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The 6th Official Conference of the

International Chemical Biology Society

October 17 -20, 2017

Yifu Building

130 Meilong Rd

Shanghai, 200237, China


ICBS is a global organization dedicated to promoting research and education at the interface of chemistry and biology. After exciting annual meetings in Boston (USA), Kyoto (Japan), San Francisco (USA), Berlin (Germany), and Madison (WI, USA), we welcome you to Shanghai, China, to share new discoveries and insights to address emerging global challenges, to foster collaborations across disciplines and across the globe, to discuss ways to enhance the impact of chemical biology, and to help promote the career development of students and young chemical biologists.   

Keynote addresses:

K. Barry Sharpless ( Nobel Laureate), The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA

Zixin Deng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Germany


President’s forum: 

Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Jens Nielsen, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Eriko Takano, University of Manchester, UK

George Guo-qiang Chen, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Haifeng YE, East China Normal University, China

Major topics:

  • Molecular mechanisms of an active compound 
  • Drug resistance challenges: from microbial to cancer therapeutics
  • Interrogate diseases with chemical biology, including cancer, neurodegeneration, and neglected diseases
  • Chemical innovations for “undruggable” target space
  • Molecular biosensors and actuators
  • Expand the chemical space
  • New chemical modalities
  • Phenotypic investigation with chemical probes acids
  • Chemical biology of epigenetics, nucleic acids,  glycobiology an Ubiquitin signaling
  • In silico screening and computational design
  • Bioprocess in chemical biology
  • Emerging technologies in  in chemical biology
  • Chemical biology and pharmaceutical industry
  • Global chemical biology landscape

Podium presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts for each session.

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ICBS Young Chemical Biologist Awards

To advance the career development of young investigators in chemical biology, the ICBS has established a special session at the Annual Meeting to showcase up-and-coming chemical biology scientists. The selected recipients give a podium presentation during a special “Rising Stars” session. Click here to nominate a colleague.


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