Yale Chemical Biology Symposium

The 9th annual Yale Chemical Biology Symposium, a day-long event that applauds and highlights new advances at the interface of chemistry and biology, will be held Friday May 12 and will include more than 250 researchers from Yale, local and distant universities, and industry. The panel of speakers includes keynote speaker Christopher Walsh from Harvard Medical School who will speak on “Tailoring of Natural Products by BioSynthetic Halogenations.” Laura Kiessling and Ronald Raines from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss “Surfaces for Investigating Stem Cell Biology” and on “Chemistry and Biology of Collagen, respectively.” Chad Mirkin from Northwestern University will speak on nanotechnology tools for studying biological systems, Benjamin Turk from Yale Medical School will present “Chemical Approaches to Understanding Substrate Selection by Protein Kinases” and Ann Valentine from Yale will talk on “Molecular Basis of Titanium Bioactivity”.

The Symposium which is open to the public will be held in Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. In addition to the invited talks there will be a poster session with prizes given. Organized by faculty from the Departments of Chemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, the symposium is sponsored by the Yale Corporate Partnership in the Biosciences, the American Chemical Society, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, Nature Chemical Biology,RSC Molecular BioSystems, and Chemistry & Biology Magazine. A full schedule is available online at the 2006 Yale Chemical Biology Symposium Web site.

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