ICIQ Seminar- Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire

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Speaker: Prof. Sarah Reisman, Caltech University (USA)

The chemical synthesis of natural products provides an exciting platform from which to conduct fundamental research in chemistry and biology. Sara Reisman’s group is currently pursuing the synthesis of a number of structurally complex natural products, including the diterpenoids perseanol and talatisamine.

The densely-packedarrays of heteroatoms and stereogenic centers that constitute these polycyclic targets challenge the limits of current technology and inspire the development of new synthetic strategies and tactics. This seminar will describe the latest progress in our methodological and target-directed synthesis endeavors.