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17 June 2021 Molecules Webinar | Synthesis and Identification of Small Compounds Active in Neurodegeneration


Neurodegenerative diseases of the nervous system impose substantial medical and public health burdens on populations throughout the world. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis are three of the major neurodegenerative diseases with increasing incidence worldwide, associated with the ageing of the population. Several pathological hallmarks have been widely recognized as causes of the loss of specific neurons , including the misfolding and deposition of proteins, oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Despite increasing awareness and significant research advancements, leading to treatment options that provide a significantly increased quality of life and life expectancy, a delay in the progression of disease and a reduction in symptoms, the development of efficacious therapies has not yet been achieved in this field.
Better elucidation of the molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases can provide an important theoretical basis for the discovery of new and effective strategies for symptomatic treatment. Currently, the development of drugs for the treatment of neurological diseases is limited by the complex challenges posed by the blood–brain barrier, which make it difficult to transport drugs to the brain tissue. Nanosized drug delivery systems are specifically engineered to shuttle drugs across the blood–brain barrier. Moreover, the development of multi-target therapeutics has become an important approach that is widely used in the research in this area, envisaging simultaneous interaction with several pathological targets.

This webinar aims to explore new mechanisms that can serve as targets of therapeutic interventions, as well as some pharmaceutical and pharmacological aspects of neurodegenerative management.

The following experts will be present and talk:

  • Dr. Barbara De Filippis, University of Chieti, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Carlo Ballatore, University of California San Diego (UCSD), United States
  • Prof. Dr. Richard B. Silverman, Northwestern University, United States
  • Prof. Dr. Maria João Matos, University of Porto, Portugal, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Prof. Dr. Gunter P. Eckert, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

When? 17 June 2021 at 5:00pm CEST | 11:00am EDT | 11:00pm CST Asia

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Interested in contributing to the topic? You can find the Special Issue(s) linked to this topic and open for submission by clicking here.

23 June 2021 Molecules Webinar | Recent Advances in Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes


The area of carbohydrate-active enzymes belongs to one of the most enormously developed research fields, which, in recent decades, has attracted continuously increasing attention from the scientific community. Since the early 1990s, the field has been tightly connected with the sequence-based classification of glycoside hydrolases (GHs) into GH families, established by Bernard Henrissat in 1991, and later involving other enzyme activities that, in addition to catalyzing the hydrolysis of glycoside linkages, can also catalyze the formation and/or modification of a variety of carbohydrates. Therefore, carbohydrate-active enzymes are currently best recognized as being classified in the CAZy database (, covering, in addition to GH families, the families of glycosyltransferases (GTs), polysaccharide lyases (PLs), carbohydrate esterases (CEs), and auxiliary activities (AAs). Also covered is a segment devoted to the non-catalytic domains of the so-called carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) families. The scope of “CAZymes” is therefore rather wide, spanning from basic research to many practical applications, such as modern biotechnologies and state-of-the-art approaches in medicine.

The following experts will be present and talk:

  • Dr. Stefan Janecek, Laboratory of Protein Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Dr. Nicolas Terrapon, Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France
  • Dr. Elizabeth Ficko-Blean, CNRS and Sorbonne Université, Station Biologique de Roscoff, Roscoff, France

When? 23 June 2021 at 3:00pm CEST | 9:00am EDT | 9:00pm CST Asia

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Interested in contributing to the topic? You can find the Special Issue(s) linked to this topic and open for submission by clicking here.

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.

Registration is now open!

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!

1–15 November 2021 The 2nd International Online Conference on Polymers Science - Polymers and Nanotechnology for Industry 4.0 (IOCPS 2021)


You are cordially invited to participate in the 2nd International Online Conference on Polymers Science - Polymers and Nanotechnology for Industry 4.0 (IOCPS 2021), sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360; IF: 3.426). The meeting is an opportunity for researchers in the field of science of materials science and technology to present their research and exchange ideas with colleagues. This is an electronic conference, removing the need to travel and eliminating participation expenses while still maintaining a rigorous selection of scientific contributions and, at the same time, ensuring the possibility for visibility for your own research.

The conference will be organized around the following general topics, providing a forum for presenting and discussing new results. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Smart polymeric Synthesis and Modification for Industry 4.0
  2. Polymer Development for Additive Manufacturing
  3. Advanced Functional Testing of Polymeric Materials
  4. Nanotechnologies in Polymer Science
  5. Biotechnologies and Functional Biopolymers
  6. Applications Polymers in the Industry 4.0
  7. Polymer Recycling

This conference will be held from 1 to 15 November 2021.

23–25 March 2022 The first International Conference on Antioxidants: Sources, Methods, Health Benefits, and Industrial Applications—ICA 2022

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 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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28–29 June 2021 The 3rd International Workshop Advances on Photocatalysis including Environmental and Energy Applications AdvPhotoCat-EE 2021


The 3rd International Workshop Advances on Photocatalysis including Environmental and Energy Applications AdvPhotoCat-EE 2021, that will take place ONLINE, on June 28-29, 2021, focuses on the experimental and theoretical aspects of photocatalysis and its real life applications like environmental and energy. The scope is to open an extensive discussion on the scientific areas involved between academia, research and industry.

The proposed topics are:

  • Basic research on photocatalysis
  • Photocatalytic materials
  • Photoelectrochemistry
  • Photocatalysis in life sciences
  • Green chemistry
  • Modern trends in clean energy production and storage
  • Modern trends in environmental remediation and protection.

29 June–1 July 2021 International Society of Quantum Biology and Pharmacology (ISQBP) 2021 President’s Meeting


We are happy to announce the 2021 Online Meeting of the International Society of Quantum Biology and Pharmacology (ISQBP). For the past 51 years, the ISQBP has organized dynamic biennial meetings providing a forum to discuss and extend the impact of computational methodologies in the fields of biology, chemistry, chemical biology, and pharmacology.

We will host the 2021 meeting online from 29th June to 1st July 2021.  

Registration is now open; full details and the list of confirmed speakers are available at the webpage:

The poster abstract submission deadline is 4 June 2021. 

We are looking forward to having you join us for this exciting meeting that is being organized in Strasbourg, France.

9–11 July 2021 The 13th Int'l Material Analysis, Laboratory Equipment & Quality Control Expo (CMC 2021)

Xiamen, China

Having an insight into the global market, gathering industry information, leading the new direction of material research in China.

Ciamate International Expo on Material Analysis, Laboratory Equipment and Quality Control has been held since 2008, together with C-MRS China Material Congress. From more than 20 exhibitors to 220+ exhibitors in 2019, it has become the largest exhibition of materials science and technology in China, and also an annual procurement platform for registered representatives of C-MRS conferences.

The number of exhibitors in Ciamite 2021 is expected to exceed 350, with an exhibition area of more than 15,000 square meters.

Meet us at our booth T17!

31 August–3 September 2021 International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2021

Evora, Portugal

The 4th edition of the International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis (ISySyCat21) will take place in Evora, Portugal, from 30th August to 3rd September 2021. It will take place for the first time in an exciting mixed format: in person and online. The conference will focus on key topics in contemporary organic, organometallic, polymer synthesis and catalysis, which are of relevance to both academic and industrial chemists alike. In general, ISySyCat will focus strongly on chemical synthesis with catalysis as a key enabler. As always, we anticipate a great mix of participants from academia and industry. This is reflected in the list of plenary speakers (15) that hail from both academia and industry from all over the world. In addition, there will be several slots for short talks, along with an excellent social program.

6–10 September 2021 VI International Symposium «The Chemistry of Diazo Compounds and Related Systems»

Saint Petersburg, Russia

We are pleased to inform you that the VI International Symposium «The Chemistry of Diazo Compounds and Related Systems» will be held in Saint Petersburg (Russia) on 6–10 September 2021. In the past decade, over 2,000 articles have been published on the chemistry of diazo compounds, diazirines, carbenes, transition metal carbenes, nitrenes, diazonium salts, diazenes, triazenes, heterocyclic precursors of diazo compounds, such as triazoles, thiadiazoles, etc. The current progress of the field will be discussed at the Symposium. The Symposium will be held as a satellite event of the XII International Conference on Chemistry for Young Scientists MENDELEEV 2021. The Symposium social events will include the tour to the Saint Petersburg University main building with a visit to the D.I. Mendeleev Museum-Archive, the bus tour to the historic center of Saint Petersburg, the tour to the Peterhof Museum-Reserve ("The Russian Versailles"), and the excursion to the Saint Petersburg University Research Park."

