2nd RSC Symposium on Chemical Biology for Drug Discovery
20 - 21 March 2012, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield
This symposium covered progress in the interdisciplinary field of Chemical Biology in enhancing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of human biology in health and disease.
Topics included discovery and use of chemical probes, chemical modification of biological molecules, in-cell protein labelling, carbohydrate therapeutics and biomarkers, and the study of protein-protein interactions.
This meeting included chemists and biologists from across the academic and industrial sectors interested in harnessing chemical science to answer fundamental questions in biology.
The programme and some presentations are available here to download.
Full details of presentation titles and speakers
Synthesis directed at the disruption of protein-protein interactions - asthma- and cancer-related targets
Professor Alan Spivey; Imperial College London
Synthetic approaches for the systematic exploration of biologically-relevant chemical space
Professor Adam Nelson, University of Leeds
The Published Kinase Inhibitor Set: a resource to develop probes for the untargeted kinome
Dr William Zuercher, GlaxoSmithKline
A Chemical Approach to Controlling Cell Fate
Professor Sheng Ding, University of California
Iminosugar therapeutics - time for a new look?
Dr Richard Storer, Summit plc
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