Chemical Biology 2012

Chemical Biology is a quickly growing highly interdisciplinary field, which investigates biological questions by using chemical strategies and tools. It has emerged to become an important and central discipline by itself complementing areas such as medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, cell biology, structural biology and biochemistry. Researchers in Chemical Biology find themselves at home in the chemistry and the biology lab and fuse the experimental possibilities that both have to offer.

•Aims of event
The biennial series aims to give an overview on the current status of the fast evolving field and an outlook to where the field is heading. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for scientists using diverse research approaches and methods to come together and to network. It is structured to enhance exchange and discussions between researchers, for the benefit of their own research as well as for the progress of the field.

The conference will cover a broad area of approaches and methods used in Chemical Biology including:

◦Molecular imaging and switching tools

◦Computational and structural approaches

◦Innovative drug design approaches

◦Chemical genetics and high throughput methods

◦Novel synthetic methods as applied to biological questions

◦Chemical protein engineering

◦Chemical cell biology

+ show speakers and program
Philippe Bastiaens, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany

Christopher Lipinski, Melior Discovery, USA

Christopher T. Walsh, Harvard Medical School, USA

George M. Whitesides, Harvard University, USA

Confirmed Speakers
Annette G. Beck-Sickinger, University of Leipzig, Germany

H. Alex Brown, Vanderbilt University, USA

Søren Brunak, Technical University of Denmark and University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Jason W. Chin, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom

Philip A. Cole, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Jonathan Ellman, Yale University, USA

Ronald Frank, Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology, Germany

Wolf B. Frommer, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA

Paul J. Hergenrother, University of Illinois, USA

Ludovic Jullien, École Normale Supérieure Paris, France

Tarun Kapoor, The Rockefeller University, USA

Derek Lowe, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, USA

Ronald Micura, Leopold Franzens University, Austria

Alanna Schepartz, Yale University, USA

Brian Shoichet, University of California at San Francisco, USA

David A. Tirrell, California Institute of Technology, USA

James A. Wells, University of California at San Francisco, USA

Helma Wennemers, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Paul Workman, The Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom

26 Sep - 29 Sep 2012
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