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29 October–2 November 2017 Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (AARSs) 2017

Clearwater Beach, Florida (USA)

Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (AARSs) attach amino acids to their cognate transfer RNAs (tRNAs) in the first reaction of protein synthesis. This essential reaction occurs in all domains of life, and AARSs enforce the specificity for amino acids and tRNAs in translation by use of additional editing mechanisms.  They represent a validated large family of target for anti-infective, anti-cancer agents, many of which are approved medicines. Investigations of AARSs have provided the theoretical and experimental framework for their modification to insert new amino acids into proteins, a rapidly growing subfield of biotechnology and synthetic biology. Since 2000, the AARS field has additionally been transformed by discoveries of novel regulatory roles in eukaryotic physiology, and the characterization of their intricate relationship to human diseases, such as neurological disorder and cancer.

With the positive memories of Barcelona still fresh in our minds, we look forward to bringing together ~150 scientists from all over the world to discuss the frontiers of research with respect to these housekeeping proteins, the origin of genetic coding, the translational apparatus, their diverse roles in protein synthesis, as well as non-translational functions and physiological regulation in human disease. With the able assistance of everyone, we are pleased to announce that the 11th such meeting, AARS2017, will be held at Clearwater Beach, Florida from October 29th to November 2nd, 2017.

12–15 February 2012 4th International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy

Dubai, UAE

This unique international conference provides a platform for all pharmaceutical scientists, internists and primary care physicians to discuss and learn about all the important international breakthrough developments in drug discovery and on new therapeutics.

This conference organized by Eureka Science with the support of the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, focuses on the interdisciplinary fields of drug discovery, drug therapy and translational medicine.

After the overwhelming success of the previous conferences held in Dubai in February 2008, 2010 and 2011 (where many Nobel Laureates attended), the fourth conference promises to be a much larger event with over 500 talks delivered and 36 thematic sessions with poster presentations and an associated commercial exhibition.

Throughout the course of the four day conference, you will have the opportunity to both network and hear leaders from the international pharmaceutical, academic and clinical communities.

4–6 September 2017 1st Symposium on Nucleic Acid Modifications

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Ackermannweg 4, 55128 Mainz (Germany)

The 1st Symposium on Nucleic Acid Modifications will bring together key players in the fields of RNA and DNA modifications. These are now merging to create a brand new interdisciplinary research field that includes chemical biology, structural biology, bioinformatics, biophysics and cell biology, developmental biology and epigenetics. The symposium will outline the major developments in this rapidly developing field, and includes talks from leaders in this exciting area.

15–17 November 2017 ENABLE (The 1st European PhD and Postdoc symposium)


We wish to invite you to the inaugural ENABLE conference, which will take place in Barcelona from 15–17 November 2017. ENABLE is the first European symposium organized by and for PhD students and Postdocs. This initiative seeks to promote excellence in the biomedical sciences in Europe by supporting young researchers, strengthening scientific careers, and bringing biomedicine closer to society. To achieve this, ENABLE is organized around three main pillars:


  • Scientific symposium: Two full days on which young scientists from all over Europe will learn about various biomedical fields and cutting-edge techniques through talks, masterclasses, and informal chats with renowned scientists.


  • Career day: A full day on which participants will be able to attend workshops, chat with professionals, and learn about career options at the “opportunity fair”, in which companies ranging from the publishing world to the biotechnological and pharmaceutical sectors will be present.


  • Outreach activities: A series of sessions in which participants can explain biomedicine to the general public and thus bring science closer to society.


The ENABLE conference is about opening academia from within to promote a new research culture through a real exchange between young scientists, renowned researchers, industry professionals, and citizens. Moreover, unlike other conferences, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows are in charge of the event as a way to empower them regarding their future career choices.


Cofunded by the European Commission, ENABLE is led by four research institutes (IRB Barcelona, RIMLS, NNF CPR, SEMM) and a science communication agency (Scienseed).


Registration is now open. Early bird discounts are available until 31 July. A considerable number of travel grants are available for eligible participants who actively participate via poster presentation, short talk or micro talk. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 30 June.


For more information, you can watch the ENABLE presentation video, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Let’s spread the word to ENABLE the change!

11–12 April 2018 Structure–Activity Relationships

University of Cardiff, Park Place, Cardiff (UK)


The UK-QSAR group and the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS) are together holding a joint conference at the University of Cardiff, on 11th and 12th April 2018. The theme is “Structure-Activity Relationships”, a broad area that appeals to members of both organisations. The conference will be a two-day event; talks will commence mid-morning on the first day and finish mid-afternoon on the second day. Registration will be free of charge, as is normal at UK-QSAR meetings, but there will be a conference dinner on the evening of the first day which will be charged for and is therefore optional to attend.

There will also be a poster session, and there will be a prize awarded for the best poster presented by a young researcher at the conference. Poster presenters will be asked, although not required, to take part in a “flash poster presentation” session immediately before lunch on the first day, to advertise their contributions to the audience and whet their appetites!


Meeting Venue: Main Building, University of Cardiff, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT

Dinner Venue: Aberdare Hall, University of Cardiff, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3UP

Cardiff is a thriving city with a broad range of accommodation options which can be found either on the city’s official tourism website at or at any of the online hotel booking sites. The city is well connected by road and particularly by rail, being just a 2 hour journey from London’s Paddington Station.


