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Congratulations to Hiroaki Suga, awarded the Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Professor Hiroaki Suga, RSC Chemical Biology Editorial Board Chair, who has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award.

“The award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.”

Award recipients are nominated by established German academics, and Prof. Suga was nominated by Professor Roderich Sußmuth.

RSC Chemical Biology hosts new RSC Desktop Seminar Series

COVID-19 has rendered in-person events to be suspended or cancelled disrupting connections around the globe. The impact of these cancellations on the sharing of information and ideas, especially in the research landscape, has been dramatic.

In an effort to help researchers to stay connected to advances in chemical research and share support, RSC Chemical Biology is proud to announce the launch of the RSC’s first online-only seminar series.

Introducing RSC Desktop Seminars!

The RSC Desktop Seminar Series is an effort to not only replace in-person research seminars during the current pandemic situation but to also expand access for researchers around the world looking to connect to some of the leading minds in the chemical sciences.

Each seminar is 1 hour and 15 minutes long, and will feature two Small Group Informal Sessions, which will offer researchers in attendance a direct line to the speaker to ask questions and build a network with other like-minded individuals.

While these initial RSC Desktop Seminars are taking place in the Eastern US time zone working hours, we encourage any and all interested to register and attend!


Next RSC Desktop Seminars in this Series:

11 June 2020 12:00 EST / 17:00 BST

Our next Desktop Seminar event will take place at 12:00 EST (17:00 BST) on 11 June 2020, and will feature Prof. Dr. Christian Hackenberger – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie; Associate Editor, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry; Advisory Board member, RSC Chemical Biology

Professor Hackenberger will deliver a talk on “The power of chemoselectivity: Functional protein-conjugates for extra- and intracellular targeting”

Register here now

Previous RSC Desktop Seminars in this Series:

4 June 2020 12:00 PM EST / 17:00 BST
“Understanding and Re-engineering the Programming of Iterative Highly Reducing Polyketide Synthases”
Prof. Dr. Russell Cox
 – Leibniz Universität Hannover; Editor in Chief, RSC Advances; Advisory Board member, RSC Chemical Biology

28 May 2020 12:00 PM EST / 17:00 BST
“Platforms for the generation and high-throughput screening of cyclic peptide libraries”
Dr. Ali Tavassoli
– Professor of Chemical Biology, University of Southampton, Editorial Board member, RSC Chemical Biology


21 May 2020 12:00 PM EST / 17:00 BST
“Interrogating Enzymatic Reactions using Nucleic Acid Molecular Recognition and Assembly”
Dr. Jennifer Heemstra – Professor of Chemistry, Emory University, Editorial Board member, RSC Chemical Biology

This inaugural seminar of the series took place on 21 May 2020 12:00 PM EST / 17:00 BST, and was attended by over 150 participants from 20 countries around the world.