International chemical biology conference held in Shanghai for first time

Experts will deliver 89 presentations to share their latest discoveries and ideas in order to enhance the impact of chemical biology.

About 500 experts from China and abroad gathered at East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai on Tuesday to kick off the 2017 Official Conference of the International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS).

In the theme of ”Illuminating Life with Chemical Innovation,” the four-day conference will give a platform to many famous scientists, including Nobel Prize laureate Karl Barry Sharpless.

Around 90 presentations will be delivered, sharing the latest discoveries and innovative ideas in order to “address emerging global challenges, foster collaborations across disciplines and across the globe, and discuss ways to enhance the impact of chemical biology,” organizers said.

ICBS is a global organization with current membership from 36 countries, dedicated to promoting research and education at the interface of chemistry and biology.

The annual conference is in its sixth year, but this is the first time for it to be held in China.

A special forum for young chemical biologists was also held during the conference for the first time to help promote the career development of young innovators in chemical biology. “Rising Stars” will be awarded at the end of the conference.

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