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12/02/2020 : Conférence Prof.KUDO « Trends in drug discovery from natural sources History of antibiotics »

La Maison Universitaire France-Japon, en collaboration avec The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a le plaisir de vous convier à la conférence de :

Prof. Fumitaka Kudo
School of Science, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professeur invité à l’Université de Strasbourg

Sur le thème :
« Trends in drug discovery from natural sources History of antibiotics »

Mercredi 12 février 2020 à 17h30
à la Maison Universitaire France-Japon
42a, Avenue de la Forêt Noire à Strasbourg

Résumé :
After the discovery of penicillin, which is a β-lactam antibiotic discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, many researchers have explored bioactive natural products derived from natural sources such as microorganisms and plants in the world. Streptomycin is an anti-tuberculosis aminoglycoside antibiotic, which was discovered by Selman Waksman and coworkers in 1943. Kanamycin A is also an anti-bacterial aminoglycoside antibiotic, which was discovered by Hamao Umezawa and coworkers in 1957 in Japan. Avermectin is an antiparasitic drug and insecticide, which was discovered by Satoshi Ōmura and coworkers in 1978 in Japan. And so on. Because of the emergence of resistant strains and new infectious diseases, discovery and development of new drugs is necessary to overcome the situations. However, it is now hard to find even drug candidates from natural sources using with conventional isolation methods. Fortunately, genome-based drug discovery is now available, since genome sequence analytical technology has been largely developed in these days. In the seminar, trends in drug discovery from natural “genetic” sources will be introduced.

Conférence tout public, en anglais/ Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles

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