Events of the GDCh Division of Biochemistry

"Molecules of Life - Molecules in Life" (GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2019)

Together with the GDCh Divisions Liebig-Vereinigung and medicinal chemistry and the joint Division chemical biology , the biochemistry Department organized the sessions "Molecules of Life - Molecules in Life" on September 16 and 18, 2019 in Aachen. On September 16, 2019, the " Young Scientist Award Biochemistry 2019 " was awarded to the Division .


6th Halle Conference on Recombinant Proteins Prof. Harald Kolmar,
Prof. Annette Beck-Sickinger,
Prof. Dieter Jahn
(Foto: Maik Weimar/GDCh)

8/9 March 2018, Halle / Saale

The Division of Biochemistry actively supported the Conference by assuming travel expenses for the speakers:

Uwe Bornscheuer (University of Greifswald) : "Enzyme evolution"
Donald Hilvert (ETH Zurich): "De novo enzyme design"

Roland Kontermann (University of Stuttgart): "Antibody fusion proteins for therapeutic applications"

During the Conference , the Albrecht-Kossel Award (GDCh Prize) was presented to Prof. Dr. Annette Beck-Sickinger awarded.

"Molecules of Life - Molecules in Life" (GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2015)

Together with the GDCh Divisions Liebig Association and medicinal chemistry as well as the joint Division chemical biology , the Department of biochemistry on 1./2. September 2015 in Dresden the sessions "Molecules of Life - Molecules in Life".


Two foundations established by the German Chemical Society (GDCh) awarded prizes during the sessions:

Conference "Bioorthogonal Chemistry" in Berlin, 2014

From July 16 to 18, 2014, the GDCh's Division of Biochemistry, together with the DFG Priority Program 1623 "Chemoselective Reactions for the Synthesis and Application of Functional Proteins", hosted a Conference on "Bioorthogonal Chemistry" in the newly renovated Harnackhaus of the Max Planck Society in Berlin-Dahlem. Bioorthogonal chemistry forms the basis of many modern detection and visualization methods in cell and molecular biology as well as in numerous areas of medical research. High-throughput sequencing and ?omics? research would not exist without bioorthogonal chemistry. New biomaterials, artificial genetic systems and artificial metabolic pathways are other important research areas related to this topic. The 150 participants of the Conference, including numerous doctoral students, discussed lively in thematically focused sessions on established and new reactions for the modification and labeling of biomolecules in vitro and on the visualization and labeling of biomolecules in living cells. The second half of the Conference then dealt with the interplay of chemistry and proteomics, RNomics and glycomics as well as synthetic biology and new biomaterials. There were a total of 6 plenary and 23 short presentations, and 19 of the 59 registered posters were selected and presented in three-minute short presentations. The program began with a plenary lecture by Floris van Delft (Nijmegen, NL) on site-specific conjugation of glycoproteins, a topic of current relevance in pharmaceutical research. Tom Brown (Oxford, UK) reported on the chemistry and biochemistry of the click ligation of nucleic acids. Itaru Hamachi (Kyoto, JP) presented chemical strategies for labeling and manipulating proteins in living cells, while Hermen Overkleeft (Leiden, NL) reported on activity-based protein profiling of proteases and glycosidases. Two further, very interesting plenary lectures were given by Wilfried Weber (Freiburg) on smart biohybrid materials and by Phil Holliger (Cambridge, UK) on synthetic genetics. Undoubtedly a highlight of the event was the awarding of the Albrecht Kossel Prize for the first time by the President of the GDCh, Dr. Thomas Geelhaar. The awardee Prof. Dr. Roland Lill (Marburg) gave an inspiring lecture on the biogenesis of iron-sulfur proteins in eukaryotes.

Overall, the Conference shed light on the interface between chemistry and the life sciences in an inspiring way.

Andres Jäschke, Heidelberg
Christian Hackenberger, Berlin

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