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Posted: 23 November 2006

15 Dec 2006

CSCB Annual Symposium
Recent Advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology V

Venue: RCSI

The Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology will host its annual symposium in the RCSI on December 15. International speakers will deliver lectures in areas as diverse as genetic studies on Mupirocin biosynthesis, an antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections, and the development and application of chemical probes for studying complex biological systems.

The event provides a unique opportunity for researchers from UCD, TCD, the RCSI and institutions from all over Ireland to present their latest research in the areas of chemistry and chemical biology. This year the poster presentations will include recent advances in synthesising anti-cancer agents, understanding more about the proteins implicated in diabetes and obesity-related disorders and an update on the search for new anti-inflammatory agents.

Speakers include :

  • Eli Lilly Lecture
    Professor Tom Simpson, University of Bristol, UK
    Title: 'Synthetic, Structural and Genetic Studies on Antibiotic (Mupirocin) Biosynthesis'

  • Professor Barbara Imperiali, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Title: 'Chemical Tools for the Study of Complex Biological Systems

  • Professor Peter Sadler, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Title:'Using Coordination Chemistry to Design New Medicines'

  • GlaxoSmithKline Lecture
    Professor Erick Carreira, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Title: 'Amphotericin B: Chemical and Biological Studies'

  • Professor Anna Maria Papini, University of Florence, Italy
    Title:'An Innovative Chemical Reverse Approach to the Discovery of Specific Biomarkers of Autoimmune Diseases'

  • Professor Gerard Canters, Leiden University, The Netherlands
    Title:'Redox Activity in Protein Maquettes and Single Enzyme Molecules'

Registration is free. To register please send an email with your name, institution and contact details to Ms Ann Mooney at

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