VAAM Workshop 2017

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Biology of Bacteria Producing Natural Products

International VAAM-Workshop 2017

September 27–29th, 2017

Tübingen, Germany

General Information

The annual international workshop "Biology of Bacterial Natural Product Producers" provides a platform especially for young researchers to present their latest results. The conference covers different aspects of natural product biosynthesis and engineering such as "biochemistry and genetics of secondary metabolite production" or "regulation of the secondary metabolism". Other important areas are e.g. "genetic instability and genome structure", "synthesis of exoenzymes", "ecological role of secondary metabolite", "plasmids and transposons in actinomycetes" and "genome-guided drug discovery". In the last years the workshop was attended by 100-150 international participants from academia and industry.

The conference in Tuebingen is organized by Prof. Nadine Ziemert and Prof. Leonard Kaysser on behalf of the interest group "Biology of Bacterial Natural Product Producers", which is a section of the German Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM).

Plenary speakers

- Prof. Paul Jensen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, US
- Dr. Esther Schmitt, Novartis, Basel, CH

PhD students and postdocs are especially encouraged to present their work