The first RSC Chemical Biology Emerging Investigators collection

Photographs of the six corresponding authors on the articles in this collection

We’re pleased to announce that our first Emerging Investigators collection has now been published online!

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RSC Chemical Biology is committed to supporting and recognizing the excellent work of early career researchers. We are thus proud to present our first annual Emerging Investigators collection. The collection showcases research carried out by internationally recognised, up-and-coming scientists in the early stage of their independent careers who are making outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Each contributor was recommended by an expert in their field for carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions. The collection encompasses the entire scope of the journal.

Looking forward, we will soon be inviting for an Emerging Investigators Collection that will be published in 2023, and you are encouraged to recommend a colleague at the beginning of their career by contacting the Editorial Office. To be considered, a scientist must be a research group leader with less than 10 years of independent research (although the timescale is flexible in cases of career breaks and personal circumstances).

Congratulations to all the featured researchers on their work. Join us in celebrating their contributions!


RSC Chemical Biology Emerging Investigators Collection and Outstanding Paper Award 
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2022, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D2CB90027K


Contributors to the RSC Chemical Biology Emerging Investigators Collection 2022 
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2022, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D2CB90028A


The CSY-protecting group in the microwave-assisted synthesis of aggregation-prone peptides 
Truc Lam Pham, Jennifer Zilke, Christine Charlotte Müller and Franziska Thomas
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 426–430, DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00252J

A light-initiated chemical reporter strategy for spatiotemporal labeling of biomolecules 
Feifei Wang, Hao Kong, Xiangfeng Meng, Xiao Tian, Changjiang Wang, Lei Xu, Xiang Zhang, Lei Wang and Ran Xie
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 539–545, DOI: 10.1039/D2CB00072E

A dual-responsive doxorubicin–indoximod conjugate for programmed chemoimmunotherapy 
Zhaoxuan Yang, Jiaqi Huang, Yaying Lin, Xiangjie Luo, Haojin Lin, Hongyu Lin and Jinhao Gao
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 853–858, DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00257K

Fluorescent metabolic labeling-based quick antibiotic susceptibility test for anaerobic bacteria
Juan Gao, Juanxiu Qin, Chenling Ding, Yuan Gao, Junnan Guo, Min Li, Chaoyong Yang and Wei Wang
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D2CB00163B


Proteomic characterization of phagocytic primary human monocyte-derived macrophages
Regan F. Volk, José L. Montaño, Sara E. Warrington, Katherine L. Hofmann and Balyn W. Zaro
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 783–793, DOI: 10.1039/D2CB00076H

Improved ClickTags enable live-cell barcoding for highly multiplexed single cell sequencing
Xinlu Zhao, Shiming Sun, Wenhao Yu, Wenqi Zhu, Zihan Zhao, Yiqi Zhou, Xiuheng Ding, Nan Fang, Rong Yang and Jie P. Li
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2022, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D2CB00046F

Structural insights into inhibition of the drug target dihydroorotate dehydrogenase by bacterial hydroxyalkylquinolines 
Samantha M. Horwitz, Tamra C. Blue, Joseph A. Ambarian, Shotaro Hoshino, Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost and Katherine M. Davis
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 420–425, DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00255D

One-step asparaginyl endopeptidase (OaAEP1)-based protein immobilization for single-molecule force spectroscopy
Xuan Ding, Ziyi Wang, Bin Zheng, Shengchao Shi, Yibing Deng, Hanyang Yu and Peng Zheng
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D2CB00135G