Chemical Biology and Bioorganic Group

Chemical Biology and Bioorganic

The Chemical Biology and Bioorganic Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.


The application of chemical principles and techniques to solve biological problems encompassing: 
  • the synthesis of natural products and other biologically active or medicinal compounds 
  • the use of micro-organisms or enzymes as synthetic reagents (biotransformations) 
  • the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites and the elucidation of biological reaction mechanisms.       

The development of gene manipulation technology and genomic information provides enormous opportunities for the developments in chemical biology and bioorganic chemistry. 


The main meetings run by the group are held at Firbush in alternate years in September and an annual one day postgraduate symposium in late December, or early January.  

Other meetings are held on subjects of topical interest as the need arises. Suggestions for meetings are welcomed, particularly joint meetings with other RSC groups or external organisations. 

The annual general meeting is held at the postgraduate symposium and is usually followed by a committee meeting.


We also have an online community, which is based on MyRSC, for anyone who shares our interests. 

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.

Join this Interest Group

If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

Downloadable Files

CBBG travel bursary application form
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Annual Report 2018
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Related Links

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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141