Meetings and Conferences
Cell Biology of Metals - Gordon Research Conference
Metals in Physiology and Disease
July 23-28, 2017
Mount Snow, West Dover, VT


Michael Petris & Roland Lill

Vice Chairs:
Iqbal Hamza & Amanda Bird

Application Deadline:
The application deadline for this meeting was June 25, 2017. You may still submit an application, which may be considered by the conference chair if there is still room available.

Meeting Description:
The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series on "Cell Biology of Metals" provides a truly outstanding forum for scientific exchanges, presentations and discussions in the emerging field of metals in biology, focusing on the acquisition, distribution, sensing and utilization of metals in proteins, cells and systems from bacteria to humans. This conference has now become a cornerstone of the field and is unique in attacking broad research questions such as how metal cofactors are assembled to how metal ions play roles in metabolic and infectious diseases. The 2017 Cell Biology of Metals GRC will be held on July 23-28 at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, VT. The program is organized around the theme of "Mechanisms from Microbes to Humans". Session topics include metals in enzyme function, metalloenzyme structures, metal homeostasis, metal sensing and dynamics, metalloprotein biogenesis and signaling, metals in host-pathogen interactions and metals in physiology and disease. The conference will be comprised of keynote presentations, research and poster talks, poster discussions, and informal scientific discussions. This meeting will bring together an outstanding and diverse cadre of molecular and structural biologists, biochemists, geneticists, cell biologists, physiologists and clinicians to interact and brainstorm on new discoveries, ideas and directions in basic and applied research on the cell biology of metals. Given the increase in the number of metabolic and infectious diseases linked to changes in cellular metal homeostasis, this meeting fills a critical niche for investigating the underlying mechanism(s) of these disorders and for brainstorming approaches for novel diagnostics, prognostics, and therapeutics.

Related Meeting:
 This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Cell Biology of Metals" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


ICBIC18: Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
July 31st - August 4th, 2017
Florianópolis, Brazil

Welcome to the 18th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry - ICBIC18, to be held from July 31st to August 4th in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Chair - Ademir Neves (Brazil)
Co-Chairs - Ana Maria da Costa Ferreira (Brazil) & Alejandro J. Vila (Argentina)

Florianópolis is the capital and second largest city of Santa Catarina state in the Southern region of Brazil. It is composed of one main island, the Island of Santa Catarina, a continental part and the surrounding small islands.The city is famous for its natural beauties and life quality – the best among all the Brazilian capitals. There are several beaches spread throughout the island and the continental part. Find other attractions to visit, such as lagoons, the historical center, Azorean districts, Portuguese forts, and the city postcard: the Bridge.

After landing on the Florianópolis International Airport, you can take a bus or a cab to cross the 43 km (about 1h) up to the Costão do Santinho. There will be a special shuttle service for the ICBIC18 participants.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Angela Casini, Cardiff University, UK
Chris Orvig, Univ. of British Columbia, CA
Shinobu Itoh, Osaka University, JP
Nicholas P. Farrell, Virgina Commonwealth Univ., US
Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan, US
Ohara Augusto, Universidade de São Paulo, BR
Christian Hartinger, (SBIC award), University of Auckland, NZ

On behalf of the International Advisory Committee and the local Organization Committee, it is our great pleasure to cordially invite you to attend the 6th International Symposium on Metallomics, which will be held in Vienna, Austria from August 14th to 17th 2017.

Metallomics owes its genesis to the seeds planted in atomic spectrometry just as much as it does to the awareness that the “omics” revolution brought to analytical chemistry in general. Since the term metallomics was coined in 2004, the field embraced many disciplines beyond analytical chemistry, such as biology, biochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, toxicology and biomedical sciences addressing the role of metals in life sciences. Metallomics 2017 will provide a multidisciplinary platform covering all aspects from method development to the role of metals in life science.

Conference Chairs
Gunda Köllensperger / Bernhard Keppler

Metallic nanoparticles: health, environment, applications and safer-by-design

September 11th to 12th Advanced Courses
September 13th to 15th Meeting
Villard-de-Lans, France
Organizers: Isabelle Michaud-Soret, Marie Carrière and Geraldine Sarret

It is our pleasure to cordially invite you to attend to the 7th biannual International Meeting that will be dedicated to
"Metallic nanoparticles: health, environment, applications and safer-by-design” and/or to the preceding advanced courses.
Meeting will be held in Villard-de-Lans,  a village located close to Grenoble in the beautiful Vercors Mountains.
The purpose of this interdisciplinary meeting is to gather worldwide scientists from chemistry to biology and favor international scientific exchanges among participants. The advanced courses will allow young scientists to improve their knowledge and skills in metallic nanoparticle handling, characterization, and assessment of toxicity and ecotoxicity.You are welcome to participate to its success by submitting abstracts for oral communications or posters, and contribute to stimulating scientific exchanges within the Nano community. This is your conference!
Deadline for the submission of abstracts for oral presentation!  April 15th, 2017.
We already have confirmed internationally recognized speakers in the “Nano world”:
  • Dr. Denise Mitrano, EMPA, Switzerland
  • Pr. Nguyen TK Thanh, London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK
  • Pr. Kristin Schirmer, EPFL, Switzerland,
  • Pr. David Allsop, Lancaster University, UK
  • Pr. Phil Demokritou, Harvard T.H. Chan, USA,
  • Pr. Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden,
  • Dr. Dominique Lison, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium,
  • Dr. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Switzerland,
  • Dr. Wendel Wohlleben, BASF, Germany

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17th International Conference
on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
July 20-24, 2015
Beijing, China

(thanks to José Moura for photos)