(Information in Deutsch: Gemeinsame Fachgruppe Chemische Biologie)
The elucidation and modulation of molecular biological processes, including the interactions and functions of proteins, by employing 'chemical probes' (i.e. mostly small molecules) is the principal task of Chemical Biology.
Chemical Biology research adopts modern methods like computer-aided design or parallel synthesis, as well as latest screening technologies to identify biologically active compounds. The approach via low-molecular inhibitors/activators is in many respects an attractive strategy since
On May 10th, 2005 the Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA e.V.), the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG e.V.), the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM e.V.), and the German Chemical Society (GDCh e.V.) founded the Joint Working Group Chemical Biology.
The Joint Working Group organises
Central objective of the working group is the support of the German ChemBioNet. It also supports efforts to initiate national and European interdisciplinary networks and research programmes in Chemical Biology.
Nine colleagues are serving on the board 2018-2021:
PD Dr. Henrik Daub (evotec, Munich)
Prof. Dr. Christian Hackenberger (FMP Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Carsten Hopf (HS Mannheim)
Prof. Dr. Anna Kathrin Hirsch (HIPS Saarbrücken)
Prof. Dr. Maja Köhn (University of Freiburg)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Marx (University of Konstanz)
Dr. Andreas Marzinzik (Novartis, Basel)
Dr. Pierre Stallforth (Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie e. V., Hans-Knöll-Institut, HKI, Jena)
Prof. Dr. Roderich Süßmuth (TU Berlin)
They represent biology, chemistry and pharmacology and are delegates of the four societies.
Members of the societies can join the Joint Working Group Chemical Biology without additional fees. Please download the application form (in German)