Drug repurposing represents a promising approach to find new therapeutic uses for existing drugs. This conference was originally held in November 2019 and the speaker presentations are now available to watch on demand. These talks highlighted some of the latest developments in the field of drug repurposing. There is a need for more systematic and strategic approaches and resources, and this meeting focused on showcasing such efforts and exploring recent drug repurposing studies.
The field of drug repurposing provides a natural opportunity to combine the strengths of the academic and industrial field. Anyone from the scientific community from either sector, as well as clinicians, are encouraged to attend this conference.
These talks will be available from Monday 5 October until Sunday 1 November 2020. During this time, registrants will be able to submit questions for the speakers.
02 November – 03 November
The Changing landscape of research on ageing – ON DEMAND
Revisit presentations given in our November 2018 scientific meeting on ageing research with this OnDemand content. For a limited period, you can watch talks from leaders in the field of Geroscience as they share their research into aspects of mammalian ageing.
The symposium focusses on the underpinning mechanisms of the ageing process with the aim of assessing how we address age-related diseases and healthy ageing. Presentations will be available to registered delegates 2-30 November 2020, with the opportunity to submit questions to speakers during this time.
07 December – 09 December
Low molecular weight thiols: lessons learned and new perspectives – online conference
Thiol redox reactions are implicated in a diverse range of physiological processes and are often dysregulated in human pathologies such as cancer, neurodegeneration and metabolic disorders. Low-molecular-weight (LMW) thiols play an essential role in maintaining the cellular redox homeostasis and exert important functions in cell growth, metabolism and detoxification pathways. This conference will be one of the first to focus on the versatile family of LMW thiols in health and disease, a family which contains structurally and functionally diverse molecules with a range of evolutionary histories.
This meeting will be run online – see the website to find out more.
This is a joint online conference with the British Society of Cell Biology (BSCB)
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The Dynamic Cell series is an inclusive cell biology meeting organized jointly by the Biochemical Society and the British Society of Cell Biology (BSCB).
The scientific remit of this conference is broad, but with a focus on cell dynamics that is intended to stimulate novel collaborative approaches and the application of new technologies to established fields. The programme for Dynamic Cell IV will explore cross-kingdom cell biology.
This online meeting will bring together researchers using dynamic methods to interrogate cellular behaviour and there will be dedicated sessions covering:
Cell Division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Cells and Tissues
Cellular Transport and Trafficking
New Technologies for Imaging and Probing Cell Function
09 May – 13 May
FEBS3+ Meeting: 86th Harden Conference – Machines on Genes
From bacteria to eukaryotes, cells have evolved a remarkable battery of enzymes to deal with the mechanical and topological challenges presented by nucleic acid production, processing and maintenance. A clear view of the biology of the genetic material requires a molecular understanding of how these enzymes function. Such an understanding will enhance our ability to manipulate genome structure and gene expression.
The theme of this meeting revolves around the mechanisms of these enzymes, with particular emphasis on research that integrates structural, biochemical, biophysical and computational approaches. With recent technological advances in imaging (i.e., single-molecule and cryo-electron microscopies), we expect to witness a flourish of key biological systems to be characterised with unprecedented detail.
The meeting will cover many of the molecular mechanisms by which large macromolecular machines carry out a diverse range of nucleic acid processes including DNA replication and repair, gene transcription and regulation, RNA processing and splicing, translation, nucleic acids structures and chromatin structure and epigenetic mechanisms. The meeting will also explore new quantitative techniques as well as theoretical approaches.
Translation is an essential highly conserved process which is required for the synthesis of proteins in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. This unique annual UK scientific meeting enable discussing the latest progress in this field and fostering collaborations between researchers.
This year’s meeting will cover a wide range of topics related to translation, including:
mechanistic basis of regulation
upstream signal transduction cascades
ribosome structure and function
structure of translation factors/complexes and regulatory factor
genome-wide investigation of translation
RNA/tRNA modifications and localisation
The conference is also an important forum for young researchers at PhD and postdoctoral levels, providing opportunities for to deliver oral and poster presentations to promote their research. As part of the programme, we will host a dedicated Early Career Researcher event to promote further networking amongst this group.
The application of styrene-maleic acid (SMA) co-polymers to extract small discs of membrane, termed SMA lipid particles (SMALPs), has changed the established landscape of research in biological membranes. Membrane proteins play a vital role in cellular communication and the control of transport across the membrane, making them key therapeutic targets for many human diseases. Their location within the membrane, tightly packed with so many different proteins and lipids has, until now, made them extremely challenging to study. By allowing membrane proteins to be purified and studied whilst maintaining their lipid environment, the SMALP methodology enables the study of membrane protein structure and function using techniques that were previously impractical.
New applications of SMALPs are rapidly emerging making membrane protein study more accessible and widespread. This meeting will explore the latest developments within the field, including novel polymers, techniques and targets, bringing together a wide range of researchers to share their findings.
This is a joint between The Biochemical Society and The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA).
Increased age is the major risk factor for multiple diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration. Given the current global demographic shift, in which there will be over 2.1 billion people aged over 60 by 2050, new strategies to improve health in older people are urgently needed.
Research has shown that common underlying biological processes, such as nutrient signalling and cellular metabolism, drive multiple age-related pathologies; these biological mechanisms of ageing have therefore emerged as viable therapeutic targets for the treatment of age-related diseases. Metabolic dysfunctions during ageing are now considered major causative factors for such diseases.
This conference will bring together those working on cellular metabolism with those developing interventions to improve healthy ageing, providing an interdisciplinary forum for discussing how to translate fundamental scientific findings into clinical strategies that target ageing and its associated disease.
Without a template, the biosynthesis of glycans heavily relies on the organisation of enzymes in the Golgi apparatus. In addition, glycan functions often feedback on important basic cell biological processes such as membrane trafficking and signalling. Therefore, understanding the interfaces between intracellular organisation and glycobiology is crucial to provide new tools and understanding for the functional investigation of glycans.
This scientific meeting will bring together glycoscientists with cell biologists to foster new ideas and collaborations between both disciplines. A range of topics from traditional cell and glycobiology through analytics and synthetic carbohydrate chemistry all the way to systems level studies will be explored at the event to encourage more joined-up thinking.