The i-NPChem project started in January 2016 and will last four years. It brings together ten European teams to develop brainstorming and productive partnerships in the natural product chemistry fields to discover the essential molecules for society’s needs. Research integration will arise from the transdisciplinary interaction of members with complementary skills in natural product isolation, synthetic chemistry, biosynthetic studies, molecular biology, chemical ecology or chemical biology (see Figure). i-NPChem thus ambitions to connect European teams, with networking issues in the field of natural product chemistry and its applications, being ground to:
(1) Exchanging junior and senior researchers between participant institutions;
(2) Reinforcing partnerships through collaborative research actions;
(3) Organizing European meetings on frontier topics of natural product chemistry;
(4) Promoting natural product sciences and make them visible.
The disciplinary perimeter of i-NPChem defining the working tasks (Copyright: Bastien Nay)