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Chemistry Weekly Seminar - Dr. David Palmer

Posted on 2017-09-20 in Events
Oct 13, 2017



Title: Aminosugar and aminosugar analogue synthesis by bacteria and by graduate students

Kanosamine is an antibiotic and antifungal compound and a component and precursor of more complex antibiotics. Fighting infections is an important component of giving a seminar with 48 hours’ notice. The discovery of a novel pathway for the biosynthesis of kanosamine is described, along with the chemical synthesis and kinetic analyses carried out to help understand each enzymatic step.

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