American Society of Pharmacognosy - 2013
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA 63102

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Conference Program

The American Society of Pharmacognosy's annual meeting in Saint Louis is rapidly approaching us. This outstanding scientific program, consisting of both general symposia and invited oral presentations, has been finalized and can now be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. NMR Workshop- Mark O'Neil-Johnson
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Metabolomics Workshop- Paula Brown and Susan Murch
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Microbiology Workshop - Valerie Bernan and Jeffrey Janso
- See Registration page for more details -

Sunday, 14 July 2013

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibits Open
8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morning Session
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. John Pieper; President, Saint Louis University College of Pharmacy
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Peter Raven; Missouri Botanical Garden
"How Many Species Will Survive the 21st Century?"
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Paul Wender; Stanford University, USA
"Translating Nature's Library: Future Opportunities Through Function Oriented Design"
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Hans Rollema; Biomedical Consulting, USA
"The Smoking Cessation Aid Varenicline (Chantix, Champix): Drug Discovery Inspired by Natural Products"
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award Lecture
Satoshi Omura; The Kitasato Research Institute, Japan
"Discovery, Investigation and Development of Microbial Metabolites"
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parallel Symposia
Biotechnology Gary Eldridge; Sequoia Sciences, Inc., USA
"Why Hope and Hubris Trump Clinical Evidence and Sustain the Oncology R&D Fairy Tale"
Raymond Andersen; University of British Columbia, Canada
"Coral Reefs to Clinical Trials: A Long and Bumpy Road"
Oliver Yu; Conagen, Inc., USA
"Metabolic Engineering of Complex Flavonoid Compounds in Microbes"
Eduardo Esquenazi; Sirenas Marine Discovery, Inc., USA
"Insights and Lessons from the Front Lines: Starting and Sustaining a Natural Products Drug Discovery Company in Today’s Marketplace"
Microbial Products Nancy Keller; University of Wisconsin, USA
"Unlocking Cryptic Fungal Natural Product Clusters"
Robert Cichewicz; University of Oklahoma, USA
"Overcoming Perennial Chokepoints in the Pathway to Microbial Natural Products"
Contributed Talks
Erin McCauley; University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
"Bacterial Communities Associated with the Octocorals Erythropodium caribaeorum and Antillogorgia elisabetha"
Krista Gill; University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
"Discovery of a Novel Class II Lasso Peptide from Streptomyces SP. RKKD-790"
Lin Du; University of Oklahoma, USA
"Maximiscin, a Novel Shikimate-Polyketide-NRPS Hybrid Metabolite Obtained from Tolypocladium Sp. with Potent Antitumor Activities"
Skylar Carlson; University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
"A Co-Culture Based Approach Toward the Induction of Antibiotics to Combat Biodefense Pathogens"
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Poster Session 1

