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International Symposium on Chemical Biology 2016

The International Symposium on Chemical Biology, 2016 is organized by the NCCR Chemical Biology on January 13 to 15, 2016 at the Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland.

With the purpose of promoting an international meeting of high scientific calibre, the conference will feature the latest advances within the broad field of Chemical Biology and foster an open and dynamic dialogue. We anticipate the participation of researchers with different backgrounds and we plan to offer an environment that will enhance interaction and foster cross-pollination among global researchers from this exciting multidisciplinary field. The meeting will comprise a keynote address and plenary lectures from outstanding invited speakers in Chemical Biology. There will also be two sessions of poster presentations. Three hundred participants from Swiss universities, various research institutes in Switzerland and neighboring countries are expected to attend.

List of speakers

Benjamin Cravatt – Skaggs professor in and chair of the Department of Chemical Physiology – Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology – The Scripps Research Institute.
Mark Bunnage – Pfizer, Cambridge, USA.
Adam E. Cohen – Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry Biology and of Physics at Harvard University | Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Ben Davis – Professor of Chemistry, Fellow and Tutor in Organic Chemistry, Pembroke College – Oxford UK.
Christian Eggeling – Principal Investigator & Scientific director – Wolfson Imaging centre Oxford – John Radcliffe Hospital – University of Oxford, UK.
Ulrike Eggert – Reader & Principal Investigator – Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics – Department of Chemistry – Kings College, London, UK.
Jeffrey Glenn – Associated Professor of  Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) and of Microbiology and Immunology – Stanford School of Medicine – California.
Nathanael Gray – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
David Liu – Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology – Harvard University, USA.
Daniel Müller – Professor of Biophysics – ETH | Zurich, Switzerland.
Alanna Schepartz – Professor of Chemistry – Yale University, USA.
Kevan Shokat – Professor in cellular and Molecular Pharmacology- University of California San Franscico/ USA.
Dirk Trauner – Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology – Ludwig-Maximillians- Universität – Münich, Germany.
Priscilla Yang – Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Boston.
Herbert Waldmann – Prof. Dr.h.c. – Max Planck Institute of Molecular physiology – Dortmund, Germany.

Organising committee

Prof. Robbie LoewithProf. Kai JohnssonProf. Howard Riezman – Prof. Aurélien RouxProf. Nicolas Winssinger.

Venue & accomodation

The conference will be held at the Campus Biotech, a new Swiss institution which results from the unique partnership between two major Swiss academic institutions, EPFL, a world leader Institute of technology and the University of Geneva, in the top 100 universities in the world, with the goal of becoming an outstanding center dedicated to research in neuroscience.

The conference will also represent a perfect opportunity to visit Geneva, a multi-faceted city of humane dimensions that sparkles as one the prettiest cities in Europe. Special package arrangements for accommodation and for the whole duration of the Symposium have been negotiated with hotels in the area.

Registration is now closed.

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