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16–20 May 2017 The 60th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences

Ottawa, Canada

The 60th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences will be held Tuesday May 16 to Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Shaw Centre in the heart of nation’s capital Ottawa. To coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday the theme of the 2017 CSMB meeting is “Celebrating Canadian Molecular Biosciences – from Organelles to Systems Biology”.

For the first time in its history, the 2017 Annual CSMB Conference will concurrently highlight two important biomedical themes, Systems Biology and Organelle Dynamics, to help foster inter-disciplinary science and innovation. Thus, the 2017 CSMB Conference will feature talks from national and international leaders in a broad range of topics including but not limited to membrane biology, trafficking, signaling, gene and regulatory networks and computational biology. CSMB2017 will also cover health related topics such cancer biology, regenerative medicine, rare diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. Our outstanding keynote speaker is Dr. Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto), a leader in the field of functional genomics.

Beyond the slate of outstanding invited speakers, more than half of the oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. There will also be the CSMB Award Lectures and Poster Sessions. On May 17th prior to the official start of the conference, will be a day of workshops for trainees on various themes and a mini-symposium focusing on women in STEMs.

Hosting the CSMB Annual Conference in Ottawa will allow us to highlight the ground-breaking research that is occurring across our county to both our federal government and the public. For the first time ever the CSMB Conference will also have an organized slate of outreach events.

We have worked hard to keep the meeting affordable and accessible, including a range of accommodations in the heart of the capital. Register early to enjoy savings. Registration will open in January.

2017 is going to be a year-long celebration for Canada and Ottawa is THE place to come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. Including a closing night party at the Canadian Museum of Nature in the Dinosaur Gallery.

Hope to see you in Ottawa in 2017.

http://www.csmb-scbm.ca/meetings/60th_AnnualConference.aspx

17–18 May 2017 Applications of In Situ Hybridisation in Research and Disease

Cambridge, UK

It is our pleasure to announce the return of our Applications of in situ hybridisation in research and disease symposium. The symposium, organised by a committee chaired by Dr Julia Jones, will be held at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute on the 17-18 May 2017. The meeting will highlight advances in in situ hybridisation and it's application in disease. To achieve these goals we have assembled an outstanding list of world-leading researchers to present their work.

This two-day conference is intended to bring together all researchers across any field interested in ISH. We have lined up a broad range of topics from leaders in the field including: Current Accepted Methods, Evolutionary Biology, Emerging Techniques, and Translational Research.

We will also have a short session entitled ISH Clinic, where talks will be entirely selected from submitted abstracts. This is an opportunity to give a short presentation on interesting results, a troubleshooting case study or a top tip you would like to share. Presentations should be 5 minutes each with a maximum of 2 PowerPoint slides. There will then be a networking event during the evening drinks reception for you to discuss your presentation with other delegates. This is ideal for a first presentation at an International Symposium. Please email if you have any questions about this.

http://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/ISH2017

7–10 June 2017 14th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC14)

Toulouse, France

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Advisory Committee and the local Organization Committee, it is our great pleasure to cordially invite you to attend the 14th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC14) which will be held in Toulouse, France from June 7th to 10th 2017.

ISABC14 will cover a wide range of topics in the field of Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry, including interaction of metal ions with biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, cofactors etc.), bioinspired and biomimetic catalysis, metals in medicine, metal ion toxicology and environmental, metal ions in health and diseases, metal ion sensors, metal-based imaging, bioorganometallic chemistry, biomaterials and all other topics related to metals at the interface of chemistry with biology. ISABC14 is dedicated to promote scientific exchange and personal interaction between participants in an informal atmosphere.

The tentative sessions of ISABC14 will be:

Metals in health and diseases
Metal-based drugs
Metals in environment, biogeochemistry, toxicology and origin of life
New methods around metals in biology
Metals in imaging and sensing
Metalloenzymes, inspiration, mimics, function and inhibition
Metals and biomolecules (nucleic acids, peptides, proteins, amino acids etc.)

Two parallel sessions are organized, as we expect to welcome 200-300 participants. A total of 60 oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

As ISABC14 traditionally gathers many scientists having strong interest in the thermodynamics and kinetics of metal complexes, the 2017 meeting has been organized as a back to back conference with the International Symposium on Metal Complexes (ISMEC 2017) that will take place on June 11-15 in Dijon, France.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Toulouse in June 2017.

