• Publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews, case reports and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to Chemical Biology e.g. stem cells, cell and gene therapy, tissue engineering, and tissue and organ regeneration. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from China

Aims and Scope

Current Chinese Science: Chemical Biology publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to chemical biology. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from China.


This is not limited to a specific aspect of the field but is instead devoted to a wide range of sub fields in the area. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome. Submissions in the following areas are of special interest to the readers of this journal:


  • Assay development
  • Biocatalysis and biotransformation
  • Bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry
  • Cell signaling chemistry
  • Chemical genomics
  • Chemical informatics
  • Chemical mechanisms of biological systems
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Energy (e.g. biological pathways for electrons, protons and photo-excitations)
  • Genome- and proteome-wide analysis
  • Mechanisms of biological redox regulation
  • Mechanisms of drug design
  • Mechanistic biology
  • Metabolomics
  • Metal ions in biological systems
  • Metalloenzymes
  • Molecular imaging, high resolution methods in microscopy
  • Natural product synthesis
  • Next generation therapeutics
  • Photo-induced processes and sight switches
  • Plant cell based chemistry
  • Proteomics
  • Small molecules targeting cellular redox network as therapeutic agents and tools;
  • Syntheses of biologically important macromolecules including proteins, polypeptides, oligonucleotides, oligosaccharides etc.
  • Synthesis of small biomolecules
  • Synthetic biology and biomolecules
  • Syntheses of biologically important macromolecules


Editor-in-Chief

  • Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman FRS

    (32052 citations)
    Honorary Life Fellow
    Kings College
    University of Cambridge
    Cambridge
    UK
    Biography

    • 2019 China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award Recipient
    • Academician (Foreign Member) Chinese Academy of Sciences

Honorary Senior Advisor

  • Prof. Ferid Murad

    (Nobel Laureate)
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
    USA

    • Co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Honorary Advisors

  • Prof. Du Zheng

    Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Beijing
    People′s Republic of China

    Biography

  • Prof. Xiaolin Lei

    Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Shanghai, China

    Biography

  • Prof. Junhao Chu

    Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Shanghai Insitute of Technical Physics, CAS
    Fudan University
    Shanghai
    China

    Biography

  • Prof. Tan-Jun Tong

    Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Peking University
    Beijing
    China

    Biography

  • Xian-Tu He

    Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Peking University
    Beijing
    China

    Biography

  • Prof. Peng Cui

    Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Key Laboratory for Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Process
    Institute of Mountain Hazards & Environment
    Sichuan
    China

    Biography

  • Prof. Yong-Lian Zhang

    Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences
    Shanghai
    China

    Biography

  • Prof. Gao lin

    Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Dalian University of Technology
    Dalian
    China

    Biography

  • Prof. Shuxing Chen

    Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    School of Mathematical Sciences
    Fudan University
    Shanghai
    China

    Biography