Graduate-Level Course

FBT5712 - Natural Products Biotechnology


1. Introduction: the relevance of natural products as sources of new drugs; historical

aspects; the “golden age” of antibiotics; sources of natural products and examples;

2. Natural products discovery I: sample collection; culture; extraction; bioassay-guided


3. Natural products discovery II: purification; residual complexity; structure elucidation;

4. Challenges and innovations: challenges in the natural product discovery process;

technological innovations; dereplication;

5. Omics techniques: metabolomics and genomics applied to natural products.

For more information, search for code FBT5712 on the USP Course Catalog

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