Chemical biology 2024 – Course and Conference Office

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Chemical biology 2024


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Conference overview

The conference sets the stage for the dissemination and exchange of new developments in diverse, hot fields within chemical biology. It is the largest and longest standing conference in the field, being a platform for inspiration, collaboration and networking for researchers in academia and industry. We aim to provide the possibility for every chemical biologist to meet and discuss with peers on topics ranging from tool development to biological applications, from computational drug design to synthetic chemistry.

Session topics

  • Drug and target discovery
  • Genetically-encoded biosensors
  • Structure-function relations in chemical biology
  • Chemical tools for biological imaging
  • Metabolism and natural products
  • Synthetic biology and protein design

What past participants say about the conference

“The conference was very well organised with an amazing programme, great speakers and it has proved a valuable source of information! A very challenging and worthwhile experience!” Rosalba Sortino, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

“The EMBO Chemical Biology Workshop 2020 was super! Inspiring talks and very well organised! I had the opportunity to give a short-presentation and got interesting feedback and discussion!” Dr. Ma. Florencia Sanchez, Institute for Biochemistry, University of Frankfurt


Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information on sponsoring possibilities.

If you are interested in becoming a media partner of this event, please visit our media partnerships webpage.


EMBL wishes to warn sponsors of EMBL conferences and courses of fraudulent schemes purporting to offer sponsorship opportunities on behalf of EMBL or affiliated with EMBL officials. One current scam campaign of which we are aware is conducted using the name ‘Judy Eastman’ (judy@gopcontact.a2hosted.com) and entails approaches to sponsors offering sponsorship opportunities on EMBL’s behalf. Please be kindly advised that all relevant communication regarding sponsorship of EMBL conferences, symposia and courses is handled by EMBL directly and is sent from an official EMBL account. EMBL does not work with any external providers on sponsorship acquisition.

Please also note that:

  • EMBL never provides attendee lists for purchase. Any offers of such are fraudulent.
  • EMBL will never call or email you to ask for your credit card details or to request a payment.
  • All payments are on invoice.

Suspicious communications purportedly from, for or on behalf of EMBL should be reported to EMBL at the following email address sponsorship@embl.de.

Date: 9 - 12 Sep 2024

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Yimon Aye
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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