EMBL Conference on Chemical Biology (ChemBio)

Venue: EMBL

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Event Date/Time: Oct 08, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 11, 2008
Registration Date: Aug 04, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 04, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Aug 04, 2008
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Born out of the biologist’s and chemist’s common interest in chemical strategies to investigate biological questions, the interdisciplinary field of Chemical Biology has emerged to become an important and central discipline by itself. Researchers in Chemical Biology find themselves at home in both classical disciplines and make use of experimental tools that both have to offer. Accordingly, this conference is aiming to represent Chemical Biology in an appropriate way. Therefore, careful consideration is given to a balanced program with some of the most renowned experts in the field.

The conference on ‘Chemical Biology 2008’ intends to give an overview on the current status of the field, to highlight the latest advances, and to provide an outlook to where the field is heading. It will encompass various innovative experimental concepts and tools and their application to biological questions. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for scientists using diverse research approaches and methods to come together. It is as attractive for chemists interested in applying their science to biology as for biologists and biochemists looking for novel solutions to their most urgent questions.


The conference will cover a broad section of approaches and methods used in Chemical Biology including molecular imaging and switching tools, computational and structural approaches, screening methods, molecular engineering, and novel synthetic methods as applied to biological questions.


Myerhofstrasse 1

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Confirmed Speakers Wynne Aherne, Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom Tamas Balla, NIH Bethesda, USA Karl-Heinz Baringhaus, Sanofi-Aventis, Germany Hagan Bayley, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Thomas Carell, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany Benjamin Cravatt, Scripps Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA Gabriele Cruciani, University of Perugia, Italy Michael Famulok, University of Bonn, Germany Julie Frearson, University of Dundee, United Kingdom Athanassios Giannis, University of Leipzig, Germany Philip Gribbon, European Screening Port, Germany Kai Johnsson, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland Gerard Marriott, University of Wisconsin, USA Barry Potter, University of Bath, United Kingdom Glenn Prestwich, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, USA George Reid, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany Carsten Schultz, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany Peter Seeberger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland Oliver Seitz, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany Alykham Shamji, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge MA, USA Malcom Walkinshaw, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom Keynote Speakers Tobias Meyer, Stanford University, USA Tom Muir, Rockefeller University, New York, USA Vern Schramm, Yeshiva University, NewYork , USA Gregory Verdine, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA Herbert Waldmann, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany Chi-Huey Wong, Scripps Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA