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Professor Christopher J. Chang recieves the ACS Alfred Bader Award

We’re pleased to share that Professor Christopher J. Chang, Advisory Board member for RSC Chemical Biology, is the recipient of the 2024 Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry. Congratulations Chris! You can read more about Chris’ award, and Professor Michelle Chang’s, in UC Berkeley’s announcement; and find out about all of the 2024 ACS National Award winners at their web page,

RSC Desktop Seminar Series – The Interface of Chemistry & Biology


We are delighted to introduce the latest series of Desktop Seminars on the Interface of Chemistry & Biology.

This exciting Series will feature talks from authors and Board Members from across the RSC’s publishing portfolio, including RSC Chemical Biology, RSC Advances, ChemComm, Chemical Science, and Molecular Omics.

Each session will include two talks from a range of international speakers highlighting their research in relation to the interface of chemistry and biology.


Save the dates and join us for these free virtual events: 

RSC Desktop Seminar with ChemCommRegister Here

Join us on Wednesday 26th October 2022, at 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Featuring Prof. Mingxu You, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, and Prof. Amanda Hargrove, Duke University, USA


RSC Desktop Seminar with RSC Chemical Biology – Register Here

Join us on Friday 11th November 2022, at 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET

Featuring Prof. Jennifer Andexer, University of Freiburg, Germany, and Prof. Roderich Suessmuth, TU Berlin, Germany


RSC Desktop Seminar with Chemical ScienceRegister Here

Join us on Thursday 17th November 2022, at 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Featuring Prof. Gonçalo Bernardes, University of Cambridge, UK, and Prof. Dorothea Fiedler, Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


RSC Desktop Seminar with RSC AdvancesRegister Here

Join us on Thursday 24th November 2022, at 11:00 GMT / 16:30 IST

Featuring Prof. Surajit Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India, and Dr. Christine Beemelmanns, Hans-Knoll Institute, Germany

More dates to be announced soon!

RSC Chemical Biology Advisory Board

New additions to the RSC Chemical Biology Advisory Board!

We are delighted to welcome Professors Lei Liu & Guifang Jia, and Dr Chudi Ndubaku to the RSC Chemical Biology Advisory Board!  They join 19 other prominent researchers in the chemical biology field.

Explore the current Advisory Board line-up below.  For more information on the Editorial Board, visit

Dr Chudi Ndubaku, ORIC Pharmaceuticals, USA

Dr Ndubaku is the Vice President for Drug Discovery at ORIC Pharmaceuticals.

Professor Guifang Jia, Peking University, China

Professor Jia’s research focuses on the functions of RNA modifications in regulation of human diseases and plant development.

Professor Lei Liu, Tsinghua University, China

Research in the Lei group focuses on chemical protein synthesis and its applications to biomedical studies.

Professor Paul Dyson, EPFL, Switzerland

The research in Professor Dyson’s lab centres on organometallic chemistry at the interface with medicine, catalysis and material science.

Professor Luc Brunsveld, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

Professor Brunsveld’s research interests are focused on chemical biology approaches studying protein-protein interactions, particularly drug discovery and supramolecular signalling systems.

Professor Peng Chen, Peking University, China

Professor Chen’s research focus is to develop novel technologies for protein manipulation in living cells, including protein-based bioorthoganol chemistry and precise protein engineering.

Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The group of Professor Hilvert are using chemical biology tools to understand and engineer proteins for various applications.

Professor May Khanna, University of Arizona, USA

The work of Professor Khanna’s lab looks to combine biochemical and biophysical techniques to target key protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions in neurodegenerative disease.

Professor Hermen Overkleeft, Leiden University, Netherlands

The research of the Overkleeft lab is characterized by the design, synthesis and application of chemical probes in glycobiology and immunology.

Professor Giulio Superti-Furga, CeMM, Austria

The Superti-Furga laboratory addresses the mechanisms by which cells respond to challenges that perturb homeostasis, and how homeostasis can subsequently be restored.

Professor Xiu-Jie Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Professor Wang’s research interests include developing computational methods to analyze biological data, identifying new non-coding regulatory RNA genes and studying the functions of non-coding RNAs.

Professor Christopher Chang, University of California Berkeley, USA

Professor Chang’s research interests include transition metal signaling, activity-based sensing and artificial photosynthesis.

Professor Russell Cox, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

The Cox group is interested in understanding and engineering the biosynthesis of natural products by fungi.

Professor Dorothea Fiedler, FMP Berlin, Germany

The goal of the Fiedler lab is to develop new chemical and biochemical tools that will provide a mechanistic picture of inositol phosphate signaling.

Professor Christian Hackenberger, FMP Berlin, Germany

The research projects of Professor Hackenberger’s group focus on understanding how nature generates specific biological function in complex cellular environments.

Professor Maja Köhn, University of Freiburg, Germany

Professor Köhn’s group explores integrative signaling research on phosphatase chemistry and biology.

Professor Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago, USA

Work in Professor Krishnan’s lab aims to build quantitative chemical maps of organelle lumens using the tools of bionanotechnology.

Professor Elizabeth Nolan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Professor Nolan and her team investigate the chemistry and biology of small molecules, peptides, and proteins that participate in the human innate immune response and host/pathogen interaction.

Professor Jennifer Prescher, University of California Irvine, USA

The research in Professor Prescher’s lab has the aim of crafting novel chemical probes and noninvasive imaging technologies to interrogate cells in their native habitats.

Professor Christopher Schofield, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Schofield aims to define functions for all human ‘2OG oxygenases’ at biochemical, cellular, and physiological level.

Professor Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School, USA

Professor Silver’s research interests include cell programming, therapeutic design, and environment & pathogen sensing.

Professor Kira Weissman, University of Lorraine, France

Professor Weissman is expert in multiple aspects of the biosynthesis of polyketides and related secondary metabolites.