The Frontiers in Chemistry and Biology Interface Symposium (FCBIS)

An annual conference in the mid-Atlantic region. This day-long symposium, which began in 2008, is designed to provide an intimate environment to foster discussions on cutting-edge research at the interfaces of chemistry, biology, and medicine. The main theme of this year’s symposium is on exploitation of chemical (synthetic, analytical, and structural) approaches to address interesting and important problems in modern biology and medicine. The schedule includes invited and selected talks, a career panel, and poster sessions. There is no charge to attend the symposium and everyone – Research Scientists, Faculty, Post-Docs and Graduate Students – involved in research from academic, government and local industrial institutions is encouraged to participate.

Looking ahead: Spring 2024, the annual FCBIS symposium will be held in May and is organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Click HERE for information on this year’s Symposium. Date to be announced early in 2024.


2008, Univ. of Maryland College Park
2009, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
2010, Johns Hopkins Univ.
2011, Univ. of Delaware
2012, Univ. of Pennsylvania
2013, Univ. of Maryland College Park
2014, Univ. of Maryland School of Pharmacy
2015, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
2016, Johns Hopkins University
2017, Univ. of Delaware
2018, Univ. of Pennsylvania
2019, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2020, Virtual Symposium
2021, University of Maryland, College Park
2023, Univ. of Maryland School of Pharmacy
2024, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

FCBIS Organizing Committee

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Daniel Deredge, PhD

Sarah Michel, PhD

Jana Shen, PhD 

Angela Wilks, PhD 

Georgetown University

Paul Reope, PhD 

George Washington University

Cynthia Dowd, PhD 

Johns Hopkins University

Stephen Fried, PhD

Anthony K. L. Leung, PhD 

Caren Meyers, PhD 

Steven Rokita, PhD

NIH National Cancer Institute

Jordan Meier, PhD

Temple University

Ross Wang, PhD

University of Delaware

Brian Bahnson

Catherine Grimes, PhD

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Songon An, PhD

Aaron Smith, PhD

University of Maryland, College Park

Theodore Dayie, PhD

Lai-Xi Wang, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

David Chenoweth, PhD

Rahul Kohli, MD, PhD

Mark Sellmyer, MD, PhD

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