A virtual seminar series for the phytochemistry community.

Talks at 12pm EST every other Friday. Co-organized by members of Botanical Society of America's Phytochemistry Section and the Phytochemical Society of North America.

Spring 2023 Lineup

Boas Pucker


Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig

January 13th, 2023

Evolutionary blocks to anthocyanin accumulation in betalain-pigmented Caryophyllales


Austin Weigle

Graduate Student, Diwakar Shukla lab

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

January 27th, 2023

Structural biology of SWEET transporters: What influences substrate specificity?


Charles Hawkins

Chief Curator, Plant Metabolic Network

Carnegie Institute of Science

February 10th, 2023

Plant Metabolic Network: Predicting and visualizing metabolic reactions in the plant kingdom


Yulin Sun

Postdoctoral researcher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

February 24th, 2023

Biosynthesis of plant wax ╬▓-diketones: a type-III polyketide synthase condensing two fatty acyl units

Jakob Franke

Associate Professor

Leibniz University Hannover

March 10th, 2023

Elucidating quassinoid biosynthesis in the invasive tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima).


Arjun Khakhar

Assistant Professor

Colorado State University

March 24th, 2023

Synthetic biology approaches to examine the nexus of plant metabolism and development


Tomas Pluskal

Assistant Professor

IOCB - Prague

April 7th, 2023

Prediction of terpene synthase substrates and products directly from enzyme sequences using self-supervised deep learning


Yann-Ru Lou

Assistant Professor

University of California, Davis

April 21st, 2023

It happened again: convergent evolution of acylglucose specialized metabolism in black nightshade and wild tomato


Rahul Roy

Assistant Professor

St. Catherine University

May 5th, 2023

Nectar chemistry: secrets and evolutionary perspectives.


Thuy Dang

Assistant Professor

University of British Columbia - Okanagan

May 19th, 2023

Oxidative enzymes in scaffolding and decorating alkaloid structures.


Hannah Parks

Graduate Student, Barry Lab

Michigan State University

June 2nd, 2023

Redirecting tropane alkaloid metabolism reveals pyrrolidine alkaloid diversity in Atropa belladonna.