Chemical Biology Group to Hold Southeast Chemical Biology Symposium, April 14

The Southeast Chemical Biology Symposium, “Small-Molecules for Understanding Life and Managing Disease,” will be held Friday, April 14, 8:30-5:30 p.m., in Coverdell Auditorium.

Organized by the UGA Chemical Biology Group, the conference will feature talks selected from abstracts submitted by faculty, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The symposium will include a poster session to facilitate discussion and collaborative interactions between scientists from all career stages. The keynote presentation will conclude the event.

Keynote speaker is Stuart L. Schreiber, director of the Center for the Science of Therapeutics and one of four founders of the Broad Institute, where he is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. He is also the Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Local organizers are Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, professor of cellular biology and director of the Chemical Biology Group; Y. George Zheng, associate professor, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences; and Ryan Hili, assistant professor of chemistry.

See symposium website for registration, program and abstract information.