21ST MARCH 2017

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Session Chair: Sandra Loesgen

08:30 – 09:15

Raymond Andersen
The University of British Columbia

BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS: DISCOVERY, SAR, AND INTERACTIONS WITH PROTEIN TARGETS

09:15 – 10:00

William Fenical
Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy

MARINE MICROBES AND THE QUEST FOR NEW TREATMENTS FOR CANCER

10:00 – 10:45

Phil Crews
University of California Santa Cruz

MINING THE UCSC REPOSITORY FOR MARINE BIOSYNTHETIC PRODUCTS FROM SPONGES AND GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA TO OBTAIN SIGNIFICANT OUTCOMES

10:45 – 11:15

Alejandra Prieto-Davo
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF MANGROVE SEDIMENT BACTERIA AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR NATURAL PRODUCT DISCOVERY

11:15 – 11:45

Refreshments & Group Photo

11:45 – 12:15

Cassandra Quave
Emory University

NATURAL PRODUCTS AND ANTI-INFECTIVE DRUG DISCOVERY

12:15 – 15:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Session Chair: Paul Jensen

15:00 – 15:45

Nadja Cech
University of North Carolina Greensboro

MASS SPECTROMETRY METABOLOMICS TO IDENTIFY BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM NATURAL PRODUCT MIXTURES

15:45 – 16:30

Brian Murphy
University of Illinois Chicago

INNOVATING THE FRONT END OF THE MICROBIAL DRUG DISCOVERY PROCESS

16:30 – 17:00

Ning-Sun Yang
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

EVALUATION OF POTENT AND MULTI-FACETED IMMUNE-MODIFYING ACTIVITIES OF MEDICINAL PHYTOCHEMICALS USING OMICS APPROACHES

17:00 – 17:30

Sandra Groscurth
Bruker BioSpin

STRUCTURE ELUCIDATION BY COMBINED USE OF MS AND NMR

17:30 – 18:00

Giorgis Isaac
Waters Corporation

SOLVING NATURAL PRODUCTS CHALLENGES USING NOVEL MS TECHNOLOGIES

18:00 – 18:30

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

18:30 – 19:15

Sandra Loesgen
Oregon State University

MICROBIAL NATURAL PRODUCTS IN DRUG DISCOVERY – NEW SOURCES, SCREENS, AND TARGETS

19:15 – 19:45

Dimitris Argyropoulos
ACD/Labs

UNIFIED TREATMENT OF ANALYTICAL DATA FOR NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH

19:45

Dinner at Leisure

WEDNESDAY 22RD MARCH 2017

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Session Chair: Nadja Cech

08:30 – 09:15

Mariza Abreu Miranda University of Sao Paulo

DEVELOPMENT OF NANOPARTICLES FOR THE DELIVERY OF GLYCOALKALOIDS OF SOLANUM LYCOCARPUM AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION

09:15 – 10:00

Phil Koerner
Phenomenex

RECENT ADVANCES IN HPLC AND UHPLC COLUMN TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATION TO COMPLEX SAMPLES

10:00 – 10:30

James McChesney
Cloaked Therapeutics, LLC

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NEXT GENERATION TAXANE

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:00 – 11:30

Rupika Delgoda
University of the West Indies

EVALUATING NATURAL INHIBITORS OF DRUG METABOLISING ENZYMES: IMPLICATIONS FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND SAFETY

11:30 – 12:00

Silvana Rodriguez
INQUISUR, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina

BIOACTIVITIES AND METABOLITES OBTAINED FROM ATRIPLEX UNDULATA (MOQ) D. DIETR. (CHENOPODIACEAE)

12:00 – 12:30

Alexander Komienko
Texas State University

DISCOVERY OF A NOVEL TUBULIN-TARGETING SCAFFOLD DERIVED FROM THE RIGIDIN FAMILY OF MARINE ALKALOIDS

12:30 – 19:30

 Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

19:30

*Gala Dinner*

 


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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1739 $1839 $666 $284 $278 $71
Industry $1739 $1839 $666 $284 $278 $71
Student $1236 $1336 $666 $284 $278 $71

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

Accompanying child fees and extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years of age. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa). 

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun offers a 24hour all inclusive service. Our registration and additional adult/child fees are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 3 Nights (20, 21, 22 March 2017).
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – available at all restaurants according to operational hours or programmed events.
- International Bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars according to operational hours.
- Pool snacks and International Bar available by the glass at Pool Area.
- Minibar including: soft drinks, domestic beer, bottled water and coffee. Refreshed daily.
- 24 Hour Room Service.
- In Room amenity – Bottle of wine, per room, per stay.
- Gala Night Entry (includes an open bar).
- Complimentary WI-FI throughout the hotel.

Additional nights (per person) are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 1 Night
- Lunch on day of arrival
- Dinner on day of arrival
- Breakfast on day of departure
- International bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars from lunch on day of arrival until breakfast on day of departure

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa

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Fiesta Americana Condesa, Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, 77500 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

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun is the 2015 Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and also received the Travellers Choice Award in 2014. 

The remains of ancient Mayan cities are scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and no trip to Cancun would be complete without a visit to these majestic temples and pyramids set amongst lush tropical vegetation. We will be working very closely with a reputable tour company who will be organising trips to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba and Xcaret  to name a few, some of which may require a full day. Full day excursions will be arranged pre or post conference and may be on an individual or group booking so we would recommend booking extra nights to extend your stay as early as possible to avoid disappointment should these excursions be of interest to you and/or your party. For further information please contact us.

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 Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Transportation

Cancun International airport is just a short 20 minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa 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.

Airport Transfers

Mayan Sky are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Mayan Sky team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Mayan Sky will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. To arrange transportation please contact Mayan Sky directly via email, phone or the online booking facility (see links below).

Shuttle Transportation Reservations: http://www.mayansky.com/index.php?fusionconferences2

Private Transportation Reservations: http://www.mayansky.com/index.php?fusionconferences

Conference Shuttle Service

Mayan Sky have arranged a conference shuttle service which will run at scheduled times surrounding our conferences. The conference shuttle schedule can be found below.

Arrivals (Cancun Airport to the Fiesta Americana Condesa)
12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 19:00 hours.

Feb: 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th
Mar: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th

Departures (Fiesta Americana Condesa to Cancun Airport)
12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 18:00 hours.

Feb: 24th, 27th
Mar: 2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 23rd

$25 per person, each way (includes taxes)

Please allow at least 45minutes from your flight landing time to the shuttle departure time. In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Mayan Sky at least 24hours in advance; if Mayan Sky are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply (Not notified of flight cancellation: 100% penalty charge, No-Shows: 100% penalty charge).

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Mayan Sky team will greet you and escort you to the group transportation.

Please contact Mayan Sky directly to enquire or make a booking. Please direct enquiries to:

David Garcia (Sales, Groups & Marketing Manager)
Telephone: 521 (998) 301 51 58
Email: gventas@mayanskydmc.com

Shuttle Transportation Reservations: http://www.mayansky.com/index.php?fusionconferences2

Private Transportation

Mayan Sky also offer a private transfer service for those travelling outside of the available shuttle dates/times mentioned above. The private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 10 persons, plus luggage.

Private Transportation prices to and from Cancun International Airport and to and from the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel are as follows: 

Unit for 1 or 2 Passengers $40 (one way) / $68 (round trip)
Unit for 3 Passengers $45 (one way) / $75 (round trip)
Unit for 4 Passengers $52 (one way) / $79 (round trip)
Unit for 5 to 10 Passengers $58 (one way) / $90 (round trip)

In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Mayan Sky at least 24hours in advance; if Mayan Sky are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply (Not notified of flight cancellation: 100% penalty charge, No-Shows: 100% penalty charge).

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Mayan Sky team will greet you and escort you to the group transportation.

