Bacteria as Evolved Chemists: Microbial Bioactive Molecules are the Lexicon of Microbe-microbe and Microbe-host Communication

Time: 9:25 am
day: Day One


  • Merging both an evolutionary and pharmaceutical perspective from the realization that bacteria have evolved the capacity to synthesize a staggering catalogue of pharmacologically active small molecules
  • Learn how new insights into promising drug discovery approaches, that functionally link the role of microbial ecosystems in human health and disease, are providing growth within this space
  • Like any harboured ecological niche, complex species diversity can be maintained with careful cultivation, but the dynamic balance is both susceptible to collapse and can be re-established