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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!

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

Today at the RSC we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 and the fantastic women who have recently published in our journals.

We encourage you to explore some of the excellent work published in RSC Chemical Biology by women so far, and don’t forget to browse our whole collection of articles here.



Professor Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair, University of York, UK:

Artificial imine reductases: developments and future directions
Rosalind L. Booth, Gideon Grogan, Keith S. Wilson and Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020, 1, 369-378
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00113A


Professor Rosa de Lederkremer, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina:

trans-Sialylation: a strategy used to incorporate sialic acid into oligosaccharides
Rosa M. de Lederkremer, María Eugenia Giorgi and Rosalía Agusti
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 121-139
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00176K


Professor Yan Zhang, University of Texas at Austin, USA:

What’s all the phos about? Insights into the phosphorylation state of the RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain via mass spectrometry
Blase M. LeBlanc, R. Yvette Moreno, Edwin E. Escobar, Mukesh Kumar Venkat Ramani, Jennifer S. Brodbelt and Yan Zhang
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1084-1095
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00083G



Professor Franziska Thomas, University of Heidelberg, Germany:

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, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00252J


Dr Katherine Davis, Emory University, USA:

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, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00255D



Professor Andrea Rentmeister, University of Munster, Germany:

Computational design and experimental characterization of a photo-controlled mRNA-cap guanine-N7 methyltransferase
Dennis Reichert, Helena Schepers, Julian Simke, Horst Lechner, Wolfgang Dörner, Birte Höcker, Bart Jan Ravoo and Andrea Rentmeister
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1484-1490
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00109D


Dr Anne Connibear, University of Queensland, Australia:

Site-specific modification and segmental isotope labelling of HMGN1 reveals long-range conformational perturbations caused by posttranslational modifications
Gerhard Niederacher, Debra Urwin, Yasmin Dijkwel, David J. Tremethick, K. Johan Rosengren, Christian F. W. Becker and Anne C. Conibear
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 537-550
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00175A


Dr Clarissa Czekster, University of St Andrews, UK:

Bypassing the requirement for aminoacyl-tRNA by a cyclodipeptide synthase enzyme
Christopher J. Harding, Emmajay Sutherland, Jane G. Hanna, Douglas R. Houston and Clarissa M. Czekster
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 230-240
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00142B


Professor Tia Keyes, Dublin City University, Ireland:

Ru(II)/BODIPY core co-encapsulated ratiometric nanotools for intracellular O2 sensing in live cancer cells
Karmel Sofia Gkika, Anna Kargaard, Christopher S. Burke, Ciaran Dolan, Andreas Heise and Tia E. Keyes
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1520-1533
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00102G


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1 year of RSC Chemical Biology – the covers

This month we are celebrating our fantastic first year of RSC Chemical Biology!  We have seen six issues, containing 56 high quality articles, and two editorials.

We have chosen some of our favourite covers from all the wonderful artwork that has featured on the journal so far.  Thank you to all the authors who have provided these amazing artworks!

We invite you to join us on Twitter to vote for your favourite cover of the year from the shortlist below.

Click on each of the images for a close-up look of each cover.


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Vol. 1, Issue 1

Dynamic visualization of type II peptidyl carrier protein recognition in pyoluteorin biosynthesis
Joshua C. Corpuz, Larissa M. Podust, Tony D. Davis, Matt J. Jaremko and Michael D. Burkart
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020,1, 8-12; DOI: 10.1039/C9CB00015A


Vol. 1, Issue 3 Inside cover

Labelling of DNA and RNA in the cellular environment by means of bioorthogonal cycloaddition chemistry
Dorothée Ganz, Dennis Harijan and Hans-Achim Wagenknecht
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020,1, 86-97; DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00047G


Vol. 1, Issue 5

Fluorescent macrolide probes – synthesis and use in evaluation of bacterial resistance
M. Rhia L. Stone, Urszula Łapińska, Stefano Pagliara, Muriel Masi, Joanne T. Blanchfield, Matthew A. Cooper and Mark A. T. Blaskovich
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020,1, 395-404; DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00118J


Vol. 2, Issue 2

Short oligoalanine helical peptides for supramolecular nanopore assembly and protein cytosolic delivery
Marta Pazo, Giulia Salluce, Irene Lostalé-Seijo, Marisa Juanes, Francisco Gonzalez, Rebeca Garcia-Fandiño and Javier Montenegro
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021,2, 503-512; DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00103A