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Prof. Dr. Roland J. Pieters
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: protein-carbohydrate interactions; lectins; glycosidases; carbohydrate microarrays; multivalency; bacterial adhesion; viral adhesion; O-GlcNAcylation
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Prof. Dr. Steven Verhelst
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Section Associate Editor
Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium
Interests: activity-based probes; activity-based protein profiling; bioorthogonal chemistry; chemical proteomics; cleavable linkers; intramembrane proteases; photoaffinity labeling; proteases; protease inhibitors
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Prof. Dr. D. Scott Bohle
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Department of Chemistry, Université McGilldisabled, Montreal, Canada
Interests: chemical biology; synthesis/catalysis
Dr. Alexander Adibekian
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Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida Campus, 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA
Interests: chemical proteomics; mass spectrometry; activity-based protein profiling; drug discovery; posttranslational modifications; target identification
Dr. Paola Arimondo
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CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Interests: chemical biology; medicinal chemistry; drug discovery in the field of epigenetics and gene regulation applied to cancer and infectious diseases
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Prof. Dr. Nicolai V. Bovin
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Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Interests: glycobiology; synthesis of glycans; synthesis of glycoconjugates; glycoarrays; natural antibodies; glycolipids; self-assembling peptides
Prof. Dr. Mark Brönstrup
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Department of Chemical Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: drug discovery; antivirals; antibiotics; mass spectrometry; infectious diseases; metabolomics; lead discovery
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Prof. Dr. Jianfeng Cai
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Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Interests: peptides/peptidomimetics; chemical biology; bioorganic chemistry; medicinal chemistry
Prof. Dr. Pietro Campiglia
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy
Interests: voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels (particularly, TRP and Kv channels); nutraceuticals, medicinal chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Paolo Cascio

Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Turin, L.go P. Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: proteasome and immunoproteasome; PA28αβ and γ; ubiquitin–proteasome system; MHC-class I antigen presentation; antigenic peptides; proteasome inhibitors; proteostasis; proteotoxic stress and cancer
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Prof. Dr. Steven L. Cobb
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Department of Chemistry, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Interests: chemical biology of peptides; organic synthesis; peptide and peptoid chemistry; bio-organic fluorine chemistry; bio-conjugation; drug target validation; infectious diseases and neglected tropical diseases
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Prof. Dr. Timothy W. Corson
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Departments of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology & Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Interests: ophthalmology; angiogenesis; cancer; genetics; target identification; screening
Dr. Luca D. D'Andrea
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Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche "G. Natta", CNR, Milan, Italy
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; peptide chemistry; peptide design; bioactive peptides; chemical ligation; protein chemical synthesis; bioconjugation
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Dr. Theodore K. Dayie
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Biomolecular Structure and Organization, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Interests: NMR; SAXS; RNA; riboswitches; structural biology and dynamics; RNA-drug interactions; chemical-enzymatic labeling of nucleotides
Prof. Dr. Eric Defrancq
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Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Département de Chimie Moléculaire, UMR 5250, Grenoble, CEDEX 9, France
Interests: chemical biology; nucleic acids conjugates; G-quadruplex; I-motif; SPR; chemical ligation; click-chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Luigi F. Di Costanzo
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, via Università, 100 - Portici (NA), Italy
Interests: structural biology; crystallography; biocuration; databases; metallo enzymes; miniaturized proteins; citation networks; outreach
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Prof. Dr. Ramón J. Estévez Cabanas
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Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: carbohydrates; sugar mimics (including iminosugars, carbasugars and sugar amino acids); peptidomimetics; heterocycles; natural product chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Luca Federici
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Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, Ce.S.I.-­‐MeT Center for Studies on Ageing and Translational Medicine, University of Chieti "G. d'Annunzio", Via dei vestini 31, ­66013 Chieti, Italy
Interests: enzymology; proteins; protein structure; crystal structure; interaction; crystallization; protein-protein interaction; biochemistry; cancer biology; enzymes
Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Fenice
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University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Interests: microbiology; microbial biotechnology; marine microbiology; biological water and wastewater treatment; metagenomic and metagenetic analysis
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Dr. Rossella Grande
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Department of Pharmacy, University “G. d'Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: microbial biofilms; Helicobacter pylori; Lactobacillus reuteri; outer membrane vesicles; extracellular DNA; antimicrobial/antibiofilm activity; human microbiome; probiotics; prebiotics and symbiotics
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Dr. Péter Kele
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Chemical Biology Research Group, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Magyar tudósok krt. 2, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: fluorescent probes; fluorogenic probes; bioorthogonal chemistry; non-natural amino acids; photocage
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Prof. Dr. Isao Kii
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Laboratory for Drug Target Research, Faculty & Graduate School of Agriculture, Shinshu University 8304 Minami-Minowa, Kami-ina, Nagano 399-4598, Japan
Interests: kinase, protein folding; folding intermediate; activation mechanism; autophosphorylation; chaperone; structural analysis; protein quality control; ubiquitin proteasome pathway; Small molecule inhibitor; neurogenesis; intellectual disability; down syndrome; autism spectrum disorders; click reaction; protein modification; immuno-PET imaging
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Prof. Dr. Dmitri B. Kireev
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UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: computational biophysics; computer-aided drug design; molecular simulations; chromatin structure and dynamics; histone code; virtual screening; machine learning
Dr. Julita Kulbacka
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Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-367 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: drug delivery; drug resistance; electroporation; photodynamic therapy; oxidative stress and free radicals; natural chemotherapeutics; nanotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Akinori Kuzuya
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Organization for Research and Development of Innovative Science and Technology (ORDIST), Kansai University, Suita, Osaka 564-8680, Japan
Interests: nucleic acid chemistry; DNA nanotechnology; supramolecular chemistry; molecular machines; molecular robotics; molecular technology
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Dr. Seung Seo Lee
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Lecturer in Chemical Biology, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Interests: glycosyltransferase; glysosidase; CAZy enzymes; enzymology; biocatalysts; carbohydrate chemistry; antimicrobial resistance; two component system; enzyme inhibitors; fluorinated carbohydrate; deubiquitinase inhibitor
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Dr. Bernhard Loll
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Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Takustr. 6, D-14195 Berlin, Germany
Interests: structural Biology; terpene synthases; biotechnologically relevant enzymes; enzyme mechanism; protein engineering; natural product synthesis; white biotechnology
Dr. Antoine Loquet
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CNRS, CBMN, UMR5248, University of Bordeaux, F-33600 Pessac, France
Interests: NMR spectroscopy; structural biology; aggregates; filaments; supramolecular assembly; membrane proteins; lipid dynamics; amyloids; prions
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Dr. Dennis W. P. M. Löwik
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Institute of Molecules and Materials, Department of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Bio-Organic Chemistry Group, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Interests: bio-inspired materials; cell penetrating peptides; hydrogels; synthetic vaccines; cancer theranostics; peptide amphiphiles; folding and self-assembly; chemical peptide and protein synthesis
Dr. Nasir Mahmood
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School of Engineering, RMIT University, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Interests: inorganic chemistry; physical chemistry; materials science; nanoscience; catalysis; chemical biology; analytical chemistry
Prof. Dr. Anna Marabotti
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Department of Chemistry and Biology “A. Zambelli”, Università di Salerno, Salerno, Italy
Interests: metabolic disease; antibiotics; protein structure; protein dynamics; computational biology
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Dr. Daniela Marasco
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Ricercatore, Chimica Generale, Università Federico II
Interests: combining chemical synthetic routes, mass-spectrometry, spectroscopic techniques (circular dicroism, Fluorescence) and biochemical binding assays as ELISA, SPR, ITC, FRET
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Prof. Dr. Anne S. Meyer
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Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Section for Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: enzymology; enzyme technology; protein chemistry; biochemistry; biomass
Prof. Dr. Filippo Minutolo
