Chemical biology and proteomic strategies have rapidly emerged as cost effective yet powerful preclinical approaches for the discovery and identification of novel drugs and targets. Advances in the development and combination of novel chemical tools, bioorthogonal techniques, disease-relevant phenotypic systems, chemoinformatics, and chemical proteomics now provide robust and high-throughput workflows for interrogating drug-target-phenotype relationships. These efforts are poised to significantly enrich preclinical discovery programs and are illuminating a new paradigm for the development of novel drugs modulating novel targets.
Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Chemical Biology in Drug Discovery will once again gather an interdisciplinary collection of leaders to discuss these emerging tools and strategies to de-risk novel discovery initiatives.
It is a tradition in the Heron Island Conferences to leave ample time for interaction in long coffee breaks, communal meals, reef activities, and the famous poster session/mixers. However, we have as always a heavy program, and it is of the utmost importance that speakers stick to their allotted time. Time is set aside for discussion, and these times must be respected. The Heron Island Conferences span a wide range of organic, metal-organic, physical-organic, physical, and theoretical chemistry, and bringing people with such diverse backgrounds together has helped spawn many collaborative research programs. You are encouraged to put forward new ideas - even controversial ones. Note that we do not have a technician on site. Delegates are advised to bring your own computers.
This conference is a platform for promoting cooperation between scientists sharing scientific interests in chemical biology and biological chemistry. The previous conference of this series was held in Katowice, Poland in September 2014. The 8th Central European Conference "Chemistry towards Biology" will specifically address the following research topics:
Drug design, research and development
Chemistry of natural compounds
Structure, function and interactions of proteins
Nucleic acids chemistry
Pharmacology and ADME
Drug formulations and drug delivery systems
The aim of the 8th Central European Conference "Chemistry towards Biology" is to develop a platform for scientific contacts between researchers dealing with biomedical sciences from the European and other countries and to support cooperation between scientists in this field.
Submit your work and join us to attend to high quality presentations about:
Targeted drug delivery and nanocarriers, Nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis & therapy, Biological & medical nanodevices and biosensors, Tissue engineering and regenerative nanomedicine, Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems, Nano-Imaging for diagnosis, therapy and delivery, Bionanocatalysis and nanobiosystems, Microfluidics in nanomedicine and nanobiology.