"Chemical Answers to Biological Questions", a Chemical Biology Symposium within the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS)
The topic of the symposium will be "Chemical Biology". Chemical biology is a rapidly growing scientific discipline spanning the fields of chemistry and biology that involves the investigation of biological questions and the biotechnological engineering of living cells and organisms through the application of chemical techniques and tools, often compounds produced through synthetic chemistry. Chemical biologists attempt to utilize chemical principles to modulate systems to either investigate the underlying biology or create new biological function. In this way, the research done by chemical biologists is often more closely related to that of biotechnology and cell biology than to biochemistry.