Texas Chemical Biology Conference

Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, May 24, 2019


We are excited to announce the launch of the 1st Texas Chemical Biology Conference, which will take place in Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.


Zachary Ball

Department of Chemistry

Rice University

Michelle Bond

Michelle Bond

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Chengzhi Cai

Chengzhi Cai

Department of Chemistry

University of Houston

Michelle Chang_UCBK

Michelle C. Chang

College of Chemistry

University of California at Berkeley

Kevin Dalby

Kevin Dalby

Div. of Chem. Biol. & Medicinal Chem.

The University of Texas at Austin

A Keatinge-Clay

Adrian T. Keatinge-Clay

Natural Molecular Science

The University of Texas at Austin

Jennifer Kohler

Jennifer Kohler

Department of Biochemistry

University of TX SW Medical Center

Thomas Meek

Thomas Meek

Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Texas A&M University

Yongcheng Song

Yongcheng Song

Dept of Pharmacology and Chem. Biol.

Baylor College of Medicine

Karen Vasquez

Karen M. Vasquez

Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The University of Texas at Austin

Jin Wang

Jin Wang

Dept of Pharmacology and Chem. Biol.

Baylor College of Medicine

Blerta Xhemalce

Blerta Xhemalce

Department of Molecular Biosciences

The University of Texas at Austin

The 1st Texas Chemical Biology Conference Schedule
Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, May 23 - 24, 2019

May 23, 2019 (Thursday)


6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Registation in 1st Fl. & Welcome Reception - in 3rd Floor Pool Terrace (ourtdoor)

May 24, 2019 (Friday)

Conference Room: Century I & II

7:00 ~

Coffee, Juice, Tea and Refreshment will be provided in Pre Function area

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks - By Carol Fierke, Provost of Texas A&M University


Welcome Remarks - By Professor Wenshe Liu

Session I: Chair ~

Tadhg P. Begley

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Michelle C. Chang (University of California, Berkeley)
"Synthetic biology approaches to new chemistry "

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Adrian T. Keatinge-Clay (The University of Texas at Austin)
"An in vitro platform for engineering, studying, and harnessing modular polyketide synthases"

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break / Poster Session (Century III & IV)

Session II: Chair ~

Kevin Burgess

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Kevin Dalby (The University of Texas at Austin)
"Inhibiting Multifunctional ERK-Protein Complexes for Cancer Therapy"

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Thomas Meek (Texas A&M University)
"Rational Design of Inhibitors for Enzymes Essential to Infectious Diseases"

11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Yongcheng Song (Baylor College of Medicine)
"Discovery, X-ray Crystallography and Antiviral Activity of Allosteric Inhibitors of Flavivirus Protease"

12:00 - 13:00 p.m.

LUNCH (Boxed Lunch)

Session III: Chair ~

Shiqing Xu

13:00 - 13:30 p.m.

Jennifer Kohler (University of Texas Southwestern Medicial Center)
"Capturing glycan-dependent interactions with photocrosslinking sugars"

13:30 - 14:00 p.m.

Jin Wang (Baylor College of Medicine)
"Small molecule induced protein degradation with PROTACs"

14:00 - 14:30 p.m.

Zachary Ball (Rice University)
"Transition-metal approaches for selective protein modification"

Session IV: Chair ~

Wenshe Liu (CROPS 1, 2nd Floor)

14:30 - 16:00 p.m.

Michelle Bond, NIH of General Medical Sciences

"Navigating the NIH Funding Process" - Video Lecture

One-on-one Meetings with Michelle Bond (sign up in advance, 10 minutes/person)


Cofee Break / Poster Session (Pre Function Area & Century III & IV)

Session IV: Chair ~

Jonathan Sczepanski

16:00 - 16:30 p.m.

Karen Vasquez (The University of Texas at Austin)
"Molecular probes to interrogate the roles of non-B DNA structures in DNA damage and genetic instability"

16:30 - 17:00 p.m.

Chengzhi Cai (University of Houston)
"The effect of immobilized mannosides on biofilm formation by E. coli with type 1 fimbriae"

17:00 - 17:30 p.m.

Blerta Xhemalce (The University of Texas at Austin)
"Targeting RNA Interference in Cancer"

17::30 - 17:45 p.m.

Conclusion Remarks and Announcement of Poster Award Winners - By Professor Wenshe Liu

17:45 - 18:00 p.m.

Group Photo

18:30 - 20:30 p.m.

Banquet Dinner (Century III & IV)




for questions contact aliu@chem.tamu.edu            Download Conference Program