ISACS 4 Manchester

A new generation of conferences

Challenges in Chemical Biology is the second event in the International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series for 2011. 

Building on the success of the inaugural 2010 meetings held in San Francisco, Budapest and Hong Kong, the conference will bring together exceptional researchers - all leading names in the chemical biology field - for an outstanding plenary programme, complemented by contributed talks and extensive poster sessions. 

The conference will review current research developments in chemical biology and highlight future challenges, covering:

  • The ribosome
  • The origins of life
  • Synthetic biology
  • Engineered enzymes
  • DNA nanotechnology
  • Chemistry of surfaces 
  • Next generation pharmacology 

Speakers & Programme

Take a look at the exceptional line-up confirmed for ISACS5

New for 2011

We are delighted to have a limited number of oral presentation slots available for ISACS5. If you would like the opportunity to give an oral presentation, click on the 'Call for abstracts' link and follow the submission instructions.


We would like to thank AstraZeneca for their generous sponsorship of ISACS5.

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Conference Committee

  • Hagan Bayley, University of Oxford, UK (Conference Chair)
  • Benjamin Cravatt, Scripps, USA
  • Thomas Carell, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
  • Nigel Scrutton, University of Manchester, UK
  • Sabine Flitsch, University of Manchester, UK

Also of interest

Chemistry Biology Interface Division

The CBD is open to all members of the RSC as a society-wide grouping representing the interests of chemical biologists