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26–29 September 2018 1st MEBAC a Summit on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources

Bodrum, Turkey

It is expected that the summit with the full support of the Turkish Society of Microbiology and the KUKENS, as well as the Eliava Institute in Georgia will make a valuable contribution to the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Caucasus regional scientific community, particularly in the fields of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, veterinary medicine, food and chemical engineering, as well as making scientific exchanges possible in the fields of biology and biotechnology. No doubt that, with a wider participation from eminent scientists delivering presentations, the conference will deliver a global success. Scientists participating in the summit from the four corners of MEBAC will have the opportunity to meet both local and regional expert colleagues and exchange information and know-how. Although summit is targeting participations from the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Caucasus (MEBAC) regions, the conference is open to the entire world. The World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) accordingly, will have an “Observer” participant status in the Summit playing a key role in the world-wide dissemination of the advancements put forward by the MEBAC participants.


6–7 October 2018 The 33rd Symposium on Natural Products

Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan

The Symposium on Natural Products is one of the largest seminars with long history in Taiwan. This year, the 33rd symposium will be held on October 6th and 7th at Kaohsiung Medical University. The topics of this symposium include three major areas: Natural Products Chemistry, Natural Products Pharmacology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Experts and scholars from US, Japan, Korea, and Thailand will share their latest discoveries. Attendees are invited to stretch their boundaries and form collaborations with experts outside their own areas.


9–11 October 2018 The 11th edition of Sea Tech Week

Brest, France

The 11th edition of Sea Tech Week – the international marine science and technology event – is preparing to welcome participants from 9th to 11th October 2018 at Le Quartz Conference Centre in Brest, France.

Sea Tech Week represents not only over one thousand participants, researchers, industrialists and decision-makers but also a unique opportunity to develop business relationships at face-to-face meetings with specifiers, customers, leads and prospective partners.

For 2018, the event has a new theme: marine bioresources, covering a broad sweep from resource characterisation and production to economic development (extraction, bioprocessing, etc.). Also featured are associated presentations and conferences on robotics, wave modelling, etc. The objective: to spotlight all the latest technologies on offer in these different fields of application.

Discover a fresh look to the event’s organisation and a more integrated programme that places the exhibition at its heart, featuring coffee breaks and opening reception held in the exhibition spaces to ensure maximum footfall from day one.

Seize the chance to develop business links and research collaborations with Norway, guest country of honour this year.

Sea Tech Week is organised in the framework of “Campus mondial de la mer” by Brest metropole city council and Technopôle Brest-Iroise, with the support of European Union and Brittany region.

More information: www.seatechevent.eu 

Follow us on Twitter @SeaTechEvent #SeaTech2018


21–26 October 2018 ICHA 2018

La Cité, Nantes, France

  • Full name of conference: The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae
  • Description: The ICHA 2018 scientific program will foster discussions and hopes to inspire participants from a wide array of themes to initiate collaborations within and across disciplines for the advancement of our field. While major culprits of public safety problems (the genera Alexandrium, Dinophysis, Pseudo-nitzschia for marine systems or Anabaena, Aphanizomenon and Microcystis for freshwater systems) still continue to thrive in our waters, many advances have been made in monitoring for these species and their toxins. Still, as the environment and anthropogenic stressors continue to change, our coastal and freshwater systems also undergo heavy changes. Therefore, our ability to detect novel or emerging organisms and their toxins become of growing importance. It also becomes clearer that the societal impacts of Harmful Algae are multiple and do not simply concern fisheries and aquaculture but increasingly so other sectors, including tourism, shipping, desalination and renewable energy supply. Therefore, we felt it important to reiterate the need to translate fundamental science into knowledge to help overcome societal challenges. We have thus placed the conference under the theme “From Ecosystems to Socio-ecosystems”.
    The various thematic sessions will showcase important scientific advances and highlight impacts of harmful algae in a world of fast changes and complex interactions.
  • Conference date: 21-26 October 2018
  • Location of conferenc: La Cité, Nantes, France
  • Conference website: www.icha2018.com


20–22 November 2018 Lipids in the ocean Structure, function, ecological role and applications

Brest, France

This interdisciplinary and international conference will strengthen the position of worldwide research on marine lipids toward global and integrative scientific questions, ranging from cellular-level to marine ecosystem functioning in the context of global changes. The conference will focus on key and timely topics, including lipid structure and function at cellular and sub-cellular levels, new methods in lipid analytical chemistry, stable isotope analysis of lipids, lipid role in trophic ecology, lipids in finfish and shellfish aquaculture, and benefits of bioactive lipids and omega 3. To our knowledge, this conference is the first international event focused exclusively on marine lipids. It aims to stimulate the development of new collaborative projects and to push the boundaries of knowledge on marine lipids and their applications.

Philippe Soudant,
Lydie Couturier,


28–31 July 2019 The Natural Products in Drug Discovery and Human Health (NatProdDDH) Conference

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

On behalf of the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE) and the organizing committee, I am honored to invite you to participate in the Natural Products in Drug Discovery and Human Health (NatProdDDH) conference that will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 28-31, 2019.
During four days, the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon will congregate the exciting world of Natural Products research, bringing together senior scientists, young researchers, and PhD students from all over the world to share their latest advances.
The attractive program of NatProdDDH will cover the state-of-the-art in Natural Products research, up to their application as value-added products for human health. Through plenary sessions, lectures, poster presentations and coffee breaks, the participants will discover the auspicious environment for the generation of innovative ideas, networking, and synergies.


