RSC Desktop Seminar - Hosted by RSC Chemical Biology

28 August 2020 16:00-17:30, Japan

RSC Desktop Seminars are a new initiative from the Royal Society of Chemistry to bring cutting-edge research directly to you! Now, more than ever, there is a crucial need for sharing research, and each seminar series will feature a range of speakers on a related topic.

Join Professor Hiroaki Suga, The University of Tokyo and Chair of RSC Chemical Biology, Professor Seung Bum Park, Seoul National University and Associate Editor of RSC Chemical Biology and Dr. Anna Rulka, Executive Editor, RSC Chemical Biology for this latest Meet the Editor Online webinar.


Professor Seung Bum Park - ​"FITGE (Fluorescence difference In Two-dimensional Gel Electrophoresis) - based Target Identification: New Tools in Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery”

Dr Anna Rulka - "RSC Chemical Biology: an innovative home for breakthrough discoveries"

Professor Hiroaki Suga - "The next generation of RaPID (Random nonstandard Peptide Integrated Discovery) display"


16:00 Opening Remarks
16:05 Professor Seung Bum Park - ​with Q&A
16:35 Dr Anna Rulka
16:45 Professor Hiroaki Suga - with Q&A
17:15 Open Discussion / Q&A for any of the talks
17:30 Closing remarks
Seung Bum Park, Seoul National University, South Korea

Seung Bum Park is a Professor of Chemistry Department and Director of CRI Center for Chemical Proteomics at Seoul National University. He was born in Seoul in 1970. He received his BS (1993) and MS (1997) in Chemistry from Yonsei University, Korea and his Ph.D. (2001) in Bioorganic Chemistry from Texas A&M University. After three years of post-doctoral training at Harvard University under the guidance of Prof. Stuart L. Schreiber, he was appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry Department at Seoul National University (2004) and promoted to the tenured Associate Professor (2008) and full Professor (2013). His research interests are in the fields of chemical biology including molecular diversity, fluorescent bioprobe, phenotypic screening, target identification for drug discovery targeting protein-protein interaction. Seung Bum serves as grant committees and scientific advisory board members for various journals and research organizations. He won a number of awards and found bio-venture SPARK Biopharma, Inc. (2016).

Hiroaki Suga, University of Tokyo, Japan

Hiroaki Suga is a Professor of the Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science in the University of Tokyo. He received Ph. D. at MIT (1994) followed by post-doctoral fellow in Mass General Hospital (1997). He was Assistant and tenured Associate Professor in the SUNY at Buffalo (1997-2003) and Professor in the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in the University of Tokyo (2003-2010). Since 2010, he has the present position. He is the recipient of Akabori Memorial Award 2014 (Japanese Peptide Society), Max-Bergmann Medal 2016 (German Peptide Society), Nagoya Medal Silver 2017, Vincent du Vigneaud Award 2019 (American Peptide Society), Bohlmann Lecture Award 2019, and 2020 Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is also a founder of PeptiDream and MiraBiologics in Japan.

Anna Rulka, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

Anna received a PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry from the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2010 and after a short postdoctoral stay at the same institution, she decided to pursue a career in Scientific Publishing. She started as the Managing Editor, chemistry at De Gruyter, where she was responsible for launching new journals and led the transformation of a subscription-based journal to Open Access. In 2016 she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland to join Frontiers. As a Journal Development Specialist, she worked on the development of a broad range of journals from Chemistry to Engineering and Applied Mathematics. She joined the Royal Society of Chemistry in March this year as an Executive Editor to support the development of an Open Access journal portfolio. 



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Led by Professor Hiroaki Suga, Ph.D (University of Tokyo), RSC Chemical Biology is a gold open access journal, dedicated to publishing exceptionally significant and breakthrough findings of interest to the chemical biology community.

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