The organisers look forward to welcoming you, academicians and researchers, to participate in this international gathering.


For more information about the conference, registration, and submission of abstract, please visit:

29 May–3 June 2018 RNA Society 23rd Annual Meeting

Berkeley, CA, USA

The RNA Society is pleased to invite you to its 23rd annual meeting, to be held in Berkeley, California from May 29 to June 3, 2018. As before, the meeting aims to bring together the community of RNA scientists and showcase the cutting edge of RNA science. The meeting will take place on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley is an academic capital on the West Coast of the United States and will be a vibrant background for our meeting.

2–6 July 2018 The International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC) 2018



The International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC) is a biennial conference which started in 2010. The 5th ICPAC conference (ICPAC-2018) will be held on 2-6 July 2018 in Mauritius. The Organising Committee has adopted the theme “Chemistry for a Clean and Healthy Planet” for this event.<false,>In 2018, we will mark the:
1. 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Mauritius, &
2. 100 years since the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Fritz Haber for the synthesis of ammonia.


The Conference will be held at Hotel Sofitel Mauritius Impérial Resort & Spa, Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius, where the sun sets over Mauritius' white sand beaches and turquoise water.


Workshop/Symposium Proposal 30th Nov 2017
Abstract Submission (Oral or Poster) 15th Feb 2018
Booking for Accommodation 15th Mar 2018
Early Registration 15th Mar 2018
Full Paper (Optional) 1st Oct 2018

The organisers look forward to welcoming you, academicians and researchers, to participate in this international gathering.

For more information about the conference, registration, and submission of abstract, please visit:

2–5 September 2018 3rd European Conference on Natural Products

Frankfurt, Germany

In September 2018, the 3rd European Conference on Natural Products will again feature recent advances in secondary metabolite research. With a special emphasis on networking opportunities, the posters exhibition, and the interaction of academic and industrial research, the programme will span a wide range of topics:

  • Structural Biology
  • Targets and MoA of Natural Products
  • Organic Syntheses
  • Biosyntheses & Synthetic Biology
  • Chemical Communication
  • Methods (from bioinformatics to screening)

24–26 October 2018 2018 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to the 2018 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (8th ICBB) which will be held in Budapest, Hungary during October 24-26, 2018. The conference has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of biotechnology and bioengineering, and a focus will be given to major research advances, including: New Approaches & Methods; Cell and Immunology; Genomics & Molecular Biology; Biomaterials, Biopolymers & Bioenergy; Biomedicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology; Biomedical Engineering & Techniques; and other related aspects. More information about the conference can be found at

22–25 January 2011 Conference 7902 Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells and Tissues IX

The Moscone Center San Francisco (CA), USA


- Cell Imaging
- Tissue Imaging
- Micro Imaging, Manipulation, Probing
- Biomolecular Imaging
- Cytomics
- New Imaging Techniques I
- Image Analysis, Processing, and Quantification

29 January–2 February 2011 LabAutomation2011

Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs (CA), USA

In January 2011, the Laboratory Automation Section (LAS) of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) presents the LabAutomation2011 Conference and Exhibition. Celebrating 15 years of bringing science, technology and industry together, LabAutomation2011 plays host to a diverse group of 4,000 academicians, scientists, engineers, post-doctoral associates, graduate students and business leaders from around the globe who will converge to network, knowledge-share and learn about the latest laboratory automation technologies. LabAutomation2011 is a five-day event featuring a world-class scientific program and attracting the world’s preeminent scientific minds. It offers practical ideas, thought-provoking strategies, industry-changing innovations and an extensive awards program that recognizes individuals who have contributed to laboratory automation and technology advancement.
LabAutomation2011 takes place January 29-February 2, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA, USA. It is the world’s largest conference and exhibition focused exclusively on the rapidly growing field of laboratory automation. Each year, LabAutomation features the world’s top 100 podium presentations on laboratory automation, an exceptional line-up of plenary speakers, an excellent short course program, and informative industry-sponsored workshops. In addition, LabAutomation2011 features a thriving exhibit floor showcasing more than 250 multi-national companies in over 400 exhibit booths. Only at LabAutomation2011 can participants experience the latest scientific advances in laboratory automation technologies while networking with the most innovative companies from around the world. It is a powerful platform for education, peer networking and strengthening the laboratory automation community.

Outstanding Educational Program

LabAutomation2011 features a first-class scientific program focusing on five key tracks:

- Detection and Separation
- Micro- and Nanotechnologies
- High-Throughput Technologies
- Informatics
-  Evolving Applications of Laboratory Automation, featuring Agriculture and Food

Industries represented include:

- Drug Discovery and Development
- Clinical Diagnostics
- Agriculture and Food
- Forensics and Security
- Energy Generation and Petrochemicals
- And more…

7–8 March 2011 Fragments 2011 - Third RSC-BMCS Fragment-Based Drug Discovery Meeting

Stevenage, United Kingdom, Europe

The aim of the 3rd RSC-BMCS Fragment-based Drug Discovery meeting will be to continue the focus on case studies in Fragment-based Drug Discovery that have delivered compounds to late stage medicinal chemistry, preclinical or clinical programmes. These case studies will include successful examples from all types of fragment-based approaches, including high concentration, NMR, SPR and X-ray screening. The call for posters is now open, and a template is available from the secretariat. Closing date for submissions is 31st January 2011. Who should attend? This conference is suitable for scientists from any discipline with an interest in expanding their knowledge and experience of FBDD.