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Dipartimento di Farmacia, Università di Pisa, Via Bonanno 33, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design and synthesis; anticancer agents; cancer cell metabolism; estrogen receptors; lactate dehydrogenase; Warburg effect
Prof. Dr. Daisuke Miyoshi
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Faculty of Frontiers of Innovative Research in Science and Technology (FIRST), Konan University, 7-1-20 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan
Interests: G-quadruplex; i-motif; molecular crowding; phase separation; thermodynamics; kinetics; aptamer; ligand
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Prof. Dr. Yoichi Nakao
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: chemical biology; marine natural products; functional food science; epigenetics; stem cell biology; (including all above words in a concept of) chemical epigenomics
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Prof. Dr. Cristina Nativi
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Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, via della Lastruccia, 13, I-50019 Sesto F.no (FI), Italy
Interests: glycosylation; glycomimetics; synthetic antigens; saccharidic anti-pathogenes
Dr. Christian Ottmann
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Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: small-molecule stabilizers; protein-protein interactions; drug discovery; chemical biology
Prof. Dr. Yasuhiro Ozeki
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School of Sciences, Yokohama City University, 22-2, Seto, Kanazawa-Ku, Yokohama 236-0027, Japan
Interests: cell signaling; deep-sea; glycomics; infections; lectins; oligosaccharides; origins of life; polysaccharides; structure of glycans; transcriptome
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Prof. Dr. Keykavous Parang
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Center For Targeted Drug Delivery, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chapman University School of Pharmacy, Irvine, CA, USA
Interests: peptides; drug delivery; anticancer agents; antibacterial agents; anti-HIV agents; nanoparticle; protein kinase inhibitors
Prof. Dr. Seung Bum Park
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Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: chemical biology; molecular diversity; drug discovery; bioimaging and high throughput/high content screening; target identification/validation; chemical probes
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Prof. Dr. Kenneth H. Pearce
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Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 125 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: chemical biology; chemical probe and drug discovery; assay development and high-throughput screening; DNA-encoded libraries; protein and inhibitor structure/function; protein biophysics; chromatin regulatory proteins; oncology therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Robert Powers
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Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
Interests: NMR; metabolomics; systems biology; structural biology; drug discovery; bioinformatics
Dr. Míriam Pérez Trujillo
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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: NMR spectroscopy; organic chemistry; analytical chemistry; metabolomics; NMR-based metabolomics; metabolites; estructural elucidation; molecule identification; LC-MS; chromatography; chirality; enantiomers; enantiodifferentiation; stereochemistry
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Dr. Christoph Rademacher
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Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomolecular Systems, Am Mühlenberg, 114476 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: glycobiology; NMR; fragment-based drug design; targeted delivery; glycoimmunology; C-type lectins; siglecs; lectins; SPR
Prof. Dr. M. Reza Ghadiri
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Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, CA, USA
Interests: chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; chemical biology; peptides; synthetic proteins; molecular computation; antimicrobials; gut microbiome
Dr. Alejandro Samhan-Arias
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Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) e Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas ‘Alberto Sols’ (CSIC-UAM). C\ Arturo Duperier, 4 28029 Madrid, Spain
Interests: free radical biology; reactive oxygen species; reactive nitrogen species; peroxidases; NADH oxidases; lipidomics; intrinsically disordered proteins; neurodegenerative diseases; redox biomedicine
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Prof. Dr. Carmen Sanmartín
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Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Navarra, Irunlarrea 1, E-31008 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: selenium; cancer; leishmania; medicinal chemistry
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Prof. Dr. John Schneekloth
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Chemical Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
Interests: chemical biology; RNA-binding small molecules; RNA structure; drug design; DNA structure; proteostasis
Prof. Dr. Katherine Seley-Radtke
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
Interests: nucleos(t)ides; heterocycles; drug design; enzyme inhibitors; antiviral
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Dr. Stephen Shears
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Laboratory of Signal Transduction, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Interests: phosphoinositides; inositol phosphates; signal transduction; small molecule kinases; small molecule phosphatases; metabolic homeostasis; phosphate homeostasis; innate immunity
