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7–10 September 2021 The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins

Florence, Italy

We would like to invite you to The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins, which will be held in the wonderful city of Florence, Italy, in the period September 7-10, 2021. The conference will be hosted at the University of Florence, in the biomedical campus nearby the main city hospital, which is easily accessible from the airport, train station or city center. Apart the high quality science which will be presented during the event, our fantastic location will afford the possibility to visit the city in which Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei (to mention just a few personalities) lived and created some of their unique artistic and scientific masterpieces. The friendly and peaceful atmosphere of our city will surely favor nice scientific interactions and the possibility to establish interesting contacts with scientists from all over the world in a collaborative manner.

https://isfms2021.sciforum.net/

1–13 December 2020 Electronic Conference of Biomolecules

Scifurm, online

Dear Colleagues,

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.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Uversky
Prof. Dr. Prakash Kulkarni
Dr. Marc Maresca

https://sciforum.net/conference/IECBM2020

17 December 2020–17 January 2021 Cell-to-Cell Metabolic Cross-Talk in Physiology and Pathology

online

On behalf of the Scientific Advisory Committee, we are pleased to welcome you to the first electronic conference, Cells 2020, dedicated to the “mechanisms and pathophysiological role of the metabolic cross-talk between the cells”.

Cells 2020 is an online event that covers all aspects of cell metabolic cross-talk.

The event is hosted on Sciforum, the platform developed by MDPI for organizing electronic conferences and discussion groups, and is sponsored by MDPI and the Cells open access Journal.

The theme of the electronic conference is Cell-to-Cell Metabolic Cross-Talk in Physiology and Pathology .

The conference will be held from 17 December 2020 to 17 January 2021 on sciforum.net, a platform service for hosting international electronic conferences for scientific communities.

Topical sessions include:

  1. Cell Cycle Regulators: The Cross-Talk with Metabolism
  2. Exosomes and Extracellular Vesicles in Health and Disease
  3. The Cross-Talk between Cell Adhesion and Metabolism
  4. The Cross-Talk between Cell Death Regulation and Metabolism
  5. The Cross-Talk between Immune Cells and Tissue Microenvironment
  6. The Compartmentalisation of Cellular Signaling

Cells 2020 will allow scientists from all over the world to present their latest research and receive direct feedback from peers, without costs of travel. Cells 2020 will be sponsored by MDPI, Switzerland.

Please note that registration and publishing abstracts/presentations/proceedings are free of charge. Full papers will be selected for publication in a Special Issue of Cells (IF 4.366; with 20% discount on article processing charges): Selected Papers from the International Electronic Conference on Cell-to-Cell Metabolic Cross-Talk in Physiology and Pathology.

We hope that you will join the conference to make use of the presence of internationally renowned scholars to exchange ideas and to merge different areas of expertise into successful collaborations.

https://sciforum.net/conference/Cells2020

17–19 March 2021 The first International Conference on Antioxidants: Sources, Methods, Health Benefits, and Industrial Applications—ICA 2021

Barcelona, Spain

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the first International Conference on Antioxidants: Sources, Methods, Health Benefits, and Industrial Applications.

The conference is organized by the MDPI open access journal Antioxidants (Impact Factor 4.520) and will be held as a three-day event in Barcelona, Spain, 17–19 March 2021.

Antioxidants represent a huge area of investigation for researchers from many disciplines, and their importance in a variety of fields from health to food to innovative materials is increasingly appreciated.

Despite the enormous amount of research work related to this issue, our knowledge needs to be improved on the mechanism of action, the bioaccesibility and bioavailability of dietary antioxidants, oxidative stress and antioxidant defence systems, antioxidant-based therapeutic strategies, antioxidant functional food, and the design of biomaterials with antioxidant properties for use in biomedical applications or functional packaging. We have to continue pursuing the search for new natural sources of antioxidants while shifting toward sustainable methodologies for their extraction, and, finally, we need to standardize and validate the methods for their analysis and for evaluating and ranking the antioxidant power.

The main topics and sessions of the conference will cover:

    Health Outcomes of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress with special emphasis on: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, microbiome and gut health, metabolic disorders, neurodegenerative pathologies, cognitive function and sports

    Antioxidant Enzyme Systems with special emphasis on: ROS, RNS, and RSS; mitochondria; redox signaling; photooxidative stress

    Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants with special emphasis on: occurrence, preparation methods, mechanisms of action, evaluation/measurement methodologies, green extraction procedures

    Industrial Applications with special emphasis on: biomaterials, functional packaging, biomedical devices

The conference will host a number of internationally renowned speakers and invites submissions for oral presentations and posters. We wish the meeting may offer a unique opportunity for direct communication between scholars, favoring personal contacts between younger and experienced researchers on advanced research topics and technological issues.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting meeting in Barcelona.

https://ica2021.sciforum.net/

17–19 May 2021 Polymers 2021 -New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People

