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Prof. Dr. Mark von Itzstein
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute for Glycomics, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Queensland, 4222, Australia
Interests: drug discovery, glycobiology, chemoenzymatic transformations, chemical virology, infectious diseases, cancer
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Prof. Dr. Cesar Mateo
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CSIC - Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (ICP), Madrid, Spain
Interests: biocatalysis; CO2 transformation; redox processes; cofactor regeneration; enzyme immobilization
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Dr. Óscar Millet
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Protein Stability and Inherited Disease Laboratory, CIC bioGUNE, Parque Tecnológico de Vizcaya, 48160 Derio
Interests: Protein Structure; Proteins; Catalysis; Metabolomics; Enzymology; NMR Spectroscopy; Molecular Biology; Chemical Biology; Biochemistry; Enzymes
Prof. Dr. Kamil Kuca
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University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: Antidotes for pesticide and nerve agent poisonings; Alzheimer’s disease treatment; Detergents as disinfectants, nanoparticles; decontamination means; Toxins; Drug design and development; Nanotechnology; IT, parallel computing, ANN; Project management; Scientific management; Technology Transfer; Health economics and Pharmacoeconomics
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Prof. Dr. Jorge Bernardo Schvartzman Blinder
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Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CSIC), Ramiro de Maeztu 9, Madrid 28040, Spain
Interests: DNA topology; DNA supercoiling; DNA catenanes; DNA knots; DNA replication Sister-chromatid exchnages; Two-dimensional agarose gel electrophoresis; Ribosomal DNA; Replication fork reversal; Yeast artificial chromosomes
Prof. Dr. Joachim Erich Thiem
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Hamburg, Martin- Luther-King-Platz 6, Germany
Interests: Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry; Preparative Chemoenzymatic Synthesis; Carbohydrates as Chemical Feedstock
Dr. Mariana Pinteala
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Centre of Advanced Research in Bionanoconjugates and Biopolymers department, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 700487 Iasi, Romania
Interests: development of new polymer-based materials: supramolecular (co)polymers; polymer-functionalized nanoparticles; interpolymer complexes between hydrophobic-hydrophylic copolymers; blend and networks containing silicon-based polymers; aggregation of block copolymers in solution by fluorescence; synthesis and characterization of polymers and copolymers (especially siloxane containing block copolymers); cationic, anionic and radical copolymerization; structure-property relationship evaluation, data analysis, and interpretation; biopolymer-based nanocomposites for biomedical applications; dynamic polymeric matrixes for tissue engineering; antifungal nanotherapeutics; focal gene and drug delivery systems; ESR spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Roberto Fattorusso
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Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
Interests: protein NMR spectroscopy; bioinorganic chemistry; protein structure; metallo-proteins; protein folding
Prof. Dr. David G. Churchill
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Department of Chemistry (Molecular Logic Gate Laboratory), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373–1 Guseong–dong, Yuseong–gu, Daejeon, 305–701, Republic of Korea
Interests: neurodegenerative disease chemistry; dementia; aging; organometallics; fluorescent molecular probes; organoselenide; synthesis; molecular logic gating
Prof. Dr. John Frank Honek
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Department of Chemistry and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario, Canada
Interests: bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry; bionanotechnology; medchem; protein structure and function; enzymes; unnatural amino acids; computational modelling; bioconjugation reactions; bionanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Adegboyega K. Oyelere
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Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States
Interests: Design of Targeted Epigenetic Modifying Small Molecules; Design of Tissue Selective Anti-fibrosis Small Molecules; Design of Selective TBK1/IKKe Inhibitors; Molecular Delivery – Cell-selective Delivery of Functional Nanoparticles; Nucleic Acid Biochemistry and Biophysics – Interaction of RNAs with small molecules
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Prof. Dr. Mustafa O. Guler
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Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, 60637 IL, USA
Interests: Biomaterials, peptides, self-assembly, molecular engineering, bioengineering, nanomaterials, bioinspired materials, nanomedicine
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Dr. Stefan Janecek
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Laboratory of Protein Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, SK-84551 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: amylolytic enzymes; starch/glycogen-binding domains; glycoside hydrolases; in-silico protein structure analysis; protein bioinformatics
Dr. Yuji O. Kamatari
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Life Science Research Center, Gifu University, Yanagido 1-1, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
