Chemical biology, which emerged over decades as a complex hybridization of bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and pharmacology (Bucci et al. Nat Chem Biol 6:847–854, 2010 [1]), is considered to be a modern interdisciplinary science. It involves the application of molecules from synthetic chemistry, as well as other chemical techniques and tools, to the understanding and exploring of biological problems. The past few decades have been a remarkable period for the chemical biology, with numerous intellectual ideas and methodological strategies coming to the center stage of the interface of chemistry and biology. It is among the fastest growing areas in natural sciences and in chemistry in particular.


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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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