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    Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga

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  • An International Natural Products Conference

    The SABINA Natural Products Conference is not to be missed. The conference will showcase the research of network fellows and staff members, as well as the research of prominent international scientists in the field.

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Add to My Calendar 2016-08-28 15:30:00 2016-09-01 08:30:00 Africa/Johannesburg SABINA International Natural Products Conference The Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products (SABINA) network will host an International Natural Products Conference in August/September 2016. The conference will showcase the research of network fellows and staff members, as well as the research of prominent international scientists in the field. The conference aims to provide a platform for Southern African and international natural products researchers to explore potential research and development opportunities and exchange ideas on increasing research capacity in Southern African research institutions. It also seeks to facilitate a platform for exchanging ideas on growing and sustaining the SABINA network with African, European, American and Eastern counterparts. Protea Hotel Kruger Gate SABINA info@sabina-africa.org

The Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products (SABINA) network will host an International Natural Products Conference at the Protea Hotel Kruger Park Gate, Mpumalanga, South Africa, from 28 August to 1 September 2016.

The conference will showcase the research of network fellows and staff members, as well as the research of prominent international scientists in the field. The conference aims to provide a platform for Southern African and international natural products researchers to explore potential research and development opportunities and exchange ideas on increasing research capacity in Southern African research institutions. It also seeks to facilitate a platform for exchanging ideas on growing and sustaining the SABINA network with African, European, American and Eastern counterparts.

RESERVATIONS CLOSED

Limited seats available

WHAT TO EXPECT

International experts

More than 25 internationally renowned scientists will be sharing potential research and development opportunities related to natural products.

The perfect location

The venue, in close proximity to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, is the ideal location to learn from, share information and network with international scientists in the field.

Included in the price

You will be treated to lunch, refreshments and dinner, enjoy planned evening activities and benefit from two days of networking with fellow scientists.

Grow the network

The conference also seeks to facilitate a platform for exchanging ideas on growing and sustaining the SABINA Network with African, European, American and Eastern counterparts.

THE SCHEDULE

Welcome: Introduction to SABINA

by Dr J Becker

15:30

New synthetic methods for the assembly of oxygen- and nitrogen-containing heterocycles

by Prof C B de Koning

15:40

Interfacing natural product chemistry and biology for the discovery of new drug and herbal products

by Prof V Maharaj

16:15

Waste to wealth: The story of cashew nut shells

by Dr Q Mgani

16:50

Ice-breaker and group dinner in the restaurant

19:00

Group breakfast in the restaurant

07:30

Biology-driven synthesis of natural products and designed non-natural molecules

by Prof Dr H-G Schmalz

08:30

Transcriptome sequencing for deciphering transcriptional regulatory networks in actinobacteria

by Prof Dr J Kalinowski

09:05

Molecular LEGO – using click chemistry to find new kinase inhibitors

by Prof W A L van Otterlo

09:40

Tea

10:15

Targeting Nrf2 signalling by dietary phytochemicals: promising approach for preventing environmental lung diseases

by Prof R K Thimmulappa

10:45

Synthesis and biological activity of compounds acting against HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and protease

by Dr M L Bode

11:20

Lunch in the restaurant

12:00

Bioactive polysaccharides from Malian medicinal plants

by Prof B S Paulsen

13:00

Small molecule inhibitors of Plasmodium falciparum

by Dr A L Rousseau

13:35

South African plants as a potential source of anti-HIV compounds

by Prof F R van Heerden

14:10

Free time / Sightseeing in the Park

15:00

Group dinner in the restaurant

19:00

Group breakfast in the restaurant

07:30

Computer-aided design of potent inhibitors of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and CXCR4

by Prof W Jorgensen

08:30

Lead compounds from African and European plants: From discovery to commercialisation

by Prof D Mulholland

09:05

Natural product biotechnology – rethinking secondary natural product pathways from biosynthesis to heterologous production

by Prof Dr O Kayser

09:40

Tea

10:15

Plants used by Tanzanian traditional healers for HIV treatment and other opportunistic infections

by Dr J J Omolo

10:45

The Malawi online natural products database for scientific research/Transcriptomics analysis of multi-drug-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium

by Dr B Kumwenda

11:15

Valorisation of Namibian indigenous plants

by Dr D Mumbengegwi

11:45

Lunch in the restaurant

12:20

Extreme drug discovery: Exploring chemical diversity from the deepest, coldest and driest places on earth

by Prof M Jaspars

13:20

Crop Science – to be confirmed

by Dr N Taylor

13:55

Revitalising natural products research in Malawi – recent steps and studies

by Dr M Monjerezi

14:30

Poster session with snacks and drinks

19:00

Group breakfast in the restaurant

07:30

Genomic insight into biotechnological strains of Bacillus used for plant growth promotion and biocontrol

by Prof O Reva

08:30

Mining new enzymes using activity-centered metagenomics

by Prof P Golyshin

09:05

How plants use natural products to defend themselves: a look at the phytoanticipins and phytoalexins of Arabidopsis thaliana

by Prof I Dubery

09:40

Tea

10:15

Short student presentation

by Student, University of Johannesburg

10:45

Short student presentation

by Student, University of Namibia

10:55

Short student presentation

by Student, University of the Witwatersrand

11:05

Short student presentation

by Student, University of Pretoria

11:15

Short student presentation

by Student, University of Malawi

11:25

Short student presentation

by Student, University of Dar es Salaam

11:35

Short student presentation

by Student, Tshwane University of Technology

11:45

Natural skin-care with South African plants

by Prof N Lall

11:55

Lunch in the restaurant

12:30

Value addition to Africa’s biological resources through science

by Dr D Naidoo

13:30

A passion for nitrogen: New α-functionalisations of amines

by Prof Dr T Opatz

14:05

Concluding remarks

by Prof J Morris

14:40

Braai

17:00

Group breakfast in the restaurant

07:30

RESERVATIONS CLOSED

Limited seats available

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. There are approximately 15 rooms still available at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Please download, complete and return the accommodation request form in order to make a reservation with the hotel.

Please consider alternative accommodation options near the event location. Please click here for alternative accommodation options.

PROTEA HOTEL KRUGER GATE

From the time you are welcomed, you will know that you’re about to experience something different at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Savour the impression of being in a tree house, reinforced by the raised veranda and walkway to your air-conditioned room, providing guests with an aerial view of the towering indigenous trees, placing them at eye level with a variety of birds found in the area. Experience unforgettable ambience and comfort in the heart of the African bush. The venue is located just outside the Kruger National Park. Please note and that park entries will attract additional fees (if outside the planned activities).

PRICING

Choose your favourite pass for the event.

Student Registration
R3 600
  • Conference entrance
  • Lunch / refreshments / dinner
  • Planned evening activities
  • Conference pack

CLOSING DATE: 15 JUNE 2016

RESERVATIONS CLOSED

Regular Registration
R5 000
  • Conference entrance
  • Lunch / refreshments / dinner
  • Planned evening activities
  • Conference pack

CLOSING DATE: 15 JUNE 2016

RESERVATIONS CLOSED

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Protea Hotel Kruger Gate is easily found on Google and other web-based maps. Details are also on the hotel’s website. The GPS coordinates are as follows: GPS : -24.978916,31.481611

Due to cost considerations, SABINA will organise shuttle buses from OR Tambo International Airport for all visitors based outside Gauteng. Unfortunately there will be no shuttles from Nelspruit.

Conference attendees are advised to read the following from South African National Parks: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/tourism/malaria.php

Attendees are welcome to reside at any accommodation of their choice. However, due to the additional activities planned, attendees are advised to stay in close proximity to the conference venue. Please see the following link for options: https://www.safarinow.com/destinations/hazyview/hub.aspx

EFT is the easiest option to pay for the conference.

University of Pretoria:
BANK: Absa Bank Ltd, Hatfield
Account holder: University of Pretoria
Account number: 2140000038
Bank Code: 335545
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ

People who wish to register should also use the reference SAB-AOW838 together with their initial and surname and email proof of payment to info@sabina-africa.org.

Payments are only refundable until 28 July 2016.

The venue is located just outside the Kruger National Park. Park entries will attract additional fees (if outside the planned activities).

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CONTACT

info@sabina-africa.org

tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6147

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ADDRESS

House 10 – Experimental Farm

University of Pretoria, Hatfield, Pretoria

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