The first edition of the International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP) has been held in Naples at the Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn" on July 6-10, 2015.
Now, we wish to announce the 2nd edition that will be held in July 2017 at the Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn" the 3rd of July and at the University of Naples "Federico II", Biotechnology building, from the 4th to the 7th of July 2017 (www.issnp.org)
The School on Natural Products is sponsored by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and organized under the direction of the Department of Pharmacy (University of Naples), the Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn", and the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry (ICB-CNR).
Following the tradition of the Scuola delle Sostanze Naturali e di Chimica Biorganica “Luigi Minale”, founded in Naples in 2003, the International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP) is dedicated to Professor Luigi Minale and Professor Ernesto Fattorusso, pioneers of the chemistry of marine natural products and founders of the Neapolitan school of organic natural products chemists.
The main focus theme of the ISSNP is on both established and emerging areas of research at the cutting-edge of organic chemistry inspired to natural products in their all aspects. Key topics addressed include medicinal chemistry optimization, target oriented discovery, biosynthesis and biotechnological aspects, chemical ecology, nutraceutical, new analytical methods.
As in the first edition, a session of the School provide practical information to potential applicants in preparing and submitting an application for an ERC Starting Grant and Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Horizon 2020 experts and young researchers awarded by the European Research Council will give theoretical and practical lessons about this topic.
The School is mainly directed to graduate students, Ph.D. students and young researchers coming both from University and Industry. Registration will be open on September 2016.
A number of fellowships will be available.
The scientific programme of ISSNP 2017 will consist of lessons delivered by acclaimed scientists from academia and industry, poster sessions, workshops and open sessions. Moreover, additional educational opportunities are offered to attendees through several informal interactions with the speakers throughout the five-day program.
All students are expected to submit an abstract and may apply for a short oral communication and/or a poster presentation.
The poster communications are briefly presented by the authors during lively open sessions, in line with the main aim of the school to create a friendly environment and provide the opportunity to young scientists, post-docs and PhD students to meet leading scientists of high international repute in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere.
If you are interested in attending the 2nd edition of the International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP), please send us (firstname.lastname@example.org) your e-mail address and you will be added to our mailing list.
We look forward to welcoming you in Naples in July 2017!