Current Chemical Biology aims to publish full-length and mini reviews as well as research papers on exciting new developments at the chemistry-biology interface, covering topics related to Chemical Synthesis, Science at Chemistry-Biology Interface and Chemical Mechanisms of Biological Systems.
Current Chemical Biology covers the following areas:
Chemical Synthesis (Syntheses of biologically important macromolecules including proteins, polypeptides, oligonucleotides, oligosaccharides etc.; Asymmetric synthesis; Combinatorial synthesis; Diversity-oriented synthesis; Template-directed synthesis; Biomimetic synthesis; Solid phase biomolecular synthesis; Synthesis of small biomolecules: amino acids, peptides, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleosides; and Natural product synthesis).
Science at Chemistry-Biology Interface (Chemical informatics; Macromolecular catalysts and receptors; Enzymatic synthesis; Biosynthetic engineering; Combinatorial biosynthesis; Plant cell based chemistry; Bacterial and viral cell based chemistry; Chemistry of cellular processes in plants/animals; Receptor chemistry; Cell signaling chemistry; Drug design through understanding of disease processes; Synthetic biology; New high throughput screening techniques; Small molecular array fabrication; Chemical genomics; Chemical and biological approaches to carbohydrates proteins and nucleic acids design; Chemical and biological regulation of biosynthetic pathways; and Unnatural biomolecular analogs).
Chemical Mechanisms of Biological Systems (Mechanisms of drug design; Molecular recognition; Enzyme inhibition mechanisms; Chemical mechanisms of biological functions; Molecular machines; Chemical ecology; Metal ions in biological systems; Metalloenzymes; Chemical mechanisms, proteomics and metabonomics; Chemical imaging; Small molecule-biological target interactions; Biologically active natural products; Elucidation of biosynthetic pathways; and Simulation and modeling of biomolecules).
Ricardo Riguera is full Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain) since 1990. He has published around 230 research papers, reviews and patents, covering bioactive natural products, medicinal chemistry, determination of absolute configuration by NMR and more recently, polymeric and dendrimeric nanostructures for biomedical applications and as stimuli responsive systems.
As academic, Prof. Riguera has been Director of Department, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and ViceChancellor of the University. In 2013 he was awarded the "Félix Serratosa" Medal by the Real Sociedad Española de Química.