Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
AgriGenomics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>Events>This Event
  Events - February 2013


Bioinorganic Chemistry Conference 2013

19 Feb 2013 - 22 Feb 2013 - Lanzarote, Spain



Bookmark and Share


Metals are receiving ever-increasing recognition for their roles in biological processes. It is estimated that over one third of all proteins contain at least one metal ion as essential prosthetic group, and it is well recognized that those metallobiomolecules are of key importance for a large number of biological reactions and phenomena, including electron transfer, oxidation reactions involved in metabolism and catabolism, hydrolysis reactions, synthesis and metabolic function of genes, regulation of protein expression, cell signalling, etc.. A detailed understanding of the regulation and molecular mechanisms of metalloprotein function is not only of fundamental interest, but is of great importance to the pharmaceutical, agricultural, biotechnological, and environmental industries. In the end it may also pave the way for various technological applications of the principles of biocatalysis, since metalloenzymes are capable of carrying out energetically difficult chemical transformations (such as the fixation of dinitrogen to ammonia or the oxidation of methane to methanol) under mild and environmentally safe conditions. Emulating the unique reactivity of metalloenzymes by small synthetic complexes for the ultimate goal of catalytic applications is thus a formidable task. This conference now brings together chemists, biologists and biophysicists that interrogate the role of metal ions in biological systems, using both experimental and theoretical approaches. The conference provides a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for both senior scientists and young researchers to discuss latest progress in the field of bioinorganic chemistry, with topics ranging from structural biology to bioinspired coordination chemistry and medicinal applications of metallodrugs.



Further information
Scientific News
Invasive Species Could Cause Billions in Agriculture Damages
Invasive insects and pathogens could be a multi-billion-dollar threat to global agriculture and developing countries may be the biggest target, according to a team of international researchers.
Genetic Research Can Significantly Improve Drug Development
With drug development costs topping $1.2bn (£850 million) to get a single treatment to the point it can be sold and used in the clinic, could genetic analysis save hundreds of millions of dollars?
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
Scoliosis Linked to Disruptions in Spinal Fluid Flow
A new study in zebrafish suggests that irregular fluid flow through the spinal column brought on by gene mutations is linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during adolescence.
More Research Needed to Ensure Gene Drive Safety
Gene-Drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into environment a new report calls for more research and robust assessment.
Genetic Basis of Petunia Variation Uncovered
A large international team of researchers, including scientists from Wageningen University, have now sequenced the entire genome of two different wild petunia species, and published this in the important scientific journal Nature Plants.
Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe
Distinction between genetic engineering and conventional plant breeding becoming less clear, says new report on GE crops.
Breeding More Climate Resilient Brassicas
Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered how a gene that helps determine plant flowering time could help us breed better brassicas in the face of climate change.
One Step Closer To Developing Non-Allergenic 'Super' Peanuts
Scientists from The University of Western Australia have joined a global research team that have identified genes in peanuts that when altered will be able to prevent an allergic response in humans.
Developing Non-Allergenic 'Super' Peanuts
Scientists from The University of Western Australia have joined a global research team that have identified genes in peanuts that when altered will be able to prevent an allergic response in humans.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,200+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,600+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!