Chemical Biology

The conference will cover a broad area of approaches and methods used in Chemical Biology including:
Innovations in drug discovery
Cell signaling
Computational methods
Protein engineering
Controlling and engineering with light
Synthetic methods
This conference provides a platform for the broad audience in the field of chemical biology to interact. Over 300 participants can meet the 24 speakers and other top researchers whilst at the same time discussing their own data in three large poster sessions and 15 short talks selected from the participants. We aim to provide the possibility for every chemical biologist to meet and discuss with peers, from tool development to biological applications, from computational drug design to synthetic chemistry. Most important, however, is the flagship character of the meeting. Participants come to see where the field stands in its full breath. The past meetings were very successful in this respect, ensuring that the EMBO Conference on Chemical Biology remains the largest and broadest meeting in this field.

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Day 1 - Wednesday 20 August
Time Speaker Title
11:00-13:00 Arrival and Registration & Welcome Snacks
13:00-13:10 Opening words
Session 1: Innovations on Therapeutic Discovery
Chair: John Overington
13:10-13:45 Olli Kallioniemi, FIMM
13:45-14:20 Drugging cancer networks: an in-silico chemical biology view
Bissan Al-Lazikani, The Institute of Cancer Research
14:20-14:35 Short talk
14:35-15:05 Coffee Break
15:05-15:40 Open source drug discovery for Diseases of the Developing World: an industry perspective
Nick Cammack, GlaxoSmithKline
15:40-15:55 Short talk
15:55-16:10 Short talk
16:10-18:10 Poster session 1 & Snacks
18:10-19:00 Get together
Keynote Session
Chair: John Overington
19:00-20:00 Brian Kobilka, Stanford University
20:00 Free evening

Day 2 - Thursday 21 August
Time Speaker Title
Session 2: Cell signalling
Chair: Maja Köhn
09:00-09:35 Zhong-Yin Zhang, Indiana University School of Medicine
09:35-10:10 Shaoqin Yao, National University of Singapore
10:10-10:25 Short talk
10:25-10:55 Coffee Break
10:55-11:30 A chemical approach to understanding cell division
Ulrike Eggert, King's College London
11:30-12:05 Rolf Breinbauer, Graz University of Technology
12:05-13:30 Lunch
Session 3: Computational methods
13:30-14:05 Blending chemistry and biology to understand drug effects
Patrick Aloy, IRB Barcelona
14:05-14:40 Historical Perspective on Drug Design and Discovery
Yvonne Martin, Martin Consulting
14:40-14:55 Short talk
14:55-15:10 Short talk
15:10-15:25 Short talk
15:25-16:15 Meet the Speakers Session & Coffee Break
16:15-18:15 Poster Session 2 & Snacks
Keynote Session
Chair: Maja Köhn
18:15-19:15 Chris Lipinski, Melior Discovery
19:15-20:15 Canteen Dinner
20:15 Free evening

Day 3 - Friday 22 August
Time Speaker Title
Session 4: Protein Engineering
Chair: Edward Lemke
09:00-09:35 Lei Wang, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
09:35-10:10 Post-translation modifications in neurodegenerative diseases; from mechanisms to biomarkers and therapeutic strategies
Hilal A. Lashuel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
10:10-10:25 Short talk
10:25-10:55 Coffee Break
10:55-11:30 Chemistry and Biology with the Ubiquitin Signal
Ashraf Brik, Ben-Gurion University
11:30-12:05 Virginia Cornish, Columbia University
12:05-12:20 Short talk
12:20-13:45 Lunch
Session 5: Protein Chemistry & Synthetic Methods
13:45-14:20 Activity-based Glycosidase profiling
Herman Overkleeft, Leiden University
14:20-14:55 Illuminating host-pathogen interactions with photocrosslinking sugars
Jennifer Kohler, UT Southwestern Medical Center
14:55-15:10 Short talk
15:10-15:25 Short talk
15:25-15:40 Short talk
15:40-16:30 Meet the Speakers Session & Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 Poster Session 3 & Snacks
18:30-19:00 Pre-dinner drinks
19:00-00:00 Conference Dinner & Party

Day 4 - Saturday 23 August
Time Speaker Title
Session 6: Controlling and Engineering with light
Chair: Carsten Schultz
09:00-09:35 Tools for spying and controlling GTPase signaling networks in vivo
Klaus Hahn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
09:35-10:10 Spatiotemporal Regulation of Protein Kinases in Living Cells
Jin Zhang, Johns Hopkins University
10:10-10:25 Short talk
10:25-10:55 Coffee Break
10:55-11:30 Fluorescent Sensing and Imaging of Oxygen: From Fiber Optics to Nanosensors for Intracellular Studies
Otto Wolfbeis, University of Regensburg
11:30-11:45 Short talk
11:45-12:00 Short talk
12:00-12:30 Coffee Break & Lunch Packages
Keynote Session
Chair: Carsten Schultz
12:30-13:30 Barbara Imperiali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
13:30-13:40 Closing Remarks

20 Aug - 23 Aug 2014
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