"Scientific Oktoberfest" Draws the Worldwide Leading Researchers in the Field of Chemical Biology to Munich

MUNICH, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - The "Scientific Oktoberfest" will be this year's meeting point for some of the internationally most distinguished researchers in the field of Chemical Biology. The so-called "CIPSM Fest of Chemical Biology" will be held from the 15th to the 16th of September in the Department of Chemistry of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München.

At the two-day conference, 400 researchers from around the world will discuss state-of-the art research in various fields spanning from chemistry to biology and present their latest results in the fight against diseases like cancer or bacterial infections.

Speakers will be:

  • Shankar Balasubramanian
    Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cambridge UK
    "Sequencing Nucleic Acids: A Passage from Chemistry to Science and Medicine"
  • Thomas Carell
    CIPSM at the Dept. of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
    "The chemistry of genome development"
  • Chris Chang
    Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
    "Molecular imaging approaches to understanding metal and redox biology in the brain"
  • Jon Clardy
    Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard Med. School, Broad Inst., Harvard University
    "Bacterial Conversations"
  • Benjamin F. Cravatt III
    Dept. of Chemical Physiology, The Skaggs Institute, The Scripps Research Institute
    "Activity-based proteomics: applications for enzyme and inhibitor discovery"
  • François Diederich
    ETH Zürich, Lab. of Organic Chemistry
    "Molecular Recognition at Enzyme Active Sites"
  • Wilfred A. van der Donk
    Dept. of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    "Posttranslational modifications in natural product biosynthesis"
  • Michael Famulok
    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Lab. of Chemical Biology
    "Insight into ErbB receptor signaling from a Chemical Biology perspective"
  • Itaru Hamachi
    Dept. of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Kyoto University
    "Protein labeling and engineering in live cell systems"
  • Julius Rebek
    The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps La Jolla
    "Molecular Behavior in Small Spaces"
  • Peter G. Schultz
    The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla
    "Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology"
  • Mitsuhiko Shionoya
    Dept. of Chemistry, University of Tokyo
    "Bio-inspired Molecular Design of Supramolecular Architectures"
  • Hiroshi Sugiyama
    Dept. of Chemistry, Kyoto University
    "Chemical Biology that Controls DNA Structure and Function"
  • Christopher T. Walsh
    Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University
    "Thiazole Peptide Antibiotic Biosynthesis: A Cascade of Posttranslational Modifications"

For more information please visit http://www.cipsm.de/fest/

SOURCE Center For Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM)

For further information:

Contact:
Dr. Oliver Baron
Managing Director of the Center For Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
Department of Chemistry
81377 Munich
Germany
Tel: +49(0)89-2180-77880
E-mail: oliver.baron@cipsm.de

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