13–18 March 2011 Pittcon 2011

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta (GA), USA

If you are involved in laboratory science, Pittcon is the one event you can’t afford to miss!

Pittcon is the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science. We invite you to visit to see all that Pittcon 2011 has to offer— the latest technology and instrumentation from nearly 1,000 exhibitors from more than 90 countries, a diverse Technical Program of over 2,000 sessions, and over 100 Short Courses to enhance your educational experience at Pittcon.

17–20 March 2011 EMBO|EMBL Symposia: Seeing is Believing - Imaging the Processes of Life

EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany

The processes of life are naturally dynamic in space and time from the molecular to the organismal level. The rapid development of imaging methods across this full scale of biological organization has revolutionized our ability to directly visualize the inner workings of proteins, protein complexes, organelles, cells, tissues, organs and whole organisms and ecosystems. With the Symposium “Seeing is Believing – Imaging the Processes of Life” we aim to bring together the leading developers of imaging methods with cutting edge applications that illustrate how imaging can answer biological questions. We will place emphasis on methods that are able to capture the dynamics of life and aim to span the whole range from molecular resolution to imaging of whole organisms.

20–23 March 2011 Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry - Joint German-Swiss Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry

Saarbrücken, Germany

The international symposium will focus on state-of-the-art technologies and novel approaches in the field of pharmaceutical research and on widely spread and therefore important diseases. The scientific program will include plenary lectures, short lectures and poster presentations. Furthermore, oral communications of postdoctoral junior scientists will be considered. It is the goal of the organizers to make this meeting an event of scientific excellence, attractive to both industrial and academic scientists in Medicinal Chemistry and related fields of research.

Major Topics:

- New Antibiotics
- Immunological Diseases
- Endocrine and Intracrine Targets
- New Technologies and Peptides
- Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry

20–22 March 2011 The molecular biology of inflammatory bowel diseases

University of Durham, Durham, UK

Significant new advances have been made recently in the understanding of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) pathology at the molecular biology level. This Biochemical Society Focused Meeting has been planned to cover some of the major issues currently being considered. Topics that have been selected relate to; the identification of IBD susceptibility genes and disease markers; innate and adaptive immune systems in IBD pathogenesis; the function of the epithelial protective barrier; interactions of the enteric bacterial flora with the human host leading to normal and pathological regulation of the immune system and links with nutrition and probiotics and finally the value of mouse models of ulcerative colitis in examining molecular disease mechanisms.


- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Susceptibility genes
- Adaptive Immune system
- Enteric microflora
- Mouse disease models

27–29 March 2011 Congress on Steroid Research

Westin Chicago River North Hotel, Chicago (IL), USA

Steroid molecules specifically control distinct aspects in cell proliferation and tissue differentiation. Dysfunctions in steroid signal transduction pathways lead to severe disorders and diminished life quality, and consequently pose an economic burden. Research in steroids so far has provided insights on biological homeostasis and how to deal with some health issues like human fertility, menopause or hypertension. However, contemporary society is facing many still unsolved issues in environmental and developmental health and aging. With the interdisciplinary nature of steroid research, involving aspects of analytics, chemistry, biology, medicine and bioinformatics, our Congress will address present state-of-the-art approaches in the molecular basis of steroid-related common human diseases like metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, inflammation, and cancer. Additionally there will be ample time to enjoy plenary lectures, short oral presentations and interactive poster discussions.

Sessions will cover the following major topics:

- understanding steroid receptor functionality
- mechanisms of signal transduction
- pre-receptor metabolism of steroids
- chemistry of steroid synthesis
- steroids in disease
- translational approaches
- environmental impact on human health

General overviews of a topic will be accompanied by presentations of novel work undertaken at leading laboratories that focus on the interdisciplinary character of steroids research. Emerging trends and new developments will also be addressed in the sessions.

6–8 April 2011 Membrane Proteins: Structure and Function

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK

The conference "Membrane Proteins: Structure and Function" will take place Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th April 2011. The aim of the conference is to discuss recent structural and functional developments of membrane proteins in experimental and computational contexts. Topics covered will include ligand-gated ion channels, transporters, GPCRs and viral proteins and should be of interest to members of the pharmaceutical industry as well as those in academia. There will be opportunities for oral and poster presentations. Contributions from students and postdocs are particularly welcome.

6–8 April 2011 Faraday Discussion 150: Frontiers in Spectroscopy

Basel, Switzerland

For almost 200 years spectroscopy has been one of the primary methods to probe the properties and dynamics of atoms and molecules. Despite its long history, it continues to be one of the most vigorous and active disciplines in the physical sciences.
In recent years a number of technological and methodological advances have opened up new exciting areas of study. Examples include biomolecules in the gas and condensed phases, molecules in extreme environments such as ultracold gases, metrology using frequency combs, THz spectroscopy and probes of fast molecular and electronic dynamics using femtosecond and attosecond laser sources. The impressive progress in the experimental domain has been going hand in hand with the advancement of theoretical methods to compute molecular structure, properties and spectra with increasing accuracy in ever larger systems.
FD150 will provide a forum to discuss cutting-edge developments and future challenges in molecular spectroscopy. The topics addressed at the meeting include biomolecules in the gas and condensed phases, high and ultrahigh-resolution spectroscopy, studies of molecular dynamics in the time and frequency domain and progress in computational methods.
FD150 will review recent advances in spectroscopy from several areas with the aim to identify current frontiers of research and future directions. The meeting is addressed at both experimentalists and theoreticians and aims to bring together scientists from different fields including chemistry, physics, the biosciences and related disciplines.


- High- and ultrahigh-resolution spectroscopy
- Biomolecules in the gas and condensed phases
- Computational methods
- Spectroscopy for molecular dynamics

11–12 April 2011 7th SCI-RSC Symposium on Proteinase Inhibitor Design (Proteinase 2011)

Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

This symposium will cover progress in the design and synthesis of aspartic, serine, cysteine and metallo protease inhibitors for a diverse range of target indications, while also covering a range of drug discovery activity: from ‘Molecules to Medicines.
Who should attend?
This meeting is aimed at medicinal chemists and other scientists interested in furthering their knowledge of proteases.


- Inhibiting the uninhibitable: proteases in infectious disease and cancer
- Structure-based design of selective, non-covalent cathepsin S inhibitors
- Testing the amyloid hypothesis, from phenotypes to fragments
- The HCV-protease inhibitor: Telaprevir
- The design, SAR and synthesis of novel ADAM-TS4 (Aggrecanase-1) inhibitors for the treatment of osteoarthritis
- Discovery of R1663 - a selective and efficacious factor Xa inhibitor
- Computational strategies for lead finding and optimization in serine proteases
- Target validation for proteases - the key factor for future success
- Discovery of non-peptidic cathepsin K inhibitors for the treatment of osteoporosis
- Discovery of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®), a novel, oral, antithrombotic agent
- Highly selective matrix metalloproteinase-13 Inhibitors for the treatment of osteoarthritis
- Fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) at Lilly and highlights of an FBDD approach to beta secretase

18–19 April 2011 Analysis of free radicals, radical modifications and redox signalling

Aston University, Birmingham, UK

A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting
Meeting background:
Redox signalling via reversible modifications of protein thiols and bioactivity of oxidized lipids are topical fields that underpin understanding of physiological and disease processes. This meeting will focus on state-of-the-art methodology for measuring cellular levels of free radicals and analysing biomolecule oxidation, including discussion of the applications and limitations.


- Free radicals
- Reactive nitrogen species
- Oxidative post-translational modifications
- Redox signalling
- Lipid oxidation products
- Imaging
- Mass spectrometry
- Magnetic resonance techniques

1–6 May 2011 The 46th EUCHEM Conference on Stereochemistry (Bürgenstock-Conference 2011)

Seehotel Waldstätterhof, Brunnen, Switzerland

According to its long tradition, the ‘Bürgenstock Conference 2011’ will again be interdisciplinary, covering many areas of chemistry in its main body, but allowing also for relevant highlights from neighboring disciplines, with due focus on structural and mechanistic aspects in all contributions. By tradition, the program of the "Bürgenstock-Conference" is not published in advance. However, the main areas in which lectures will be given are: Organic and metal-organic chemistry: discovery and development of new reactions, metal catalyzed C–H activation, oxidative functionalization, metal catalysis and enantioselective synthesis, organocatalysis, total synthesis of complex natural products, catalytic modification of natural products.

Supramolecular chemistry and physical organic chemistry: foldamers, chiral induction, encapsulation processes, microdroplets in microfluidics, molecular electronics, nanoscale objects, supramolecular chemistry of DNA, biomimetic materials and self-assembly.

Chemical biology: protein epitope mimetics, anti-infective agents, vaccine design, supramolecular polymerization, protein–protein and protein–DNA interactions, miniature proteins, fluorescent proteins, structure and function of four stranded nucleic acids.

1–5 June 2011 EMBO Conference Series 2011 - Chromatin and Epigenetics

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany

The main aim of this conference series is to present to a broad community the cutting edge developments in chromatin and epigenetics as they occur. Previous conferences of the series displayed one of the most exciting and steadily growing fields of research and provided an excellent platform to bring together top researchers working with different model organisms and methodological approaches with young scientists at the beginning of their career. In this tradition, the organizers want to continue the 3rd and last conference in the series in 2011, maintaining the basic structure but including topics that recently have proven relevant and fruitful. The topics will include themes such as chromatin dynamics, non-coding RNAs, reprogramming, genomic stability as well as influence of environmental signals in regulation of complex regulatory networks.
Furthermore, while epigenetics and the core themes will still form the fundamental basis, the connection of epigenetics with systems biology is still in its infancy. To answer one of the big epigenetic questions such as “plasticity versus stability” it is high time to also look with the eyes of systems biology as it offers great potential for future translational and medical research. The list of invited speakers has been extended to include leading experts in functional genomics/systems biology that are also interested in the area of epigenetics. We hope the conference will provide an ideal platform for interaction, discussions and collaborations between the two fields. Overall we aim to provide to the international community one of the scientific highlights of the year where mainstream results will be presented by international speakers, complemented by poster presentations and talks selected among the submitted abstracts.

15–18 June 2011 3rd International Symposium on Metallomics 2011

University of Münster, Münster, Germany

The 2011 International Symposium on Metallomics will feature a host of sessions, stimulating the interdisciplinary discussion between analytical scientists, biologists, physicians and clinical scientists from industry, government, academia, doctoral and graduate students. Main topics are:

Techniques and methods for metallomics (new instrumentation and technology, metal tags and labels, metal imaging and new methods)

- Human Metallomics
- BioGeo Metallomics
- Phyto Metallomics
- Microbial Metallomics
- Environmental Metallomics

11–13 July 2011 3rd Annual Ubiquitin Drug Discovery & Diagnostics Conference 2011

Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia (PA), USA

The third-annual premier conference in the ubiquitin field. This year's event will host an exciting cast of ubiquitin-focused distinguished faculty from the academic, pharmaceutical, biotech and business communities. Advances in oncology, infectious diseases, neurodegeneration, inflammation, diabetes, and muscle wasting will be covered. The agenda focuses on basic science, translational research and drug discovery within the ubiquitin pathway. It includes technology-driven workshop sessions, conference sessions, and business roundtables facilitating collaboration across sectors.

17–22 July 2011 ESF-LFUI Conference 2011 - Charge Transfer in Biosystems

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Austria

The scope of the Conference is to bring together scientists active world-wide in the theoretical and experimental investigation of charge transfer in biomolecules and complex systems that include a biological component (such as protein/surface and DNA/surface interfaces), to assess the state of the art in the field in terms of methods and knowledge. We also aim at training young scientists who pursue a multidisciplinary career that bridges physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. Another expected outcome is the creation of new collaborations that potentially may open new research avenues and lead to expanding knowledge in the near future. Charge transfer in biological molecules is a crucial issue for its implications in chemical reactions in living organisms and for the potential exploitation in nanotechnology. The measurement and theoretical description of the phenomena have been traditionally developed and carried out by the chemistry community, with typical instruments and tools. In the last couple of decades, with the advent of nanotechnology and the investigation of nucleic acids and proteins in this context, different communities have also come into play, notably physics and engineering. Therefore, new investigation methods have been prepared and applied, in both experiment and theory. The field is now mature to integrate the various approaches towards a consensus that would boost a deeper investigation of charge transfer in bio-systems in solution and interacting with solid materials, to gain new knowledge towards improving diagnostics and therapeutics on one hand and developing the next-generation nano scale electronic devices on the other hand. Few events have so far occurred to bring together the various communities that can convoy their expertise to improve the understanding of charge transfer phenomena. Given the latest developments in theoretical methods and experiments, the proposed conference is quite timely and the originality that can emerge from mixing experiences is outstanding.

Conference format:

- lectures by invited high level speakers
- short talks by young & early stage researchers
- poster sessions, round table and open discussion periods
- forward look panel discussion about future developments

18–20 July 2011 2nd International Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2011

Ourense, Spain

We cordially encourage you to attend and contribute to one of the major proteomics events of 2011 in Europe: the 2nd International Congress on Analytical Proteomics, that it will take place in Ourense, Spain, during the days 18, 19 and 20 of July 2011. The congress on Analytical Proteomics was born in 2009 in Portugal, Caparica, aiming to join the proteomics and analytical communities into a common objective: to develop robust, reproducible and reliable sample treatments that can be used in all branches of the Proteomics area with the confidence given by the driven motors of proteomics: those who need the analytical-based proteomics tools and those who develop analytical tools. The 1st International Congress on Analytical Proteomics had an excellent acceptance among the scientific community. We expect to have the same answer in the 2nd call in Ourense, at which once again we encourage you to contribute. We also are proud to announce that selected contributions presented to the congress will be considered for publication in a special issue dedicated to the 2nd ICAP by the Journal of Proteomics

3–4 August 2011 From beads on a string to the pearls of regulation: the structure and dynamics of chromatin. A joint Biochemical Society / Wellcome Trust conference

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

The meeting will encompass a structural perspective of chromatin, highlighting developments in our understanding of its organization and the impact on biological functions such as DNA replication, repair and transcription. The meeting will mark the retirement of Professor Jean Thomas, who has made major contributions to the field.


- Sequence determinants of nucleosome positional preferences
- Mechanism of chromatin remodelling
- Chromatin and DNA damage repair
- Nucleosome core structure and modification
- Higher order assembly of nucleosomes into filaments
- High mobility group protein structure and function in chromatin

7–12 August 2011 15th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC 15)

Vancouver, Canada

Plenary lectures will be given by nine internationally recognized scientists, including SBIC Early Career Award winners for 2010 and 2011. We will have four or five parallel sessions each day with varied scientific topics for presentation; submitted oral and poster contributions will form an important part of the scientific program. We will have a dynamic and engaging program prepared which includes significant speaking time allotted for submitted presentations.

Conference Topics:

- Medicinal Bioinorganic Chemistry
- Catalysis, and Small Molecule Activation
- Uptake, Traffic and Storage of Metal Ions
- Bioorganometallic Chemistry
- Environmental and Geochemical Bioinorganic Chemistry
- Nucleic Acids and Gene Regulation
- Bioenergetics, Electron Transfer, and Radicals
- Metalloproteomics and Genomics
- New and Emerging Developments

28 August–2 September 2011 Microscopy Conference MC 2011

Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU), Kiel, Germany

As on previous conferences, MC 2011 will focus on Microscopy with imaging instruments, with the three major topics, Material Science, Instrumentation and Methods, and Life Sciences, with about seven sessions each. In addition, the conference will host a major trade exhibition, which will bring together manufacturers of all different kinds of microscopies and microscopy techniques, as well as suppliers of accessories and consumables, preparation tools, image analysis systems, and important publishers in the field. The manufacturers are invited to present their latest equipment and developments and highlight new potential applications in technical lectures which will address a general audience. In the exhibition areas of the CAU Kiel, the commercial exhibition will form an integral part of the Conference and will contribute to the fact that MC 2011 will be a comprehensive source of information for anybody who is interested in microscopy for materials science and life science.

