Announcements

June 8, 2017

The San DiegoUnion Tribune wrote an article based our latest publication in Nature Chemical Biology on Metagenomic discovery of polybrominated diphenyl ether biosynthesis by marine sponges.

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May 12, 2017

Based on SCOHH publication on sponge microbiome marine brominated fire retardants.

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May 12, 2017

SCOHH recent publication on sponge microbiome marine brominated fire retardants.

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May 12, 2017

Professors Doug Bartlett and Brad Moore named fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.

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September 8, 2014

Nature Journal highlighted a recent publication: A Multitasking Vanadium-Dependent Chloroperoxidase as an Inspiration for the Chemical Synthesis of the Merochlorins. 

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July 15, 2014
April 15, 2014

Award recipients for the Oceans and Human Health program convene for a conference in March, 2014.


https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/scripps-conference-addresses-ocean-threats-human-health

January 23, 2014

Advanced genetic technique yields novel antibiotic from ocean bacteria.



November 13, 2013

"Mass spec and genome mining team up to identify biosynthetic pathways that make sugar-linked natural products"

June 12, 2013

September 12, 2012

Four leading scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been honored with awards that recognize their accomplishments in their respective fields of study. The awards span from marine microbiology to geophysics to pharmaceutical sciences and ocean leadership, demonstrating the breadth of Scripps research in ocean, atmosphere and earth sciences.

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=1289

August 1, 2012

Bradley Moore, PhD who holds a joint appointment with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Scripps Center for Marine Biotechnology and at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, recently received the 2013 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society. This award is given annually “to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry” and consists of a $5,000 prize and a $40,000 unrestricted research grant. 

http://ucsdhealthsciences.tumblr.com/post/31530682586/bradley-moore-receives-the-arthur-c-cope-scholar

Four leading scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been honored with awards that recognize their accomplishments in their respective fields of study. The awards span from marine microbiology to geophysics to pharmaceutical sciences and ocean leadership, demonstrating the breadth of Scripps research in ocean, atmosphere and Earth sciences.

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/28345

July 27, 2012

Roland Kersten, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego graduate student, has been selected as the 17th recipient of the Edward A. Frieman Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research, established in 1996 to honor the eighth director of Scripps, Edward A. Frieman, on his 70th birthday.

http://sio.ucsd.edu/Announcements/Kersten_Awarded_Frieman_Prize/

June 26, 2012

"Watrous et al. offer a brand new way of viewing secreted microbial products that holds great promise in providing the next quantum leap in understanding the fascinating world of microbial chemical ecology"

http://www.pnas.org/content/109/26/10128.full

May 16, 2012

Research highlight in Nature Middle East: "An international team involving scientists from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, now reports in the Journal of the American Chemical Society that didemnim B and its related precursors are synthesized by two bacterial species via an unusual mechanism."

http://www.nature.com/nmiddleeast/2012/120418/full/nmiddleeast.2012.59.html

JACS spotlight article: "Marine invertebrates play host to a library of structurally diverse molecules with potent pharmaceutical properties—for example, some didemnin natural products have been in clinical trials for various cancers—but these organisms’ unique chemistry and limited natural supply make it difficult to fully explore the compounds’ potential. Bradley Moore, Pei-Yuan Qian, and colleagues discover that a strain of the marine bacterium Tistrella mobilis from the Red Sea makes didemnin compounds, which were first isolated some 30 years ago from filter-feeding tunicates (DOI: 10.1021/ja301735a)."

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/ja303896t


October 9, 2011

Analyzing marine and terrestrial samples obtained from Alaska to San Diego's La Jolla Cove, a research technique jointly created by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego and their colleagues taps powerful laboratory instruments to trace promising chemical compounds back to their genomic roots.

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=1202

September 7, 2007

Until now, only the intricate machinery inside cells could take a mix of enzyme ingredients, blend them together and deliver a natural product with an elaborate chemical structure such as penicillin. Researchers at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Arizona have for the first time demonstrated the ability to mimic this process outside of a cell.

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=837