25–26 September 2017 Rendez-Vous de Concarneau: where Industry meets Science in marine Biotechnology (RVCC 2017)

Brittany, France

The ‘Rendez-vous de Concarneau’ constitutes a series of yearly workshops aiming at promoting relationships and strengthening bridges between industry and academic research, and further at providing technology and knowledge transfer among stakeholders within European marine biotechnologies. This year’s focus is laid on biomaterial in marine biotechnology.

The following sessions will take place:

Session 1: International cooperation

Session 2: Medical devices for tissue therapies (I)

Session 3: Bioadhesion - biomimétisme

Session 4: Medical devices for tissue therapies (II)

Session 5: Marine origin polymers used as biomaterials for packaging

Sessions 6: Biomaterial and patent


13–15 October 2017 3rd Sino-Italian Symposium on Bioactive Natural Products & 1st International Forum for Drug Discovery Chemistry

Nanjing, China

Honorary Chairmen: Profs. Kai-Xian Chen and Guo-Qiang Lin            

Conference Chairmen: Profs. Ren-Xiang Tan, Ping Li, and Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati

Executive Chairmen: Profs. Zhong-Quan Liu and Hui-Ming Ge

Organizers: State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base for TCM Quality and Efficacy, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine; State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Nanjing University; State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, China Pharmaceutical University.

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Theme: Nature-inspired drug discovery

Conference Highlights: China and Italy are both renowned for their leadership in natural product chemistry and the innovative discovery of new medicines from nature. The knowledge of the topic may find its cross-continental arenas in terms of human health protection. Sponsored by the Natural Science Foundation of China, we are organizing the 3rd Sino-Italian Symposium on Bioactive Natural Products (SISBNP) and the 1st International Forum for Drug Discovery Chemistry (IFDDC) to be held jointly on 13-15 October 2017 in Nanjing, the capital of six dynasties in ancient China. The aim of such an academic event is to share the advanced idea in the field of natural product related sciences and to appreciate the relevant breakthrough that may promote the development of drug discovery chemistry with indispensible significance for human survival.

Abstract submission: All participants are invited to submit their abstracts (model attached) before July 30, 2017, via the e-mail addresses of the Executive Chairmen Prof. Zhong-Quan Liu (liuzq@njucm.edu.cn) and/or Hui-Ming Ge (hmge@nju.edu.cn). Equally welcomed are the abstracts for poster, invited, and plenary presentations relating to the following topics:

  • Efficient characterization of new bioactive natural products
  • Mode of action of natural products and pharmacophores thereof
  • Industrialization strategies of valuable natural products
  • Synthetic approaches to natural products with medicinal significance

Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed for their acceptance by the Organizing Committee. All scientists and students attend the meeting without any registration fees.


Speakers: The eminent scientists who confirmed to deliver lectures include:

- Prof. Ikuro ABE, The University of Tokyo

- Prof. Giovanni APPENDINO, University of Eastern Piedmont

- Prof. Gregory CHALLIS, University of Warwick

- Prof. Zoubida CHARROUF, Mohammed V University of Rabat

- Prof. Yongsheng CHE, Beijing Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology

- Prof. Daofeng CHEN, Fudan University

- Prof. Jijun CHEN, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS

- Prof. Yue CHEN, Nankai University

- Prof. Hai DENG, University of Aberdeen

- Prof. Zixin DENG, Wuhan University/Shanghai Jiao Tong University

- Prof. Margherita GAVAGNIN, Italian National Research Council, Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry ICB

- Prof. Yuewei GUO, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS

- Prof. Xiaojiang HAO, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS

- Prof. Youcai HU, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College

- Prof. Shengxiong HUANG, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS

- Prof. Jianhua JU, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS

- Prof. Yannick LANDAIS, University Bordeaux 1

- Prof. Xiaoguang LEI, Peking University

- Prof. Ang LI, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

- Prof. Jia LI, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS

- Prof. Shenghong LI, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS

- Prof. Weidong LI, Chongqing University

- Prof. Houwen LIN, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

- Prof. Hong LIU, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS

- Prof. Jikai LIU, South-Central University For Nationalities

- Prof. Wen LIU, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

- Prof. Yaqiu LONG, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS

- Prof. Xiaodong LUO, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS

- Prof. Bradley S. MOORE, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

- Prof. Werner E. G. MÜLLER, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University

- Prof. Dong-Chan OH, Seoul National University

- Prof. Yong QIN, Sichuan University

- Prof. Xuegong SHE, Lanzhou University

- Prof. Yuemao SHEN, Shandong University

- Prof. Jiangong SHI, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College

- Prof. Orazio TAGLIALATELA-SCAFATI, University of Naples Federico II

- Prof. Wenjun TANG, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

- Prof. Yi TANG, University of California Los Angeles

- Prof. Hong WANG, Zhejiang University of Technology

- Prof. Xiaohong WANG, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University

