Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

Suzhou, China 
October 28-November 1, 2019   

Abstract deadline: September 6, 2019


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Minoru Yoshida, RIKEN and The University of Tokyo, JAPAN

Haian Fu, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

Yan-Mei Li, Tsinghua University, CHINA

Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland(HIPS), GERMANY

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday October 28, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 1, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Chemical Biology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.


1. Chemical probes
2. Imaging
3. Natural products
4. Biosynthesis and engineering
5. Target identification
6. Chemical communication and ecology
7. Chemical epigenetics
8. Translational chemical biology and Drug discovery

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region:
Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), GERMANY
Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco, USA 

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region:
Cheryl Arrowsmith,
 University of Toronto, CANADA
Christine Beemelmanns , Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, GERMANY
Young-Tae Chang, Chemistry, POSTECH, KOREA
Peng Chen, Peking University, CHINA
Ben Davis, University of Oxford, UK
Haian Fu, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Zijian Guo, Nanjing University, CHINA
Masatoshi Hagiwara, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Itaru Hamachi, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Jennifer Heemstra, Emory University, USA
Tarun Kapoor, The Rockefeller University, USA
Yan-Mei Li, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Wen Liu, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, CHINA
Hiroyuki Osada, Chemical Biology Research Group, RIKEN, JAPAN
Seung Bum Park, Seoul National University, KOREA
Jianhua Qi, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University, USA
Yi Tang, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Motonari Uesugi, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Yasuteru Urano, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Wilfred Van der Donk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Minoru Yoshida, RIKEN and The University of Tokyo, JAPAN

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in October, 2019.

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