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On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are glad to invite you to the 16th Iberian Peptide Meeting (16EPI) / 4th Chemical Biology Group Meeting (4GEQB), jointly organized by the Iberian Peptide community -affiliated with the European Peptide Society (EPS) - and the specialized group of Chemical Biology (GEQB) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ).
The meeting, to be held in Barcelona on February 5-7, 2018, is envisaged as an opportunity for researchers in both peptide and chemical biology to converge into a single scientific event with a program that reflects cutting edge research in these frequently inter-related areas. An impressive roster of internationally known speakers has been enlisted for the plenary and invited lectures, and will be completed by oral, flash and poster communications to be selected from the submitted abstracts.
Please, keep in mid the Key dates of this international Meeting:
Abstract submission deadline: November 15th, 2017
Early registration fee deadline: December 1st, 2017
Premios y Convocatorias del GEQB
Calls for the III European Prize of the RSEQ Chemical Biology Division to young group leaders.
The RSEQ Chemical Biology Division (Grupo Especializado de Química Biológica, GEQB) seeks to acknowledge and recognize outstanding young research group leaders that contribute to the field of Chemical Biology.
Deadline for submission is 27th October 2017, 6 p.m. (Madrid time zone, GMT + 1 hour).
Deatils can be found here.
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.