Prof. Dr. Herman O. Sintim
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Institute for Drug Discovery, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: cyclic dinucleotide; quorum sensing; kinase inhibitors; cGAS; STING; tandem reactions
Dr. Sérgio F. Sousa
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UCIBIO/REQUIMTE, BioSIM - Departamento de BioMedicina,Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: computational enzymatic catalysis; QM/MM; docking; virtual screening; molecular dynamics simulations
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Dr. Takuya Terai
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Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: chemical biology; fluorescence/luminescence probe; fluorescence imaging; high-throughput screening; directed molecular evolution; peptide aptamer
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Prof. Dr. Joel D. A. Tyndall
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School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Interests: drug design; modelling; CYP450; proteases; GPCRs; docking; infectious disease; drug targets; protein structure
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Prof. Dr. Georgia N. Valsami
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Department of Pharmacy, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: drug-protein binding; drug-cyclodextrins interaction, characterization and effect on drug solubility/dissolution/absorption; Development and in vitro-in vivo evaluation of novel dosage forms with optimized absorption (GI/nasal/pulmonary); PK/PD studies and dosage individualization
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Dr. Vaclav Veverka
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Department of Cell Biology, Charles University, Vinicna 7, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: structural biology; NMR spectroscopy; biophysics; drug-discovery; transcription and epigenetics
Prof. Dr. Miguel Vázquez López
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Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; chemical biology; coordination chemistry; self-assembly; biosensing; biolabeling; molecular devices and machines; DNA-binding; theranostic drugs; peptides and metallopeptides; helicates
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Prof. Dr. Martin Witte
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Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: site-specific modification of proteins; chemoselective modification of carbohydrates; activity-based probes; chemical probes
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Prof. Dr. Aaron T. Wright
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1. Senior Scientist & Group Leader, Chemical Biology & Exposure Sciences Group, Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA
2. Research Professor, The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, USA
Interests: chemical biology; target discovery; activity-based protein profiling; microbiomes; drug and xenobiotic metabolism; chemoproteomics; personalized medicine; vitamin B12/tetrapyrroles; photoaffinity labeling
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Prof. Dr. Yan Xu
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Division of Chemistry, Department of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan
Interests: biochemistry; bioorganic chemistry; DNA; RNA; telomere; G-quadruplex
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Prof. Dr. Masamichi Yamanaka
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Department of Chemistry, Shizuoka University, 836 Ohya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8529, Japan
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; supramolecular gel; supramolecular capsule; chemical biology; organic chemistry; self-assembly; hydrogen bond
Prof. Dr. Eylon Yavin
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Head, Drug Research teaching programHead, Department of Medicinal ChemistryPresident of the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Israel Chemical SocietyThe School of Pharmacy, The Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassah Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Interests: PNA; splice switching oligonucleotides; FIT-(Forced Intercalation)-PNA; cancer diagnosis; SNP detection; PNA-peptide conjugates
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Prof. Dr. Qinghai Zhang
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Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Interests: chemical and structural biology of membrane proteins; ligand design; lipid and detergent chemistry
Prof. Dr. Y. George Zheng
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Department of Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Sciences, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Interests: chemical biology; protein biochemistry; enzymology; histone modifications; protein posttranslational modification; protein methylation; protein acetylation; peptide chemistry; bioassays; chemical probes; bioorthogonal labeling; bioorganic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; drug discovery
Dr. Guangyu Zhu
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Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Interests: bioinorganic chemistry; metal-based drugs; photochemistry; photoactivatable drugs; drug delivery; drug mechanism and target validation; chemical biology
Prof. Dr. Zhihao Zhuang
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
Interests: post-translational modification; ubiquitination; activity-based probes; enzymology; DNA damage tolerance; nucleic acid chemistry; high throughput screening; small molecule inhibitor; cancer, neurodegeneration
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