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4th ISFMS— Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins

08/09/2020 - 11/09/2020, Florence, Italy
Abstract Submission
15th April 2020
Acceptance Notification
15th May 2020
Early Bird Registration
30th June 2020
Covering Author Registration
20th July 2020

Protein Chemistry, Proteins as Drug Target, Protein Structure and Function
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Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins, which will be held in the wonderful city of Florence, Italy, in the period September 8-11, 2020. The conference will be hosted at the University of Florence, in the biomedical campus nearby the main city hospital, which is easily accessible from the airport, train station or city center. Apart the high quality science which will be presented during the event, our fantastic location will afford the possibility to visit the city in which Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei (to mention just a few personalities) lived and created some of their unique artistic and scientific masterpieces. The friendly and peaceful atmosphere of our city will surely favor nice scientific interactions and the possibility to establish interesting contacts with scientists from all over the world in a collaborative manner.

We look forward to seeing you in Florence.

Claudiu T. Supuran, Paola Gratteri & Silvia Selleri

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Sponsored By

Conference Secretariat

Meredith Liu
Yue Chen
Celia Xu

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact:
E-Mail: [email protected]

Conference Chairs

Professor Claudiu T. Supuran

University of Florence Neurofarba Department Via Ugo Schiff 6, Polo Scientifico, 50019 - Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) Italy

Professor Paola Gratteri

University of Florence Neurofarba Department Via Ugo Schiff 6, Polo Scientifico, 50019 - Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) Italy

Professor Silvia Selleri

University of Florence Neurofarba Department Via Ugo Schiff 6, Polo Scientifico, 50019 - Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) Italy

Keynote Speakers

Professor Shoukat Dedhar

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Professor Binghe Wang

Department of Chemistry, and Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutic, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Professor Marianna A. Patrauchan

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

Professor William Donald

School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia, Sydney, Australia

Professor Jean-Yves Winum

Department of Chemistry, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Prof. Dr. Ionel Mangalagiu

Faculty of Chemistry, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania

Dr. Clemente Capasso

National Research Council, Via Pietro Castellino 111, 80131 Napoli, Italy

Professor Vladimir N. Uversky

Department of Molecular Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Prof. Dr. Giuseppina De Simone

"Biostructure and Bioimaging Institute-CNR, Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134 Naples, Italy"

Registration

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, conference bag and program book.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 20 July 2020. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Authors with multiple contributions: Please note that one author registration will cover only ONE accepted contribution. Authors presenting more than 1 contribution during the event will be charged 25 euro per additional abstract (e.g., 1 author with 2 abstracts: registration fee + 25 euro; 2 authors with 3 abstracts: 2 registration fees + 25 euro; etc.)

Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

Conference Dinner: A Gala Dinner will be served on Thursday, 10 September. Please note that the conference fee does not include this social event. Therefore, if you plan to attend the dinner, please make sure you select this extra when registering to the conference (Price per person: will be announced soon). Other social/networking events to be announced soon!

Early Regular
Student 300.00 EUR 400.00 EUR
Editorial Board Members/Guest Editors of IJMS 350.00 EUR 450.00 EUR
Post-Docs, PIs & Senior Scientists 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR
Commercial 650.00 EUR 750.00 EUR
Early bird registration fee valid until: 30/06/2020  

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:

> 2 months before the conference

Full refund but 60 EUR are retained for administration

> 1 month before the conference

Refund 50% of the applying fees

> 2 weeks before the conference

Refund 25% of the applying fees

< 2 weeks before the conference

No refund

Disclaimer
In the unlikely event that MDPI shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during the conference
By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the conference’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card


Instructions for Authors

Instructions

The "4th ISFMS — Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins" will accept abstracts only.

The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to contribute with a full manuscript to the special issue "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins" in the journal IJMS.

To present your research at the event

  • Create an account on Sciforum if you do not have one, then click on ‘New Submission’ on the upper-right corner of the window, or by clicking on ‘Submit Abstract’ at the top of this webpage.
  • Indicate what thematic area is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English - the word limits are: minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words.
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 15 April 2020. You will be notified by 15 May 2020 about the acceptance for poster presentation.
  • Upon submission, you can select if you wish to also be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chairs, you will be notified by 15 May 2020 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 20 July 2020. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Poster Information

Maximum poster size limited to 90 × 140cm, vertical orientation preferred. Please print your poster prior to the conference.
A plan of the poster session will be circulated later on.

Ten posters will be selected prior to the conference by the Scientific Committee, and the authors will have the opportunity to present their poster in a 5-min Flash Presentation during a special session that will take place on the first day of the conference.
The Best Poster Award will be selected and granted to one of these ten flash presentations.

Publication Opportunities

  • All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net.
  • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our Special Issue "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins" in the journal IJMS.
  • The submission deadline for this special issue is 31 December 2020. Conference participants will be granted a 20% discount on the publication fees. Please note that no other institutional discounts will be applicable, except from reviewers’ discount vouchers.
  • IJMS is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed), and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 4.183 (2018).

Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Florence

Florence is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. During the Middle Ages,Florence was a center of European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era.

The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and UNESCO declared the Historic Center of Florence a World Heritage Site in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, Forbes has ranked it as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

For more information visit http://www.firenzeturismo.it/en/.

Venue

The conference will take place in the biomedical campus of University of Florence, Viale G. Morgagni.


Best way to travel here

Florence may be reached directly by plane. The airport has connections with the main hubs in Europe (Rome, Milan, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich) and a tram service connects the airport to the city center. By train, there is one and a half hour trip from Rome or Milan where the main airports in Italy are located. The Pisa airport is one hour from Florence by train and there are many flights for this city too.

The biomedical campus is 15 min by tram (T1) from the main train station which is in the city center. Florence is a relatively small city (around 300 000 inhabitants) and the public transportation (trams, trains, buses) works efficiently and it is inexpensive.

Accommodation

There is a huge number of tourists visiting Florence and Tuscany each year, all over the year. For this reason the accommodation should be booked in advance. There are is a large number of hotels, B&Bs, Airbnb-s or apartments which can be booked online by using booking.com or similar services. The bets location to choose would be around the Santa Maria Novella train station or city center, from where it is possible to arrive in 15 min to the conference site.

Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations
Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to ISFM2020, and that we are not associated with any hotel agency. While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with ISFM2020 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

Conference Awards

The Sponsor, IJMS, offers two Best Posters Awards and one Best Oral Presentation award to our conference participants, which will be announced during the Award Ceremony on the last day of the conference.

The Awards
Best Poster Award (300€)
The two Best Posters will be selected by all conference attendees through secret vote.
Best Oral Presentation Award (500€)
The Best Oral Presentation will be selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference

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