The EU-OPENSCREEN community met in Budpest- Hungary, July 2nd – 4th, during the 5th European Chemical Biology Symposium.
Hosting more than 100 participants from 22 countries in Europe, Asia and America, the meeting featured three keynote lectures, eight plenary talks, nine oral presentations, four short talks and over 50 posters.
The conference keynotes presented different perspectives on chemical biology. Herbert Waldmann from the Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Physiologie in Dortmund – Germany presented small molecule library design inspired by natural products and biological evolution, Stefan Knapp from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main – Germany talked about the systemic validation of new disease targets, and John P. Overington from Medicines Discovery Catapult in Cheshire – United Kingdom talked about the development of chemical biology databases and ongoing challenges in data mining.
The poster prizes went to Zoeisha S. Chinoy from the European Institute for Chemistry and Biology in Bordeaux – France for her work on novel glycan-reporters for metabolic oligosaccharide engineering and to Saba Nojoumi from the Technical University of Berlin – Germany for engineering modular biopolymers as functional multivalent scaffolds.