▪ 10th European Conference on Marine Natural Products, September 3-7, Crete – Greece

The 10th European Conference on Marine Natural Products was hosted this year at the island of Crete (Kolymbari, Crete, Greece). The scope of the Conference is to stimulate the younger generation of European scientist in the ever-expanding fields of marine natural products chemistry and biology.

Within “Isolation and Structure elucidation of natural products from marine macro- and microorganisms” our postdoc researcher Mercedes Pérez-Bonilla from Fundación MEDINA, presented a poster entitled “New Antibacterial spirotetronates from marine actinomycete Micromonospora chaiyaphumensis”. These new compounds, structurally characterized by the presence of a spirotetronate motif, are secondary metabolites produced by the mentioned actinomycete and showed significant antibacterial activity against the pathogens methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra and Mycobacterium bovis, being potentially new leads against antibiotic-resistant pathogens.