4–9 September 2011 MIB (Modeling Interactions in Biomolecules) 2011

Kutná Hora, Czech Republic


- New developments of computational approaches in biochemistry and biophysics, applications of quantum chemical methods on molecular models
- Molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and molecular mechanics simulations in biodisciplines

4–8 September 2011 14th Conference on Heterocycles in Bio-organic Chemistry

Brno, Czech Republic

Dear colleagues,

It is my great honour and pleasure to invite you to the XIVth Conference on Heterocycles in Bio-organic Chemistry, which will be held on September 4 – 8, 2011, at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference is a continuation of the international series started by Professor Henk van der Plas in 1980.

Bio-organic chemistry has been a dynamic research field; we have witnessed significant expansion of its boundaries during the last few years and we feel it is time to learn about the latest progress in the field. Therefore, our Department took the opportunity to organize the XIVth Conference. Our goal is to create a pleasant and friendly atmosphere in order to facilitate fruitful interaction of young scientists with internationally recognized speakers who were chosen with the help of the members of the Scientific Committee.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Brno - city of science and music, personified by Johann Gregor Mendel and Leoš Janáček.

Milan Potáček
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Department of Chemistry, Masaryk University, Brno, and

Kamil Paruch
Vicechairman of the Organizing Committee
Department of Chemistry, Masaryk University, Brno

10–12 January 2012 Annual Symposium - Frontiers in Biological Catalysis

Robinson College Cambridge, UK

Symposium background:
The symposium places great emphasis on the role of catalysis in key biological processes, ranging from signalling, apoptosis, respiration and photosynthesis, to antibiotic synthesis and related secondary metabolism. The topic is timely in view of the challenges facing the wider enzymology community: the meeting will seek to emphasise the detailed/unique information emerging from reductionist approaches, and how to integrate with high-throughput approaches characteristic of the systems biology era. Reductionist approaches are particularly powerful when applied in a multidisciplinary setting, and there is the need to transcend the inherent limits of individual disciplines (e.g. crystallography, molecular modelling) to provide state-of-the-art dynamic insight into enzyme function.
The residential nature of the meeting is ideal to stimulate wide-ranging discussions between delegates from a multidisciplinary background on the ongoing developments and increasing complexity of the subject matter.


- Hot topics and recent approaches in biological catalysis
- Biological catalysis in action: linking enzyme dynamics, structure and function
- Synthetic biology and enzyme biotechnological application
- Enzymes, pathways and metabolism
- Enzymes in drug discovery

3–6 June 2013 Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress 2013

Boston, MA, USA

This unique international conference will provide a platform for all pharmaceutical scientists, internists and primary care physicians to discuss and learn about important international breakthrough developments in drug discovery and on new therapeutics. The focus of the conference will be on the interdisciplinary fields of drug discovery, drug therapy and translational medicine. A similar series of conferences have been held by the organizers in the UAE over the last several years. These events have been highly successful and many top international scientists, including over 22 Nobel Laureates, have presented their work.

7–8 February 2015 Mammalian DNA Repair

Ventura, CA

The focus of this meeting is to empower the young scientists by providing them with a framework for informal and fertile discussions among peers on their most recent research findings as well as on career paths. Scientific presentations will be at the forefront of research on mechanisms of DNA repair, cytoplasmic and nuclear DNA damage signaling and consequences on cell fate, while a career panel will bring together scientists from different backgrounds such as academia, industry, publishing/editing and entrepreneurship to share their insight regarding career development.

9–10 February 2015 Structural Dynamics in Cellular Communication

Brussels, Belgium

The conference will cover the latest advances in protein science, focusing on systems structural biology, the functional role of structural dynamics, the organization of complexes and key technological advances. During four  plenary sessions this first edition will handle the following topics:  macromolecular machines and assemblages; protein network dynamics; protein fluctuations and function; and membrane proteins and complexes.

1–6 March 2015 Genomic Instability and DNA Repair

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Far from being a single process, genome maintenance involves the integration of multiple DNA damage repair and signaling pathways that are deeply influenced by cell cycle progression, chromatin composition, gene transcription, genome organization and the differentiation state of the cell. Preservation of genomic integrity is of paramount importance for cellular homeostasis, organismal development and tumor suppression. Accordingly, defects in the pathways that signal and repair DNA damage cause pathologies that include cancer, neurological disorders, premature aging and immunodeficiency. Our understanding of genome maintenance in the context of the multitude of intracellular transactions remains woefully incomplete and topic sessions addressing this issue will comprise a major theme of the conference. The program uniquely connects fields that otherwise rarely meet on a single occasion and will cover genome stability, development, disease, telomere biology and stem cell function. The meeting will highlight the latest trends including how genomic technologies have revolutionized our view of genome integrity and led to the discovery of new types of genome rearrangements whose mechanistic underpinnings remain largely unknown. The unusually broad scope of the conference will bring together scientists operating at the leading edge of multiple disciplines ranging from basic cell biology to pre-clinical oncology. Interactions between junior and seasoned investigators, as well as interdisciplinary contacts, will be fostered through poster presentations, workshops and plenary sessions, some of which are shared with the concurrent Keystone Symposia meeting on DNA Replication and Recombination, which will focus on the highly complementary theme of repair in the setting of DNA replication.