- Prof. Minghua XU, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS

- Prof. Zhen YANG, Peking University

- Prof. Zhujun YAO, Nanjing University

- Prof. Wencai YE, Jinan University

- Prof. Xinshan YE, Peking University

- Prof. Yang YE, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS

- Prof. Biao YU, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

- Prof. Jianmin YUE, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS

- Prof. Hongbin ZHAI, Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School

- Prof. Hongbin ZHANG, Yunnan University

- Prof. Yonghui ZHANG, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Venue: Lake-view Xuanwu Hotel

Detailed information please visit: http://www.xuanwu.com.cn/index.php?Locale=en-us



24–31 October 2017 19th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology

Haikou, Hainan, China

It is the first time that IST World Congress will be held in China. The 19th congress will incorporate the 11th Asia Pacific Conference of the International Society on Toxinology and the 13th Chinese Conference on Toxin and Medical Application. We will also welcome representation from our affiliate societies of the IST. Thus, the 19th IST World Congress will encompass a broad range of themes, including bacterial toxins, fungal toxins, plant toxins, animal venoms, synthesized toxins, toxin discovery and structure identification, toxin pharmacology, and clinical toxinology, etc.

We look forward to meeting you at our joint booth with other MDPI journals.


5–9 November 2017 International Marine Drug Symposium

Qingdao, China

The 2017 International Marine Drug Symposium will invite a number of domestic and foreign scholars who will present keynote reports or special reports on the discovery of marine drug lead compounds, technology of molecular mass activity preparation, drug candidates and new drug research, marine bio functional products and other related fields of new achievements. The conference will provide a high-level communication platform for marine drug workers and enterprises. This conference will be a grand event in the field of marine medicine research in China!

We will have our own booth at 2017 International Marine Drug Symposium. Join us and share your important views with us!

For more information on the conference, please visit:


1–6 July 2018 The XVIIIth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2018 (WCP2018)

Kyoto, Japan

The XVIIIth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2018 (WCP2018) will be held from July 1 (Sun.) to 6(Fri.), 2018 at Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan. It will be hosted by the Japanese Pharmacological Society and the Japanese Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The main theme of WCP2018 is “Pharmacology for the Future Science, Drug Development and Therapeutics.” Expecting more than 4000 attendees, this will be a great opportunity to meet leading-edge speakers and gain new insights through taking part in exciting sessions, plus enjoy the scenic beauty of Kyoto! Please visit www.wcp2018.org for additional information.


28–29 July 2018 Gordon Research Seminar, Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds (GRS)

Andover, NH, USA

The Gordon Research Seminar on Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. This research seminar will focus on the chemistry and biology of natural products and bioactive compounds, from their biosynthetic origins to their syntheses, and beyond to their application in health and medicine.


23–25 July 2010 2010 International Symposium on Advanced Biological Engineering (ISABE’2010)

Beijing, China

Biotechnology and Biological Engineering are coming into an exciting era as enabling technological platform for green industry, low carbon economy, health care and environment-benign society. In order to promote the international cooperation in above mentioned fields, the 2010 International Symposium on Advanced Biological Engineering (ISABE’2010) will be held in Beijing, China, from July 23rd to July 25th 2010. ISABE’2010 is jointly organized by Tsinghua University, China, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and coorganized by Biotechnology and Business. ISABE’2010 is also commissioned to bridge the academic research activities in biological engineering, biotechnology, nano-biotechnology, biomedical technology, environmental bioengineering, biofuels and microalga technology, and food biotechnology to various industrial practices, e.g., biomass-based chemicals, bioenergy, biopharmaceuticals, health care and environmental bioremediation. On behalf of the organizing committee,I am honored to welcome all of you to ISABE’2010. It will be a great pleasure to refresh our memories of the established ISABE in the past, share the up-to-date advances in both fundamental researches and engineering practices and to project the areas where we may contribute to our better life and planet. I look forward to meeting you in July and wish you all a pleasant and fruitful stay in Beijing.


17–22 October 2010 MaNaPro XIII

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa, Phuket, Thailand

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I invite you to participate in the 13th International Symposium on Marine Natural Products (MaNaPro XIII), to be held at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa, Phuket, Thailand, during October 17-22, 2010.

Phuket Island has long been named - and is proud of it - the Pearl of the Andaman for her natural beauty and cultural richness. With such a namesake, we found it quite appropriate to name the theme of MaNaPro XIII, "The Pearl of Marine Natural Products." The Scientific Program, assembled with the assistance from the International Advisory Board Committee, will cover a series of exciting sessions in all related areas, including discovery of novel metabolites, biosynthesis, synthesis, new techniques in chromatography and spectroscopy, biological and pharmacological activities, novel organisms as novel sources, biodiversity and chemical ecology, marine aquaculture, marine natural products in nutraceuticals, sea foods and cosmetics, etc. Under such theme, we wish to exemplify how marine natural products have become one of the major and respectable fields in natural science within only a few decades.

