A one-day joint Bavarian-Russian symposium “Chemistry meets Biomedicine” took place on September, 28 in Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Skoltech Center of Life Sciences professor Timofei Zatsepin was a co-organizer of the meeting and presented a talk “Chemically modified nucleic acids for therapeutics and diagnostics”. Another talk entitled “New approaches for control of liver fibrosis in mice” was delivered by CLS professor Yuri Kotelevtsev. Several younger participants from the Center – junior research scientists Ilya Aparin and Tatiana Abakumova, and PhD student Anna Fefilova also presented oral reports. The symposium was supported by BAYHOST and was dedicated to chemistry of small molecules, nucleic acids and nanoparticles, and their applications for biomedical diagnostics and drug development. Its aim was to bring researchers from various fields together to promote new cross-disciplinary projects. Next year “Chemistry meets Biomedicine” symposium will be held at Skoltech.