Chemical Biology and Physiology 21|22

COVID-19 Conference Update

The Chemical Biology and Physiology planning committee is acutely aware of the uncertainty imposed by the current COVID-19 surges, both in the U.S. and around the world. This uncertainty creates challenges in planning the event as well as attending the event. In light of that uncertainty and the frequently changing regulations and restrictions, we believe it is best to postpone Chemical Biology and Physiology 2021 until Spring 2022.

Consequently, we are excited to announce that Chemical Biology and Physiology 21|22 will be held in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. from April 28 – May 1, 2022. The program will feature distinguished keynote speakers – Squire Booker, Barbara Imperiali, Hiroaki Suga and Tobias Meyer – as well as an impressive line-up of invited speakers. As with before, we will be welcoming both in-person and virtual attendance through a hybrid model. While we hope to see most of you in-person, the presentations and select posters will be available for virtual attendees.

If you have already registered for the conference, your registration will apply to the rescheduled event. If you haven’t yet registered, we encourage you to do so below. And don’t forget to submit a poster abstract to share your research with an international audience.

April 28 - May 1, 2022 | Portland, Oregon, USA

The Chemical Biology and Physiology Conference 21|22 is the third offering of a biennial international conference series focused on the growing intersection of Chemical Biology and Physiology.  The interaction of Chemical Biology and Physiology is based on the need for new tools that are applicable in complex systems and provides innovative opportunities for drug target discovery and novel therapeutic concepts.  This conference brings together leading scientists from around the world to promote inspiration and collaboration to stimulate cutting edge research in this exciting research nexus. This year's topics of focus include Bioinorganic Chemistry, Chemical Physiology, Imaging and Biosensors, Immune Response in Cancer, Molecular Switches, and Protein Chemistry.

Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Barbara Imperiali
Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

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Dr. Hiroaki Suga
Professor
University of Tokyo, Japan

Speakers

Daniel Bachovchin, Ph.D., Sloan Kettering Institute, USA
Keriann BackusPh.D., University of California - Los Angeles, USA
Emily BalskusPh.D., Harvard University, USA
Kimberly M. BongerPh.D., Radboud University, The Netherlands
Arvin DarPh.D., Mount Sinai, USA
Alexander DeitersPh.D., University of Pittsburgh, USA
Bryan DickinsonPh.D., University of Chicago, USA
Katherine J. FranzPh.D., Duke University, USA
Ming Chen HammondPh.D., University of Utah, USA
Takanari InouePh.D., Johns Hopkins, USA
Aaron Esser-KahnPh.D., University of Chicago, USA
Lingyin LiPh.D., Stanford University, USA
Loren LoogerPh.D., University of California - San Diego, USA
Hosea NelsonPh.D., University of California - Los Angeles, USA
Scott SternsonPh.D., University of California - San Diego, USA
Elisa Tomat, Ph.D., University of Arizona, USA 
Christina WooPh.D., Harvard University, USA

Science Steering Committee

Kimberly Beatty, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University
Mike Cohen, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University
Victoria DeRose, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Ryan Mehl, Ph.D., Oregon State University
Mike Pluth, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Carsten Schultz, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University

Conference Organizers

Amy Johnson
Lisa Gurung
Alanna Hower
Elie Inns

Contact the organizers: chembiophysinquiries@ohsu.edu

Thursday, April 28

11:00 - 13:00 Check-In and Welcome
13:00 - 13:10 Opening Remarks
Session 1: Bioinorganic Chemistry Chair: Vickie DeRose
13:10 - 13:45 Hosea Nelson
13:45 - 14:00 Short Talk: TBD
14:00 - 14:35 Kathy Franz
14:35 - 14:50 Short Talk: TBD
14:50 - 15:20 Break
15:20 - 15:35 Short Talk: TBD
15:35 - 16:10 TBD
16:10 - 16:25 Short Talk: TBD
16:25 - 17:05 Flash talks: (1.5 min/1 slide) 25 presenters
17:05 - 17:30 Break
Keynote Session Chair: TBD
17:30 - 18:30 Squire Booker
18:30 - 20:30 Reception and Conference Dinner

