The 2020 course is likely to cover the following areas:
- Isolation and screening of metabolite-producing microorganisms
- Diversity of specialised metabolite producers
- Purification and characterisation of microbial natural products
- Natural product biosynthesis
- Natural products in microbial communities and cell-cell interactions
- Natural products in symbioses with higher organisms
- Ecology and evolution of natural product biosynthetic gene clusters
Regulation of natural product biosynthesis, including intra- and extracellular signaling
Scientists from less developed countries, and other applicants subject to financial constraints, may apply for a grant from the Summer School organisation. To apply, please attach a letter to your application making a case for financial assistance.
- The summer school is intended primarily for scientists at postgraduate and early postdoctoral level. Along with the application, candidates need to provide a personal statement covering their academic focus and reasoning behind their interest in participation.