The Scientific Programme will include plenary lectures, keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations.

The Social programme will include a welcome reception, a cocktail with musical entertainment and dance, an excursion and the conference dinner, open to all participants. There will be a special program for the accompanying persons.

Attendance certificate: All participants will receive an attendance certificate which will be included with the Symposium documents, supplied upon registration at the reception desk.

Badges: You will receive a personalized badge when collecting your registration documents. During the Symposium this badge must be clearly visible all time, in order to grant you access to the venue, scientific sessions and catering areas.

The official language of the ISMEC2014 is English

Scientific programme

Congress Programme

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Invited speakers for plenary lectures

AnslynProf. Eric V. Anslyn (University of Texas Chemistry Department).
The work in the Anslyn group is oriented at the creation and use of synthetic receptors for the analysis of complex analytes in real-life settings. Analytes in beverages, chiral mixtures, and blood/saliva have been targeted by mimicking the mammalian senses of taste and smell. The receptors derive from a combination of rational chemical design and modeling, with combinatorial synthesis techniques.  Optical signaling derives either from indicator-displacement, or indicator-uptake, assays.  It will be shown that a union of designed receptors targeted to a class of analytes, with combinatorial methods, gives fingerprints that differentiate between the individual members of the class.  The strategy is to use a core-binding element that imparts a bias to each and every member of the library, ensuring affinity of the library members for the class of analytes being targeted.  The design of this core derives from standard molecular recognition principles: preorganization, complementary, pair-wise interactions between receptor and analyte, and desolvation.  Imparting a bias to the affinity of the library members dramatically reduces the diversity space needed in the library.  Combinatorial techniques impart the differential behavior and cross-reactivity desired in an array sensing application.  The fingerprints of the solutions are created using artificial neural networks, principle component analysis, and/or discriminate analysis.  The technique represents a marriage of supramolecular chemistry and pattern recognition protocols.

Hider_RobertProf. Robert Hider (King’s College London, UK).
Professor Hider’s interest in medicinal chemistry is focused on the mechanics of the movement of iron both within cells and across membranes. He has worked with siderophore-based iron uptake processes in micro-organisms, plant root absorption of iron and the absorption of different molecular forms of iron by mammalian cells, including gastrointestinal enterocytes, hepatocytes, macrophages, myocytes and reticulocytes. This work has led to the development of novel oral iron chelators for the treatment of iron overload. Hider synthesised a range of iron chelators, all designed to permeate cell membranes in both the iron-free and iron-complexed form. This systematic analysis took place in the early 1980’s and identified N-alkyl-3-hydroxypyridin-4-ones as having potential for clinical application.

CasellaWEBProf. Luigi Casella (University of Pavia, Italy).
The main research interests of Luigi Casella are in the chemistry of metal enzymes involved in biological oxidation processes and containing heme or copper metal cofactors. These studies focus on mechanistic and structural aspects, and on applications in chemical and biological catalysis. More recently, his research interest has been directed to the understanding of the molecular basis of diseases, that often involve the activation of oxidative processes causing damages of various types to key components of cellular material.

peter_gansProf. Peter Gans (Protonic Software, Leeds).
Devlopment of software for chemistry, determination of stability constant values from experimental data: potentiometric, spectrophotometric, NMR and calorimetric titrations.




Social programme

Sunday 8th June 2014   18.00-20.30
Registration & Welcome Reception at “Broletto Palace”
The Broletto is located in Pavia in Piazza della Vittoria. It  dates up to XII century and is the oldest building of the entire Lombardy Region. The tradition says that it has been built for the Bishop Damiano will as Episcopal palace. It became then a municipality palace.

Monday 9th June 2014   21.30
Live band music & dance
entertainment at “Aula del 400″ (conference venue)
The artistic soul of young chemists: the “Five Minus Two” band, and likely “incursions” of flamenco-arabe dances.

Tuesday 10th June 2014   18.30-19.30
GTC (Group of Thermodynamic Complexes) Meeting 

Wednesday 11th June 2014   15.00-18.30
Departure at 3 p.m. from the Conference Venue to visit the Certosa di Pavia

The Certosa di Pavia is a monastery, situated in a small town of the same name, 8 km north of Pavia. Built in 1396-1495, it is one of the largest monasteries in Italy.
Certosa is the Italian name for a house of the cloistered monastic order of Carthusians founded by St. Bruno in 1044 at Grande Chartreuse. Though the Carthusians in their early centuries were known for their seclusion and asceticism and the plainness of their architecture, the Certosa is renowned for the exuberance of its architecture, in both the Gothic and Renaissance styles, and for its collection of artworks which are particularly representative of the region.
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The excursion will continue with the visit of the most important churches, monuments, and the Castle of Pavia.

Wednesday 11th June 2014   20.30
Social Dinnar at the Restaurant Agritourism Granai Certosa (Cascina Tirogno 6/A
Frazione Torriano 27012 Certosa di Pavia (PV))