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6–9 September 2022 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 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.


25–27 May 2022 Polymers 2022 -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 2022 - 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 25–27, 2022.

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.


8–22 July 2022 2nd International Electronic Conference on Biomolecules: Biomacromolecules and the Modern World Challenges (IECBM2022)


Dear Colleagues,

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Biomolecules: Biomacromolecules and the Modern World Challenges (IECBM2022). The conference is organized by the MDPI open-access journal Biomolecules (Impact Factor 4.879), and will be held online from 8 to 22 July 2022.

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:

Biomacromolecules: Proteins;
Biomacromolecules: Carbohydrates;
Biomacromolecules: Nucleic Acids;
Biomolecules: Lipids.

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 IECBM2022 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 N. Uversky, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSC


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29 May–2 June 2022 8th Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS) Conference

Dubrovnik, Croatia

As the president of the MNS2022 Local Organizing Committee, it is my great plea­sure to invite you to participate in the 8th Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS) Conference that will be held in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 29 May to 2 June 2022.

Neuroscience has recently witnessed a convergence of interest from many allied disciplines, including medicine, psychology, physics, computer science, statistics, as well as humanities and social sciences. Brain research has expanded its scope by including large-scale experimental and theoretical investigations of the central and peripheral nervous systems of biological organisms from cellular, behavioral, and societal perspectives, making it one of the most rapidly growing fields of science.

Therefore, this biennial conference will continue the tradition of continuous efforts by the MNS to bring together the neuroscience communities, biomedical and health care professionals, but also investigators and experts from other disciplines and from all over the world in a major event to discuss progress in brain research and related fields. It will be a unique opportunity to continue our friendships and scientific collaborations from the previous conferences in Marrakech, Morocco (2019), St Julian, Malta (2017), and Pula, Italy (2015), and to develop new opportunities for shared growth. We are confident that it will contribute to advancing the future profile of neuroscience, technology, and engineering, regionally and globally.

The conference particularly encourages and supports the interaction of research stu­dents and scientific and academic institutions from the South of the Mediterranean with the international community. MNS2022 will also play an essential role in introducing and fostering new research talents, allowing them to share their research experienc­es in a vibrant but friendly environment.

The President of MNS, Giuseppe Di Giovanni, other members of the Scientific and Local Committees, and I will strive to make this meeting a very successful event, both scientifically and socially.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee of the 8th MNS Conference, I hope to welcome you in Dubrovnik to enjoy a stimulating atmosphere, and the early Croatian summer on the Adriatic coast.

With best regards,

Professor Goran Šimić, MD, PhD
President of the Local Organizing Committee of the 8th MNS Conference


13–17 June 2022 International Symposium on Cyclodextrins in 2022 (ICS 2022)

Messina, Italy

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to announce the 20th International Cyclodextrin Symposium (ICS2022).

ICS2022 will be held during June 13-17, 2022 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, ICS2022 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 ICS2022 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 2022 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 2022


26 June–1 July 2022 International Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals

Wroclaw, Poland

Since 1995, Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals (CC) has been an important international forum for presenting new results on physics and chemistry of atomic and molecular solids such as rare gas solids, hydrogens, nitrogen, oxygen, methanes, helium isotopes, water ice, etc..

The CC conference is held every two years and since the first meeting in Almaty it is the sixt time that the CC community settles in Poland. Following the initial conference in Kazakhstan next meetings were held in: Polanica Zdrój (1997), Szklarska Poręba (2000), Freising (2002), Wrocław (2004 & 2008), Kharkiv (2006), Chernogolovka (2010), Odessa (2012), Almaty (2014), Turku (2016) and last time in Wojanów (2018).

The scope of CC is wide, including, but not limited to: films, nanoscale systems, low temperature physics, charged species in cryocrystals, spectroscopy of cryocrystals, ultra-low temperature and high-pressure studies, matrix isolation in cryocrystals, ultrafast dynamics in crystals, order-disorder phenomena, technological applications and instrumentation.


5–8 July 2022 10th Edition of OxiZymes Meeting

Siena, Italy

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 10th edition of the international “Oxizymes” meeting, which will be held in Siena, Italy, on 5–8 July 2022.

The meeting was originally anticipated to take place in 2020; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed to 2022.

The meeting will be held on a face-to-face basis.

About the Conference:

“Oxizymes” is the leading conference on the discovery of novel oxidoreductases and the latest developments in their biotechnological applications. Oxidoreductases comprise a large number of enzymes of industrial relevance, some of which include the following: peroxidases, peroxygenases, laccases, flavin-containing oxidases and dehydrogenases, unspecific peroxygenases (UPOs), dye-decolorizing peroxidases (DyPs), copper-containing lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs), etc.

The topics of the conference will include the following:

  1. Newly discovered Oxizymes;
  2. Oxizymes mechanism and structure;
  3. Oxizymes engineering, computational and biomimetic approaches;
  4. Oxizymes in fine chemistry;
  5. Biotechnological applications of Oxizymes, as follow: Oxizymes in food;

                                                 Oxizymes in biorefinery;

                                                 Oxizymes in biosensors;

                                                 Oxizymes in biomaterials applications.

Important Dates:

Please visit the Oxizymes2022 website (http://www.congressi.unisi.it/oxizymes22/) for the latest information on the conference program, invited speakers, venue, and the following important dates:

  • Conference registration open: 1 January 2022;
  • Early bird registration deadline: 1 April 2022;
  • Abstract submission open: 1 February 2022;
  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2022;
  • Conference dates: 5–8 July 2022.

For all general inquiries, please contact Scientific Secretariat ([email protected]) or Organizing Secreteriat ([email protected]).

We look forward to seeing you in Siena next July!

Rebecca Pogni
Conference Chair


1–2 August 2022 6th Midwest Single Molecule Workshop

Omaha, NE, USA

The 6th Midwest Single Molecule Workshop continues the tradition of previous workshops by gathering the leading experts and researchers in single-molecule biophysics from across the Midwest and surrounding areas to share their latest research, discoveries, and ideas, as well as communicate with peers involved in single-molecule studies.

This two-day meeting will feature a wide variety of topics and presenters, including invited lectures, poster presentations, short talks, and a keynote address. We hope to cover all aspects of single-molecule biophysics, including experimental and theoretical approaches in addition to the application of these methods to single-molecule studies ranging from isolated individual molecules to whole cells.

The workshop venue moves between different Midwestern universities. This time, the meeting will take place at UNMC, co-organized by Professor Yuri Lyubchenko and Dr. Mohtadin Hashemi. The past five workshops, held at Washington University in St. Louis (2010), the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2012), the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2014), the University of Iowa (2016), and Iowa State University (2018), were very popular, and each attracted over 100 participants.

In addition, for this conference a Special Issue in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences has been established. Attendees are encouraged to submit their findings to this Special Issue. Every attendee will receive a substantial discount on submissions to this Special Issue.

We hope that you will be able to join us to continue this great tradition at the 6th Midwest Single Molecule Workshop. We look forward to seeing you in Omaha!


14–16 September 2022 XVI Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology

Seville, Spain

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the XVI Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology, which will be organized in Sevilla, Spain, on 14–16 September 2022.

The Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology (RBMP) is the most important biennial event with the greatest impact on plant research, open to international scientists from academia and industry.

We strongly encourage young researchers to take an active role in their participation. We guarantee an excellent scientific level and invited researchers of international prestige for plenary sessions.

Prof. Diane Bassham from Iowa State University (ISU), Iowa, USA.

Dr. Ana I. Caño-Delgado from Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica (CRAG), Barcelona (Spain).

Prof. Wolf B. Frommer from Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany, and Institute for transformative Biomolecules (ITbM), Nagoya University, Japan.

Please visit our website and register. We look forward to meeting you at the XVI Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology in Seville, Spain.


19–22 September 2022 Modeling & Design of Molecular Materials 2022 (MDMM 2022)

Gdańsk, Poland

The Modeling and Design of Molecular Materials 2022 (MDMM 2022) conference is an interdisciplinary meeting that is devoted to the various aspects of conceiving materials with predefined properties. The key term is “molecular material”, which in the context of the conference means drugs and drug carriers (focused on cancer), catalysts, with an emphasis on photocatalysts (e.g., solar energy conversion) or theozymes (theoretically designed biocatalysts), materials for hydrogen storage (green fuel), conductive polymers (e.g., electronics, biosensors), etc. Nowadays, computer modeling seems to be a crucial step for the rational design of materials with demanded properties. Thus, during this prospective event we hope to gather specialists who develop computational methods that are useful in the computer-aided design of materials as well as those who employ molecular modeling at the very early stages of their projects, and for whom a computational approach eventually leads to practical solutions.

In 2022, the ninth edition of the Modeling and Design of Molecular Materials conference will be held in Gdańsk (Poland) at the Baltic Campus, a modern academic center comprising most of the departments of the University of Gdańsk. Hopefully, the current meeting will gather not only computational chemists but also physicochemists, material chemists, photochemists, etc., i.e., all those who not only develop but also use computational chemistry in their everyday research, from all over the world. The conference should illustrate well both the challenges in the field of molecular modeling and the significant progress that has been achieved in the last few years towards solving practical problems in materials science, biotechnology, and medicine.


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