A Resource Network Supporting Academic Chemical Biology Research

The ChemBioNet was initiated by biologists  and chemists from academia who realized the need for  interdisciplinary open access platforms to support research projects for systematic usage of small molecules to explore biological systems.

This initiative wants to provide chemists with bioprofiles for their  unique synthetic molecules and biologists developing unique assay systems, with access to high throughput technologies to identify compounds useful for dosage dependent, temporally or locally controlled interference with biological functions. In summary a novel discipline termed Chemical Biology.

Four partner institutes (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, the University of Konstanz and the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, FMP) co-financed a shared central compound collection for screening.