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Registered attendees (and speakers, organizers, etc.) will have access to the following items from their Account page:

  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

  • Full participant list, including joint meeting participants
  • Printable Invoices and Invitation Letters
  • Scholarship Information
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Natural Products and Synthetic Biology: Parts and Pathways (J1)

Scientific Organizers: Jon Clardy, Yi Tang and Sean F. Brady


January 21—24, 2018

Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, California, USA


Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.


Abstract submission is now closed. Registered attendees may bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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Keystone Symposia is committed to maintaining a positive and respectful environment at its meetings. To this end, please review and comply with our policies.

DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 25, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 25, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Oct 23, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 21, 2017 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-J1 "Natural Products and Synthetic Biology: Parts and Pathways" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On September 25, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After September 25, 2017 until December 10, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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September 25, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 21, 2017 770.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After November 21, 2017 970.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 21, 2017 545.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After November 21, 2017 745.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 25, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is October 23, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: September 25, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: October 23, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is September 25, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 545.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 970.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 745.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, January 21 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Wednesday, January 24 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Thursday, January 25 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Lobby Alcove
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Alpine Ballroom

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Alpine Ballroom
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Grand Sierra Ballroom C-D
* Jon Clardy, Harvard Medical School, USA

Chaitan Khosla, Stanford University, USA
Structure and Mechanism of Assembly Line Polyketide Synthases

09:00—11:30
Mining the Human Microbiome
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Grand Sierra Ballroom C-D
* Mohamed S. Donia, Princeton University, USA

Michael A. Fischbach, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Small Molecules from the Human Microbiota

Coffee Break

Emily P. Balskus, Harvard University, USA
Deciphering the Human Microbiota with Chemistry

Jason M. Crawford, Yale University, USA
Harnessing Cellular Stress for Metabolite Discovery in Bacterial Pathogens

David Zeevi, Rockefeller University, USA
Short Talk: Towards Mining the Gut Microbiome for Therapeutic Targets

Yuki Sugimoto, Princeton University, USA
Short Talk: Discovery of Drug-Like Molecules from the Human Microbiome

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Alpine Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Alpine Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Alpine Prefunction
17:00—19:00
Mining Environmental Genomes
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Grand Sierra Ballroom C-D
* Jason M. Crawford, Yale University, USA

Jon Clardy, Harvard Medical School, USA
Unknown Unknowns

Tadhg Begley, Texas A&M, USA
Mechanistic Studies on the Futalosine-Dependent Menaquinone Biosynthetic Pathway

Bradley Moore, University of California, San Diego, USA
Biosynthesis in Toxic Marine Microalgae

Jeremy George Owen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Short Talk: The Natural Products of Mycale hentscheli Bacterial Symbionts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Alpine Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Alpine Ballroom

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Alpine Ballroom
08:00—11:15
Fungal and Plant I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Grand Sierra Ballroom C-D
* Anne E. Osbourn, John Innes Centre, UK

Sarah O’Connor, John Innes Centre, UK
Biocatalysts from Alkaloid Producing Plants

Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University, USA
Discovery and Engineering of Plant Chemistry for Plant and Human Health

Coffee Break

Reshma Shetty, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc., USA
The Emerging Organism Engineering Industry

Jaclyn Winter, University of Utah, USA
Developing Heterologous Expression Platforms for Elucidating Fungal Natural Product Biosynthesis

Sagar Changdev Gore, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Germany
Short Talk: Phylogenetic and Binding Pocket Analysis of Fungal Adenylation Domains

Roland D. Kersten, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Genome Mining of Plant Ribosomal Peptides

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Alpine Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Alpine Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Alpine Prefunction
17:00—19:15
Fungal and Plant II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Grand Sierra Ballroom C-D
* Jaclyn Winter, University of Utah, USA

Yi Tang, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Bioactive Natural Product Discovery Using the Self-Resistance Gene as a Lead

Adam L. Meadows, Amyris, Inc, USA
Next-Generation Platforms for Strain Optimization: Reducing the Cost and Time for Commercializing Natural Products

Axel A. Brakhage, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany
Activation of Natural Product Gene Clusters by Microbial Communication and Synthetic Biology

Brandon Pfannenstiel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"Reading" the Histone Code of Secondary Metabolism

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Alpine Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Alpine Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Alpine Ballroom
08:00—11:00
Plant and Other Pathways
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Grand Sierra Ballroom C-D
* Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University, USA

Christina D. Smolke, Stanford University, USA
A Microbial Biomanufacturing Platform for Natural and Semisynthetic Opioids

Anne E. Osbourn, John Innes Centre, UK
Plant Metabolic Clusters – From Genetics to Genomics

Coffee Break

Francis Stewart, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
Direct Cloning and Recombineering of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters

Sibongile Mafu, University of Massachusetts, USA
Short Talk: Discovery of Plant Based Natural Phytochemicals through Elicitation of Calli Cultures

Radin Sadre, Michigan State University, USA
Short Talk: Boosting Terpenoid and Oil Production in Photosynthetic Tissues of Plants

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Alpine Prefunction
17:00—18:45
Microbial Pathways
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Grand Sierra Ballroom C-D
* Tadhg Begley, Texas A&M, USA

Sean F. Brady, Rockefeller University, USA
Culture-Independent Discovery of Natural Products from Soil Metagenomes

Christopher Voigt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
High-Throughput Mining of Natural Products

Alessandra S. Eustaquio, University of Illinois, USA
Bacterial Genome Mining and Biosynthetic Engineering for Natural Product Drug Discovery and Development

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

Grand Sierra Ballroom C-D
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Alpine Ballroom
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Alpine Ballroom

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Merck & Co., Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Grant No. 1 R13 AT009821-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AT009821-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

eLife

We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:


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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:


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If your organization is interested in joining these entities in support of Keystone Symposia, please contact: Sarah Lavicka, Director of Development, Email: sarahl@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2690

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If you are interested in becoming an advertising/marketing in-kind partner, please contact:
Yvonne Psaila, Director, Marketing and Communications, Email: yvonnep@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2676