Inspired by the complexity that nature achieves from a just handful of building blocks, K. Barry Sharpless began looking for a reliable method for discovering new chemical connectivity in the mid-1990s. In 1998 he coined the now-familiar term "click chemistry". The three 'perfect' click chemistry reactions — copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC), thiol-ene reaction, and sulfur(VI) fluoride exchange (SuFEx) — offer a method with far-reaching potential in drug discovery and biomedical research. This symposium explores recent developments in click chemistry, including the discovery of new click reactions, which address fundamental challenges in biology and provide new technologies for disease diagnosis and therapy. The symposium brings together pioneers in the field and young academic investigators from the tri-state area. Late-breaking oral abstract presentations will be given, and a poster session will highlight the breadth and depth of cutting-edge research currently underway.
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