The conference sets the stage for the dissemination and exchange of new developments in diverse, hot fields within chemical biology, being the platform for inspiration, collaboration and networking for researchers in academia and industry. It is the largest, and longest standing conference in the field, giving over 300 participants multiple opportunities to actively participate. We aim to provide the possibility for every chemical biologist to meet and discuss with peers, from tool development to biological applications, from computational drug design to synthetic chemistry. Most importantly, participants come to see where the field stands in its full breadth.
The conference Chemical Biology 2010 was one of the first conferences held at the new Advanced Training Centre at EMBL Heidelberg. Due to the large success of the initial conferences in 2008 and 2010 the following conferences in this biennial series became a member of the family of EMBO-funded conferences. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the conference, Angewandte Chemie compiled a virtual issue, which contains selected papers published in Angewandte Chemie by the speakers and organizers of the 2018 conference as well as the previous two conferences.
- Drug and target discovery
- Carbohydrates and (engineered) natural products
- Chemical optogenetics
- Origin of life
- Sensing and probes
- Protein modifications
- Cellular reprogramming and synthetic biology