Call for papers: The Development of Bio-orthogonal tools

RSC Chemical Biology is delighted to welcome papers for its latest online themed collection on the ‘Development of bio-orthogonal tools’, guest edited by Professor Chengqi Yi (Peking University, China) and Professor Yan Zhang (Nanjing University, China).



We would welcome submissions on bio-orthorgonal chemistry, reactions and probes in labeling, manipulating, imaging and sequencing of protein, DNA, RNA and bioactive metabolites.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2022.

Promotion of the collection is scheduled for summer 2022, articles will be published online as soon as they’re accepted.

Authors are welcome to submit original research in the form of a Communication or Full Paper.  Articles can be submitted via our website: We would be grateful if upon submission you would be able to mention that your manuscript is intended for this themed collection in the “notes to the editor” box.

Please note that before a final decision is made, all submissions are subject to an initial assessment to confirm the manuscript’s suitability for full peer review.

 If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, please contact the editorial office via

With kind regards,

Professor Chengqi Yi

Peking University, China

Professor Yan Zhang

Nanjing University, China


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