Past Hutchinson Lectures

The C. Richard Hutchinson Lecture is intended to celebrate and recognize careers dedicated to contemporary research and major advances in natural product discovery and development.

2017 William Gerwick, PhD
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Face of a Molecule: Accelerating the Discovery of Bioactive Cyanobacterial Natural Products through Application of Novel Methodologies

2016 Charles Boone, PhD
Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
The Global Yeast Genetic Interaction Network: Mapping Cellular Function and Principles of Inheritance
2015 Chaitan Khosla, PhD
Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Assembly Line Biosynthesis of Polyketide Antibiotics
2014 David H. Sherman, PhD
University of Michigan
New Strategies and Tools for Expanding Natural Product Structural Diversification in Drug Discovery Applications
2013-14 Chris M. Ireland, PhD
Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah
Thirty Years of Evolution in an Academic Drug Discovery Program: Then and Now
2012 Jon Clardy, PhD
Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Havard Medical School
Chemistry of Bacterial Symbionts
2011 Craig A. Townsend, PhD
Department of Chemistry, The John Hopkins University
Structural, Mechanistic and Engineering Studies of Polyketide Biosynthesis
2010 John C. Vederas, PhD
Professor of Chemistry, University of Alberta; Research Chair in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
PKS Enzymes from Fungi: Protein Machines that Build Complex Natural Products
(November 12, 2010)

C. Richard Hutchinson – A Tribute
March 19, 2010

Dr. David E. Cane
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Brown University Biosynthesis of Natural Products – from Stable Isotopes to Enzymes to Genes and Back

Dr. Julian Davies
Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbian
Are Antibiotics Naturally Antibiotics?

Prof. Ben Shen
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Charles M. Johnson Chair in Pharmacy, UW-Madison
Continuing the Hutchinson Legacy – Natural Product Biosynthesis, Engineering and Drug Discovery

Prof. William Fenical
Distinguished Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography November 13, 2009: Drug Discovery from the Deep Oceans


Natural Product Biosynthesis, Engineering, and Drug DiscoveryA Symposium Honoring the Distinguished Career of Professor Emeritus C. Richard Hutchinson
June 20, 2008

Prof. Tohru Dairi
Toyama Prefectural University
Studies on a New Biosynthetic Pathway for a Vitamin Found in Some Bacteria

Dr. Stefano Donadio
Antibiotics, Pathways and Actinomycetes: Exporting the Hutchinson Culture

Dr. Steve Kendrew
Biotica Technology
Polyketide Lead Optimization: Introducing Structural Diversity by Biosynthetic Engineering

Prof. Haruyasu Kinashi
Hiroshima University
Linear Replicons and Seconary Metabolism in Streptomyces

Dr. Kerry Kulowski
Wyeth Research
Continuing the Hutchinson Tradition: Innovative Approaches to Accessing Natural Products

Prof. Ben Shen
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Manipulation of Natural Product Biosynthetic Machinery for Strctural Diversity and Drug Discovery and Development

Prof. Joo-Won Suh
Myongji University
Effects and New Functions of S-Adenosylmethionine in Streptomyces spp

Prof. Li Tang
Dalian University of Technology, Dalian
Novel Epothilones: Chemistry and Biology

Prof. Yiguang Wang
Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology
Current Studies on Geldanamycin Production in Streptomyces Hygroscopicus 17997

Prof. Kenji Watanabe
University of Southern Califormia
Total Engineered Biosynthesis of Antitumor Agent Echinomycin in E. coli

Prof. Sergy Zotchev
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
New and Improved Anti-fungal Polyene Macrolides through Biosynthetic and Chemical Engineering