Sincerely
Peter FALLER
Christelle HUREAU
Conference Chairs

https://isabc2017.sciencesconf.org/

26–29 June 2017 Metabolomics 2017

Brisbane, Australia

We invite you to attend Metabolomics 2017, an exciting scientific program comprising 27 oral sessions, 5 plenaries, 4 poster sessions, sponsored luncheons, as well as several keynote lectures and workshops. We will continue the successful tradition of satellite workshops to the conference in the afternoon of Sunday 25th June and the morning of Monday 26th June. Additionally, we have planned a range of social activities, including a welcome reception, an early-career researcher mixer and a conference dinner in the iconic BCEC Plaza Ballroom to give you a true Aussie-style experience.

The conference has the theme of “Building Bridges” and under this banner extends its reach to the systems biology/genome-scale modelling community, as well as to the analytical chemistry/natural products chemistry community. In addition, the program features thematic streams for advancing the field, for food and environmental metabolomics, and for health and wellness. In addition, a deeper engagement between researchers within the Asia Pacific region is a natural focus for a conference held in Brisbane to promote metabolomics research, build and strengthen networks in the region.

Brisbane is the ideal opportunity for delegates to enjoy a microcosm of Australia’s iconic experiences. World heritage listed rainforests, amazing beaches, islands, wineries and the internationally famous Australia Zoo—home of the crocodile hunter—are all easily accessible within an hour of the city. You can even do day trips to the Barrier Reef from Brisbane.

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee and the Metabolomics Society Board we are excited to once again invite you to Metabolomics 2017—we are looking forward to welcoming you down under!

http://metabolomics2017.org/

3–6 September 2017 7th Cambridge Symposium on Nucleic Acids Chemistry and Biology

Queens' College, Cambridge, UK

An international, residential meeting to be held at historic Queens' College in the heart of Cambridge with on-site accommodation and excellent auditorium, poster and exhibition areas. This is the 7th in a popular conference series going back to 1981 that brings together nucleic acids scientists across a broad area but with particular emphasis on chemistry and biochemistry.

Subject Areas
Nucleic acids as therapeutics (including antisense, RNAi, aptamers, immune recognition, cell delivery)
RNA and DNA structures and their protein complexes (duplexes, quadruplexes, RNA and DNA enzymes, riboswitches, protein complexes + assemblies)
Nucleic acids chemistry applied to cells and cell mechanisms (genomes, evolution, repair, cell manipulation)
Nucleic acids as tools, structural assemblies and devices (nanostructures, cages, arrays, supra-molecular chemistry)

Abstracts
The call for oral and poster abstracts is open.

Confirmed Principal Speakers
G-quadruplexes and DNA dynamics
Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge, UK

Michael J Gait Lecture: New nucleic acid chemistry for new applications in biology and nanotechnology
Marvin Caruthers, University of Colorado, USA

Transcription of the genome: mechanism and regulation
Patrick Cramer, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany

DNA hydroxymethylation in gene expression regulation and disease diagnosis
Chuan He, University of Chicago, USA

RNA-programmable DNA nucleases: structures and mechanisms
Martin Jinek, University of Zurich, Switzerland

DNA as a enzyme
Scott Silverman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Advances in nonenzymatic RNA replication
Jack Szostak, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

David Corey, The University of Texas Southwestern, USA
Martin Egli, Vanderbilt University, USA
Greg Hannon, Cancer Research UK, UK
Philip Holliger, Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago, USA
Hanadi Sleiman, McGill University, Canada

http://na-cb.co.uk/

20–22 September 2017 The 8th World ADC San Diego

San Diego, CA, USA

Now in it’s 8th year, World ADC San Diego is the industry’s definitive ADC conference. It’s mission – to be the environment in which scientists can communicate problems and solutions; share novel data and forge networks to develop more clinically impactful ADCs.

Over 3 full days, this multi-tracked conference will address every element of ADC research from early discovery to marketization making it the most comprehensive antibody drug conjugate forum you’ll attend this year.

