Meetings and Conferences

XIX Brazilian Meeting on Inorganic Chemistry
VI Latin American Meeting on Biological Inorganic Chemsistry
VII Brazilian Meeting on Rare Earths
September 24 - 28, 2018
Fortaleza, Brazil

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce that the VI Latin
American Meeting on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (VI LABIC) will be held in
Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, from 24 to 28 September 2018. Fortaleza is the capital of the
northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará and is the fifth largest city in the country with a
population of about 2.6 million. It is the closest Brazilian capital to Europe (5,608 km
from Lisbon, Portugal) and is only 5,566 km from Miami (United States). In South
America, Fortaleza is located 4,944 km away from Buenos Aires, 5,010 km from
Montevideu and 5,983 km from Santiago.

The VI LABIC will be held in parallel with XIX Brazilian Meeting on Inorganic
Chemistry (XIX BMIC), the most important scientific conference of the Brazilian
Chemical Society (SBQ) in Inorganic Chemistry, and with the VIII Brazilian Meeting on
Rare Earths (TR-2018).

This conference will provide a forum for discussion of the latest developments in
biological inorganic chemistry, and it will promote interactions with Latin American
scientists in this field. Brazil has played an important role in consolidating the LABIC
meetings, being the host of the first three conferences (2008, 2010, and 2012 together
with BMIC). In 2014 and 2016, the meetings were held in Argentina and Mexico,
respectively. We expect the VI LABIC meeting in Brazil to have a great participation of
scientists from different Latin American countries, attracting participants from North
America, Europe and Asia.

In the next days, we will provide an official website of the conference.
We warmly invite you to join us at VI LABIC in 2018, and we look forward to
welcoming you in Fortaleza.

Professor Luiz Gonzaga de França Lopes

11th International Vanadium Symposium (V11)
November 5-8, 2018
Montevideo, Uruguay
Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the organizing committee, I invite you to participate in the 11th International Vanadium Symposium, V11, which will be held from 5th to 8th November 2018 in Montevideo, Uruguay.   
V11 follows the previous successful symposia that were held at Cancun (1997), Berlin (1999), Osaka (2001), Szeged (2004), San Francisco (2006), Lisbon (2008), Toyama (2010), Arlington (2012), Padua (2014) and Taipei (2016). This edition will be the first to be held in South America. This interdisciplinary event will gather researchers from all over the world dedicated to vanadium related research topics including coordination chemistry, catalysis, biological chemistry, vanadium-based drugs, toxicology, environmental and occupational exposure, among other relevant topics. Over 100 researchers are expected to participate.
This Symposium will certainly offer an excellent opportunity to make contact and exchange ideas with scientists working in the field around the world, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.   It will be also a great opportunity to appreciate our country, our culture and to show you the Uruguayan hospitality.    
I look forward to welcoming you in Uruguay in November 2018.
Dinorah Gambino (chair)
Abstracts submission deadline: 15th July
Early bird registration deadline: 31st May
International Advisory Board
Mitchell D. Cohen, New York, NY, USA
Valeria Conte, Rome, Italy (Chair until 2020)
João Costa Pessoa, Lisbon, Portugal
Debbie C. Crans, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Dinorah Gambino, Montevideo, Uruguay
Yoshihito Hayashi, Kanazawa, Japan
Anastasios Keramidas, Cyprus
Tamas Kiss, Szeged, Hungary
Giulia Licini, Padova, Italy
Craig C. McLauchlan, Normal, IL, USA (Secretary until 2020)
Toshiyuki Moriuchi, Osaka, Japan
Vincent Pecoraro, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Biing-Jiun Uang, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Tatsuya Ueki, Hiroshima, Japan

9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry (AsBIC) Conference
December 9-14, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry (AsBIC) Conference which will be held on the tropical island of Singapore from 9-14 December 2018.

The biennial AsBIC Conference is an important event for the bioinorganic chemistry community and will provide an excellent platform for researchers, particularly those from the Asia-Pacific region, to discuss important questions in the field and chart future directions. This conference is in its 9th edition and builds upon the strong tradition of bioinorganic chemistry research in the Asia and Oceania regions. Previous AsBIC conferences have been held in Auckland, New Zealand (2016), Gold Coast, Australia (2014), Hong Kong (2012), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2010), Jeju Island, Korea (2008), Nanjing, China (2006), Goa, India (2004), and Okazaki, Japan (2002).

This will be the first time that an important bioinorganic chemistry conference is held in Singapore. At the intersection of the East and West, Singapore is well-connected to both. Once a British colony and briefly, a state within the Malaysia Federation, Singapore became an independent nation in 1965 and has been growing steadily since. To keep pace with our development, funding in R&D, particularly in life and physical sciences, have been increasing over the past decade with the establishment of key research institutions and universities. NUS and NTU are proud to be the co-organisers of AsBIC-9.

Key Dates
•    Registration Open >> 1 Jan 18
•    Early Bird Registration Close >> 1 Jun 18
•    Abstract submission deadline >> 15 Sep 18
•    Author registration deadline >> 1 Oct 18
•    Conference Opening and Reception >> 9 Dec 18
•    Conference Closing and Banquet >> 14 Dec 18

We look forward to welcoming you to our little sunny island-state!
Chair, Wee Han Ang, National University of Singapore
Chair, Co-Chair, Bengang Xing, Nanyang Technological University

15th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC15)
June 2–5, 2019
Nara, Japan

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate in the 15th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC15) which will be held in Nara on June 2–5, 2019. The conference hall, named “IRAKA”, is located in the center of a world heritage site having an expansive green historical park.

The ISABC15 meeting follows those in Toulouse (2017), Galway (2015), Guangzhou (2013), Barcelona (2011), Debrecene (2009) and so on.  We are confident that the symposium in 2019 will also be a stimulating and exciting meeting mainly focusing on the application of bioinorganic chemistry directed toward the development of medicines, catalysts, metal-based bionanomaterials, etc.

The main topics of the ISABC15 meeting are as follows:
Metal-based medicines
Sensing and imaging
Metal ions in human health and diseases
Metal–nucleic acid interaction
Natural and engineered metalloproteins
Advanced spectroscopic methods
Biohybrid catalysts and enzyme models
Bioinorganic materials
Bioinspired energy conversion

The symposium will offer an excellent opportunity to meet many researchers from around the world who are experts in an exceptionally broad range of the topics at the frontier of bioinorganic chemistry.  It will be a wonderful chance to share your outstanding results with leading scientists in the quiet and contemplative atmosphere of Nara, the old capital of Japan.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in June 2019.

Best wishes,
Takashi Hayashi (chair)
Kazuya Kikuchi (co-chair)
Osaka University, Japan
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