Chemical Biology and Physiology 2019

Chemical Biology & Physiology Conference 2019

The Chemical Biology and Physiology Conference series is a biennial international conference focused on the growing intersection of Chemical Biology and Physiology.  The interaction of Chemical Biology and Physiology provides innovative opportunities for drug target discovery and novel therapeutic concepts.  This conference brings together leading scientists from around the world to promote the inspiration and collaboration to stimulate cutting edge research in this exciting research nexus.  This year’s topics of focus include Chemical Physiology, Imaging, Glyco Chemical Biology, Nucleotide Chemical Biology, Optical Tools and Protein Magic.

Location                                                                                Dates                                                       Deadlines

Knight Cancer Research Building                          December 12-15, 2019             Early Bird Registration Deadline September 27, 2019
Oregon Health & Science University                                                                          Abstract Deadline October 31, 2019
2720 S.W. Moody Ave.                                                                                                Regular Registration Deadline December 1, 2019
Portland, OR 97201

Keynote speakers

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Benjamin Cravatt, Ph.D.
Gilula Chair of Chemical Biology 
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research

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Laura L. Kiessling, Ph.D.
Novartis Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.
Senior Group Leader
Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus

Tom Muir, PhD

Tom Muir, Ph.D.
Van Zandt Williams, Jr. Class of '65 Professor of Chemistry
Chair of Chemistry, Princeton University

Invited speakers

David Chenoweth, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Virginia Cornish, Columbia University, USA
Matthew Disney, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida, USA
Graham Ellis-Davies, Mount Sinai, USA
Michael Fischbach, Stanford University, USA
James Frank, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Jennifer Heemstra, Emory University, USA
Paul Heppenstall, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Italy
Linda Hsieh-Wilson, California Institute of Technology, USA
Martin Kelly, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Kazuya Kikuchi, Osaka University, Japan
Jennifer Kohler, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Maja Köhn, University of Freiburg, Germany
Luke Lavis, HHMI Janelia, USA
Andreas Marx, University of Konstanz, Germany
Raymond Moellering, University of Chicago, USA
Hermen Overkleeft, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Matt Pratt, University of Southern California, USA
Matthew Simon, Yale University, USA
Peter Wang, University of California, San Diego, USA


Amy Johnson
Alanna Lapp

Contact the organizers:

Registration and abstract submission is now open

Register and submit abstract here

Registration fees include admissions, conference materials, lunch and coffee breaks.

There is an additional $20 fee for the conference dinner on December 12.

General Early-bird $350 USD
Regular $450 USD
Industry $600 USD
Invited speaker $0 USD

The conference venue is just south of downtown Portland, Oregon, and easily accessible by the Portland Streetcar and MAX light rail.  This makes most downtown Portland hotels a convenient choice for conference accommodations. 

The two conference-recommended hotels are:

Hyatt House Portland Downtown
2080 SW River Drive
Portland, OR 97201

·   Nightly room rate: $134 + applicable taxes and fees

·   Room discount is based on room availability, and expires November 12, 2019

·   0.3 miles from conference venue, within easy walking distance

To reserve a room: Call 1-866-974-9288 and reserve a room in the “OHSU block”, or reserve online at Hyatt House Reservations with group code G-USHO.  Once the dates are entered the group rate will populate.

Hotel Zags
515 SW Clay Street
Portland, OR 97201

·     Nightly room rate: $134 + applicable taxes and fees

·     Room discount is based on room availability, and expires November 19, 2019

·     1.0 miles from conference venue

·     Accessible by the Portland Streetcar A Loop and NS Line and MAX Orange Line

To reserve a room: Call the hotel directly at 877-484-1084 and ask for the “OHSU December Group Rate” or reserve online at Hotel Modera Reservations with group code 235191212OHSUD. 


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