Probe Hackathon

Join the Chemical Probes Portal and Boehringer Ingelheim for the 3rd Probe Hackathon.

Work with experts to review chemical probes in a race to find the best and worst compounds for use in biological research.

Are you a PhD student or second year Masters student from Biberach or the surrounding areas studying Chemistry, Pharmacy or related sciences?
Please register before 14th June 2024

Register here

* Registration closes on June 14th at 1 PM. The event is limited to 30 students on a first-come, first-served basis.
We will maintain a waiting list and notify you if places become available.

The details

  • Monday 17th June 08.00-17.00
  • In person
  • Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach, Germany

What to expect

  • An introduction to chemical probes and the Chemical Probes Portal
  • A tour of Boehringer Ingelheim global headquarters in Biberach
  • Discussions with experts from academia and industry about the quality of compounds used in biomedical research
  • An opportunity to contribute to the Chemical Probes Portal and improve the quality of biomedical research using protein inhibitors/chemical probes
  • Lunch and networking with experts from academia and industry

Work in a group of students with an expert reviewer to evaluate and rate protein inhibitors and other chemical probes.

Each student will have a chance to prepare and present one compound for discussion and review by the group.

These reviews will be added to the Portal to help researchers choose the best compounds for their research.

Why join?

  • Contribute to improving scientific research
  • Network with experts from academia and industry as well as local PhD students
  • Earn a place on the Portal Wall of Fame and a Certificate of Attendance
  • Learn how to critically evaluate inhibitors

Still have questions?

Please get in touch with any questions or issues:

Can’t make this event?

If you want to hear about future opportunities, please email to be added to the mailing list.

Interested in hosting an event?

We’re looking for groups to host Probe Hackathon events around the world. If you are a company, an academic institution or a group of students who want to host an event to find out more about and review chemical probes, we want to know. Please get in touch:

Terms and Conditions

  • Please note participants have to cover their own travel expenses. Accommodation for Sunday 16th, lunch and refreshments on Monday 17th will be provided.
  • This event is not open to healthcare providers or any other person who, in the course of their professional activities, may prescribe, purchase, supply, recommend or administer a medicinal product or provide healthcare services
  • Results generated during the Chemical Probes Hackathon will be published anonymously on the Chemical Probes Portal.
  • Taking part in the Probe Hackathon does not automatically award participants entry into any other event or competition supported by the organisers.
  • We will only use your personal data to contact you about the event. All personal data will be deleted within one month, unless you request to remain in contact with the Portal.
  • Participation in the event depends on access to the Boehringer Ingelheim site. This requires submitting personal information to Boehringer Ingelheim.