(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 tools' (e.g. small molecules) is the principal task of Chemical Biology.
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.
Since 2005 the Joint Working Group has organized its Advances in Chemical Biology conference ('Status Seminar Chemical Biology' until 2018) and has contributed to the programme of scientific conferences of the societies. These were the topics of past Advances in Chemical Biology conferences:
Some Advances in Chemical Biology conferences included tutorial workshops on these topics:
The Joint Working Group also supports efforts to initiate national and European interdisciplinary networks and research programs in Chemical Biology like EU-OPENSCREEN.
The Richard Willstätter Prize for Chemical Biology honours outstanding long-time achievements of an established scientist, whose interdisciplinary work decisively contributed to a deeper understanding of chemical-biological processes. The German Chemical Biology Lectureship is awarded to young scientists working outside Germany whose original and creative approaches are stimulating research in chemical biology.
Nine colleagues are serving on the board 2018-2021:
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)