Natural Prodcast is a podcast about natural products and the science and scientists of secondary metabolism. Natural products, secondary metabolites, specialized metabolites -- whatever you want to call them, they're the chemicals that make species unique and different from one another, and are incredibly important to medicine, the environment, and human health. Join hosts Dan Udwary and Alison Takemura as they introduce concepts in this exciting field, and talk to the fascinating and entertaining scientists who work in it. This series brought to you by the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute.
Natural Prodcast Ep 12 - Nadine Ziemert
Our conversation with Nadine Ziemert, from the University of Tubingen
Natural Prodcast Ep 11 - Marnix Medema
In this episode, Alison and I talk to Marnix Medema, from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Marnix and his collaborators have a fantastic set of software tools for exploring secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs). Most people in...
Natural Prodcast Ep 10 - A Primer on Genome Mining
Alison and Dan talk about the science of genome mining, and a newly published example from JGI
Natural Prodcast Ep 9 - Roger Linington
This episode features our conversation with Roger Linington, from Simon Fraser University. Roger is a natural products chemist, and his research group works in metabolomics, drug discovery and screening, structure elucidation, and chemical biology. In...
Natural Prodcast Ep 8 - Eric Schmidt
This is our conversation with Eric Schmidt from the University of Utah. We talk about marine natural products from cone snails, sponges, tunicates, and about the chemistry of RiPPs.
Natural Prodcast Ep 7 - Ben Shen
Our conversation with Ben Shen, from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, Florida.
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Great content and fun to listen to!
I really enjoy listening to this podcast. Dan and Allison do a great job making the field of natural products accessible and getting the guests to tell interesting stories. I am in the field of natural products and find it helpful to hear what leaders in the field are thinking about as well. Keep the episodes coming!
I’m a pharmacognosy (natural product) graduate student and I love this podcast. Thanks for putting in the effort to bring attention to this awesome field!
Accurate and interesting
Great podcast, always interesting to hear from Dan, Alison and their guests!