Home : Chemical Probe-based Open Science: Uncovering New Human and Plant Biology
"The emerging role played by chemical probes in the modern plant and human biology is undeniable. Potent, selective and cell-permeable modulators of protein function ("chemical probes") are valued reagents in both fundamental and applied biological research. However, chemical probes are not widely available because they are difficult to produce without access to skilled medicinal chemists; they are also frequently targeted to the relatively few proteins that have already been the focus of industrial drug discovery efforts and are often encumbered by intellectual property and restrictive material transfer agreements. This 2-day conference will showcase the latest advances in discovery, design and application of Chemical Probes in human and plant biology – and how ensuring that these molecules are made available with no restrictions on use accelerates innovation in previously uncharted pathways and processes. World-leading experts in this exciting field from Brazil and abroad will share their experiences with the wider scientific community. This conference represents a unique opportunity to encourage the development of Open Access Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry in Brazil and other parts of World. It is envisaged that the collaborative scientific environment promoted by such an event will open new perspectives for clinical research for the benefit of patients as well as advances in crop sciences ..."