International Symposium on Chemical Biology 2018

International Symposium on Chemical Biology 2018

10.01.2018 – 12.01.2018

The international Symposium on Chemical Biology will take place from January 10 to 12, 2018 at Campus Biotech in Geneva. This international meeting of high scientific calibre will bring together leading scientists to feature the latest advances within the broad field of Chemical Biology and foster an open and dynamic dialogue!

We anticipate the participation of researchers with different backgrounds and we plan to offer an environment that will enhance interaction and foster cross-pollination among global researchers from this exciting multidisciplinary field. The meeting will comprise 3 keynote addresses and 12 plenary lectures from outstanding invited speakers in Chemical Biology, covering topics such as protein and DNA origami, proteins engineering, biophysical aspects of cell trafficking, membrane biophysics etc. There will also be four sessions of poster presentations. Three hundred participants from Swiss universities, various research institutes in Switzerland and neighbouring countries are expected to attend.

List of speakers

Jason Chin, Prof. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at the University of Cambridge – Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB) – Head of the Centre for Chemical & Synthetic Biology (CCSB) – Cambridge, UK

Pietro de Camilli, MD – Prof. of Neuroscience and Professor of Cell Biology, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Chair, Department of Neuroscience – Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR), Yale University, USA

Hendrik Dietz, Principal Investigator, Technische Universität München, Germany

Dennis Dougherty, Prof. of Chemistry, Caltech, USA

Nikta Fakhri, Assistant Professor of Physics, MIT, USA

Shiroh Futaki, Prof. of Chemistry, Division of Biochemistry, Biofunctional Design-Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan

Raymond Goldstein, Prof. of Complex Physical Systems, Cambridge, UK

Barbara Imperiali, Prof. of Chemistry & Prof. of Biology, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA

Yamuna Krishnan, Prof. of Chemistry, University of Chicago, USA

Tarun Kapoor, Prof. in Chemical Biology, The Rockefeller University, USA

Evan Miller, Ass. Prof. of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Berkeley University, USA

Dan Needleman, Ass. Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard University , USA

Atul N. Parikh, Prof. in Biomedical engineering, UC Davies, USA

Hiroaki Suga, Prof. in Chemical Biotechnology, Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan

Paul Wender, Prof. of Chemistry, Stanford University, USA


Bâtiment: Campus Biotech

Organisé par

Section de chimie et biochimie
Organisations partenaires de l'UNIGE

entrée payante, 100.00 francs (inscription requise)


Catégorie: Symposium

Mots clés: chemical biology, Chemistry, biochemistry, biology, NCCR


Date limite d'inscription: 15.12.2017

The number of participants is limited to 300.
Registration fee (100 CHF) includes access to the lecture hall, programme booklet, coffee breaks, lunches and networking events.

Plus d'infos

Contact: missing email

Fichiers joints

2018_IntSymp_Poster_WEB.pdf304.1 Kb



A joint NCCR Chemical Biology/LS2 satellite meeting is organised prior to the International Symposium on Chemical Biology for students and postdocs. The meeting will include selected short talks given by the young researchers in the presence of two of the plenary speakers. The meeting will be concluded with a Q&A session on Academic Careers, chaired by three chairmen (Prof. Hiroaki Suga, Prof. Evan Miller and Prof. Yamuna Krishnan) and early arriving plenary speakers. Master and PhD students are invited to apply for an oral presentation at this event on the Symposium website. Registration to the main Symposium event is compulsory for attending the Satellite event.