Conferences and program


Titles of the contributions


Prof. Bibudhendra Sarkar (Canada; 45 min): "Genetic Defects of Copper Transport: Wilson and Menkes diseases"

Prof. Murielle BOST (France; 30 min): Wilson disease, a copper disorder: an update

Dr. Michel Seve (France; 30 min): Mammalian Zinc transporters
With a special focus on Zinc transporter 8 (SLC30A8) and diabetes: a promising new diagnostic and therapeutic target

Prof. Ulrich Schweizer (Germany; 30 min): How does selenium enter the brain and what does it do there?

Dr. Josiane Arnaud (France; 30 min): Are plasma copper, zinc and selenium concentrations modified in Metabolic Syndrome? The Immidiet Project


Prof. Alain Favier (France; 45 min): Carcinogenic effect of metals is related not only to but their induction of DNA damages but also to their inhibition of DNA repair.

Prof. Peggy Carver (USA; 30 min) : Plasma Concentrations of Trace Metal Ions and their Correlation with Infection in Patients Undergoing Long-Term Home Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).

Prof. Gyurcsik, B (Hungary; 30 min): Chimeric metallonucleases for gene theraphy.

Prof. Poupon Joël (France; 30 min): title to be communicated

Dr. Isabelle Michaud-Soret (France; 30 min): Inhibition of the global metalloregulator Fur (ferric uptake regulator) with anti-FUR peptide aptamers.


Prof. Peter Sadler (UK; 45 min): Design of therapeutic metal complexes

Dr. Éva Tóth (France; 30 min): Smart contrast agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: detecting calcium fluctuations and enzymatic activity.

Dr. Pascale Delangle (France; 30 min): Gd3+ complexes derived from natural molecules: coordination and water proton relaxation properties

Prof. Lukeš, I (Czech Republic; 30 min): Gd(III) Based Contrast Agents for MRI: Molecular Volume vs. Efficiency.

Dr. Peter Faller (France; 30 min): Metals in Alzheimer's Disease: Bioinorganic Chemistry of Amyloid-?

Dr. Daniella Valensin (Italy; 30 min): Zn2+ and Cu2+ Interactions with Rat and Human ?Amyloid (1-28) peptides in H2O/SDS Solutions by NMR and CD spectroscopy.


Prof. Silvio Aime (Italy; 45 min): title to be communicated.

Dr. Tamim Chalati (France; 30 min): Nanoparticles of Porous Iron Carboxylates as New Drug Carriers

Dr. Marion Giraud (France; 30 min): Tuning the properties of lanthanides probes through ligand design.
Prof. Vincent Pecoraro (USA; 30 min): De Novo Design of Heterochromic and Diastereomeric Metalloproteins.

Prof. Gérard Jaouen (France; 30 min): Activation of polyphenols via an intramolecular organometallic "antenna": biomedical applications.


Prof. Carlo Barbante (Italy; 45 min): The History of Heavy Metal Pollution Revealed by Polar and Alpine Ice.

Prof. Isabelle Schalk (France; 30 min): The metal specificities of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa siderophore-iron uptake pathways: tools for bioaugmentation-assisted phytoextraction

Dr. Michel Meyer (France; 30 min): Silica-gel-bound macrocycles: A molecular approach to remove lead from drinking water.

Dr. Kirstin Adriaensen (France; 30 min): Mechanisms of metal sequestration in the metal tolerant ectomycorrhizal fungus Suillus sp.

Dr. Jacques Covès (France; 30 min): CopH and CzcE, two novel periplasmic proteins from Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 with unusual modes of copper binding.

Dr. Sylvain Bohic (France; 30 min): Synchrotron based spectro-microscopy for cell biology.