Please contact Mayan Sky directly to enquire or make a booking. Please direct enquiries to:

David Garcia (Sales, Groups & Marketing Manager)
Telephone: 521 (998) 301 51 58
Email: gventas@mayanskydmc.com

Private Transportation Reservations: http://www.mayansky.com/index.php?fusionconferences

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Mayan Sky as transportation is not included within the registration package **

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Local Activities

Half Day Activities 

Mayan Sky are a reputable and reliable company offering a variety of fascinating trips and excursions. If you wish to make a booking prior to your arrival, please contact David Garcia at Mayan Sky. If you wish to make a booking onsite at the hotel, please approach the Mayan Sky hospitality desk which will be located alongside the Fusion registration desk. 

Please direct enquiries to:
David Garcia (Sales, Groups & Marketing Manager)
Telephone: 521 (998) 301 51 58
Email: gventas@mayanskydmc.com

Our half day tours can be booked during the conference period between the available free times scheduled in the programme. The half day tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

The following activities are available at Aquaworld which is based in the Marina directly opposite the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel and on the beach, therefore no transportation is necessary.

Aquatwister

Experience Aquaworld’s ultimate tour adventure on board a high speed jet boat ride, Aquatwister. This is a roller coaster of manoeuvres orchestrated by a highly skilled captain and drivers on board and provides an amazing combination of nature, emotion, fun and adrenaline in one adventure.
Duration: 30 minutes 

Sky Rider

Live this exciting experience flying in couples above the Caribbean Sea and experience an amazing aerial view.
Duration: 30-40 minutes includes 10 minute flying time at an altitude of 100mtrs

Jungle Tour

The Jungle Tour is considered one of the most popular tours in Cancun. You will enjoy speeding through the dense mangrove channels of the Nichupte Lagoon before snorkelling in the second largest reef barrier in the World.
Duration: 2:15 hrs

Wave Runner

Drive and Speed on board a Yamaha VX 1100 across the Caribbean Sea.
Duration: 30 minutes or 1 hr

Sub See

An extraordinary way to admire the marine life and the reef’s ecosystem without getting wet! Be part of this unique adventure on board The Sub See Explorer, a glass bottom boat from where you will be able to watch the multi-coloured species of the Scorpion´s coral reef.
Duration: 2 hrs. 

Fly Board

The Flyboard is the latest craze in water sports sweeping the world, and now you can try it for yourself. Using water jet propulsion from specially designed boot pads, the personal water craft forces water out under extreme pressure sending you soaring into the air to heights of about 5-7 metres.

Full Day Activities

If you wish to make a booking prior to your arrival, please contact David Garcia at Mayan Sky. If you wish to make a booking onsite at the hotel, please approach the Mayan Sky hospitality desk which will be located alongside the Fusion registration desk. 

Please direct enquiries to:
David Garcia (Sales, Groups & Marketing Manager)
Telephone: 521 (998) 301 51 58
Email: gventas@mayanskydmc.com

Our full day tours are offered pre and post conference dates. If you require any additional nights at the Fiesta Americana Condesa due to a full day excursion, please ensure you book these in advance to avoid disappointment (through Fusion). The full days tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

Selvatica Extreme Canopy Tour

Over 250 acres of Tropical Jungle, in Selvatica you will be able to experience a unique adventure on the longest zip-line circuit in North America, recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the 35 great adventures in the World, divided into 12 zip lines varying in lengths and heights from 270 ft. to over 2,000 ft, it will make you fly over the jungle. Then take a ride on a military vehicle through the jungle to get to the natural cenote. With crystal and pristine waters you will be able to swim choosing between a water zip line or the diving platform. Live this unique and exciting adventure and feel the emotion and adrenaline running through your body.

Chichen Itza 

Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza which known as “El Castillo” (the castle), is one of the new seven wonders of the world elected in 07.07.2007.

Rio Secreto

Rio Secreto is an incredible underground nature reserve on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Located in the Riviera Maya 3 miles southwest of Playa del Carmen, Rio Secreto is a system of caves carved out over the course of several centuries by an underground river. Stretching approximately 8 miles, with 15 natural outlets, it’s the longest partially flooded cave on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. But what makes Rio Secreto unique is the fact that it’s semi-sunken, which means that you can hike or float through most of it.

Xcaret

Your admission to Xcaret Park allows you to enjoy a natural paradise in Cancun and Riviera Maya, with access to over 40 attractions and activities. We invite you to enjoy a whole day of fun and to assist to cultural events such as the Ritual Ceremony of the Voladores de Papantla, the Mayan Ball Game and the show Xcaret Mexico Espectacular. Dare to live Mexico in Xcaret!

Sail & Snorkel

Enjoy a spectacular day on the crystal clear waters. Sailing from Cancun to Isla Mujeres on board a sailboat. Explore the breath-taking sites of Isla Mujeres one of the wonderful reef in the Caribbean. Join us for a full day of adventure in the most beautiful sea around the world.

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Group Activities

We have arranged two exciting group activities for the 2017 Natural Products participants. Please find the details, timings and prices for the activities below. One of the activities are scheduled during conference free time and one is organised for the day after the meeting.
This is a great opportunity to socialise with fellow colleagues outside of the conference whilst taking in the beautiful natural sights of Cancun.

Snorkel Trip- Thursday 23rd March 2017

Departing from Aquaworld marina we take you on a motor boat to El Meco marine park. Here you adorn your snorkel gear and you’re ready to take the plunge and snorkel in the crystal clear turquoise waters.

The price per person is $56 USD.

+ $10 USD Marine park/dock fee (to be paid to Aquaworld)
Includes; private boat, snorkel equipment, snorkel guide, 45 minutes for snorkel tour in El Meco marine park, water, soda and beers.

Itinerary for Thursday 23rd March 2017:
Walk to Aquaworld from hotel- 10/15 minutes (across the road from the hotel)
13:30 – 14:10 Private boat to El Meco marine park
14:10 – 14:55 Snorkel tour (45 minutes)
14:55 – 15:35 Private boat return to Aquaworld

*Minimum of 10 people required*

Please note that sign-ups and payment for the trip will need to be made during conference registration at the Mayan Sky Hospitality desk. We will be booking the trip immediately after conference registration.

Mayan Sky will accept both cash and card payments. Please note a surcharge will be added for payments made using card (5% for VISA or Master Card and 6% for AMEX). This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip.

Chichen Itzá Group Tour – Thursday 23rd March 2017

Discover the essence of the Mayan culture by visiting one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. The visit of Chichen Itza includes a guided tour of 3 hours with time to take pictures. At the end of the tour we go to the restaurant for buffet lunch, followed by the visit of a cenote where people have the possibility to go for a swim.
In addition, when returning to Cancun, we can enjoy a panoramic visit to Valladolid, an ancient Colonial City.

Price: $110 per person

Includes; an air-conditioned vehicle, parking, highway fee and tips, entrance/guided tour in the Chichen Itzá archaeological site, entrance, and swimming in the Cenote, visit to Valladolid Colonial City, water, buffet lunch (not including drinks) and a certified Federal Guide.

Itinerary for Thurday 23rd March 2017:
07:00 – 09:30 Trip to Chichen Itzá.
09:40 – 12:40 Tour in Chichen Itzá.
12:50 – 13:00 Trip to Cenote.
13:00 – 14:00 Time in Cenote.
14:10 – 14:20 Transfer to Restaurant.
14:20 – 15:20 Buffet lunch.
15:30 – 16:10 Trip to Valladolid.
16:10 – 17:00 Time in Valladolid.
17:10 – 19:40 Trip to Cancun Hotel Zone.

*Minimum of 10 people required*

Please note that sign-ups and payment for the trip will need to be made during conference registration at the Mayan Sky Hospitality desk. We will be booking the trip immediately after conference registration.

Mayan Sky will accept both cash and card payments. Please note a surcharge will be added for payments made using card (5% for VISA or Master Card and 6% for AMEX). This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the tour.

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Oral Presenters

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 13th Feb 2017.

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9) and in Landscape Orientation.
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

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Posters

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 13th Feb 2017

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

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

2017 Natural Products Poster Prize

The conference chair will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 13th Feb 2017. The following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150. 

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

3rd Natural Products Conference

Interface of Science and Technology as Applied to Natural Product Research


20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs