Upcoming MDPI Conferences (5)
8 March 2021 Cells Webinar | Nervous System Development and Plasticity in Model Organisms
As the central part of the nervous system, neurons process incoming information and transmit it to different parts of the body. Glial cells provide support and protection for neurons and are necessary for neural development, synapse and myelin formation and proper function of neurons. They also maintain the homeostasis of the nervous system as some population of glial cells can behave as neural stem cells during embryonic development and in adult stages.
During the development of an organism, the nervous system undergoes significant changes not only regarding its structure but also its function. Neurons, glial cells and the numerous molecular signals and components that are part of the nervous system, can play various roles during different stages of development and in different parts of the nervous system.
This webinar features several eminent experts in the field of nervous system development, maintenance and regeneration in different model organisms.
- Dr. Sepand Rastegar, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
- Dr. Ciaran Murphy-Royal, Université de Montréal, Canada
- Dr. Laure Bally-Cuif, Institut Pasteur, France
When? 8 March 2021 at 5.00pm CET | 10.00am CST US | 12.00am CST Asia
21–23 July 2021 Noncoding RNA World: From Mechanism to Therapy
It is a pleasure to announce the upcoming international scientific conference ncRNA 2021 – Noncoding RNA World: From Mechanism to Therapy, chaired by Prof. Dr. Rory Johnson from National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR ) “RNA & Disease”, University of Bern, Switzerland and Prof. Dr. Ling-Ling Chen from Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The event is sponsored by MDPI and the open-access journal non-coding RNA. Previously planned as an in-person event, we have decide to bring the conference to a fully online format, still to be held on 21-23 July 2021. The conference will be covering the following topics: Mechanism of ncRNA processing and function, Structure and bioinformatics of ncRNAs, ncRNAs in development and diseases, Biotechnology of ncRNA, and ncRNA therapeutics.
We would love to count on your participation in this event. Abstract Submission deadline is 26 March 2021, so do not miss this chance to register and submit your work. Furthermore, you will be eligible for a chance to win our Best Oral Presentation Award of CHF 500.- and Best Poster Award of CHF 400.- , both with a certificate. To find out more information about submitting your abstract and registering, as well as to view the preliminary program, please visit our conference website.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr. Piero Carninci, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan
- Prof. Dr. Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science, Korea & Seoul National University, Korea
- Prof. Dr. Janusz M. Bujicki, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Poland
- Prof. Dr. Sven Diederichs, University of Freiburg, Germany & German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
- Prof. Dr. Shinichi Nakagawa, Hokkaido University, Japan
- Dr. Aiming Ren, Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University, China
- Dr. Xiaohua Shen, Tsinghua University, China
- Prof. Dr. Thomas Thum, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), Germany
- Dr. Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Insitute of Science, Switzerland
We look forward to receiving your research papers and to virtually welcoming you to this conference!
6–9 September 2022 The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins
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 6-9, 2022. 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.
23–25 March 2022 The first International Conference on Antioxidants: Sources, Methods, Health Benefits, and Industrial Applications—ICA 2022
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 5.014) and will be held as a three-day event in Barcelona, Spain, 23–25 March 2022.
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.
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Upcoming Partner Conferences (4)
18–22 May 2021 The 14th International Adenovirus Meeting
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.
28 May–1 June 2021 The 12th International Congress on Autoimmunity
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.
7–12 June 2021 International Symposium on Cyclodextrins in 2021 (ICS 2021)
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
14–17 June 2021 ICPSBB 2021
Golden Sands Black Sea Resort, Bulgaria
ICPSBB 2021 will be a major event which will bring together scientists who work in the fields of plant systems biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics from all over the world.
ICPSBB 2021 will offer the following:
- To present your work in front of a large auditorium, expand your professional contacts network and keep yourself up to date with the latest advancements in these fields.
- A hybrid programme, which will provide the opportunity to attend also online.
- Several renowned plant biologists have already confirmed their participation as lecturers.
- Golden Sands, a winner of a “Blue Flag” – a prestigious international award for environmentally clean resorts, is the largest resort on the Bulgarian Northern Black Sea coast and will offer stunning scenery and unforgettable atmosphere.
Moreover, ICPSBB will be held together with the Conference “Biology and significance of angiosperm resurrection plants”, a part of the Horizon 2020 project RESIST: http://resist.cpsbb.eu/
All participants in ICPSBB will be able to attend the RESIST Conference as well.
We are looking forward to seeing you this June in Golden Sands!