Interests: protein folding; protein structure and dynamics; protein–ligand interactions; drug discovery; protein aggregation; amyloid; prion protein, protein biophysics; biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, antibody
Prof. Francesca Cardona
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Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Chimica "Ugo Schiff", Via della Lastruccia 3-13, 50019 - Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
Interests: Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Carbohydrate-based Glycomimetics; Glycosidase Inhibitors; Iminosugar Synthesis; Lysosomal Storage Diseases; Gaucher Disease; Parkinson Disease
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Prof. Dr. Anthony S. Serianni
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670, USA
Interests: Saccharide structure determination; solution NMR spectroscopy; solid-state NMR spectroscopy; density functional theory calculations; saccharide X-ray crystallography (including high-resolution); carbohydrate/oligosaccharide chemical synthesis; saccharide molecular dynamics simulations; saccharide stable isotope site-specific labeling (2H, 13C, 15N, 17,18O); carbohydrate reaction mechanisms (chemical and enzymatic); protein expression/chemi-enzymatic synthesis; saccharide/oligopeptide/glycopeptide conformation and dynamics; saccharide structure-reactivity relationships; NMR scalar couplings (J-couplings); saccharide biological metabolism; CDGs; carbohydrate rare diseases; glycoprotein structure/function/regulation; protein O-GlcNAcylation; chemical evolution
Prof. Dr. Ivo Piantanida
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Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: supramolecular and medicinal chemistry, design and synthesis of dyes, DNA/RNA recognition, small molecule/protein interactions, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, circular dichroism, microcalorimetry methods (ITC, DSC), development of Raman probes for biomacromolecules
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Researcher (Academic) Takanori Kigawa
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RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-0045, JAPAN
Interests: structural biology; NMR; protein; structure; dynamics; protein in living cells; protein synthesis; cell-free protein synthesis; stable-isotope labeling; enzymes
Prof. Dr. Aldo Galeone
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Department of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
Interests: Nucleic acid chemistry and structure; Nucleic acid therapeutics; Aptamers; G-quadruplex structures; Nucleosides and Nucleotides chemistry
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Dr. Manuel Fuentes
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CSIC-USAL - Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular del Cancer de Salamanca (IBMCC), Salamanca, Spain
Interests: molecular biology; proteomics; nanotechnology; immunotechnology
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jasmin Mecinović
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University of Southern Denmark, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense, Denmark
Interests: Chemical biology, Medicinal chemistry, Biological chemistry, Bioorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical-organic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Pil Seok Chae
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Department of Bionanotechnology, Hanyang University ERICA, Ansan 15588, Korea
Interests: detergents, novel amphiphiles, membrane proteins, molecular design, chemical sensors, protein stability, protein structure, fluorescent probes
Prof. Dr. Roberto Romeo
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Università degli Studi di Messina, Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, Messina, Italy
Interests: organic synthesis; radical processes; pericyclic reactions; drug discovery; modified nucleosides; nanomaterials
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Kyle Hadden
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Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut
Interests: drug discovery and development; assay design; compound screening; protein–protein interactions; computational medicinal chemistry; cancer; chemical biology
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Prof. Dr. René Csuk
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Martin-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Interests: Organic chemistry; Natural products; Triterpenoids; Cytotoxicity; Enzyme inhibitors; Bioorganic Chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Pablo Iván Nikel
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The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: Metabolic Engineering; Synthetic Biology; Microbial Biotechnology
Assist. Prof. Dr. Chiara Falciani
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Department of Medical Biotechnologies, University of Siena, Via Aldo Moro 2, Siena 53100, Italy
Interests: peptides, drug discovery, dendrimers, drug-delivery, infectious diseases, cancer
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Makoto Oba
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Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
Interests: cell-penetrating peptide; foldamer; gene delivery; drug delivery system
Dr. Iva Pashkuleva
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3Bs Research Group, University of Minho
Interests: carbohydrates; glycosaminoglycans; self-assembly; extracellular matrix
