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Gordon Research Conferences : Metals in Biology

January 30 - February 4, 2011 Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express Ventura, CA, USA

August 25, 2010

Metal ions play central structural and functional roles in diverse biological systems. In enzymes, they are involved in a number of important biosynthetic pathways. Metal ions also play key roles in the regulation and processing of DNA and RNA, in environmentally important biogeochemical cycles, and in signaling events that trigger or terminate biochemical processes. Moreover, metal-containing compounds are used for the treatment and diagnoses of diseases such as Alzheimers, Parkinson’s and cancer. Understanding how metal ions function in these diverse systems requires multidisciplinary approaches across the broad fields of chemistry, biology, and physics.

Typical talks and posters include :

Biological and biophysical characterization of new metal containing proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, factors, and chelators from all forms of life ; Synthesis, detailed characterization, and reaction chemistry of biomimetic compounds ; Novel crystal and NMR structures of biological molecules and synthetic metal-chelates ; Discussions of the roles that metals play in medicine, maintenance of the environment, and in biogeochemical processes ; Metal homeostasis ; Application of theory and computations to the structure and mechanism of metal-containing biological systems ; and Novel applications of spectroscopy to metals in biological systems.

Preliminary program :

  • Bioinorganic Approaches Toward Interconverting Protons, Electrons, and Dihydrogen
  • Bioinorganic-Inspired Energy Science
  • Sensors and Medicine : From Metalloneurochemistry to Alzheimers
  • Multiple Electron Redox Catalysis in Metallobiochemistry
  • Biocatalyst Construction : Metallocenter Assembly and Cofactor Biogenesis
  • Metals and DNA / RNA
  • Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • From Synthetic Models to Biocatalysis : Selective Oxidations
  • Joint Session with Bioinorganic Chemistry GRS

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by January 9, 2011.

- More information on the conference website