"Scientific Oktoberfest" draws the worldwide leading researchers in the field of Chemical Biology to Munich

Munich, Germany - The "Scientific Oktoberfest" will be this years 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/


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


Tel: +49 (0)89 2180-77880

E-mail: oliver.baron@cipsm.de