RSC Prize Lecture: "Synthetic strategies towards the synthesis of spirocyclic natural products"
22 September 2023
Join us in a RSC Chemical and Synthetic Biology and Synthesis and Catalysis Seminar with Dr Bill Hawkins (University of Otago, New Zealand).
Dr Bill Hawkins (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Time & Location
11 am to 12 pm, October 13 2023, Chemistry Building - LT2
The rich chemical diversity of natural products, and their often useful biological activity, has provided a wealth of structures that lend themselves to the discovery of potential medicines.
Our research program is focused on the development of new synthetic methods and their application to the synthesis of medicinally relevant scaffolds including natural and non-natural compounds. This seminar will discuss our efforts to develop, and extend, synthetic methods to gain rapid access to highly functionalised heterocyclic systems. This includes our synthesis of (-)-spiroleucettadine and recent efforts towards the synthesis of spiroaspertrione A and spirocalcaridine B.