Desde el GEQB queremos dar la bienvenida a los nuevos miembros de la Junta Directiva (Oscar Millet, Irene Díaz-Moreno y Silvia Osuna), así como para agradecer a Federico Gago y a Javier Rojo su esfuerzo, dedicación y valiosas aportaciones al GEQB.
También nos gustaría dar la enhorabuena a David Andreu y a Ignacio Alfonso por el éxito en la organización y realización del congreso 16th Iberian Peptide Meeting (16EPI) / 4th Chemical Biology Group Meeting (4GEQB), como demuestra el alto grado de participación—cerca de 200 asistentes—y el excelente nivel del programa científico.
Os comunicamos la concesión de los premios a los investigadores más jóvenes: dos premios a las mejores comunicaciones "flash" y cuatro permios a los mejores carteles presentados en el congreso. Los premiados han sido:

Mejor "flash"
FC13. Fernanda Rodríguez-Otormín, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Valencia
FC6. Carles Mas-Moruno, Universidad Técnica de Cataluña, Barcelona

Mejor póster
P43. Ana Latorre, IMDEA-Nanociencia, Madrid
P44. Soraya Learte-Aymamí, CIQUS-Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
P49. Nuria Mazo, Universidad de La Rioja, Logroño
P74. Sonia Romero-Téllez, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

¡Enhorabuena a todos ellos!
As Arthur Kornberg said, “Much of life can be understood in rational terms if expressed in the language of chemistry. It is an international language, a language for all of time, and a language that explains where we came from, what we are, and where the physical world will allow us to go”. Chemical Biology is not anymore just a buzzword, but has become an established field of research at the frontier between Chemistry and Biology that seeks a deep molecular understanding of biological phenomena, aiming to the application of that knowledge for the advance of chemical sciences.

In 1964 a US National Academy of Sciences committee, unable to find a unifying description, defined chemistry as “the research activities of chemistry departments in this country”. Much in the same way, Chemical Biology is a rich and diverse field that defies a closed definition and that constantly grows, as new tools and approaches open new research venues.

From the development of new bioconjugation methods for the selective modification of biomolecules, bringing the power of modern catalytic methods into the creation of bioactive species with extended properties, to the design of new sensing strategies that allow the visualization of hidden phenomena, including the application of the rich properties of biological molecules, protein and nucleic acids, outside their realm and into materials science or nanotechnology, Chemical Biology will be without any doubt at the core of the greatest advances in chemical–and biological–sciences.