Journal of Chemical Biology
Aims and scopeChemical Biology is a novel interdisciplinary subject that is still evolving. Interpreting chemical biology as widely as possible, the "Journal of Chemical Biology" (JOCB) will be open towards the whole spectrum of physical sciences research if it is applied to foster biomedical research. This will include innovative theoretical and experimental approaches and tools being applied to elucidate biological problems. Chemical Biology is not a synonym for Biological chemistry/Biochemistry, the latter being served by a plethora of life sciences journals, where well-established tools and techniques drawn from the physical sciences are employed to produce innovative biological research. The main acceptance criteria are therefore: the novelty/innovation in the physical sciences part of the presented interdisciplinary research and/or its application in biological research. Manuscripts are expected to convey their research in a fashion that allows both research communities to appreciate its significance and achievements. Thus, experts drawn from the life as well as the physical sciences background referee all manuscripts.The journal is keen to attract articles on novel innovations and discoveries in the physical sciences that can be applied in the cellular environment (in vivo). Important discoveries that have not yet reached the necessary proof for their biological relevance will be presented as short communications. Reviews and opinion papers as well as articles and short communications that present original multidisciplinary research with a clear applicability towards the life sciences are welcome. JOCB also invites to submit these research advances of interesting tools and technology developmentsthat are not yet applicable towards biological problems as "notes". Being an interdisciplinary journal we would like to encourage reviews on interdisciplinary subjects from authors affiliated with both disciplines as well as investigators affiliated in one discipline with the desire to become engaged in this new interdisciplinary research area.The "Journal of Chemical Biology" endeavors to create a platform for multidisciplinary physical scientists to publish their achievements, retrieve information, and exchange ideas, opinions and thoughts with the biomedical research community. The latter is addressed in the "Journal of Chemical Biology Bulletin", which is published with each issue and will contain information that is relevant for the chemical biology research community. This includes book reviews, meeting reports and announcements as well as information on chemical biology studies and education.
ProfileChemical biology was established initially as an interdisciplinary approach that employed chemical synthesis to address biological questions. However, this research area is now growing and evolving, quickly absorbing more and more aspects of physical sciences (experimental as well as theoretical tools and techniques) that can be used to elucidate research problems in the life sciences (biological and medical). It is our ambition to create a journal that publishes original and innovative research as well as topical research summaries of the highest quality catering to both the physical and life sciences. Prospective manuscripts will therefore need to employ innovative tools and/or techniques drawn from the physical sciences to address biological/medical research problems in a quantitative fashion. The peer-review process will incorporate expertise from both disciplines to ensure that the highest standards are reached.The "Journal of Chemical Biology" (JOCB) will be the platform for this evolving multidisciplinary research community by- disseminating new research achievements through short communications or articles,- discussing and creating awareness of research trends through opinion papers and reviews,- sharing interesting tools and developments that are not yet applicable towards biological problems as notes,- exchanging information within the chemical biology research community, which includes news on conferences, grants, and job opportunities as well as book and instrument reviews.
