[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160103393]
Researchers Dr Jonathan George
Brief description The aim of this project is to use the simplicity and efficiency of biosynthesis to inspire the development of new strategies for the synthesis of whole families of related natural products with known antibiotic activity. Natural products with potent antibiotic properties are produced by microorganisms as a means of chemical defence. These complex molecules are biosynthesised from a limited set of simple biosynthetic building blocks via predisposed, complexity generating cascade reactions. The project aims to generate new lead compounds for the advancement of next-generation antibiotics. The synthesis of proposed biosynthetic intermediates would also allow enzymatic studies to help confirm the novel biosynthetic proposals.
Funding Amount $353,500
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects