Synthetic Biology Approaches to New Biofluorine Chemistry

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Regency B (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Michelle C. Chang , University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
The catalytic diversity of biological systems provides enormous potential for the use of living cells to provide new methods for organic and inorganic synthesis. Because of the unique elemental properties of fluorine, site-selective fluorination has emerged as a powerful tool for improving the efficacy of small-molecule drugs. This talk will describe synthetic biology approaches for the production of complex fluorinated compounds.