Chemical biology is an interdisciplinary field of study that is often defined as "chemistry-initiated biology." As biological processes all stem from chemical events, it should be possible to understand or manipulate biological events by using chemistry. Although chemical biology is a basic research, this emerging field of study is expected to open new avenues for future drug discovery and for novel medical applications of chemistry. The missions of Asian Chemical Biology Initiative are: (1) to speed up Asian chemical biology research by fostering international collaborations and by sharing research resource among Japan, Korea, China (the mainland and Hong Kong), Singapore, UAE, India, and New Zealand, and (2) to promote chemical biology in emerging Asian countries (including Vietnam, The Philippines, Thai, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Myanmar) by recruiting and training brightest graduate students from those countries. Currently ~90 chemical biology professors from Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, UAE, India, New Zealand and emerging countries in Asia participate in this international initiative. 

This program is supported by JSPS



ACBI 2017 Ho Chi Minh Meeting (invitation only)


ACBI 2016 Jakarta Meeting (invitation only)