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Dr. Marilisa Leone
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Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging (IBB), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134, Naples, Italy
Interests: structural biology, NMR, drug discovery, conformational analysis of proteins & peptides, protein-protein interactions (PPIs), design and evaluation of PPI inhibitors, structure-based drug design, molecular modeling, docking, cancer
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Dr. Benevides C. Pessela
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Departamento de Biotecnología y Microbiología de Alimentos, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación CIAL (CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, Calle Nicolás Cabrera 9, CP. 28049, Madrid, Spain
Interests: Protein engineering; Chimeric proteins applications; Protein production ; Modification of active centers for different industrial applications; Proteins for hydrocarbon biosulfurization; Synthetic proteins; Design of matrices for protein purification; Proteins and different industrial applications; Multienzyme proteins
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Prof. Dr. Peter A. Crooks
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
Interests: discover and develop new cancer treatment drugs with an emphasis on lymphoma and leukemia; to develop radiation agents to improve patient outcomes after radiation therapy; and to develop new pain medications for treatment of acute and chronic pain
Prof. Dr. Kazuma Ogawa
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Discovering Molecular Probes Research Unit, Innovative Integrated Bio-Research Core, Institute for Frontier Science Initiative, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
Interests: theranostics; radiolabeling, radiopharmaceuticals, molecular imaging; cancer; radionuclide therapy; radiosynthesis
Dr. Pedro M. Nieto
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Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (CSIC/US) Americo Vespucio, 49 41092-Sevilla, Spain
Interests: Biomolecular NMR, Glycobiology, Supramolecular Chemistry, Glycosaminoglycnas, NMR Spectroscopy, Carbohydrate Structure, Glycan-Protein Interactions
Prof. Dr. Antonietta Pepe
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Laboratory of Bio-inspired Materials, Department of Science, University of Basilicata, Via dell'Ateneo Lucano, 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: peptide chemistry; NMR spectroscopy; CD and IR spectroscopy; peptide self-assembly; bioconjugation; biomaterials; electrospinning
Prof. Dr. Michael Smietana
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Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron (IBMM), Montpellier University, Place E. Bataillon, CC 1704, 34095 Montpellier, France
Interests: Chemical Biology and Nucleic Acid Chemistry; DNA-based asymmetric Catalysis; DNA-templated ligation; synthesis and application of modified oligonucleotide; drug design
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Prof. Dr. Naresh Kumar
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School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Interests: Biologically active molecules; Heterocyclic chemistry; Medicinal chemistry; Design and synthesis of quorum-sensing inhibitors; antimicrobial peptides and mimics; Biomimetic synthesis; Development of new synthetic methodologies; antimicrobial biomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Raffaele Saladino
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Full professor of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, President of the Italian Society of Astrobiology, Department of Ecological and Biological Sciences, University of Tuscia, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: organic synthesis; chemistry of natural organic substances; multi-component chemistry; prebiotic chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis and bio-catalysis; bio-nanotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Stanislav Gobec
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Head of The Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Askerceva cesta 007, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: drug discovery; medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry; in-silico drug design; virtual high-throughput screening; organic chemistry; molecular pharmacology
Prof. Dr. Shin Aoki
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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Vice Dean of Research Institute for Science and Technology (RIST) Tokyo University of Science 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan
Interests: artificial enzymes, bioorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, metallosupramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition, photochemistry, radiation therapy, stereoselective synthesis, theranostics of cancer
Prof. Dr. Krishan Kumar
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Associate Professor of Radiology, The Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States
Interests: drug discovery and development; targeted peptides and proteins for diagnosis and treatment of cancer; bioconjugation chemistry; imaging pharmaceuticals; PET probes; radiochemistry and radiolabeling of biomolecules
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Prof. Dr. Haiying Liu
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Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, USA
Interests: fluorescent probes; theranostics; fluorescence bioimaging
