Plenary lectures:

  • Enzo Alessio - Trieste, Italy –  Development of new water-soluble metal complexes as precursors for the preparation of metal-porphyrin conjugates for medicinal and supramolecular chemistry” 
  • Merce Capdevila - Barcelona, Spain – “Metallothioneins: balancing the inorganic and biological worlds”
  • Christoph Fahrni – Atlanta, United States of America -“Illuminating biological trace metals: from single cells to whole organisms”
  • Bernard Meunier – Toulouse, France – “A specific copper chelator as drug candidate for Alzheimer’s disease.”
  • Edit Y. Tshuva - Jerusalem, Israel – “Anticancer Ti(IV) complexes of polydentate phenolato chelates: able and stable, effective and selective”
  • Daniela Valensin - Siena, Italy – “Membrane interactions and the effect of metal ions of amyloidogenic proteins”

Keynote lectures:

  • Peter Comba - Heidelberg, Germany – “Bispidine coordination chemistry: fundamental principles and applications in medicinal chemistry, bioinorganic modeling and oxidation catalysis”
  • Dan Gibson - Jerusalem, Israel – “Dual targeting Pt(IV) anticancer agents”
  • Shun Hirota - Takayama, Ikama, Japan – “Cytochrome c and myoglobin oligomers formed by domain swapping”
  • Hongzhe Sun - Hong Kong, P.R. China – ‘to be announced soon’
  • Thomas Ward - Basel, Switzerland – „Artificial metalloenzymes: challenges and opportunities”

Invited lectures:

  • Noráh Barba-Behrens – Mexico, Mexico – „Structural, electronic, magnetic and biological properties of coordination compounds with azole derivatives”
  • Rafaella Biesuz – Pavia, Italy – „Solid phase equilibria: our story, past, present and future”
  • Alicia Dominguez-Martin – Zürich, Switzerland – „Towards understanding the folding dynamics of the G-quadruplex sequence at the 5’-UTR of the human BCL2 mRNA
  • Daniela Donghi – Zürich, Switzerland – „Platinum binding to RNA: interaction of oxaliplatin with an RNA internal loop”
  • Tamas Gajda – Szeged, Hungary – „Metal ion complexes of some tren- and tach-based tripodal ligands”
  • Enrique García-España – Valencia, Spain – „Molecular self-assembling mediated by pyrazole macrocycles”
  • Olga Iranzo – Marseille, France – „Short His-containing peptides: versatile tools to design similar copper(II) complexes with different properties and redox behaviors”
  • Joanna Lachowicz – Cagliari, Italy – “The copper and zinc chelation side effect of some drugs for diabetic patients”
  • Józef Lewandowski – Warwick, United Kingdom – „Application of paramagnetic metal complexes to study structures and dynamics of protein complexes in the solid state”
  • Jerzy Lisowski – Wrocław, Poland – „Metal complexes of large chiral macrocycles”
  • Andrea Melchior – Udine, Italy – „Speciation and structure of the Ni(II)/nitrate system in bumimTf2N ionic liquid”
  • Luigi Messori – Sesto Fiorentino, Italy – ‘to be announced soon’
  • Nils Metzler-Nolte – Bochum, Germany – ‘to be announced soon’
  • Anna Peacock – Birmingham, Edgbaston, United Kingdom  – New ligands for “non-biological” metal  ions and new applications for metalloproteins
  • Maurizio Remelli – Ferrara, Italy – „The hemoglobin fragment AGHLDDLPGALSAL: complex-formation properties and biological activity”
  • Athanasios Salifoglou – Thessaloniki, Greece – „Vanadium metallodrugs in cancer therapeutics.  A molecular approach”
  • Manuel Valiente – Barcelona, Spain – „Cooperation between EU and MED countries in science and technology. Project FP4BATIW as an example for cooperation in water characterization and treatment”.

Oral presentations:

  • Natalia Busto  – Burgos, Spain – „DNA binding and nuclease activity of two quinones and their ruthenium complex counterparts”
  • Agnieszka Chylewska  – Gdansk, Poland„Novel dual band acid-base indicators based on Ni(II) or Cu(II) coordination compounds with vitamin B6”
  • Demetrio Milea   – Messina, Italy„Binding ability of diethylenetriamine-N,N,N′,N″,N″-pentakis-(methylenephosphonic) acid toward biologically, environmentally and technologically relevant cations”
  • Lluís Ferrer Guijarro  – Paterna, Spain – „Synthesis and metal ion complexation studies of new polytopic aza-scorpiand receptors”
  • Paulina Kolkowska  – Wroclaw, Poland – „The role of the HypA loop sequence in binding Zn2+ and Cd2+
  • Premysl Lubal  – Brno, Czech Republic   – „Thermodynamic, kinetic and structural study of transition metal complexes of NOTA ligand
  •  Michel Meyer  - Dijon, France„New thermodynamic and structural insights into plutonium(IV) complexation with open chain and cyclic polyaminocarboxlic acids”
  •  Lucía Otero  – Montevideo, Uruguay„Homo- and heteroleptic metal complexes of bisphosphonates targeting enzymes of the isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway and/or DNA”
  • Véronique Patinec  – Brest, France – „Contribution of thiazolyle arms in the stability of Cu(II)/Cu(I) polyazacycloalcane-based chelates for PET imaging”
  • Mari Shimura – Tokyo, Japan – „Visualization of intracellular metals by scanning X-ray fluorescence microscopy- application for cell biology and medicine”
  • Helmut Sigel  – Basel, Switzerland – „Metal ion-binding properties of the monoprotonated phosphonate residue of 9-[2-(Phosphonomethoxy)ethyl]-2-amino-6-dimethylaminopurine (PME2A6DMAP). A model for the metal ion affinity of phosphoryl-diester bridges”
  • Ester Vilchez-Rodriguez  – Granada, Spain –„A novel ternary complex emphasizes the depletion of basicity in the N3-acyclovir donor atom within the main Cu(II)-acyclovir binding pat tern”
  • Yan Voloshin  – Moscow, Russian Federation – „Design of cage metal complexes as topological drugs, antifibrillogenic agents, paramagnetic and luminescent probes”
  • Joanna Watly  – Wroclaw, PolandPoly-His protein fragments from snake venoms as unusual domains in metal ion binding