PSL Chemical Biology Symposium Paris 2016

Date : 08-09/12/2016
Lieu : Institut Curie, 12 rue Lhomond, Paris 5e, France

The first PSL* Chemical Biology Symposium will gather leader scientists in chemical biology to present the latest innovations and future trends in this innovative and dynamic field.

Chemical biology enables the conception and discovery of powerful molecules to observe and virtually manipulate any cellular process, allowing for addressing biological problems that would otherwise remain elusive. Although the last decade’s advances in chemical biology have led to new discoveries in biology, there are still extraordinary opportunities in further pushing its boundaries. The most useful approaches will enable to interrogate quantitatively and comprehensively living systems at the molecular, cellular and network levels. Beyond academic applications, chemical biology holds great potential for addressing important problems of our world. Small molecules able to restore and correct function in the context of human diseases can potentially have a transformative impact in medicine. Personalized medicine could benefit from a combination of chemical biology, genome and disease biology to establish novel diagnostic tools and alternative therapeutic approaches. Chemical biology has also a major role to play in the development of new renewable energies and sustainable materials, in particular through the combination of knowledge in biosynthetic pathways, metabolic engineering and bioinformatics.

The symposium will be organized in a dynamic manner, with appropriate time allocated for questions after each talk, to favor discussions and interactions between the participants and perhaps define future directions.

We are delighted and honored to have world-class chemical biologists as speakers

  • Matthew Bogyo, Stanford University
  • Thomas Carell, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
  • Jason Chin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Ben Davis, University of Oxford
  • Daniela Dieterich, University of Magdeburg
  • Mark Howarth, University of Oxford
  • Kai Johnsson, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • David Liu, Harvard University
  • Hiroaki Suga, University of Tokyo
  • Dirk Trauner, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
  • Yasuteru Urano, University of Tokyo

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