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Prof. Dr. Mads Hartvig Clausen
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Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: oligosaccharide synthesis; lipids; chemical biology; drug discovery; molecular diversity
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Prof. Dr. Lothar Elling
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Laboratory for Biomaterials, Institute of Biotechnology and Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstraße 20, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: glycoconjugates; enzyme cascade reactions; chemo-enzymatic synthesis; glycosyltransferases; nucleotide sugars; galectins; lectins; glycopolymers; biosensors; biomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Steven Fletcher
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 20 N Pine Street, N717, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Interests: drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; chemical biology; oncology and anti-cancer agents; synthetic organic chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Jianmin Gao
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Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, 2609 Beacon Street , Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467 USA
Interests: molecular recognition, peptide chemistry, multicyclic peptides, unnatural amino acids, bioorthogonal reactions, reversible covalent chemistry, lipids, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance
Prof. Dr. Claus Jacob
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Division of Bioorganic Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Saarland University, D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; catalytic sensor/effector agents; epistemology; intracellular diagnostics; nanotechnology; natural products; reactive sulfur and selenium species; redox regulation via the cellular thiolstat
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Prof. Dr. Sean M. Kerwin
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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas State University, 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
Interests: Bioorganic chemistry; natural product analogs; non-canonical DNA structures; DNA- and RNA-ligands; molecular probes
Prof. Dr. Masayasu Kuwahara
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Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, Nihon University, 3-25-40 Sakurajosui, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550, Japan
Interests: bioanalytical chemistry; nucleic acid aptamers; xenonucleic acids; polymerases
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Prof. Dr. Xuewei Liu
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Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371, Singapore
Interests: carbohydrate synthesis, glycoprotein synthesis and glycobiology
Prof. Dr. Nathan W. Luedtke
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Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: chemical biology; fluorescent probes; synthesis and application of nucleosides; nucleotides and oligonucleotides
Prof. Dr. Harri Lönnberg
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Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland
Interests: Kinetic studies on chemical models of ribonucleases and ribozymes; Synthesis and application of oligonucleotide conjugates; Pro-drug strategies for phosphoester drugs; Novel approaches for medium scale synthesis of oligonucleotides
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Prof. Dr. Annemieke Madder
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Organic and Biomimetic Chemistry Research Group, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: reactive peptide and oligonucleotide probes; peptide and protein labeling; nucleic acid crosslinking; artificial receptors; CLP synthesis
Prof. Dr. George O'Doherty
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College of Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry; Carbohydrate; Organic
Prof. Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran
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Neurofarba Department, Sezione di Scienze Farmaceutiche e Nutraceutiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) 50019, Italy
Interests: drug design; metalloenzymes; carbonic anhydrases, anticancer agents; antiinfectives; sulfonamides; coumarins
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Prof. Dr. Hang Hubert Yin
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Professor & Deputy Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Center of Pharmaceutical Technology
Sr. Investigator, Tsinghua University-Peking University Joint Center for Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100082, China
Interests: chemical biology; drug discovery; membranes and membrane proteins
Prof. Dr. Michael Assfalg
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Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Interests: biomolecular structure and dynamics; protein–surface interactions; misfolding; molecular recognition; biomolecular NMR spectroscopy; protein chemical modifications
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Prof. Dr. Zhaohui Sunny Zhou
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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115-5000, USA
Interests: protein chemistry, protein modifications, bioconjugation, protein pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mass spectrometry, bioanalysis, bioorganic chemistry and enzymology
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