5th RSC-CRSI Joint Symposium in Chemical Sciences Hosted by the University of Bristol

14 September 2023 09:30-17:00, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Royal Society of Chemistry and Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), in their joint endeavour to promote exchange of ideas and knowledge in chemical sciences research and enable networking opportunities for researchers, have been conducting conferences at reputed universities across the UK and India.

The year 2023 marks the 5th RSC-CRSI Joint Symposium, a two-part series, the second of which is hosted by the University of Bristol, with ‘Chemical Biology’ as its central theme.

 About The Symposia On Chemical Biology
The aim of the symposia is to bring together the UK and Indian community working in the field of chemical biology for a day of talks and discussions.

Date: September 14, 2023
Time:  09:30 - 5:00pm
Venue: University of Bristol 

Registration Details
Registration for the symposia is free and on a first-come-first-serve basis, and can be accessed here. Refreshments & lunch will be provided to all the attendees, travel costs will have to covered by the attendees.

We look forward to welcoming you at Bristol this September.

Programme Schedule :
0830-0930 Registration
0930-1000 Opening session
Opening Remarks – Paul Lewis, COO, Royal Society of Chemistry
Opening Remarks – Professor David Manley, University of Bristol, UK
Opening Remarks – Professor Craig Butts, University of Bristol, UK
Opening Remarks – Ajit Sharma, MD, India & South Asia, RSC
Opening Remarks – Professor Vinod K Singh, Past President, CRSI, India
Session 1
Chair (Carmen Galan)
1000-1030 A Deep Dive into Biomolecular Condensates using Vibrational Raman and Single-Molecule FRET, Samrat Mukhopadhyay, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemical Sciences, IISER Mohali, India
1030-1100 Chemical CryoBiology, Matthew I. Gibson, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
1100-1130 Tea/Coffee Break
Session 2
Chair (Matt Crump)
1130-1200 Small Molecule Theranostics, T. Govindaraju, New Chemistry Unit, JNCASR, India
1200-1230 Revealing the Detail in i-motif DNA Structure and Function, Zoё A E Waller, School of Pharmacy, University College London, UK
1230-1430 Lunch Break & Poster Session
Session 3 Chair (Tony Davis)
1430-1500 Chasing the functions of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Glycolipids during Infection using Membrane Biophysics and Chemical Proteomics, Shobhna Kapoor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay, India
1500-1530 Discovery of a Druggable Pocket and a Drug in SARS-Cov-2 Spike Glycoprotein
Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel, School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK
1530-1600 Tea/Coffee Break
Session 4 Chair (Chris Willis)
1600-1630 Disintegrate Theory for Precision Engineering of Proteins and Antibodies, Vishal Rai, Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal, India
1630-1700   Platforms for the Intracellular Generation and High-Throughput Screening of Cyclic Peptide Libraries, Ali Tavassoli, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, UK
1700-1705 Closing Remarks
University of Bristol

School of Chemistry, Cantock’s Close, LT2, University of Bristol, Beacon House, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU, United Kingdom

Organised by
Prof. M. Carmen Galan
Professor of Organic and Biological Chemistry
University of Bristol

Prof. Chris Willis
Organic Chemistry
University of Bristol
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