Turin, Italy

We are very proud and honored to announce the international conference Polymers 2021 - New Trends in Polymers Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal Polymers. The conference will be held in Turin, Italy, on May 17–19, 2021.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to present leading-edge research on the advancements in polymer science and technology in all its main aspects, with a particular emphasis on those aiming to preserve and improve the health of the planet and of people, as per title. Both oral and poster contributions are welcome. The broad themes that will be addressed during the conference include synthesis, modification, and characterization of synthetic and natural polymers, polymers from green chemistry, polymer hybrids, nanocomposites, polymer biomaterials, polymers in drug delivery and tissue engineering, polymers for human health, bio-based and biodegradable polymers, polymer recycling and re-use, polymers for the environment, functional polymers, and polymers in energy, among others.

https://polymers2021.sciforum.net/

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18–22 May 2021 The 14th International Adenovirus Meeting

Toledo, Spain

Adenoviruses are associated with gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, respiratory and urinary tract infections which in general have low clinical relevance. However, they can cause severe pathologies, even life-threatening, in immunosuppressed individuals. There is no efficient treatment for adenovirus infections approved so far.
Adenoviruses can also produce serious disease in poultry and other domestic animals, resulting in economic losses. Remarkably, adenoviruses are also the most widely used vectors in the clinical gene therapy field.

Many groups are working to modify the natural properties of adenoviruses and turn them into tools for vaccination, gene transfer, or oncolysis.
The International Adenovirus Meeting is the gathering point for scientists interested in all aspects of adenovirus infection. Worldwide experts share their ideas and latest results on adenovirus detection in nature; their clinical impact; their uses in virotherapies; assembly of the infectious particle; and interaction with the host. The meeting occurred sporadically in the first years since its beginning in 1976, and is now celebrated every two years. The most recent locations were Dobogókö (Hungary, 2009), Umeå (Sweden, 2012), San Diego (California, 2014), Barsinghausen (Germany, 2016), and Cuernavaca (Mexico, 2018).
We invite you to participate in the 14th International Adenovirus Meeting, which will take place in Toledo, Spain, from May 26th to May 30th 2020. This historic city was at a time a melting pot of three cultures, and will welcome us with a great environment and exciting science.

https://iam2020.atlantacongress.org/

28 May–1 June 2021 The 12th International Congress on Autoimmunity

Athens, Greece

Join colleagues from around the world in Athens to learn about the newest therapeutic techniques and diagnostic tools as well as the most up-to-date research and novel therapies of autoimmune diseases

With the history and experience of 11 International Congresses behind us, we are excited to welcome you to the 12th International Congress on Autoimmunity in Athens, Greece on 28 May – 1 June, 2021.

The unique scientific program of the Congress will bring you the latest updates in the field of autoimmune diseases, presented by the world’s leading experts, while at the same time providing an amazing stage for young upcoming talents to present their research to a first-rate audience.

The 12th International Congress on Autoimmunity is the only meeting where you can learn about more than 80 autoimmune diseases from a variety of perspectives, both research-based and clinical. We will discuss the newest therapeutic techniques and diagnostic tools as well as the most up-to-date research on genetic, etiology, diagnostic, clinical aspects and novel therapies of autoimmune diseases.

Established by Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld, the congress constitutes a network of international leaders on immunology, rheumatology and related fields, all of whom contribute their unique and diverse knowledge to the “family of autoimmunity.”

Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens.

https://autoimmunity.kenes.com/

7–12 June 2021 International Symposium on Cyclodextrins in 2021 (ICS 2021)

Messina, Italy

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to announce the 20th International Cyclodextrin Symposium (ICS2021).

ICS2021 will be held during June 7-10, 2021 at Giardini Naxos (Messina, ITALY) at UNAHOTELS Naxos Beach Sicilia and will be jointly organized by the National Council of Research (CNR) and the University of Messina, Italy. The first ICS was held in Budapest, Hungary in 1981, and organized by Prof. J. Szejtli. The 13th ICS was held in Turin, Italy, in 2006 and was organized by Prof. F. Trotta. Hence, ICS2021 will be the second symposium of this series hosted in Italy. This symposium follows the 19th ICS held on April 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

All scientists belonging to the international academic community and to the industrial network interested in the cyclodextrin (CD) science are warmly invited.

We are planning different sections ranging from the fundamentals of various aspects of the cyclodextrins chemistry, physics and materials technology to the applications in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and life sciences, opening a window on last progresses on supramolecules, polymers and nanoconstructs based on CD. The ICS2021 will provide the chance for scientists working in different field of cyclodextrin research to meet and learn from each other, thus enhancing collaborations and scientific contacts.

We envisaged to include in the ICS 2021 program plenary lectures, key-notes, oral and poster presentations, dealing with the above-mentioned subjects. In this regard, as opening plenary speaker, we will have the honor to host the Nobel Laureate 2016 for Chemistry, Sir James Fraser Stoddart, which has already confirmed his presence with a lecture on the following theme: “Cyclodextrin-Based Molecular-Organic Frameworks : Emergence Opens Up a Whole New World of Wonders”.

We are also planning different reduction/and or prizes for young scientists and students.

Looking forward to see you at Giardini Naxos (Messina) on June 2021

http://www.ismn.cnr.it/ics2020/

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