Join your peers and 81 industry expert speakers at this year’s conference.

http://worldadc-usa.com/

4–6 May 2017 1st International Symposium (2017): The Beneficial Effects of Argan Oil on Human Health

Errachidia, Morocco

This symposium aims to join together national and international university researchers and health professionals operating in the public and private sector.
This event will offer a unique opportunity to share innovative scientific results, to stimulate collaborations and to promote research on the beneficial effects of Argan oil on health. The socioeconomic and environmental approach will also be handled during this meeting.

https://argan2017.sciencesconf.org/

19–21 June 2017 2017 IMB Conference: Gene Regulation by the Numbers: Quantitative Approaches to Study Transcription

Mainz, Germany

The focus of the 2017 IMB Conference is on “Gene Regulation by the Numbers: Quantitative Approaches to Study Transcription”. Our conference will explore the latest findings and technological developments in the field of gene regulation. The regulation of gene expression is a highly complex process in which numerous different factors play a role, such as signalling pathways, transcription factors and epigenetic modifications. With the recent surge in the development of omics technologies, researchers have generated vast amounts of data describing the contribution of these factors to controlling gene activity. However, interpreting, validating and integrating the data remains a major challenge. A combination of quantitative analysis and experimental research is therefore crucial to draw a complete picture of gene regulation.
The conference will address major open questions in the field that quantitative approaches will help to address, for example:
• How do gene regulatory networks make robust decisions in the face of intracellular and environmental fluctuations?
• How do epigenetic mechanisms ensure that gene expression programmes are faithfully transmitted within cell lineages and from one generation to the next?
• How do RNA-RNA and RNA-protein interactions control gene expression at the post-transcriptional level?
• How do DNA sequence variations influence gene expression and phenotypic outcomes, and what are the long-term consequences of this on an evolutionary time scale?
• How can dynamic models help us to understand signalling, gene regulation and cell fate decision making?
• Can we improve the speed and accuracy of existing data analysis strategies?
• What are the upcoming challenges in data analysis?
This conference will be a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the latest discoveries, talk about their own findings and initiate research partnerships. As well as scientific sessions, there will be many networking opportunities, including poster sessions, a conference dinner and an excursion to nearby Kloster Eberbach monastery. We hope that the ideas and concepts developed during the conference will result in exciting collaborations. Anyone interested is welcome to attend and can register online.

http://www.imb.de/2017conference

21–23 June 2017 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Molecular Science - Non-Coding RNAs and Epigenetics in Cancer

Basel, Switzerland

At the conference, entitled “Non-Coding RNAs and Epigenetics in Cancer”, leaders in the field will present the roles of miRNAs and lncRNAs in cancer, with a focus on the recently identified novel mechanisms of action, and discuss the current strategies in designing ncRNA-targeting therapeutics, as well as the associated challenges. We hope to see you all, young in spirit and mind, in the new Eldorado of Science topics in biomedical sciences

http://sciforum.net/conference/ncRNA-Cancer

2–5 July 2017 Beatson International Cancer Conference: FEEDING THE BEAST - The Metabolic Landscape of the Tumour and its Host

Glasgow, Scotland

The Beatson International Cancer Conference series is designed to be a relaxed and friendly meeting where delegates and invited speakers have a chance to interact on both a scientific and social basis. We encourage the speakers to stay for the duration of the conference to ensure this interaction.
Aims of the conference
Ground-breaking work from laboratories around the world has established that the metabolism of cancer cells is central to the control of tumour growth. Indeed, malignant cells and their normal counterparts engage different metabolic pathways, offering potential therapeutic opportunities for cancer treatment. Moreover, a complex network of metabolic interactions between cancer and non-malignant cells contributes to an aberrant metabolic landscape that may prevail in cancer patients. This meeting will provide a topical view of the metabolic vulnerabilities of cancer cells and how the interplay between tumour, stroma and systemic metabolism contributes to cancer progression and highlights opportunities for cancer treatment and prevention.
Once again, the conference will be held at Glasgow University, as the venue proved to be so successful in 2016. There are several events arranged to give you a taste of the culture and warmth of the West of Scotland and the scientific content of the conference is guaranteed to stimulate.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the conference administrator,

http://www.beatson.gla.ac.uk/Beatson-Conference/beatson-international-cancer-conference.html

2–6 July 2017 19th European Carbohydrate Symposium EUROCARB

Barcelona, Spain

To the Glycoscience Community,

It is a pleasure to invite and welcome you to 19th EUROCARB to be held in Barcelona on July 2nd-6th, 2017, hosted by the Institut Químic de Sarrià, University Ramon Llull, under the auspices of the European Carbohydrate Organization.

The first EUROCARB symposium was organized in Austria in 1981. As a biannual meeting, it has evolved from a carbohydrate chemistry forum to a glycoscience meeting which also includes glycobiology and biological chemistry. Nowadays, EUROCARB is positioned as a leading symposium at the forefront of Glycosciences in Europe.

