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Among the numerous therapeutic applications that rely on metal ions, one emerging field is radioimmunotherapy. It uses radionuclide-labelled antibodies to deliver radiation exclusively to cancerous cells minimalizing side effects.
In order to circumvent toxicity and to ensure specific delivery, metal ions are trapped into various scaffolds, ranging from small chelators to specifically-designed multifunctional nanoparticles. They all have to fulfill strict requirements of tight binding in order to carry the metal ion safely to the target.
The “LE STUDIUM CONFERENCE” entitled “Being smart in coordination chemistry: medical applications” intends to bring together different actors of the research and medical application of metal complexes, including chemists, biochemists and physicians in the objective of confronting different views, exploring medical needs and potential responses.
The Symposium will take place in the Yachthotel Chiemsee in Prien, Germany. The meeting will be held from October 5th to 7th, 2016, with the 4th and the 8th for traveling. The setting and the limited number of participants (max. 50 persons) provide a very convivial atmosphere for the ready exchange of thoughts and ideas.
The meeting will comprise a high quality programme of plenary lectures, plus both a poster session, and a commercial exhibition.
This conference aims to bring together investigators active in this area with a view to sharing observations and ideas and fostering new collaborations and synergies.
Faced with this growing healthcare issue, renewed interest from both industry and academia has led to a resurgence in antimicrobial drug discovery. This meeting aims to look at the current state of the art from a medicinal chemist’s perspective and will focus on the particular challenges associated with discovering and developing new antimicrobials. Speakers from industry and academia will describe their own strategies for addressing these challenges whilst showcasing the opportunity for creativity and innovation.
We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore in 2016!
Last updated: 19 August 2016