WPC Natural Products Summer School

Learn about emerging techniques and technologies in the field of natural products drug discovery at our Natural Products Summer School – a satellite meeting to the World Pharmacology Congress 2023.

About the Summer School

Our Summer School will take place between 27th – 30th June 2023 at the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) in Glasgow.

Learn from leading academics and industry in Scotland about cutting edge techniques and technologies that are continuing to revolutionise the field of natural products. This course is targeted at Postdoctoral researchers and PIs with a background in natural products drug discovery.

We will take you through advancements in culturing, statistical Design of Experiment approach, lead optimisation, structure elucidation and metabolomic profiling, and genome sequencing and mining.



Tuesday 27th  Wednesday 28th Thursday 29th Friday 30th
  High Throughput Screening Structure elucidation Latest advancements in sequencing
Culture Collections High Throughput DNA assembly Metabolomic profiling/molecular networking Cell line development and antibody discovery using the Beacon
Design of Experiments Lead compound optimisation

Tour of Polyomics facility, University of Glasgow

Social event

Genome annotation and mining
Poster and Exhibition social In silico modelling for rapid drug discovery Genome mining workshop
Additional Information

Applications will open in October 2022 and successful applications will be informed in January 2023.

Cost of Summer School: SULSA are still finalising details but we can confirm the total cost of the Summer School will be no more than £600. This includes 4-nights accommodation at the Moxy Hotel (Merchant City), breakfast and lunch (for both days), and two social events with dinner. SULSA members will receive a discount on the cost of the summer school.

Sponsoring the Summer School: If you are interested in sponsoring the natural products summer school or having an exhibitor stand at our social event, please contact Alison.Hughes@glasgow.ac.uk

To keep up to date please register your interest.