Deerfield, Illinois / Kyoto, Japan (PRWEB) October 05, 2013
The International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) will welcome chemical biology research experts from more than 20 countries to its 2nd Annual Conference in Kyoto, Japan.
The ICBS conference will attract cross-disciplinary scientists from academia, nonprofit organizations, government and industry who will communicate new findings from the wide array of topics that make up chemical biology research. Chemical biology is an expanding field that focuses on the interface of chemistry and biology to improve human health through research on global health and neglected diseases, chemoinformatics and modeling, genetics and chemoproteomics, natural product resources, medicinal chemistry and pharma, chemical imaging, novel technologies, chemical biology outside of drug discovery and translational science.
Conference highlights include:
- A free pre-meeting workshop on chemical biology and drug discovery,
- Two keynote speakers – James Wells of University of California – San Francisco and Shuh Narumiya of Kyoto University,
- A closing lecture on implementing target-free approaches in cancer drug discovery,
- More than 70 scientific posters,
- A panel discussion on “Industry-Academic-Government Interaction in Drug Discovery,”
- A rising stars session to highlight extraordinary research being conducted by young investigators.
The ICBS 2nd Annual Conference will also feature the following keynote sessions:
Challenging Targets for Chemical Biologists
James Wells, University of California San Francisco, USA
Monday, October 7, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Academia-Industry Alliance for Drug Discovery and Development; Challenge and Experience of Kyoto University
Shuh Narumiya, Kyoto University, Japan
Wednesday, October 9, 11:15 a.m. – Noon
Monday, October 7 through Wednesday, October 9
Shirankaikan, Level 1F
Kyoto-shi, Sakyou-ku, Yoshida Konoe-chou
Kyoto University Medical School area
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Educational sessions run:
Monday, October 7
Pre-Meeting Workshop 1:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Scientific Sessions 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9 9:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Members of the media who wish to register should contact Jill Hronek, jhronek(at)chemical-biology(dot)org or request press credentials on site in Kyoto. A press badge, press credentials or assignment to cover the ICBS2013 meeting are required to obtain admission to the meeting.
President: Dr. Haian Fu, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
President-Elect: Dr. Masatoshi Hagiwara, Kyoto University, Japan
The International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) was formed in 2010 and is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research and educational opportunities at the interface of chemistry and biology. Chemical biology is a scientific discipline spanning the fields of chemistry and biology that involves the application of chemical techniques and tools, often compounds produced through synthetic chemistry, to the study and manipulation of biological systems. ICBS provides an important international forum that brings together cross-disciplinary scientists from academia, nonprofit organizations, government, and industry to communicate new research and help translate the power of chemical biology to advance human health.