In order to promote academic exchanges and accelerate the construction process of the Center of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCCB), Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory (GRMH-GDL) held the 1st Young Scholar Forum on Chemistry and Chemical Biology Section from 21st to 23rd of July.
This forum was organized by the CCCB and more than 20 scholars from domestic top universities including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Wuhan University, The University of Hong Kong, Sichuan University and overseas well-known universities including Purdue University, Stockholm University from Sweden, Technische Universiteit Delft from the Netherlands. "Thousand Talent Program for Foreign Experts" scholars such as Zhong Lian, Xiao Shen, National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars winners Jiarong Chen, Liangqiu Lu and Ph.D. supervisor of Sun Yat-sen University Zhizeng Gao were specially invited to the forum.
During the forum, scholars and experts came to the stage to introduce their research directions, share scientific research results and discuss academic hot spots jointly. Everyone actively interacted and fully communicated, constantly producing collision sparks of wisdom.
Prof. Chen reports on the production, synthesis and application of several kinds of nitrogen free radicals driven by visible light, mainly introducing three strategies: proton-free photoelectron transfer, carbon-carbon bond breaking mediated by nitrogen free radicals driven by visible light, and nitrogen free radical catalysis.
Prof. Lu reports about efficiency and selectivity control in heterocyclic synthesis. Through the design of new reactions, reagents and catalytic systems, a series of transition metal-catalyzed dipolar cycloaddition reactions have been developed, and several important heterocyclic skeletons have been constructed selectively.
Prof. Lian focus on several common small molecule gases (such as CO, CO2, SO2) and elaborate on the selective control of reactions and the design of new reactions, aiming at the challenging frontier scientific problems such as their activation and transformation.
Prof. Gao introduced a high-throughput screening method for glycosyltransferase inhibitors. The "FP-tag" method he proposed based on fluorescence polarization can be used for high-throughput bioassay of glycosyltransferases and screening of inhibitors. He also used this method to screen high-throughput inhibitors of glycosyltransferases in bacterial capsules.
The Young Scholar Forum aims to bring together domestic and overseas outstanding young scholars to discuss the frontiers of international science, research hot spots in the field as well as industrial and technical issues of industry. Through a series of academic activities, the forum is committed to promote exchanges of academic ideas, mutual enlightenment, friendship, cooperation and common development.