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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!

‘Exploring proteins and their interactions’ topical collection

We’re excited to share with you our new topical collection on “Exploring proteins and their interactions” for RSC Chemical Biology, highlighting the excellent work published so far in the journal in this exciting area of research.

The study of proteins, their structure and function, interactions and roles in disease is a vast topic encompassing a range of different approaches, techniques and tools. Work in this collection reflects the variety and scope of this area of chemical biology research, including studies on the mechanisms of aromatases, coronavirus host-cell interactions, the mapping of epitopes, and much more.

Explore some of the papers in the collection below, and see the full collection here:

Exploring proteins and their interactions’ topical collection



Segmental and site-specific isotope labelling strategies for structural analysis of posttranslationally modified proteins
Dominik P. Vogl, Anne C. Conibear and Christian F. W. Becker
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1441-1461
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00045D



Protein–protein interaction based substrate control in the E. coli octanoic acid transferase, LipB
Thomas G. Bartholow, Terra Sztain, Megan A. Young, Tony D. Davis, Ruben Abagyan and Michael D. Burkart
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1466-1473
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00125F



The identification and characterization of an oxalyl-CoA synthetase from grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.)
Moshe Goldsmith, Shiri Barad, Yoav Peleg, Shira Albeck, Orly Dym, Alexander Brandis, Tevie Mehlman and Ziv Reich
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 320-333
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00202C


We hope you enjoy reading these articles!



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Call for papers – Chemical Proteomics

RSC Chemical Biology is delighted to welcome papers for its latest online themed collection on ‘Chemical Proteomics’, guest edited by Dr Keriann Backus (UCLA, USA) and Dr Stephan Hacker (Leiden University, Netherlands).


RSC Chemical Biology is delighted to welcome submissions on applications of chemoproteomics to study the targets and off-targets of covalent and non-covalent inhibitors, to study the reactivity of amino acids in the proteome, to develop new reactive groups for photocrosslinkers, covalent inhibitors and protein labeling as well as to study post-translational modifications and cofactor binding proteome-wide.

The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2022.

Submit to the collection now!

Promotion of the collection is scheduled for winter 2022, but 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,

Dr Keriann Backus


Dr Stephan Hacker

Leiden University, Netherlands


Explore all open calls for papers from RSC journals! 


About RSC Chemical Biology

Led by Hiroaki Suga (University of Tokyo), RSC Chemical Biology is dedicated to publishing and disseminating the most exceptionally significant, breakthrough findings of interest to the chemical biology community. All submissions are handled by our experienced and internationally recognised Associate Editors. For more information on the journal, please visit the journal homepage.

As a gold open access journal, there are no barriers to accessing content and your research article will reach an international audience. Please note that the article processing charges are waived until mid-2022, so the journal is currently free to publish in.


RSC Chemical Biology is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), PubMed Central, Scopus and Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index.  Find out more about the journal and submit your work at


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RSC Chemical Biology Infographics

We have partnered with Editage Infographics and selected authors, to create a series of infographics based on the authors’ work published in RSC Chemical Biology.

Xanthine-based photoaffinity probes allow assessment of ligand engagement by TRPC5 channels

RSC Chem. Biol., 2020,1, 436-448
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00126K

A self-labeling protein based on the small ultra-red fluorescent protein, smURFP

RSC Chem. Biol., 2021,2, 1221-1226
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00127B

Versatile naphthalimide tetrazines for fluorogenic bioorthogonal labelling

RSC Chem. Biol., 2021,2, 1491-1498
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00128K