The NCCR Chemical Biology Symposium highlights technological advances at the interface of chemistry and biology and their use to address key problems in biology. The symposium is a half-day event comprised of four plenary lectures by internationally recognized scientists followed by a reception to foster interactions among the participants. With sessions chaired by NCCR members Suliana Manley and Elena Dubikovskaya and an introduction by NCCR Chemical Biology Co-director Kai Johnsson.
A guided visit of the Academic Chemical Screening Platform for Switzerland (ACCESS) will be offered prior to the start of the symposium. Mark your calendar for the opening event of the academic chemical screening center of the NCCR Chemical Biology in the auditorium of the amazing Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL.
With sponsorship from DebioPharm, New England Biolabs, and BASF, Roche, Novartis, MerckSerono, Syngenta and the Swiss National Science Foundation, as well as the EPFL and University of Geneva.
Scott Sternson– HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus:
Chemical thinking about neuronal circuits
Gerard Drewes– VP Discovery, Cellzome:
Drug discovery based on chemoproteomics of enzyme families
Nicolas Winssinger-Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg:
Nucleic acid encoding to program assemblies with emerging function
Peter Schultz-The Scripps Research Institute:
Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology