ChemBioChem 经历了成功的2017年，它收到了创刊以来的第1万篇投稿。在年底Ruben Ragg博士开始担任期刊的执行主编。从2018年开始，ChemBioChem将会扩大期刊的发表文章的范围：开始接收生物材料相关的文章。这将更深入地加强生物和化学之间的学科交融。同时，在2018年，ChemBioChem也会推出一个专刊“ChemBioTalents”来关注年轻的生物化学家。期待新的一年这本期刊能有更好的发展。以下是新任执行主编Ruben Ragg博士的寄语：
When Chemistry Meets Biology
Modern sciencerelies on collaborations of researchers working in diverse research fields. The research that ChemBioChem caters for, studies at the interface ofchemistry and biology, is no different in that respect. In particular, the very heart of that area, chemical biology-related topics, is fast evolving. When ChemBioChem was launched in 2000, the first two Chairmen of the Editorial Advisory Board—Jean-Marie Lehn and Alan Fersht—envisioned that the journal could help to“tear down the wall” between chemists and biologists. By our 2015 Editorial, we had realized that “the wall has started to fall” and that the line between chemistry and biology will eventually blur. Looking at the road ahead, the sedisciplines will be even more heavily intertwined. ChemBioChem with itsalready broad scope (chemical biology and biological chemistry, bioorganic andbioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, synthetic biology,and bionanotechnology) to which biomaterials will be added, delivers the perfect platform for this future development. This is particularly true for the young generation of scientists who have grown up with a more interdisciplinary mindset. Therefore, we will feature a Special Issue for young chemists “ChemBioTalents” in 2018. More information regarding ChemBioTalents will be communicated in the near future… stay tuned!
In addition to ChemBioTalents, we will be hosting two more Special Issues in 2018. The first one “BioTrans 2017” has been put together by guest editors Lázló Poppe and Beáta G. Vértessy for the “13th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations BioTrans 2017” (http://biotrans2017.com/), which took place from the 9–13th July 2017 in Budapest (Hungary). Our second one is “Optical Control of Biological Processes” (guest editor Alex Deiters); the ability to modulate processes within cells or even whole organisms by using light as an external trigger could have a transformative effect on several areas of cell biology and biomedical research. Optogenetics, photopharmacology,optochemical biology: no matter what you call it, using light to change the physiology of cells and animals is one of the most important techniques used byscientists today, and potentially by the physicians of tomorrow.
Passing on the Baton
In December 2017, we waved goodbye to Editor-in-Chief Dr. Meghan Campbell. Meghan has been with the journal since 2013 and took over as Editor-in-Chief from Peter Gölitz in early 2016. We thank her for all she has done for the journal and her enthusiasm for constantly improving ChemBioChem and the quality of thepapers published therein. Taking over from Meghan, is Managing Editor Dr. Ruben Ragg. He studied biomedical chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and obtained his PhD in enzyme-mimetic catalysis in 2016 from the MaxPlanck Graduate Center, Mainz, under the supervision of Wolfgang Tremel. He joined Wiley-VCH in April 2016, initially working for Chemistry–A European Journal and ChemistrySelect.
Finally, we want to thank all our readers and especially our authors, referees, and Editorial Board members for their contributions and support; we are truly thankful for everything they have done for the journal in the past year.