This week's Chemistry presentation was given by Darci J. Trader. Darci is a graduate student at the Department of Chemistry of Indiana university. Under Dr. Erin E. Carlson, she is a Ph.D. candidate at IU.
Darci gave a brief overview of the different types of natural molecules. For example, Penecillin, which lead to the interest in natural molecules, and taxol- an anticancer drug. She then proceded to explain HTS, and stated that so far there was a lack of productivity. To date, only 1 useful molecule has been found.