New Frontiers in Bioinorganic Chemistry (#356)

Bioinorganic chemistry is an expanding interdisciplinary science that encompasses the study of metalloenzyme structures and mechanisms, metallodrug development, bioinspired catalysis, and biomineralization. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers working in these various topics and define the future trends in bioinorganic chemistry. With dwindling world's resources and the increasing need for technological advances at the molecular and small scales, mankind is bound to understand and mimic the metal-based natural processes that have evolved over millions of years in adequation with the environment. Can we match the catalytic selectivity of metalloenzymes? Can we target specific diseases with metal-based drugs? Can we chisel nano- and microstructures as perfectly as biomineralization? Discussions will be stimulated around outstanding invited and contributed papers from different research fields in bioinorganic chemistry with the aim of developping new research areas and collaborations among Pacifichem participants. We invite investigators in developing research areas and with new and challenging ideas to join us and define the “new frontiers in bioinorganic chemistry”. We also encourage young researchers with broad chemistry background to contribute to the research dialogue and discussion of this symposium.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015