Chemical lessons from bacteria

Published on September 21, 2012

All eukaryotes on the planet evolved in an environment teeming with bacteria, and the two branches of life have co-evolved many ways to compete and cooperate with each other. These cooperative and competitive interactions are typically mediated by small molecules. This lecture will focus on some recent examples.

Jon Clardy | Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

Jon Clardy graduated from Yale University in chemistry and received his Ph.D. from the Harvard University in Boston, Massachusattes, USA. He has been a Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Harvard Medical School since 2003. His research interests focus on a variety of aspects of biologically active small molecules. In particular, Prof. Jon Clardy is interested in small molecules that are usually referred to as natural products.

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