8–13 March 2015 RNA Editing

Lucca (Barga), Italy

The 2015 Gordon Research Conference on RNA Editing brings together researchers at the forefront of the field of editing and modification of nucleic acids. The impact of RNA and DNA editing and modification on biological systems is well-documented and progress in high-throughput nucleic acid sequencing techniques has clearly demonstrated that the information encoded in genomes is extensively altered at the level of gene expression. These changes impact processes as diverse as gene expression, protein synthesis, RNA splicing, somatic hypermutation, viral replication, organismal development, and immunoglobulin class switch recombination and are demonstrated to affect numerous human diseases, including cancer, metabolic disorders, pathogen recognition, immune system disorders, mitochondrial diseases, and viral and parasite pathogenesis. This biennial conference series has been held every other year since 1997, and is the only international meeting devoted to bringing together researchers working on the biogenesis, detection, and physiological consequences of normal and pathologic RNA-editing and modification events. The GRC provides a forum for researchers from diverse fields to interact extensively in an environment that promotes active discussion. Presentations from scientists at the frontiers of the field and at all stages of their careers will continue to enrich the highly collaborative nature of the RNA and DNA editing and modification fields and will excite new ideas and collaborations from among meeting participants leading to a broader understanding of these important processes in biology.

15–20 March 2015 Long Noncoding RNAs: From Evolution to Function

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA

It has become clear that metazoan genomes are replete with transcription from non-protein-coding regions, generating many long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) transcripts. Recent progress has enabled genome-wide mapping of lncRNAs and has unraveled unifying themes; lncRNAs function as epigenetic regulators, scaffolds, decoys, and enhancers. While these and other themes have been pursued in several meetings, the field has matured in numerous novel directions, and we will leverage these to comprehensively characterize lncRNAs across metazoan genomes. We aim to broaden our horizons with emerging data from humans and model systems, empowered by novel genomic technologies, including RNA-protein interaction mapping (CLIP- and RIP-seq), reverse genetics for lncRNAs not conserved in evolution (RNA sequencing in control and lncRNA-perturbed backgrounds), and proteogenomics to empirically bound the translational output of putative lncRNAomes. These topics have recently amassed diverse insights into RNA biology. The goal of our meeting is to integrate novel findings, enhance previously proposed models of lncRNA function, and generate new testable hypotheses. Our synthesis of RNA structure, function, evolution, and informatics will foster progress in this rapidly growing field.

28 March–1 April 2015 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

The 14 themes of the meeting symposia cover the broad range of biomolecules and systems that interest the ASBMB membership. We are certain that you will find new twists in the recent discoveries as well as new areas in which the science is advancing rapidly.

19–24 April 2015 The Crossroads of Lipid Metabolism and Diabetes

Tivoli Hotel and Congress Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

The prevalence of obesity and Type 2 diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions throughout the world. One of the key features of these insulin-resistant disorders is disturbances in lipid metabolism. Overproduction of fatty acids in the liver leads to hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL cholesterol, which are important risk factors for the development of atherosclerosis, the most common cause of death among diabetic patients. In addition, excess fatty acid production and the accumulation of hepatic cholesterol promote the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which has become one of the leading indications for liver transplantation. In addition, disturbances in bile acid metabolism may also contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, as well as gallstones. The goal of this meeting is to provide attendees with the latest advances in the understanding of mechanisms governing the metabolism of lipids and how these pathways become dysregulated in the insulin resistant state. Elucidation of mechanisms underlying lipid metabolism may reveal new therapeutic strategies to combat atherosclerosis and other complications of diabetic patients. This program will stimulate interactions that are likely to augment and accelerate this process.

22–23 April 2015 ICBMB 2015 International Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Paris, France

The aim of the conference is to promote research in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Another goal is to facilitate exchange of new ideas in these fields and to create a dialogue between scientists and practitioners.

28 April–2 May 2015 Telomeres & Telomerase


We are pleased to offer the ninth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Telomeres & Telomerase to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of telomeres and telomerase biology. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 28, and run through lunch on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The meeting is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate interaction amongst groups active in diverse systems.

18–19 May 2015 Non-Coding RNA: New Mechanisms and Approaches

Boston, USA

Emerging new roles of non-coding RNA are transforming biology. Leaders in the field will report on advances in our understanding of RNA in genome stability, immunology, epigenetic inheritance. This meeting will cover a range of systems including protists, invertebrates and mammals. A major focus will be how to translate new RNA mechanisms into new therapeutic approaches.

26–31 May 2015 RNA 2015, The Twentieth Annual Meeting of the RNA Society

Madison Wisconsin, USA

This meeting will discuss the pathways, by which RNA molecules exert control over all levels of gene expression in amoebae, with special emphasis to the processes in the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum.

4–7 June 2015 The 2015 IMB Conference DNA repair and genome stability within chromatin environments


The conference will cover local chromatin events and their implications for genome stability, such as the functions of chromatin remodellers and posttranslational modifications in various DNA repair and damage signalling pathways.