The EUROCARB 2017 program will try to consolidate the interplay between chemistry and biology, to be attractive to both communities, and reinforce the needed interaction between glycochemistry, glycobiology, and applied glycosciences. The conference will be organized in four main topics that cover all aspects of Glycosciences, aimed at showing the latest developments in the field, provide a forum for discussions and networking and highlight the challenges and future trends in carbohydrate-related scientific disciplines and applied technologies:

Synthesis of Carbohydrates, Glycoconjugates, and glycan-based biomaterials: chemical, enzymatic, and synthetic biology approaches. Supramolecular entities and biomaterials.
Carbohydrate Structures, Analytical Tools, and Glycotechnology: advanced analytical and structural tools, glycomics, integrative databases, and computational methods.
Glycobiochemistry and Glycobiology: carbohydrate active enzymes, cellular and molecular biology of glycans, glycomicrobiology and metagenomics
Applied Glycosciences in medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology: glycans in health and disease (cancer, immunity, vaccination, rare diseases, etc), in food science, in the emerging bioeconomy, and industrial biotech.

EUROCARB 2017 will gather academia and industry to burst innovative technologies into application in a large diversity of fields, including medicine, nutrition and food sciences, material sciences, chemistry, biotechnology and bioeconomy.

The symposium is also an opportunity to visit Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, a cosmopolitan city with Mediterranean character and intercultural heritage. Either before or after the symposium you’ll be able to enjoy the city, its architecture including amazing Gaudi’s buildings, its museums and its water forefront with beautiful beaches.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we wish you all a profitable and enjoyable meeting in Barcelona 2017.

Antoni Planas

Chairman of the Organizing Committee

http://www.eurocarb2017.com/

7–9 August 2017 Momentera Cancer Therapy 2017

Frankfurt, Germany

It is a great pleasure for me to personally welcome each of you to the Global Conference on Cancer therapy 2017 during Aug 7th - 9th. A global conference on cancer therapy is timely and well to the point, since remarkable progress has been made in specific areas of cancer therapy, in particular, in immunotherapy, also in combination with other modes or treatment. I see that a number of experts in the cancer field are participating in this conference. Thus, I am sure that it will be stimulating and rewarding, in particular for young clinicians and scientists.

The "Key Principles of Cancer Therapy" will permit the opportunity to attend a number o interactive sessions, to discuss upcoming challenges and to provide a platform of ideas. I trust that novel opportunities will arise and, in general it will broaden the knowledge of the participants.

I trust, in addition that the surroundings of the conference location will also contribute to the success of this meeting.

Professor Dr. Harald Zur Hausen
Chairman of German Cancer Research Center

http://www.momentera.org/conferences-2017/aug-7-2017/cancer-therapy

28–29 August 2017 7th American Drug Delivery & Formulation Summit

The Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel in Boston, MA, USA

Innovative solutions to the greatest challenges in pharmaceutical development

The growth of biopharma and patient compliance issues have encouraged us to adopt a drug delivery mind set from discovery through to production.

Every year we see innovation and breakthroughs at every level of drug development.

The DDF Summit brings the most innovative and exciting studies to you.

Covering both small molecules and biologics, you’ll find new technologies, concepts and case studies in areas such as…

• Formulation design for poorly soluble compounds
• The potential of nanotechnology for better deliverability
• The latest controlled released technologies
• Improving patient compliance by harnessing data and the latest smart device technology
• Optimising formulations for continuous manufacturing
• Overcoming the blood brain barrier and challenges in oral delivery of biologics
• Reformulation and biosimilars

http://www.ddfsummit.com/

20–23 September 2017 FENS Regional Meeting 2017

Pécs, Hungary

The Regional FENS Meeting in Pécs will focus on the most recent discoveries in neuroscience from molecules to behavior, highlighting discoveries of translational potential. In addition to the wide range of scientific insights a special emphasis will be placed on cutting edge technologies. The conference will be held for four days and will include six plenary speaker sessions, eighteen symposia and three poster sessions.

The scientific program of the conference has been chosen by the Program Committee. Besides the scientific program the Organizing Committees are putting together an exciting and diverse schedule regarding the satellite - special and social events.

18 symposia have been selected from 28 proposals covering all areas of neuroscience with a special emphasis on the following topics:
network
neuronal circuits
behavior
stress
development
retina
invertebrate neuroscience
cognitive neuroscience
ischemia
epilepsy
cytoskeleton
visual system
neurodegeneration

http://www.fensfrm.hu/

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