1–13 December 2020, Scifurm, online
1st International Electronic Conference on Biomolecules: Natural and Bio-Inspired Therapeutics for Human Diseases
It is with great enthusiam that we announce the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biomolecules: Natural and Bio-Inspired Therapeutics for Human Diseases (IECBM2020). The conference is organized by the MDPI open-access journal Biomolecules (Impact Factor 4.082), and will be held online from 1 to 13 December 2020.
Nature has long inspired drug discovery. While synthetic products often fail to meet clinical expectacions, natural products are highly optimized for their in vivo specific functions. The field of natural and bio-inspired therapeutics grows with every new attempt to mimic nature to produce new and succesful drugs targeting a wide variety of human diseases. This conference will provide leading scientists working in the field with an online platform on which to share their latest research and engage in exciting discussions. The main topics and sessions of the conference are:
- Natural and bio-inspired drug universe (Session 1);
- Derivatives of natural drugs: when chemistry allows to optimize what was created by nature (Session 2);
- Pathways for the discovery of new bio-inspired and natural drugs and their derivatives (Session 3);
- Repurposing of previously approved natural and bio-inspired drugs (Session 4)
This online event will bring together researchers from all over the world with no concerns of travel or other related expenditures. Participation and “attendance” to the IECBM2020 are FREE of charge.
The conference invites submissions for abstracts that will be reviewed by the conference committee. The authors of accepted contributions will be invited to submit a conference paper along with a slide or poster presentation of their work. All participants will have the opportunity to examine, explore, and critically engage with research findings published in Sciforum during the conference.
After the conference, all accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of this e-conference within a dedicated issue of the MDPI journal Proceedings. In addition, all participants will be encouraged to submit a full paper to one dedicated Special Issue in Biomolecules with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC).
We hope that you will join this e-conference to exchange ideas, start fruitful collaborations, and make this first edition a success—the first of many.
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Uversky
Prof. Dr. Prakash Kulkarni
Dr. Marc Maresca