Friday, April 29

Session 2: Molecular Switches Chair: Carsten Schultz
09:00 - 09:35 Alexander Deiters
09:35 - 10:10 Ming Hammond
10:10 - 10:25 Short Talk: TBD
10:25 - 10:55 Break
10:55 - 11:30 Takanari Inoue
11:30 - 11:45 Short Talk: TBD
11:45 - 12:25 Flash talks: (1.5 min/1 slide) 25 presenters
12:25 - 13:25 Lunch - meet the speakers
13:25 - 14:55 Poster Session I: even posters
Session 3: Imaging/Biosensors Chair: Kimberly Beatty
14:55 - 15:30 Loren Looger
15:30 - 16:05 Kimberly Bonger
16:05 - 16:20 Short Talk: TBD
16:20 - 16:55 Bryan Dickenson
Keynote Session Chair: Carsten Schultz
16:55 - 17:55 Hiro Suga
18:00 Free evening
19:00 Speaker Dinner

Saturday, April 30

Session 4: Immune Response in Cancer Chair: Mike Cohen
09:00 - 09:35 Aaron Esser Kahn
09:35 - 10:10 Lingyin Li (remote presentation)
10:10 - 10:25 Short Talk: TBD
10:25 - 10:55 Break
10:55 - 11:30 Dan Bachovchin
11:30 - 11:45 Short Talk: TBD
11:45 - 12:25 Flash talks: (1.5 min/1 slide) 25 presenters
12:25 - 13:25 Lunch - meet the editors
13:25 - 14:55 Poster Session II: odd posters
Session 5: Protein Chemistry Chair: Ryan Mehl
14:55 - 15:30 Christina Woo (remote presentation)
15:30 - 16:05 Keriann Backus
16:05 - 16:20 Short Talk: TBD
16:20 - 16:55 TBD
Keynote Session Chair: TBD
16:55 - 17:55 Barbara Imperiali
18:00 Free Evening

Sunday, May 1

Session 6: Chemical Physiology Chair: Mike Cohen
09:00 - 09:35 Evan Miller
09:35 - 10:10 Emily Balskus
10:10 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 11:15 Scott Sternson
11:15 - 11:50 Arvin Dar
Keynote Session Chair: TBD
11:50 - 12:50 Tobias Meyer
12:50 - 13:00 Closing remarks
13:00 Packed lunch to-go
Category In-Person Virtual
Early Bird* $375 USD n/a
Regular $490 USD $175 USD
Lab Group** n/a $300 USD
Industry $650 USD $350 USD
Hosting Institutions $200 USD $50 USD

* Early Bird registration ends January 27, 2022.
** Lab Group registrations are available for 2+ virtual participants from the same lab. 

Chemical Biology and Physiology 21|22 is now accepting abstracts for poster presentations.  If you are presenting a poster you must also register for the conference.

Abstract submission deadline is March 13, 2022, although late submissions will be accepted up to April 14, 2022. See below for further details.

Short Talks:
Ten short talks will be selected from the in-person abstract submissions received on or before March 13, 2022. A short talk is a 15-minute presentation with slides on the poster topic given from the main stage. A short talk allows the presenter to go into details about the poster research to all attendees. Presenters will be notified after the abstract review.

Flash Talks:
From abstracts submitted on or before March 13, 2022, up to 75 poster presenters will be selected for flash talks. A flash talk is a 90-second presentation of your poster, supported by a single slide, from the main stage. Flash talks are an opportunity to promote your poster topic prior to the poster session. Presenters will be notified after the abstract review.

Late Submissions:
Late abstract submissions will be accepted up to April 14, 2022, on a space available basis. However, abstracts received after March 13, 2022 will not be included in the program book.

General Information:

  • Finished poster size should be 48" x 38" vertical.
  • The character limit for abstracts is 4,000 characters (including spaces). 
  • Abstracts may be edited up to the deadline of March 13, 2022.  Abstracts will be printed as entered as of this date. To change any abstract information previously submitted, please email the conference organizers at chembiophysinquiries@ohsu.edu
  • Please proof your abstract carefully for spelling and data errors.  Pay special attention to the author order and presenting author designation. 
  • Submission of an abstract conveys permission to be included in the conference book and posted online.
  • All abstract submissions must be submitted electronically through this site.

Venue

Knight Cancer Research Building
Oregon Health & Science University
2720 S.W. Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

Local Transportation

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. 

Accommodations

Downtown Portland has many hotels and lodging options conveniently connected by light rail, Portland street car, and bus lines.

The Hyatt House Portland Downtown hotel is conveniently located .3 miles from the venue, within easy walking distance.

Hyatt House Portland Downtown
2080 SW River Drive
Portland, OR 97201
503-241-2775
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Additional lodging options include:

Sponsors

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is a sponsor of Chemical Biology and Physiology
PDX Pharmaceuticals is a sponsor of Chemical Biology and Physiology 21|22
OHSU is a sponsor of Chemical Biology and Physiology 21|22
ChemBioChem is a sponsor of Chemical Biology and Physiology 21|22