NEW Drugs from OLD Pathways – Teaching nature new tricks

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Antibiotic resistance is a global problem that needs urgent solutions. Professor Thomas Simpson FRS FRSE, the 2016 Sir James Black Medallist, says that using innovative techniques to look again at natural products has the potential to create effective new drugs and save lives. In this lecture, he examines how engineering metabolic pathways in microorganisms can provide new antibiotics and other bioactive natural products.


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