of Metals in Biology of Grenoble (IMBG) is a major technological
and scientific center in the field of the metals in biology. Created
in 2001, it covers the research of more than a hundred of researchers,
teachers, graduate students from about thirty laboratories, along
three major themes: metals, catalysis and biocatalysis; metals
and environment; metals and health (see our web site: http://imbg.ujf-grenoble.fr/aindex.htm).
The scientific projects rely on a strong technological support
located in a single site including Structural Biology (X ray,
NMR), Physical Chemistry (various spectroscopies, electrochemistry)
and Microscopy and Imaging. They cover original contributions
to (bio)catalysis, environment, health and energy. Finally, the
Institute stimulates scientific exchanges and education (training
Institute of Metals in Biology of Grenoble will organize from
its biannual conference. The purpose of this
conference is to attract worldwide scientists belonging to the
bio-inorganic community, to gather chemists and biologists, in
order to build-up a new place for international scientific exchange
and to introduce our local community.
In 2010 the meeting will focus on "Metals and Bioenergetics:
Electron Transfer and Catalysis in Biological and Bio-inspired
Systems". The conference will comprise plenary
and keynote lectures, oral communications and poster sessions.
Oral communications will be selected on the basis of the abstracts
by the organizing commitee.
relevant topics will concern:
to chemical energy transduction
transduction systems in microorganisms
This year the meeting will be followed by
the first advanced courses
September 28th to 30th.
The programme for this first IMBG Advanced Course will cover the
five following topics:
1- Solar to Chemical Energy transduction.
2- Redox enzymes (hydrogenases and Photosystem II).
3- Bio-inspired and biochemical electrocatalysts.
4- Energy transduction systems in bacteria and eukaryots.
5- Biotechnological applications
The advanced course will host a limited number of lectures (~6)
given by internationally reknowned scientists. The format of the
course will facilitate strong interactions between lecturers and
attendees (up to 30). Our aim is to provide a top-level teaching
in a highly stimulating and non-intimidating environment for graduate
students, post-doc, and young scientists.Students and young researchers
are strongly encouraged to attend these courses.
number of participants will be limited to 120