MUNICH, September 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Scientific Oktoberfest" will be this year's meeting point for some of the internationally most distinguished researchers in the field of Chemical Biology. The so-called "CIPSM Fest of Chemical Biology" will be held from the 15th to the 16th of September in the Department of Chemistry of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München.

At the two-day conference, 400 researchers from around the world will discuss state-of-the art research in various fields spanning from chemistry to biology and present their latest results in the fight against diseases like cancer or bacterial infections.

Speakers will be:

  • Shankar Balasubramanian

    Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cambridge UK

    "Sequencing Nucleic Acids: A Passage from Chemistry to Science and Medicine"

  • Thomas Carell

    CIPSM at the Dept. of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München

    "The chemistry of genome development"

  • Chris Chang

    Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

    "Molecular imaging approaches to understanding metal and redox biology in the brain"

  • Jon Clardy

    Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard Med. School, Broad Inst., Harvard University

    "Bacterial Conversations"

  • Benjamin F. Cravatt III

    Dept. of Chemical Physiology, The Skaggs Institute, The Scripps Research Institute

    "Activity-based proteomics: applications for enzyme and inhibitor discovery"

  • François Diederich

    ETH Zürich, Lab. of Organic Chemistry

    "Molecular Recognition at Enzyme Active Sites"

  • Wilfred A. van der Donk

    Dept. of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urba