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Chemical biology 2022 – Course and Conference Office

EMBO Workshop

Chemical biology 2022

Overview

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.

Conference Overview

The conference sets the stage for the dissemination and exchange of new developments in diverse, hot fields within chemical biology. It is the largest and longest standing conference in the field, being a platform for inspiration, collaboration and networking for researchers in academia and industry. We aim to provide the possibility for every chemical biologist to meet and discuss with peers topics ranging from tool development to biological applications, from computational drug design to synthetic chemistry.

Session Topics

  • Drug and target discovery
  • Genetically-encoded biosensors
  • Structure-function relations in chemical biology
  • Chemical tools for biological imaging
  • Metabolism and natural products
  • Synthetic biology and protein design

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Speakers

Tobias Dick

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Germany

Scientific Organisers

Yimon Aye

EPFL

Switzerland

Claire Deo

EMBL Heidelberg

Germany

Kai Johnsson

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

Germany

Edward Lemke

JGU & IMB Mainz

Germany

Conference Organiser

Lea Hohmann

EMBL Heidelberg

Germany

Preliminary Programme

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  • Recorded talks will be accessible on demand for 2 weeks after the end of the event.
  • All times in the programme below are shown as the time in Europe/Berlin.
Day 1 – Monday 5 September 2022
11:00 – 13:00Registration and Lunch
13:00 – 13:10Opening remarks
13:10 – 16:45Session 1: Drug and target discovery
13:10 – 13:45Discovery of a druggable copper signaling pathway that regulates cell plasticity
Raphael Rodriguez – Institut Curie, France
13:45 – 14:20Stressor-to-phenotype relationships in disease through the lens of chemical biology – insights from mechanisms to treatment
Gabriela Chiosis – Sloan Kettering Institute, USA
14:20 – 14:35Selected talk #1
14:35 – 15:05Coffee Break
15:05 – 15:40Shaping biology by modulating access to chemical matter
Giulio Superti-Furga – CeMM, Austria
15:40 – 15:55Selected talk #2
15:55 – 16:10Selected talk #3
16:10 – 16:4515 Flash talks (2 min/1 slide) selected from abstracts
16:45 – 18:30Poster session 1
18:30 – 19:30Keynote Session
Dorothee Kern – Brandeis University, USA
19:30 – 20:30Get together tbc
Day 2 – Tuesday 6 September 2022
09:15 – 12:30Session 2: Genetically encoded biosensors
09:15 – 09:50Fluorescent chemogenetic reporters to spy on cells
Arnaud Gautier – Sorbonne University, France
09:50 – 10:25Quantitative Chemical Imaging in Immune Cells
Yamuna Krishnan – University of Chicago, USA
10:25 – 10:40Selected talk #4
10:40 – 10:55Selected talk #5
10:55 – 11:25Coffee break
11:25 – 12:00Mechanisms of thiol based redox signaling
Tobias Dick – DKFZ, Germany
12:00 – 12:15Selected talk #6
12:15 – 12:30Selected talk #7
12:30-12:45Selected talk #8
12:45-14:15Lunch
Session 3: Structure-function in chemical biology
14:15-14:50Chemical biology to understand and harness the innate immune STING pathway
Lingyin Li – Stanford University, USA
14:50-15:25Study of the TEAD transcriptions factors and of their regulators
Patrick Chene – Novartis, Switzerland
15:25-15:40Selected talk #9
15:40-15:55Selected talk #10
15:55-16:25Coffee break
16:25-17:00Regulating DNA repair pathways with monoubiquitin signals
Helen Walden – University of Glasgow, UK
17:00-17:15Selected talk #11
17:15-17:358 Flash talks (2 min/1 slide) selected from abstracts
17:35-18:15Meet the speakers session
18:15-20:00Dinner in EMBL Canteen
20:00-21:45Poster session 2
Day 3 – Wednesday 7 September 2022
09:15 – 13:45Session 4: Chemical tools for biological imaging
09:15 – 09:50Chemical tools to visualize cell biology
Pablo Rivera-Fuentes – EPFL, Switzerland
09:50 – 10:25Programming Cellular Function with Light
Olalla Vázquez – Marburg University, Germany
10:25 – 10:40Selected talk #12
10:40 – 11:10Coffee Break and Meet the speakers
11:10 – 11:45Chemical medicine: New cancer medical technology based on live fluorescence imaging of each patient
Yasuteru Urano – University of Tokyo, Japan
11:45 – 12:00Selected talk #13
12:00 – 12:15Selected talk #14
12:15 – 13:45Lunch
13:45 – 14:15Meet the editors
14:15 – 19:00Session 5: Metabolism and natural products
14:15 – 14:50Ulrike Eggert – King’s College, UK
14:50 – 15:25Deciphering the human microbiome with chemistry
Emily Balskus – Harvard University, USA
15:25 – 15:40Selected talk #15
15:40 – 15:55Selected talk #16
15:55 – 16:158 Flash talks (2 min/1 slide) selected from abstracts
16:15 – 17:00Coffee Break and Meet the speakers
17:00 – 18:00Poster session 3
18:00 – 19:00Keynote lecture: Playing with the molecules of life
Peter Schultz – The Scripps Research Institute, USA
19:00 – 00:00Dinner and social event tbc
Day 4 – Thursday 8 September 2022
09:15 – 12:45Session 6: Synthetic biology and protein design
09:15 – 09:50Expanding the genetic code – From synthetic amino acids to biochemistry in the living cell
Simon Elsässer – Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
09:50 – 10:25Computational design of enzyme repertoires
Sarel Fleishman – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
10:25 – 10:40Selected talk #17
10:40 – 10:55Selected talk #18
10:55 – 11:25Coffee Break and Meet the speakers
11:25 – 11:40Selected talk #19
11:40 – 11:55Selected talk #20
11:55 – 12:30Single-molecule chemistry in a protein nanoreactor
Hagan Bayley – University of Oxford, UK
12:30 – 12:45Closing Remarks and Poster Prize
12:45 – 13:15Packed Lunch and departure

Sponsors

Media Partners

EMBO reports, an EMBO Press journal

Open Biology, a Royal Society journal

RSC Chemical Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information.

If you are interested in becoming a media partner of this event, please visit our media partnerships webpage.

Date: 5 - 8 Sep 2022

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Organisers:

  • Yimon Aye
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Claire Deo
      EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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