7–12 June 2015 MicroRNAs and Noncoding RNAs in Cancer

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA

MicroRNAs and other noncoding RNAs have recently emerged as key regulators of gene expression during development and are frequently mis-expressed in human disease states, in particular cancer. MicroRNAs act to promote or repress cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis during development, all processes that go awry in cancer. Thus, microRNAs have the ability to behave like oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Their small size and molecular properties make microRNAs amenable as targets and therapeutics in cancer treatment. MicroRNAs thus present a paradigm shift in thinking about gene regulation during development and disease and provide the oncologist with a potentially powerful new battery of agents to diagnose and treat cancer. However, while hundreds of human microRNAs and noncoding RNAs are known, relatively little is known about their roles and targets, and there is still a limited literature on using these molecules in the clinic. The specific aims of this meeting serve to address these deficiencies and are as follows: 1) Focus on the exciting biology of microRNAs and noncoding RNAs in controlling developmental and cancer processes like cell proliferation, differentiation, cell cycle, apoptosis and metastasis. This meeting will highlight the best current research into the role that miRNAs play in these fundamental processes and provide the basic understanding that will drive the invention of powerful clinical tools; 2) Focus on the latest efforts to harness the power of these RNAs as agents in the fight against cancer. Discussions will range from use of miRNAs as diagnostic and prognostic markers in cancer, to SNPs providing risk factors for cancer, to the delivery and effectiveness of small RNA therapeutics in clinically relevant settings; 3) Attract the best researchers working in small RNAs and cancer to one place for critical discussions that will advance the field and accelerate the benchside to bedside use of this technology; and 4) Provide a stimulating environment where students, postdocs and junior investigators can present and discuss their research with the best minds in the field.

27–29 July 2015 International Conference on Transcriptomics

Orlando, FL, USA

We welcome you to the International Conference on Transcriptomics popularly known as Transcriptomics-2015, which is going to be held during July 27-29, 2015 at Hotel Hyatt Regency - Orlando International Airport, Florida, USA. The theme of the conference "Transcriptome Analysis: Unveiling the layers of Expression" is all about simplifying the complex phenomenon behind protein expression by RNA-Seq. Transcriptomics is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with transcriptome analysis and how the next generation sequencing is replacing microarrays as the choice method to accurate expression profiling and quantify overall gene expression level. Transcriptomics research provides a profitable business opportunity to several pharmaceutical and biotech companies as these technologies have wide application areas such as drug discovery and research followed by clinical diagnosis of various disorders. With the arrival of advanced technological platforms, it creates a need for effective bioinformatics tools and services in order to manage and analyze huge amount of data released from these technologies. Transcriptomics mainly focusses on the Universities, Institutes and major Societies along with big market in Transcriptome technology.

11–15 August 2015 Metabolic Signaling & Disease: From Cell to Organism


Metabolic regulation is at the intersection of many scientific fields, ranging from basic biochemistry and molecular biology to physiology, to the study of disease pathogenesis. Currently, a major challenge for these diverse fields is to define commonalities and differences in metabolic pathways and their regulation, and determine the role of these processes for physiology and disease states. This meeting will fill an important gap by bringing together outstanding researchers focused on diverse pathways, cell types, or diseases with a common theme of understanding how metabolism is regulated in physiology and disease states.

18–22 August 2015 Eukaryotic mRNA Processing


We are pleased to host the tenth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Eukaryotic mRNA Processing, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 18 and run through lunch on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The meeting will focus on the mechanisms and regulation of mRNA splicing, polyadenylation, turnover, localization and RNA interference. It will include all aspects mRNA transport, processing and control, including microRNA function. The meeting is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate interaction amongst groups active in diverse systems.

1–4 September 2015 Signalling 2015: Cellular Functions of Phosphoinositides and Inositol Phosphates

Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

This meeting will bring together both world leading and early career scientists to discuss their latest research into the cellular functions of inositol phospholipids and phosphates. Posters and short oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. This meeting will commemorate the retirement of Professor Robin Irvine FRS.

15–18 September 2015 78th Harden Conference: Protein Kinases in Health and Disease

Norton Park Hotel, Winchester, UK

The aim of this meeting is to highlight new research on the regulation and function of protein kinases in cancer, inflammation and metabolism. Speakers from the pharmaceutical sector will give an update on progress in the development and therapeutic use of specific kinase inhibitors. The regulation of kinase activation by ubiquitination, and the possibility of therapeutic targeting this post-translational modification will also be discussed. In addition, there will be a session focusing on methodological advances in kinase research.

3–5 November 2015 PI3K-like protein kinases

Milan, Italy


- DNA damage
- Cell growth
- Apoptosis

3–5 July 2017 International Conference On Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon – PBSI 2017

Paris (France)

From chemistry to catalysis, materials, biology, and medicine, from theory to application, the main target of this conference is to gather Researchers and Experts in Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon community in order to provide all participants with the latest progress and inputs recorded in each field.

  • Recycling, green chemistry, environment impact & sustainability
  • Fabrication processes and applications in the industry
  • Materials science: polymers, thin films, nanopowders, ceramics, crystals, composites etc.
  • Computational and theoretical chemistry
  • Bioinorganic chemistry and application in medicine
  • Energy, conversion & storage
  • Catalysis processes & applications
  • Optical, electrical and magnetic properties
  • Advanced synthesis and characterization
  • Reactions of coordination compounds
  • General aspects of inorganic chemistry

25–27 September 2017 International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2017


The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. It is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a wide audience, promote knowledge exchange, and network.

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