The first CHEM2NATURE workshop is scheduled to occur on the 23rd and 24th of January 2017 in Warwick, United Kingdom. This event is the first of 3 workshops to be organized as part of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project CHEM2NATURE: Enabling precision chemical methodologies applied to natural-based systems for the development of multifunctional biomedical devices. The provisional topic of this event is the “Chemical modifications of natural-based polymers in the development of biomedical applications” and the number of participants is limited to 60.