In addition to the scientific activities, Phuket has a lot to offer outside the conference hall. Beaches after beaches along the Andaman coastline are famous for her laid-back atmosphere and moments of solitude. Yet, for some hyperactive folks, Phuket would cordially invite you to her long list of recreational activities from scuba diving and parasailing to something as exotic as elephant riding. On the other hand, the century-old buildings in Sino-Portuguese style along the streets of downtown Phuket, and the flavor of spicy, yet sophisticated, Southern Thai food, are just some of the endless cultural uniqueness that Phuket takes as one of her prides. While not attending the conference, take your time off to explore Phuket and her vicinity, and enjoy yourself with some of her beauty.

Currently, we are working on both scientific program and social activities. The webpage will be updated frequently. Come and visit us often to check on how the organizing progresses. Any of your suggestions, either on the scientific program or the social functions, are totally welcome, so that we could accommodate your needs and make this MaNaPro XIII a success just like all of those preceding ones.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Symposium.

Khanit Suwanborirux
Chair of The MaNaPro XIII


1–30 November 2010 The 14th International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry (ECSOC 14)

Online Conference

The 14th International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry (ECSOC 14) will be hold from 1-30 November 2010 online at sciforum.net. This year's edition of ECSOC will be hold in five conference halls: A. General Organic Synthesis; B. Bioorganic, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry; C. Symposium on Microwave Assisted Synthesis; D. Polymer and Supramolecular Chemistry; and E. Computational Chemistry. Authors are invited to publish their papers subsequently in the MDPI open access journal Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).


16–17 November 2010 International Meeting on Marine Resources 2010

Peniche, Leiria, Portugal

The IMMR 2010 was planned to communicate the new scientific knowledge on marine resources for the understanding and sustainability of our planet. Our scientific programme has all the focus on innovative research in the fisheries and management, aquaculture, conservation and biodiversity, marine biotechnology, seafood technology and also on new resources areas. The regular programme will be sustained by several international experts that kindly share scientific knowledge through state-of-the-art lectures as well as by young researchers with the latest scientific innovations, discoveries and practices on important subjects in the multidisciplinary field of marine resources. Altogether, we are convinced that the IMMR 2010 will be a prominent scientific meeting as well as a rewarding and effective event for all the participants.


20 May 2011 New Frontiers in Marine Drug Discovery

The New York Academy of Sciences, NY, USA

This 1-day symposium will overview the current state of the art in Marine Biomedicine and its role in the context of the drug discovery process – from the perspectives of both academia (early stage discovery) and industry (therapy development).
Plenary presentations will showcase recent improvements in natural product chemistry and new technologies addressing previous challenges in the development of therapies from natural sources, with special emphasis on those obtained from marine species. Participants will also 1) overview the present landscape of marine–derived compounds either approved, being developed or in clinical trials for treating various malignancies, including cancer, neurological, infectious, cardiovascular, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases, and 2) explore the challenges, lessons and future directions learned from a few examples of pioneering efforts, failures, and successes in the translation of small molecules of natural marine origin into new therapies for disease.

Call for Poster Abstracts
The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, April 29, 2011. For complete abstract instructions, please send an e-mail to: marinebiomed@nyas.org. Type the words "Abstract Information" in the subject line-there is no need to type a message. Instructions will be forwarded automatically. Any questions, please call 212.298.8632.


5–8 June 2011 NADD 2011: NatPharma: Nature Aided Drug Discovery

Conference Centre of the University “Federico II”, Aula Magna Partenope, Napoli, Italy

NADD is organized by the NeaNat group as a part of the NatPharma project founded by the EU ("Reinforcement of research potential for the realisation of a complete drug development scheme from natural compounds).

The meeting will cover all the steps of drug discovery from natural products, including isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis, expression, study of the mechanism of action, molecule optimization, computational methods and will be organized in four different sessions:

1. Bioactive Marine Natural Products

2. Microbial Genetics

3. From Mechanism of Action to Drug Design

4. The Final Goal: "Druggable Compounds".

The participation of young scientists is strongly encouraged and there will be ample opportunity for them to establish fruitful discussion with internationally recognized experts of the field in an informal and inspiring atmosphere.


12–15 June 2011 Trends in Natural Products Research: A Young Scientists’ Meeting

Kolymbari-Crete, Greece

The Phytochemical Society of Europe organizes annually a Young Scientists’ Meeting in order to give younger scientists (MSc students, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows) the opportunity to present their research results in the form of lectures or posters and to discuss them with colleagues and senior scientists. The scientific program will include topics, such as drug discovery from terrestrial, marine and microbial natural sources, synthesis of natural products and their analogues, screening for bioactive compounds, biosynthesis of natural products, chemical ecology and biotechnological applications of natural products. There will be plenary lectures, invited talks, and contributed oral presentations, while poster sessions will be linked to the scientific themes.


3–7 July 2011 16th European Carbohydrate Symposium (Eurocarb 16)

Sorrento, Naples, Italy

The tradition of Eurocarb Symposia started in Wien in 1981 and has been followed by 14 other meetings all over Europe. Eurocarb 16 in Sorrento-Naples aims to show the state-of-the-art research on all aspects of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biology and to stimulate high quality and innovation, inspiring those already working in the field and young scientists approaching Glycoscience. The Conference will last 5 working days and will include sessions on Enzymatic and Organic Synthesis of Glycoconjugates, New Analytical approaches to Structural Analysis of Glycoconjugates, Glycobiology and Glycomedicine Science, Glyco-biotechnology, Food and Industrial aspect of carbohydrates.

The scientific program will include Plenary Lectures, Invited Lectures and Contributed Papers. The meeting will cover four main general topics in the following categories:
-   Chemical and Enzymatic Synthesis
-   New Tools and Methods in Structural Analysis
-   Glycobiology and Glycomedicine
-   Glyco-biotechnology


14–18 August 2011 7th European Conference on Marine Natural Products (7ECMNP 2011)

Strömstad, Sweden

The scientific scope of the 7th ECMNP in Strömstad 2011 is Marine Natural Product Research with a special emphasis on Biodiversity of the Sea.
The five main sessions topics are:

- Biodiversity
- Bioactivity
- Structures
- Data
- Systems Biology.


23–25 September 2011 2nd Annual MarineTech Summit-2011 (MTS-2011)

Busan, South Korea

The 2nd Annual MarineTech Summit-2011 (MTS-2011) is an event for professionals involved in maritime science and technology. It aims to offer them a multidisciplinary platform to discuss the latest advances in research and the current industry standards. Participants will explore the different research, business and investment activities occurring throughout the global marine technology community.


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.


20–23 September 2012 BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology (WCMB-2012) 20-23 September 2012

Dalian, China

BIT Congress is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Congress of Marine Biotechnology (WCMB-2012) will be held from September 20-23, 2012 in Dalian, China, with the theme "Ocean, Inspiration, and Innovations". On behalf of the organizing committee, I cordially invite you to attend this conference, and to come ready to discuss exciting new ideas and achievements in this field.
On earth the oceans comprise the biggest part of the biosphere and also contain the most ancient and diverse forms of life. It is only with the tools of modern science that these biological resources can be studied in detail, and the things learned from them applied for human benefit and fundamental scientific progress. Reports have shown that the resources of the sea remain largely unexplored, and that marine organisms represent a vast untapped resource with potential benefits in many areas including: medicine, aquaculture, fisheries, industry, research, and environmental protection and restoration. For this reason we have organized WCMB-2012 to bring together scientists and industry leaders from marine biotechnology organizations to encourage the development of commercial marine biotechnology.
WCMB-2012 will take the form of keynote lectures, oral presentations, posters, exhibitions and project matchmaking. It will cover topics from recent breakthroughs in marine biotechnology, algal biotechnology, marine natural products and valuable materials, marine bioenergy and engineering, marine resources and environment bioremediation to applications of marine biotechnology.WCMB-2012 will provide a platform for marine biotechnologists to debate on the issues affecting the progress of this emerging field, and to identify the challenges and opportunities facing the development of marine biotechnology.


10–17 December 2012 The 1st Symposium on Marine Enzymes and Polysaccharides

NhaTrang, Vietnam

The 1st Symposium on Marine Enzymes and Polysaccharides will provide a new level of direct interaction between the leaders in the scientific field, the strategic partners and the attending delegates. Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results and discussions. The Symposium is designed to facilitate extended discussion periods with dedicated networking sessions.
The MEP’12 will explore recent advances and future trends in understanding the relationship between structure and properties or uses of marine enzymes and polysaccharides. Lectures and posters will be organized into seven topical areas:
- Marine Enzyme Structure, Functionality Screening and Regulation
- Protein Engineering for Marine Enzyme expression
- Enzymatic Transformation of Polysaccharides and other Marine Natural Compounds
- Structure and Biological Activities of Polysaccharides and other Marine Natural Compounds
- Biodegradation of Polysaccharides
- Marine Enzymes for Nucleic Acids Processing and Modification
- Marine Biotechnology


5–9 May 2013 Marine and Freshwater Toxins Analysis - Fourth Joint Symposium and AOAC Task Force Meeting

Baiona, Spain

As in previous editions the symposium will address update issues on the field of the analysis of Marine and Freshwater toxins, with special focus on new method developments, method validation efforts, and method implementation, as a joint meeting with the AOAC Task Force on Marine and Freshwater Toxins. A variety of methods needs, for detecting saxitoxins, domoic acids, okadaic acids, azaspiracids, emerging toxins as well as cyanobacterial toxins will be addressed in presentations and focused discussions. New methods have been recently validated, approved by regulatory stakeholders, and different training activities have been organized. In spite of this progress many methods needs remain and so other presentations and discussions will address special needs of the community.


8–10 May 2013 7th Drug Design & Medicinal Chemistry

Boston, MA, USA

We are pleased to present the 7th Drug Design and Medicinal Chemistry Conference on May 8-10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Boston, MA. The challenges facing our industry are being met by innovation in all areas of research, from methods for identification of new targets to efficient informatics. We invite you to join us at a multi-discipline meeting where lead investigators in the areas of epigenetics, protein::protein targets, fragment screening technologies and more will share perspectives in these exciting fields.


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.


16–21 June 2013 Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins

Easton, USA

The 16th Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins provides an interdisciplinary and international forum of pioneering research for academic, governmental, and industrial scientists and allows for the free exchange of ideas, identification of new research opportunities, and initiation of cross-disciplinary collaborations. Contemporary themes will be explored to facilitate the discussion of these natural toxins and related topics of interest. Discussion sessions include: 1) frontiers in mycotoxin and phycotoxin research, 2) novel and emerging toxins and toxicities, 3) mechanisms of action, genomics, proteomics, and the phylogenetic basis of toxicity, 4) advances in analytical detection: use of analytical recognition elements, 5) advances in analytical detection: direct analysis of mycotoxins and phycotoxins, 6) outbreaks, exposure, and risk assessment, 7) evolution and ecological significance of mycotoxins and phycotoxins, 8) strategies and regulation for prevention and control, and 9) future perspectives and directions.


8–9 July 2013 8th Protein Kinases in Drug Discovery

Boston, MA, USA

Despite the hundreds of kinase inhibitors currently in discovery and pre-clinical phases, the number of kinase inhibitors which have been approved and are on the market remains low by comparison. This discrepancy reflects the challenges which accompany the development of ATP-competitive kinase inhibitors, including low specificity and off-target binding. There is also the problem of gatekeeper-associated drug resistance. To remain competitive in the kinase field, it will require you to stay abreast with recent development trends and technological advancements aimed at circumventing these issues. We will also provide you with a broad overview of the role kinases play in various types of cancer as well as introduce you to several novel kinases and inhibitor candidates.


13–17 July 2013 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy

St. Louis, USA

The conference will kick off with three workshops on Saturday which focus on NMR, botanicals and microbiology. The scientific program includes advanced analytical technologies emphasizing their importance to the long term success of natural products and the traditional topics of natural products in drug discovery, marine and microbial natural products, botanicals and ethnobotany. This year's plenary lectures will highlight remarkable successes involved in natural product synthesis, recently commercialized drugs inspired from natural products and a one-of-a-kind perspective of the evolution of NMR over the last 50 years. Several noteworthy sessions include new anticancer therapeutics derived from natural products and natural products enhancing the experience of pet foods.


31 August–5 September 2013 FIP World Congress

Dublin, UK

We are very pleased to announce that in 2013, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) will host its Annual Congress in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) and its Irish partners.

In a constantly evolving environment, where advances in science, technology and communications require us all to adapt, it is vital that the pharmacy profession is at the forefront of change; responding to medical innovations alongside changing patient needs.  

The theme of the 2013 conference- Towards a future vision for complex patients: Integrated care in a dynamic continuum - will address these developments, and the central role of the pharmacist in delivering patient care in an ever more challenging setting.

Today pharmacy in Ireland is undergoing its biggest transformation thanks to legislative change to regulate the profession and expand the roles of pharmacists in Ireland. Much has changed since Dublin last hosted the Congress in 1975! It is hoped that these experiences can be shared with visiting delegates. 

We are delighted also to announce that a Forum for Pharmacy Policy-makers and Chief Pharmacists will be held in Dublin in conjunction with the FIP Congress. Continuing on the outcomes of the 2012 Ministerial Summit, emphasis will be placed on interaction between participants to facilitate an open venue for debate on issues affecting our patients and our profession.

We hope that Dublin will follow the Centennial FIP Congress in being the most important meeting place for our global network of pharmacists. We look forward to seeing you there!


15–20 September 2013 MaNaPro - the 14th International Symposium on Marine Natural Products and the 8th European Congress on Marine Natural Products 2013

La Toja Island, Galicia, Spain

The 14th International Symposium on Marine Natural Products and the 8th European Congress on Marine Natural Products 2013 is going to be held on the Island of La Toja, Galicia, Spain between the 15th and 20th of September, 2013 and is organised by PharmaMar.

You are invited to present your recent work and ideas covering all areas related to marine natural products research. Abstracts and/or posters should be submitted no later than the 31th of May, 2013.


22–25 September 2013 1st European Conference on Natural Products

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The "Conference on Natural Products: Research and Applications" will bring together international experts from various communities dealing with current topics of bacterial, fungal and plant secondary metabolite research. Special emphasis will be taken to expedite interaction between applied industrial and academic topics such as natural functions of secondary metabolites, physiology and regulation, genome mining, synthetic biology and biodiversity plus exploitation, application and development.


24–26 September 2013 MipTec 2013

Basel, Switzerland

The mission of MipTec is to bring together scientists from all disciplines involved in drug discovery within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, academic labs and technology providers in an atmosphere, where ideas and experiences are shared and discussed. This atmosphere is created through a scientific program covering key topics and the latest breakthroughs in the diverse fields that make up drug discovery.


4–8 November 2013 9th World Sponge Conference 2013

Fremantle, Australia

The ongoing discovery of new and highly diverse sponges in Western Australia, combined with recent advances in molecular technologies,sets the stage for the conference theme of ‘New Frontiers in Sponge Science' at the Ninth World Sponge Conference in Fremantle, Western Australia from 4 – 8th November 2013.

The key mission of this conference is to highlight this diversity and inspire research within these habitats, thus providing a perfect backdrop for the international gathering of hundreds of scientists with disciplines spanning ecology, evolution, microbiology, marine natural products chemistry, taxonomy, genetics and molecular biology.

Attendance at this meeting will provide an invaluable opportunity to both access and showcase the advances and frontiers in research currently being attained in sponge and benthic science. This will stimulate research interest from marine scientists around the globe, and reach beyond sponge science.

Importantly, this conference aims to bring together industry with scientists so the benefits of sponge science can be taken up by the resource, policy and environmental sectors.

Our venue is the historical port of Fremantle at the mouth of the Swan River. It is a stunning setting in which to meet and network and we very much hope you can join us "down under" for this exciting conference.

Sponge Conference Committee


11–15 November 2013 IMBC 2013 - 10th International Marine Biotechnology Conference

Brisbane, Australia

The International Marine Biotechnology Conference is the premier meeting in marine biotechnology and micro-biotechnologies. Dating back to 1989, previous IMBCs have been held in Japan (twice), The United States of America, Norway, Italy, Australia, Canada, Israel, China and Australia.

The 10th IMBC will showcase leading-edge developments in marine biotechnologies, from algal biotechnologies through to whole-organism biotechnologies and the application of marine genomics, metagenomics and chemistry in biomedicine, bioprocessing and aquaculture. Sustainable policies and practices will be at the fore throughout the conference.

Over the coming months further details about this meeting will come available, including a list of international plenary speakers and details on specific symposia. Along with this information, will be details on the registration, abstract submissions and trade displays.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane, gateway to Queenland's natural wonders.


9–14 February 2014 Workshop Drugs from the Sea

Eilat, Israel

Topics to be covered include for example:

* Discovery, synthesis, and development of marine natural product drug leads
* Sulfated polysaccharides from red microalgae: From the idea to the products
* Drug discovery from marine actinomycetes: the Salinispora story
* Mining uncultivated symbiotic bacteria with metagenomic and single-cell strategies
* Diversity and evolution of secondary metabolite biosynthesis gene clusters in marine
* Development of leads to become drugs
* Novel collagen fibers from soft corals for new bio-composite materials: characterization and
* Addressing the supply problem using chemoenzymatic synthesis


13–16 April 2014 5th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress Melbourne, Australia 13-16 April 2014

Melbourne, Australia

Join leading pharmaceutical scientists from around the world to discuss cutting edge research and up-and-coming developments under the theme ‘Pharmaceutical Sciences beyond 2020 – The rise of a new era in healthcare’.

A very exciting venue, where the leading pharmaceutical scientists from across the globe will meet to discuss the future:

Where will the pharmaceutical sciences be beyond 2020? What should be our f0cus? What will be the break-throughs and the pitfalls? How can we meet the biggest challenges?


–  Network with key leaders in pharmaceutical sciences from all over the world

–  Learn from leading experts on what will happen beyond 2020

–  Enjoy hearing high level speakers recount their latest research findings in plenaries, keynotes, workshops, debates, roundtables and unique regional showcases

–  Attend the parallel APSA (Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association) and DDA (Drug Delivery Australia) congresses

–  Enjoy beautiful Melbourne, known as ‘the world’s most livable city’


8–9 May 2014 Drug Design & Medicinal Chemistry Conference

Berlin, Germany

The meeting will provide a forum for scientists across multiple disciplines, from both industry and academia, to connect and share complementary perspectives. We will discuss emerging target classes, advances in antibody drug conjugates and other methods for targeted drug delivery, new approaches in flow chemistry, and much more. In addition to scientific presentations, we will have dedicated times for networking among delegates.


21–26 June 2015 Heterocyclic Compounds

Salve Regina University Newport, USA

The 2015 GRC in Heterocyclic Compounds offers a contemporary window into the 'state-of-the-art' of heterocyclic chemistry and a portal view of future directions and trends. At this conference, an impressive schedule of domestic and international speakers – not to mention an impressive lineup of posters! – will illuminate the vitality and dynamism of the field


22–24 July 2015 The 1st Conference of the Marine Fungal Natural Products

Nantes, France

Marine fungi have been raising many different questions over the past few years, either in terms of their physiology and role in this particular environment, but also in relation to their capacity to produce bioactive compounds. These singular organisms are now studied by many scientists with a growing interest because they are a renewable source of original and new natural products with potential value in many areas (human health, food, cosmetics, biofuels ...).
The Sea, Molecules, Health team (MMS), especially the group working on marine fungi organize this event in Nantes on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th of July 2015 at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Biological sciences, University of Nantes, in partnership with Ifremer.


30 August–2 September 2015 9th European Conference on Marine Natural Products

Glasgow, Scotland

Besides the traditional topics of isolation & structure elucidation, synthesis and biological activity of marine natural products, in this Conference, we will also be including topics on marine polymers and biomaterials from marine sources as well as new methods of dereplication involving metabolomics and innovative perspectives in marine industrial biotechnology. This will bring together a diverse mixture of scientists from many disciplines, which would deliver a very stimulating conference.


6–11 March 2016 The 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Marine Natural Products

Ventura, CA, USA

The 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Marine Natural Products will bring together early career and established researchers from academia, industry, and government to address the discovery and development of natural products from marine ecosystems. Presentations and discussion will focus on diverse topics including the biosynthetic origin of marine natural products and how organismal interactions control production; how natural products modulate cellular networks and present opportunities to treat human disease; applications of natural product research to medicine and marine conservation; and cutting-edge techniques in natural product structure elucidation and synthesis. Presentations focusing on terrestrial systems are also included as many themes are paralleled in marine organisms and habitats. A Gordon Research Seminar preceding the Conference will build expertise and communication among early career researchers, with several researchers selected to deliver short talks at the Conference based on their GRS presentations. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference will facilitate new collaborations, training opportunities for early career scientists, and the exchange of ideas among leaders in the field and new attendees.


11–13 May 2016 European Pharma Summit 2016

Berlin, Germany

The European Pharma Summit 2016 seeks to create a forum for colleagues across multiple disciplines, as well as from both private and public sectors, to gather and exchange ideas. Delegates from pharmaceutical organizations, biotech companies, and leading academic institutions will gather over the course of four days to listen to presentations on the hottest topics in drug discovery and network with both new and old colleagues.

The landscape for drug discovery has changed drastically over the past few years: private and public partnerships are changing how research is being done, researchers are using 3D model systems in hopes of improving clinical outcomes, and emerging target classes are changing traditional conceptions of the drug discovery process.


24–27 July 2016 9th Joint Natural Products Conference 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to Copenhagen! It is a privilege and a great honour to welcome you to the 9th Joint Natural Products Conference 2016 in Copenhagen - a joint conference organized by University of Copenhagen on behalf of:

  • The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)
  • The American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)
  • The Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE)
  • Società Italiana di Fitochimica (SIF)
  • Association Francophone pour l’Enseignement et la Recherche en Pharmacognosie (AFERP)
  • The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy (JSP)


31 July–5 August 2016 The 65th Gordon Research Conference on Natural Products

Andover, NH

The 65th Gordon Research Conference on Natural Products in 2016 will feature outstanding lectures featuring research and researchers that explore the therapeutic potential of natural products through the development of chemical and biological technologies. The lectures are meant to highlight unpublished research and stimulate discussion. Complementary informal research presentations will occur through the use of poster sessions. The GRC on Natural Products also provides significant opportunity for professional and social interactions between conference attendees.


29 August–2 September 2016 The 11th International Marine Biotechnology Conference (IMBC 2016)

Baltimore, MD, USA

IMBA organizes the International Marine Biotechnology Conferences (IMBCs). The IMBCs are widely recognized as the premier conference in marine biotechnology in the world, bringing together world leaders in the field since 1989. With extensive and wide-sweeping support from both the private and public sectors, all IMBCs can boast having excellent attendance by local and international scientists.

The 11th International Marine Biotechnology Conference (IMBC) will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA from August 29 - September 2, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore's Historic Inner Harbor. The conference theme is "Health, Wealth and Innovation".


29 August–2 September 2016 The 15th International Symposium on Marine Natural Products (MaNaPro 2016)

Cumbuco Beach, Brazil

The International Symposium on Marine Natural Products (MaNaPro) happened for the first time in 1975 in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, aiming to promote the discussion and the exchange of scientists in various aspects involving research on marine natural products, a field that was in its infancy, but it was already universally distinct from more traditional research on natural products of terrestrial origin. Since then, this series of conferences, usually triennial frequency, has been a great success in the area, with a primary focus on studies related to ecology and marine biotechnology. Over the past 40 years there have been 14 editions held in several countries.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate and present your work on different aspects of the marine natural products field. The program includes 24 invited speakers from several countries, embracing head scientists from the Academy and Industry.


25–30 June 2017 10th World Sponge Conference

Galway, Ireland

The World Sponge Conference, hosted every 3-4 years, brings together international scientists from all over the globe to present their latest research findings and to network with colleagues both old and new. It has been a long wait but the time for the next International Sponge Conference is almost upon us! This year we invite you to the National University of Ireland, Galway on the West Coast of Ireland for a stimulating and exciting meeting. We plan to mix the traditional approach with newer ideas. There will be one single session and no parallel sessions. However, we will incorporate speed talks to facilitate more oral presentations and the meeting will also include a number of workshops and discussion fora to address topics of particular interest or which are developing at speed, such as systematics, natural products and genomics. It will be an important venue for early stage researchers to communicate their work and meet with established international researchers.


3–7 July 2017 2nd International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP)

Naples, Italy

The School on Natural Products is sponsored by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and organized under the direction of the Department of Pharmacy (University of Naples), the Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn",  and the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry (ICB-CNR). Following the tradition of the Scuola delle Sostanze Naturali e di Chimica Biorganica “Luigi Minale”, founded in Naples in 2003, the International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP) is dedicated to Professor Luigi Minale and Professor Ernesto Fattorusso, pioneers of the chemistry of marine natural products and founders of the Neapolitan school of organic natural products chemists. The main focus theme of the ISSNP is on both established and emerging areas of research at the cutting-edge of organic chemistry inspired to natural products in their all aspects. Key topics addressed include medicinal chemistry optimization, target oriented discovery, biosynthesis and biotechnological aspects, chemical ecology, nutraceutical, new analytical methods.


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