Leading scientists will visit IBCh RAS within the Joint Life Sciences Forum
From September 18 to September 22, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences will host the United Scientific Forum, which includes the 12th International Scientific Conference on Bioorganic Chemistry devoted to the Memory of Professor Yuri Ovchinnikov and the 8th Russian Symposium “Proteins and Peptides” with a paper competition for young scientists. The forum will be attended by leading experts in the field of bioorganic chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and Nobel Prize laureates among honored guests.
September 18–22 (This event is over)
The main speakers of the Joint Life Sciences Forum will be the Nobel laureates in chemistry, physiology and medicine. The forum will be opened by Arieh Warshel’s lecture, an Israeli and American biochemist and biophysicist, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013, who will talk about the principles of enzyme activity. Also among the scientists some members of the IBCh International Advisory Board will take part at the Forum. Israeli biologist Aaron Ciechanover, who together with colleagues received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004 “for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation”, will talk about the ubiquitin proteolytic system, the fundamental mechanisms of this phenomenon, its pathogenesis and targeted drugs. The German-American biochemist and neuroscientist Thomas Christian Südhof, together with other scientists received the Nobel prize in physiology and medicine in 2013 “for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells”, will give a lecture “To the molecular principles of neural circuits”. Among the speakers of keynote and plenary lectures are leading domestic and foreign scientists, including Michael Blackburn (The University of Sheffield, UK), Joseph Schlessinger (Yale School of Medicine, USA), Sergei Deev (IBCh RAS), Aleksey Semyanov (Lobachevsky University, Nizhny Novgorod), Vladimir Popov (Bach Institute RAS) and others.
Forum participants will speak and listen to colleagues in sections and poster sessions on seven key topics: “Search for new natural peptides and proteins and their isolation. Peptidomics. Proteomics”,”Biological functions and mechanisms of action of peptides and proteins”, “Peptide synthesis. Protein engineering”, “Physical-chemical methods in study of peptide and protein structure. "Structure – function” relationship”, “Chemistry and biology of enzymes”, “Innovative peptide- and protein-based drugs” and “Biotechnology”. In addition, three sessions will be held: "Ion channels and receptors of nervous system: Structure, Physiology and Diseases”, “IBCh: Today and Tomorrow” and “Plant Bioengineering”, as well as satellite symposiums and work-shops from the Forum partners.
Within the Forum, a competition of young scientists will be held to encourage creative activity in the conduct of scientific research in the field of bioorganic chemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Students, postgraduates, young scientists, doctors and PhD under the age of 35 will take part in the competition. They will present their works in the form of poster presentations on the main themes of the Forum. The best works will be awarded with certificates and prizes, and their authors will be able to make short oral presentations on the final Forum day at the plenary session. Also young scientists will be able to talk and discuss the issue of studying the mechanisms of induction of autoimmune diseases in the framework of the meeting of the School of Young Scientists.
The final event of the Forum will be a Round Table Discussion “Modern Trends in the Study of Proteins and Peptides”.
The organizer of the Joint Life Sciences Forum int Scientific Forum is the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists. You can see the schedule below.
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