Monday, 15 July 2013

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
8:45 a.m. – 9:15a.m. Mary Kirchhoff; American Chemical Society, USA
"ACS: Advancing Green Chemistry and Sustainability"
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Tony Keller; Bruker Biospin, Switzerland
"70 Years of Magnetic Resonance: From the Physical Experiment to an Indispensable Tool"
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Parallel Symposia
Frontiers of Discovery thru Instrumentation
David Russell; Agilent Technologies, USA
"Advanced Tools for Structure Elucidation"
Markus Godejohann; Bruker Biospin, Germany
"From Crude Extract to Structure - Latest Developments in Hyphenation Techniques and Software"
Richard van Breeman; University of Illinois, USA
"UHPLC with High Performance Tandem Mass Spectrometry for Studies of Botanical Dietary Supplement Safety and Efficacy"
Matthias Hamburger; University of Basil, Switzerland
"Natural Products Based Lead Discovery by HPLC Activity Profiling"
Phytochemicals Paulo Vieira; Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
"Natural Products in Brazil: Tribute to Dr. Otto R. Gottlieb"
Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani; Sao Paulo University, Brazil
"Secondary Metabolites from Brazilian Biodiversity, Source of Structural Beauty and Complexity; Tracing New Models for Medicinal Chemistry"
Rogelio Pereda Miranda; National University of Mexico, Mexico
"Reversal of Multidrug Resistance by Morning Glory Resin Glycosides in Bacterial Pathogens and Human Cancer Cells"
Paolo Morazzoni; Indena, S.p.A., Italy
"New Insights Into Artichoke Cardiovascular Benefits"
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Varro Tyler Prize for Research in Botanicals Lecture
Joe Betz; National Institutes of Health, USA
"Nature Exposed to our Method of Questioning: Reliability of Natural Product Measurements"
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Matt Suffness Young Investigators' Award Lecture
Kerry McPhail; Oregon State University, USA
"Investigations of the Structure and Function of Macrocyclic Microbial Natural Products"
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Poster Session 2
5:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. A Night at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. David Sherman; University of Michigan, USA
"Clearing the Skies Over Modular Polyketide Synthases"
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Joe Noel; Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
"Protein Epistasis and the Biophysical Constraints on Catalytic Promiscuity"
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parallel Symposia
Drug Research and Current Drugs on the Market
Craig Crews; Yale University, USA
"Carfilzomib / Kyprolis: The Next Generation Proteasome Inhibitor Inspired by Nature"
Judith Rollinger; University of Innsbruck, Austria
"Implementation of Traditional Medicine into Structure-Based Approaches for Antiviral Lead Discovery"
Alvaro Viljoen; Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
"Transforming Ancient Knowledge into Phytomedicines - A South African Perspective"
Contributed Talks
Cynthia Wenner; Bastyr University Research Institute, USA
"Anti-Tumor Actions of Trametes Versicolor Extract Polysaccharide K Include Activation of Dendritic Cells and Gamma Delta T Cells"
Daniel LaBarbera; University of Colorado, Denver, USA
"Neoamphimedine, a Lead Anti-Metastatic Agent for the Treatment of Drug Resistant and Metastatic Colorectal Cancer"
Application of Natural Products for Pet Foods and Other Cool Stuff
Deborah Greco; Nestle Purina Petcare, USA
"Probiotic and Prebiotic Therapy in Dogs and Cats"
Rondo Middleton; Nestle, USA
"Effects of Calcitrol on the Expression of Endogenous Antioxidant Enzymes in Canine Bladder Transitional Cell Carcinoma Cells"
Contributed Talks
Laila Espindola; Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
"Investigation of Secondary Metabolites in Plants of the Brazilian Cerrado Against Leishmania and Fungi"
Brent Copp; University of Auckland, New Zealand
"From Natural Products to Potential Drug Leads: Antimalarials from NZ Marine Organisms"
Sol Cristians; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
"Gastroprotective Effect of Hintonia latiflora and Hintonia standleyana Aqueous Extracts and Compounds"
Maged Sharaf; United States Pharmacopeia, USA
"Herbal Medicines Compendium─ A New Initiative from USP for Global Herbal Standards"
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parallel Symposia
Chemistry, Biology and Ecology of Marine Natural Products
Phil Crews; University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
"Discovery of Biomedically Important Marine Natural Products: Some Effective Paradigms, Lessons Learned, and Significant Outcomes"
Tao Ye; Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
"Structural Revisions / Assignments of Marine Natural Products by Total Synthesis"
Contributed Talks
Emily Mevers; University of California, San Diego, USA
"Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Three New Lipopeptides from the Marine Cyanobacterium Symploca sp."
Thomas Wyche; University of Wisconsin, USA
"Structure Elucidation and Therapeutic Potential of Three Novel Classes of Natural Products from an Ascidian-Derived Actinomadura sp."
Amanda Waters; University of Mississippi, USA
"Structures, Biological Activities and Preliminary Mechanism of Action Studies of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins from Karlodinium sp."
Anthony Wright; University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA
"Marine Sponges from Hilo Hawaii and the Au’Au Channel Maui: Description, Identification, Biological Activity and Structure"
Botanicals: The Road to the Clinic
Christina Nance; Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Childrens' Hospital, USA
"Translational Medicine in HIV-1 Infection: Preclinical and Clinical Development of the Natural Anti-HIV-1 Agent, the Green Tea Catechin, Epigallocatechin Gallate, as an HIV-1 Antiretroviral Therapy"
Joanne Barnes; University of Auckland, New Zealand
"New Approaches and Perspectives in Pharmacovigilance for Herbal Medicines"
Debra Miller; Hershey, USA
"Cocoa & Chocolate: Ancient Remedy to Modern Science"
Contributed Talks
Anupam Bishayee; American University of Health Sciences, USA
"Breast Cancer Prevention with a Novel Oleanane Triterpenoid: Preclinical Evidence and Anti-Inflammatory Mechanisms"
Jinhui Dou; Food and Drug Administration, USA
"Botanical New Drugs: From INDs to NDAs"

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning Session
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Susan Band Horwitz; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
"Taxol®, Tubulin and Tumors"
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Barbara Timmermann; University of Kansas, USA
"The Search for Antiproliferative Withanolides from Solanaceous Species of the US Midwest"
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Susan Mooberry; UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA
"The Bat Flower: Ying and Yang of Microtubule Targeting Agents"
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Christine Salomon; University of Minnesota, USA
"Limb Regeneration in Zebrafish as a Discovery Tool for Modulators of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in Cancer"
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parallel Symposia
Agrobiotechnology and Other Cool Stuff Paul Graupner; Dow, USA
"The Role of Natural Product Chemistry in Agriculture"
Contributed Talks
John MacMillan; UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
"Discovery of Microbial Natural Products and Their Mechanism of Action using ‘FUSION’, a Platform for High-Throughput Mechanism of Action Studies"
Kim Colson; Bruker BioSpin, USA
"Discrimination of Ontario Ginseng Landraces using NMR Spectroscopy"
Lynette Bueno Perez; The Ohio State University, USA
"Isolation of Rotenoids from the Fruits of Millettia caerulea"
Jim McChesney; Ironstone Separations, Inc., USA
"Minor Diterpene Glycosides from Commercial Extracts of Stevia rebaudiana"
Akihiro Sugawara; Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Japan
"Toward the Total Synthesis of Luminamicin, a Specific Anti-Anaerobic Bacteriacide"
Spectroscopic Techniques in Natural Products Chemistry
Nina Berova; Columbia University, USA
"Stereochemical Analysis of Natural Products by Chiroptical Methods"
Yan-Hong Wang; University of Mississippi, USA
"Application of Supercritical Fluid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry for Chemical Profiling of Chamomiles Using UPC2/MS"
Contributed Talks
Tim Bugni; University of Wisconsin, USA
"LCMS-Based Metabolomics to Stimulate Natural Products Drug Discovery from Marine Invertebrate Associated Actinobacteria"
Jose Napolitano; University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
"Is a Molecule More Than the Sum of its Parts: Disassembling the 1H NMR Spectra of Steviol Glycosides"
Warunya Arunotayanun ; University College, London, United Kingdom
"Quality Control of Natural Product Legal High Materials in the UK Using NMR- Based Metabolomic Profiling"
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parallel Symposia
Botanicals and Foods
Rudi Bauer; University of Graz, Austria
"Challenges in the Quality Control of Chinese Herbal Products"
John Cardellina; McCormick & Co., Inc., USA
"Cinnamon - Taxonomic and Chemotaxonomic Differentiation"
Contributed Talks
Ed Kennelly; Lehman College, CUNY, USA
"Bioactive and Marker Compounds from Two Edible Dark-Colored Myrciaria Fruits and the Synthesis of Jaboticabin for COPD Treatment"
Christina Coleman; University of Mississippi, USA
"Anti-Adhesion Properties of Cranberry Products: Current Status and New Directions"
Ethnobotany and Botanical Discovery
Monique Simmonds; Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, UK
"Ethnobotany and Natural Product Research: Opportunities and Challenges"
Jim Miller; New York Botanical Gardens, USA
"Finding New Drugs from Plants: The Untapped Potential of the Plant World"
David G. I. Kingston; Virginia Tech, USA
"Natural Products: Drugs and Medicines for all Reasons and all Seasons"
Wendy Applequist; Missouri Botanical Gardens, USA
"Natural Products Discovery at the Missouri Botanical Garden: Supporting Discovery Programs with Botany, Ethnobotany and Conservation"


- Early registration ends April 30.

- Last day to submit or edit a submitted abstract is May 11.

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