Emory hosts symposium to showcase chemical biology in Atlanta
The first-annual Greater Atlanta Chemical Biology Symposium will debut at Emory University on Saturday, April 21, to showcase the Southeast’s talent in chemical biology — the interdisciplinary field that uses chemistry tools and methods to understand and manipulate biological systems.
Faculty hiring has expanded the breadth of chemical biology research in the symposium’s host institutions, which include Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.
“New hires, myself included, have been attracted to the community that is developing here,” says William Wuest, who joined Emory in 2017 as an acting associate professor in the Department of Chemistry. Wuest’s lab is developing new methods to better understand various bacterial processes, including resistance and virulence. Dr. Wuest is a faculty member in the MMG and MSP programs.