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ABPP 2018

We are delighted to host the 11th annual ABPP meeting in Oxford, entitled: 'Target Discovery using Chemical Probes'.

Scope: The use of chemical probes is a growing research field with an enormous potential to provide insight into the role of proteins in a broad range of research areas. Examples are epigenetic regulation, post-transcriptional modification, primary and secondary metabolism, xenobiotic detoxification, and protein maturation and degradation. The chemical probes can cause phenotypes (bioactive probes), label active proteins (activity-based probes) or report post-translational modifications. All these probes go though a similar research pipeline, starting with the design and synthesis of these probes, followed by chemical proteomics to identify target proteins and labeling sites, and experiments to verify the targets, e.g. by mutating labeling sites and/or overexpressing target proteins. This international annual event brings together a unique interdisciplinary research community that use chemical probes in different living systems, inlcuding microbes, plants and animals. This interdisciplinary conference will improve the chemical probe technology and widen its applications. This conference welcomes new members to the community and will give young investigators a chance to present their work. Many presentations will be selected from the abstracts. Previous meetings were organised in Cologne, Munich, Essen, Berlin, Jerusalem, Cambridge, Oxford, Lodz and Leiden. 

Invited speakers: Alexander Adibekian (Scripps); Matt Bogyo (Stanford); Galia Blum (Jerusalem); Robin Bon (Leeds); Christian Ducho (Saarbrucken); Benedikt Kessler (Oxford); Akane Kawamura (Oxford); Huib Ovaa (Leiden); Mario van der Stelt (Leiden); Martin Witte (Groningen); Aaron Wright (Pullman).
Attending the meeting: Edgar Deu (London); Bobby Florea (Leiden); Markus Kaiser (Essen); Michael Meijler (Tel Aviv); Stephan Sieber (Munich); Steven Verhelst (Leuven); Megan Wright (Leeds).

Organisers: Professor Renier van der Hoorn (University of Oxford); Professor Ed Tate (Imperial College London); Dr. Kyoko Morimoto (University of Oxford) and Ms. Maria Font Farre (University of Oxford).

Program and Venue: the meeting will be on 21-23 March 2018 at Somerville College. The program will start on the 21st at lunchtime and end at the 23rd at lunchtime. There also will be a welcome diner on the 21st and a city tour on the 22nd. There will be 30 oral presentations and 34 poster presentations. The program is HERE!

Accomodation is not included in the registration fee but Somerville College offers suitable, discounted accomodation for £48.33 (shared bathroom) or £65.83 (en-suite bathroom) per person per night. Please book your room HERE  using promotion code ABPP2018.

More info: please contact renier.vanderhoorn[a] for participation/invitation letters or any further questions. 

Registration Deadline: 1 March 2018 (£80,-)
Abstract Deadline: 2 March

Registration includes lunches, dinner, abstract book, and coffee/tea. You can register HERE.

Sponsors: Company of Biologists, Somerville College, RSC-CBID, JACS, RSC-CBBG, ACS Chemical Biology, ACS Omega, Molecular Pharmaceutics, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry