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Talk Submission – 29 Mar 2019

Last Chance – 26 Apr 2019

Poster Submission – 26 Apr 2019

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2nd Synthetic Biology for Natural Products Conference

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

02 Jun 2019 - 05 Jun 2019

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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
  • New Tools for Capturing, Manipulating and Activating Biosynthesis Pathways
  • Heterologous Expression and Synthetic Biology Technologies
  • Trends in the Commercialization of Natural Products

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the rate of $1,755 and bring a student for only $700. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 02, 03, 04 June 2019 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Ikuro Abe (The University of Tokyo)
Tyler Backman 
(LBNL)
Francisco Barona-Gómez (Cinvestav-IPN)
Richard Baltz (Cognogen Consulting)
Dominic J. Campopiano
(University of Edinburgh)
Guy Carter (Biosortia Pharmaceuticals)
Marc Chevrette (University of Wisconsin)
Danielle Demers (AnalytiCon Discovery)
Yousong Ding (University of Florida)
Alessandra Eustaquio (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova (Univeristy of Kentucky)
Rebecca Goss (University of St. Andrews)
Daniel Gray (WarpDrive Bio)
Martin Grininger (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Jo Handelsman (University of Wisconsin)
Nancy Keller (University of Wisconsin)
Amy Lane (University of North Florida)
Anita Loeschcke (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
Nathan McGarvey (McMaster University)
Marnix Medema (Wageningen University and Research)
Elliot Miller (Corteva AgriScience)
Doug Mitchell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Alison Narayan (University of Michigan)
Marcus Nett (TU Dortmund)
Anne Osbourn (John Innes Centre)
Philippe Prochasson (LifeMine Therapeutics)
Martin Schmeing (McGill University)
Michael Smanski (University of Minnesota)
Robb Stankey (Varigen)
Yi Tang (UCLA)
Oleg Tsodikov (University of Kentucky)
Chris Voigt (MIT)
Tilmann Weber (Technical Univ. Denmark)
Alexander Wentzel (SINTEF)
Gavin Williams (North Carolina State University)
Jaclyn Winter (University of Utah)
Alexandre Zanghelini (Arzeda)
Wenjun Zhang (UC Berkeley)
Nadine Ziemert (University of Tubingen)

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.

Sponsors

Prices

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

Early Bird Full
Price
Additional
Adult
Additional
Child
Extra Night
Adult
Extra Night
Child
Academic $1,675.00 $1,775.00 $541.00 $206.00 $235.00 $52.00
Industry $1,675.00 $1,775.00 $541.00 $206.00 $235.00 $52.00
Student $1,381.00 $1,481.00 $541.00 $206.00 $235.00 $52.00

Additional night prices are per person, per night. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

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 (02, 03, 04 June 2019) 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 (02, 03, 04 June 2019) 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 (02, 03, 04 June 2019) 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 Puerto Vallarta).

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.

Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Douglas Mitchell
    Douglas Mitchell
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Nadine Ziemert
    Nadine Ziemert
    University Tuebingen
  • Guy Carter
    Guy Carter
    Biosortia Pharmaceuticals
  • Robert Stankey
    Robert Stankey
    Varigen Biosciences
  • Markus Nett
    Markus Nett
    TU Dortmund University
  • Gavin Williams
    Gavin Williams
    NC State University Chemistry
  • Marnix Medema
    Marnix Medema
    Wageningen University
  • Tyler Backman
    Tyler Backman
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Alessandra Eustaquio
    Alessandra Eustaquio
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Tilmann Weber
    Tilmann Weber
    Technical University of Denmark
  • Wenjun Zhang
    Wenjun Zhang
    UC Berkeley
  • Ikuro Abe
    Ikuro Abe
    The University of Tokyo
  • Jaclyn Winter
    Jaclyn Winter
    University of Utah
  • Alexander Wentzel
    Alexander Wentzel
    SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
  • Anita Loeschcke
    Anita Loeschcke
    Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Martin Grininger
    Martin Grininger
    Goethe University
  • Yousong Ding
    Yousong Ding
    University of Florida
  • Martin Schmeing
    Martin Schmeing
    McGill University
  • Philippe Prochasson
    Philippe Prochasson
    LifeMine Therapeutics
  • Francisco Barona-Gomez
    Francisco Barona-Gomez
    francisco.barona@cinvestav.mx
  • Mike Smanski
    Mike Smanski
    University of Minnesota

Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:00 with opening comments on 02 June 2019. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 05 June 2019.

Sponsors

Sponsor this conference

Venue

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio km 2.5
48333
Puerto Vallarta
Jalisco, México
Nearest Airport
Licenciado Gustavo Di­az Ordaz International Airport (PVR)

Hotel Details

The Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive is in the beautiful Bahía de Banderas on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. With a mix of contemporary Mexican architecture and the more traditional Mexican styles of Jalisco, the buildings blend perfectly with the surrounding landscape of the Western Sierra Madre Mountains.

Located just 13km from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport and within easy reach of the town of Puerto Vallarta with its array of boutique shops and set alongside one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, this provides the perfect setting for a conference.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the wonderful selection of restaurants such as Chulavista, a contemporary  buffet restaurant overlooking the beach offering Mexican and International cuisine, Rosato, offering mediterranean cuisine with an Italian twist, El Mexicano, serving traditional Mexican fare, Tiatang, adults-only restaurant serving Asian cuisine nightly for dinner and L'Isola, a sophisticated restaurant serving lobster and fine meat cuts in a poolside setting - there is a surchage for dining at this venue. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Fajita House and Grill as well as the Terrace and Pool Bars. The Café / Deli Express is also open daily for coffee, teas, cakes and pastries.

The themed Gala Night 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 include;

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • Lagoon Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Kids Club
  • Private Beach

Location

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Licenciado Gustavo Di­az Ordaz International Airport (PVR)

Location Details

Originally a bustling mining town known as the ‘Las Peñas’ in the 19th century, Puerto Vallarta is framed by the stunning mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental of Jalisco and the immense Mexican Pacific. This fascinating destination with red roofs, golden sunsets, cobbled streets and beautiful beaches possesses everything that makes for an incredible place to visit.

Puerto Vallarta’s art offering is amazing, from crafts found in the flea market to the fleeting creations made by artists with the sand on the beach. Its art galleries, boardwalk, calm Banderas Bay waters - loved by scuba diving enthusiasts and bustling nightlife bare some of the contrasts that Vallarta holds.

There are many activities you can enjoy during your fee time such as visiting the El Salado estuary, going on horseback up the Quimixto waterfall or taking a tour of Banderas Bay. You may also like to explore the Jardín Botánico de Vallarta where you will find orchids, bromeliads, agaves, wild palms and fern grottos along the paths of this gorgeous nature park.

Transport

Details will be available at a later date.

Activities

Several activities are available within the resort. The schedule changes weekly but tpically may include:

  • Daily fitness activities: gym classes, yoga, dance, aquagym, eco walk etc
  • Cookery Workshops: sushi, paella, ceviche, guacamole and tequila tasting
  • Classes: spanish, crafts
  • Friendly competitions: beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, bocce ball etc.

We will also be partnering with a rerutable and reliable tours and excursion provider to offer a choice of full and half day activities. Details will be availabe soon.

Group Activities

To be announced.

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 29 Mar 2019

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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Posters

Poster Deadline: 26 Apr 2019

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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