12–16 September 2021 13th International Conference One-Carbon Metabolism, B Vitamins and Homocysteine

Poznań, Poland

Continuing the over a quarter of a century long tradition that started at the Dromoland Castle, Ireland, we would like to invite you to meet again and participate in the 13th of International Conference on One-Carbon Metabolism, B Vitamins and Homocysteine. Over the years, the conference attracted participants from Europe, The Americas, Asia, and Australasia.

The 13th conference in Poznań will be a historic event, organized for the first time in its long history in a hybrid format, which will include the on-line and in-person participation options depending on the severity of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference will provide an international forum for exchange of ideas and networking between basic scientists, clinicians, and nutritionists, as well as the pharmaceutical and food industries representatives. The meeting will include plenary lectures, invited talks, contributed talks, poster sessions, round table discussions, and meet the expert sessions. Thanks to the presence of the most prominent and recognizable experts in the field, the meeting will be an inspiration and intellectual feast for everyone.

Participation in the conference will provide an excellent opportunity for new researchers to present their findings, set up new collaborations, and find job opportunities in academia or industry.

We look forward to meeting you in any convenient way, either in-person onsite in Poznan or remotely online in September 12-16, 2021.

The Conference Website:

• The causes and consequences of deficiencies in the metabolism of B vitamins and homocysteine
• Genetic polymorphisms affecting one-carbon metabolism
• Epigenetic mechanisms in hyperhomocysteinemia and B vitamin deficiencies
• Effects of microbiome on homocysteine/one-carbon metabolism; the role of dysbiosis in human disease
• Interactions between homocysteine, B vitamins, and reproduction
• Dysregulation of homocysteine / one-carbon metabolism and the development of neurological diseases
• Functions of choline in one-carbon metabolism in health and disease

4 October 2021–7 October 2031 International Conference on Non-Target Screening (ICNTS 21)

Online and Erding/Munich, Germany

Now, Non-Target Screening (NTS) and its applications are in the focus of an INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. NTS users from all over the world and vendors form the field of various instrumental analysis will present their latest research, workflows, results and applications in keynote lectures, lecture sessions (incl. panel discussions) and poster sessions.

You can apply for an oral presentation and/or a poster presentation until May 31st 2021.

Please contact us and submit an abstract.

21–24 June 2022 3rd International Conference on Food Bioactives & Health

Parma, Italy

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Food Bioactives & Health, that will be held on June 21-24, 2022 in the amazing city of Parma, Italy. This third conference in the series comes after the great success of the previous meetings, held in Norwich in 2016 and in Lisbon in 2018. Both events were very well organized and were a great success. We are, therefore, committed to match these standards and are preparing what we are sure will be a unique event. The topics addressed by FBHC2020 have been broadened to cover a wide range of topics on food bioactives and health, including (poly)phenols, carotenoids, glucosinolates & other organosulfur compounds, fatty acids & sterols, polysaccharides, and peptides & protein. In addition, a session will be devoted to toxic compounds, an often overlooked topic that is important from a holistic perspective in the role of food bioactives and their impact on human health. Particular attention will be paid on transversal topics such as personalised nutrition, gut microbiota, dietary intake, and nutritional policy. The Conference aims to offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing the chance to interact with renowned scientists and to stimulate creative exchange among researchers. Young scientists will have a lot of opportunities to showcase their work and obtain feedback from experienced international scientist. June is a perfect time to visit Parma, a lively and cultural city, located in Northern Italy, that is surrounded by parks, vineyards, lakes and medieval castles. Most importantly, Parma is a “food city”. It has been recognised as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and hosts the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) headquarters. The congress year, 2020, will be a great time to visit Parma as it will be the Italian Capital of Culture and full of numerous special attractions. In addition, we are planning a “family friendly conference”, with organized activities for the children of delegates during the sessions, including "learning through playing” games focusing on healthy nutrition and lifestyle. We hope you will participate in what will be a memorable conference in the beautiful city of Parma!

With best wishes,

The Organizing Committee.

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