We proudly announce Prof. Dr. Christian Hackenberger (Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie – Berlin) as key-note lecturer. His work focusses on studying protein modifications that control many signaling pathways that support healthy functioning and that are disrupted in disease. Such modifications can act as “toggle switches” between health and disease. Chemical biologists want to control these protein modifications in the cell, both to study the biological role of such modifications and to decorate proteins with fluorescent moieties that permit their visualization. His laboratory aims to identify new chemical approaches that allow the modification of peptides and proteins, both on isolated biomolecules as well as in living cells and organisms. Here, the main objective is to apply these highly selective bioconjugation reactions to study the functional consequences of natural protein modifications, as well as to generate novel pharmaceutical and medicinal applications, such as protein or antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) against cancer or viral infections.

We look forward to hearing and discussing the latest advances in peptide chemistry and highly encourage all PhD-students and PostDocs to engage and present their latest results in the form of a poster. ChemBioChem endorses a poster prize for the best poster presentation.!

A detailed program will follow shortly.