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

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by September 12, 2011 General, General

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MUNICH, Germany, Sep. 9/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –

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-Universitat (LMU) Muenchen.

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-Universitat (LMU) Muenchen
“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”

– Francois Diederich
ETH Zuerich, 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-Universitat 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

Dr. Oliver Baron
Managing Director of the
Center For Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM) at
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (LMU) Muenchen
Department of Chemistry
81377 Munich
Tel: +49(0)89-2180-77880
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCE: Center For Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM)


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