EditorsEditors-in-Chief:Dr. Rudiger WoscholskiDiv. of Cell and Molecular BiologyFaculty of Natural Sciencesand Chemical Biology Centre (CBC)Imperial College LondonSouth Kensington campusLondon, SW7 2AZ, UKTel/fax: 44 (0)20 7594 email@example.com://www.bio.ic.ac.uk/research/woscholski/woscholski.htmlhttp://www.chemicalbiology.ac.uk/Prof. Banafshe LarijaniDepartment of Cell BiophysicsCancer Research UK44 Lincoln's Inn FieldsLondon, WC2A 3PX, UKTel: 44-(0) 20-72693082Fax: 44-(0) firstname.lastname@example.org://science.cancerresearchuk.org/research/loc/london/lifch/larijanib/Bulletin Editor:Dr. Colin A. Rosser1 North ParadeDerbyDE1 3AYUnited Kongdomrosserca@hotmail.co.ukAssistant News Editor:Gary ChungCell Biophysics LaboratoryCancer Research UKLincolns Inn Fields LaboratoriesLondon Research Institute44 Lincoln’s Inn FieldsLondon WC2A 3PX.UKtina.email@example.comNirmal JethwaCell Biophysics LaboratoryCancer Research UKLincolns Inn Fields LaboratoriesLondon Research Institute44 Lincoln’s Inn FieldsLondon WC2A 3PX.UKnirmal.firstname.lastname@example.orgAdvisory Board:Prof. Manfred Auer, PhDSULSA Chair of Chemical & Translational BiologyThe University of EdinburghMayfield RoadEdinburgh, EH9 3JR, U.K.email@example.comDr. Weng C ChanCentre for Biomolecular SciencesSchool of Pharmacy,University of NottinghamUniversity ParkNottingham NG7 2RD, U.K.firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Ian CollinsCancer Research UK Centre for Cancer TherapeuticsThe Institute of Cancer Research15 Cotswold Road, SuttonSurrey SM2 5NG, U.K.email@example.comDr. Jens R. Coorssen, Ph.D.Chair, Molecular PhysiologyUWS School of MedicineCampbelltown, NSW, AustraliaTel: 61 2 9852 4726J.Coorssen@uws.edu.auDr. Erick J DufourcDirecteurUMR 5248 CBMN, CNRS-Universite Bordeaux 1-ENITABIECB, 2 rue Robert Escarpit33607 Pessac, Francee.firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Maria M. FloccoSenior DirectorLead Discovery and Structural Biology & BiophysicsPfizer Global Research & DevelopmentSandwich, Kent CT13 9NJ, UKmaria.email@example.comDr. Holger GerhardtVascular Biology, Cancer ResearchLincolns Inn Fields laboratory44 Lincoln's Inn FieldsLondon, WC2A 3PXUKHolger.Gerhardt@cancer.org.ukDr. Richard GoldsteinDiv. of Mathematical BiologyNational Institute for Medical ResearchThe Ridgeway, Mill HillLondon NW7 1AA, U.K.firstname.lastname@example.orgProf. Felix M. GoniUniversidad del Pais VascoUnidad de Biofisica (CSIC-UPV/EHU)E-48080 Bilbao, Spainfelix.email@example.comDr. Helen C. HailesReader in Chemical Biology,Department of ChemistryUniversity College London20 Gordon Street,London WC1H 0AJ, UKh.firstname.lastname@example.orgPer Hammarstrom, PhDProfessor of Protein ChemistryIFM-Department of ChemistryLinkoping University, Swedenperha@ifm.liu.seProf. Michael KozlovDepartment of Physiology-PharmacologyFaculty of MedicinaTel Aviv UniversityRamat Aviv, Israelmichk@post.tau.ac.ilProf. Richard LinRichard Lin, M.D.Associate Professor of MedicineDivision of HematologyStony Brook UniversityStony Brook, NY 11794-8661, USArzlin@notes.cc.sunysb.eduDr. R. MarquezIan Sword Lecturer of Bioorganic ChemistryWestCHEM, Department of ChemistryUniversity of Glasgow,Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UKrudim@chem.gla.ac.ukDr. Lorenz MayrUnit Head Biology, Protease PlatformNovartis Pharma AG / NIBRFabrikstrasse 16.3.43CH-4002 Basel, Switzerlandlorenz.email@example.comDr. Rob van MontfortTeam Leader Structure-Based Drug DesignSections of Cancer Therapeutics and Structural BiologyThe Institute of Cancer Research15 Cotswold RoadSutton SM2 5NG, UKrob.firstname.lastname@example.orgProf. William S. PriceNanoscale Organisation and Dynamics GroupCollege of Health and ScienceCampbelltown Campus - Building 21.G.45University of Western SydneyLocked Bag 1797Penrith South DC NSW 1797, Australiaw.email@example.comPD Dr. Heino PrinzBiochemical AnalyticMax-Planck-Institute for molecular PhysiologyOtto-Hahn-Str. 1144227 Dortmund, Germanyheino.firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Alfred A. RabowAstraZeneca, MeresideDept. Computational andPhysical ChemistryAlderley ParkCheshire SK10 4TG, UKAl.Rabow@astrazeneca.comDr. Alan J. Schafer, PhDHead of Science FundingThe Wellcome Trust215 Euston RoadLondon NW1 2BE, UKa.email@example.comDr. Edward TateB.Sc. (Dunelm), Ph.D. (Cantab)BBSRC David Phillips Research FellowDepartment of ChemistryImperial College LondonExhibition Rd.London SW7 2AZ, UKe.firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Ramon VilarReader in Inorganic ChemistryDepartment of ChemistryImperial College LondonSouth KensingtonLondon SW7 2AZ , UKr.email@example.comProf. Christopher A. VoigtByer's Hall MC 2540, Room 408C1700 4th StreetSan Francisco, CA 94158-2330, USAcavoigt@picasso.ucsf.eduDr Barrie Wilkinson FRSCDirectorNatural Products ChemistryBioticaChesterford Research ParkLittle ChesterfordEssex CB10 1XL, UKbarrie.firstname.lastname@example.orgProf. Patrick WilliamsonEdward S. Harkness Professor of BiologyBiology DepartmentAmherst College,Amherst, MA 01002, USAplwilliamson@amherst.edu
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