About The Section
Publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews, case reports and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to Chemical Biology e.g. stem cells, cell and gene therapy, tissue engineering, and tissue and organ regeneration.
The Chemical Biology section of the journal Current Chinese Science publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to chemical biology.
This section is not limited to a specific aspect of the field but is instead devoted to a wide range of sub fields in the area. Articles of a multidisciplinary nature are particularly welcome. Submissions in the following chemical biology areas are of special interest to the readers of this journal:• Assay development
• Biocatalysis and biotransformation
• Bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry
• Cell signaling chemistry
• Chemical genomics
• Chemical informatics
• Chemical mechanisms of biological systems
• Chemical synthesis
• Energy (e.g. biological pathways for electrons, protons and photo-excitations)
• Genome- and proteome-wide analysis
• Mechanisms of biological redox regulation
• Mechanisms of drug design
• Mechanistic biology
• Metal ions in biological systems
• Molecular imaging, high resolution methods in microscopy
• Natural product synthesis
• Next generation therapeutics
• Photo-induced processes and sight switches
• Plant cell based chemistry
• Small molecules targeting cellular redox network as therapeutic agents and tools
• Syntheses of biologically important macromolecules including proteins, polypeptides, oligonucleotides, oligosaccharides etc.
• Synthesis of small biomolecules
• Synthetic biology and biomolecules
• Syntheses of biologically important macromolecules
Dr Jianguo Fang is a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou University. He has received his Doctorate in Organic Chemistry. From 2003 to 2008, he conducted postdoctoral research at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Northwestern University, Evanston and the Burnham Institute, USA. His main research fields are chemical biology and medicinal chemistry. His current interest focuses on Mechanisms of biological redox regulation and small molecules targeting cellular redox network as therapeutic agents and tools. He is a key member of the organic chemistry innovation group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In 2006, he won the first prize of scientific and technological progress in Gansu Province. He has more than 90 publications in academic journals.
Xiao-Jiang Hao obtained a Master’s Degree of Science from Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1985, and a Doctor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Kyoto University, in 1990. He was promoted to a full professor at KIB in 1994 and served as the Deputy Director/Director of KIB from 1997 to 2005. His research studies aim towards natural product chemistry and bioactivity. He has published more than 600 peer-reviewed SCI papers.
Dr. Lei Zhang is an Associate Professor at School of Pharmacy, Weifang Medical University, China. He obtained a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from Shandong University in 2013. From 2019 to 2020, he studied at the University of Michigan as a visiting scholar. His research focused on the molecular simulation, synthesis and activity assay of novel HDAC, APN and PARP inhibitors. His research work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Foundation of Shandong Province, and Science and technology support plan for youth innovation in universities of Shandong Province.
Dr. Jianqiang Xu is active as an Associate Professor in Dalian University of Technology, Panjin, China. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 2008 under the supervision of Professor Qing Yang. From Jan. 2009 to Sept. 2014, he received his postdoctoral research training with Professor Elias S.J. Arnér at MBB of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2015, Dr. Xu started his independent research career. Currently, he mainly focuses on selenium biology and chemical biology, e.g. selenoproteins in relation to human health and small molecule drugs to cure human disease.
Dr. Hakim Manghwar received his Ph.D. from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, in 2019. He completed his postdoc from the South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, in 2021. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor at Lushan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiujiang, China. His current research involves the functional characterization and molecular mechanism of different genes against abiotic stresses in plants. Till now, he has published several SCI papers in well-reputed international journals, such as Frontiers in Plant Science, Chemosphere, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Agronomy, BIOCELL, Advanced Science, Trends in Plant Science, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, and Journal of Plant Pathology.