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  • Trends in Chemical Biology 2009

    Year-End Meeting of the Chemical Biology Discussion Group

    Trends in Chemical Biology 2009

    Year-End Meeting of the Chemical Biology Discussion Group

    Keynote Speaker: Adrian Whitty (Boston University)Presented by the Chemical Biology Discussion Group
    Reported by Sarah Webb | Posted October 2, 2009

    Overview

    The year-end meeting of the Chemical Biology Discussion Group, held June 1, 2009, highlighted the diverse spokes of chemical biology around a central theme: biomolecular recognition. In his keynote talk, Adrian Whitty described an effort to find small molecules that disrupt protein–protein interactions. Shorter student and postdoc talks covered attempts to diversify the palette of small molecules available for drug discovery, new biomolecular switches, a new antibiotic target, chemical analogs for studying DNA damage, sorting cellular proteins, and a synthetic motor built from and fueled by strands of DNA. While very different in scope, all linked back to the central issue: harnessing the chemistry of biology for new applications.

    Please use the tabs above to find a meeting report and multimedia from this event.

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    Adrian Whitty (Boston University)
    Renato Bauer (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Angelo Guainazzi (Stony Brook University)
    Scott Lefurgy (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University)
    Guillaume Charron (The Rockefeller University)

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