Meet the CBID President

  Council thumbnail

Professor Ben Davis
University of Oxford  

Ben Davis is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford.  His group's research centers on chemical biology with an emphasis on carbohydrates and proteins. In particular, the group's interests encompass synthesis and methodology, inhibitor design, protein engineering, drug delivery, molecular modeling, molecular biology, and glycoscience.

Chemical Biology associate editors: 

Professor Ben Davis
The University of Oxford.
Professor Tom Muir
Princeton University.

Contact us

For general enquiries about the RSC's CBID please contact:

Dr James Hutchinson,
Senior Programme Manager - Life Sciences,
Royal Society of Chemistry,
Thomas Graham House,
Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge CB4 0WF, UK



Welcome to the RSC's Chemistry Biology Interface Division

The Chemistry Biology Interface Division (CBID) is open to all RSC members and provides a society wide grouping for RSC members working at the boundary between chemistry and biology. 

The Division aims to improve interdisciplinary research at the chemistry-biology interface, promote the importance of this area to the government and represent the interests of its affiliated RSC subject groups.

CBID activities include workshops (both topical and policy-orientated) and strategic reports. Workshops are ideal events to promote areas of research that are not so well established or where chemical scientists and biologists are not maximising opportunities to collaborate.

Latest News and Information



Meet our new President Elect

Professor Tom Brown  
University of Oxford

We also welcome newly elected Council members, Dr Lyn Jones (Pfizer) and Professor Patrick Steel (University of Durham) to the CBID Council. The Council would also like to thank Dr David Foley and Dr Klaus Rumpel, whos terms have recently ended, for their contributions to this division over the years.

CBID Community & Funding



Small Grants and Travel Grants from CBID

The Chemistry Biology Interface Division is pleased to announce its small grants and travel grants scheme for Division members.

Small Grants:

CBID aims to support advances in research, develop networks within their community, foster the next generation of researchers and champion the importance of chemistry. One way in which our Divisions contribute to these areas is by giving small grants, typically between £500 and £2000, to support scientific activities by members.

Please click on the link above for more information.

Travel Grants for PhD Students and Post-doctoral researchers:

CBID is keen to support participation by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in scientific conferences and workshops. Grants are available to cover domestic (up to £200), continental (up to £400) and intercontinental (up to £800) travel to meetings where applicants give oral or poster presentations.

Please click on the link above for more information.


RSC News & Information

Interest Groups  

RSC Divisions and Interest Groups

The RSC has nine divisions, which cover broad fields and aspects of chemistry. RSC Divisions make important contributions to the RSC’s activities to support the chemical sciences.

Make contact  with RSC Division members through the Division Discussion Groups on MyRSC. You can also access the discussion forums for Interest Groups.
Featured:  Organic Division.

student using laptop  

RSC Publishing

The RSC Publishing platform provides access to journals, books and databases from RSC Publishing, linking over 1,116,514 chemical science articles and chapters.

Featured: Check out the latest research in medicinal chemistry highlighted via the MedChemComm Blog

Join the CBID Group

Get more involved with the Chemical Biology Interface Division (CBID) in their MyRSC Group

Related organisations

Division Secretary


Dr James Hutchinson

Senior Programme Manager, Life Sciences

I am the Secretary for the RSC’s Chemistry Biology Interface Division. I help to develop CBID’s activities, which includes support of many local, national and international meetings on topics of interest to those working at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Please get in contact if you would like to join CBID or find out more about the work that we do.