Molecular and Macromolecular Sciences Seminar Presentation
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 15:24

Dr. Doug Marchbank, Nautilus Biosciences Canada, will present “Nautilus Biosciences – Development of Marine Natural Products and Future Directions in Blue Biotechnology” on March 14 at 12:30 pm in Duffy Research Centre, room 212.

Nautilus Biosciences is Croda's new 'Centre of Innovation for Marine Biotechnology', which is focused on the discovery and development of natural products with various commercial applications. The microbial biodiversity within the marine habitat remains largely unknown and underexplored, thus representing a rich resource for novel natural product discovery. Although natural products have historically been an excellent source of bioactive compounds for pharmaceutical drug discovery, potential applications in other industries have mostly been ignored. With access to a diverse collection of marine microbes, consisting of nearly 6,000 bacteria and fungi, Nautilus has focused primarily on developing natural products with applications in the personal care industry. In this seminar, two recent projects that are moving towards commercial development and future directions under Croda International will be discussed.

All are welcome!

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