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Dirk Trauner

Dirk Trauner

Tue, Dec. 4, 2018, 4:30pm
Edward C Taylor Auditorium, Frick B02
Host: Rob Knowles

Drawing Inspiration from Nature’s Reactions and Receptors

The complexity and functional sophistication of natural products and their receptors continues to challenge and inspire chemists. I will present out latest efforts in natural product chemistry with an emphasis on biomimetic syntheses. Subsequently, I will show how progress in chemical synthesis and biochemical engineering can be used to create synthetic photoreceptors that can be employed in complex organisms.

Synthetic targets in the Trauner Group