XXXVI Biennial Meeting of the RSEQ, 25-29 June 2017
The Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) celebrates its XXXVI Biennial Meeting at the Meliá Hotel in Sitges (Barcelona), from 25 to 29 June 2017. The Department of Chemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona assumes with enthusiasm his organization."The Biennial", as it is known this meeting by the Spanish Chemical community, is the forum which shows the vitality and the vigor of the Spanish chemistry. In this edition we hope to overcome the 1000 participants.

According to the format established in the last Biennals, the meeting is organized in specialized symposia, which constitute a broad range of the most active fields of current chemical research. The GEQB is sponsoring two of such symposia, about Structural Determinants of the molecular recognition processes in biological molecules (S6) and Chemistry at the Frontier with Biology (S7). These will be organised in a series of invited talks (30 min duration) and oral communications (30 min).
Invited Talks S7
  • Hagan Bayley
    Hagan Bayley is the Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford. Major interests of his laboratory are the development of engineered pores for stochastic sensing, the study of covalent chemistry at the single molecule level, ultrarapid DNA sequencing and the synthetic biology of minimal tissues. In 2005, Dr. Bayley founded Oxford Nanopore to exploit the potential of stochastic sensing technology. In 2014, he founded OxSyBio to build synthetic tissues for regenerative medicine.

    Conference title:
    Synthetic tissues from printed droplet networks
  • M. Reza Ghadiri
    Dr. Ghadiri is Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, and Member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, at The Scripps Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 with Professor B. M. Trost at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and joined the faculty of The Scripps Research Institute in 1989. Dr. Ghadiri has a broad and multidisciplinary research interest that include: De novo design of synthetic peptides and catalysts; intrasterically regulated semi-synthetic enzymes, self-replicating molecular systems and complex networks; adaptive biomaterials; design of antimicrobial and bioactive agents; single-molecule nanopore DNA sequencing; molecular computation; and prebiotic chemistry.

    Conference title:
    Novel Therapeutics via Remodeling of Gut Microbiome
  • May C. Morris
    May C. Morris obtained her PhD at the University of Montpellier in 1997 and completed her postdoctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute. In 2000, returned to the Centre of Research on Macromolecular Biochemistry in Montpellier, establishing her own research group in 2010 and in 2010, she was promoted CNRS Research Director. In 2014 she moved to the Institute of Biomolecules Max Mousseron, where she is currently in charge of the “Cell Cycle Biosensors and Inhibitors” group.

    Conference title:
    Fluorescent Peptide Biosensors for probing kinase activities – new tools for cancer diagnostics and drug discovery.
  • Mike Murphy
    Mike Murphy received his PhD in Biochemistry at Cambridge University in 1987. After stints in the USA, Zimbabwe, and Ireland he took up a faculty position in the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1992. In 2001 he moved to the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit in Cambridge, UK where he is a group leader. His research is concerned with all aspects of mitochondrial function and dysfunction, particularly in targeting small molecules such as antioxidants to mitochondria.

    Conference title:
    Using chemistry to investigate mitochondria
  • Ramón Eritja
    Ramón Eritja got his PhD in 1983 from the Univ. of Barcelona, and completed his postdoctoral training at the Beckman Research Institute (1984-87), and at the Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (1987-88). He held group leader positions at CSIC, Barcelona from 1990-94, and EMBL, Heidelberg (1994-99). From 2000 he is research professor at CSIC, Barcelona, and Director of the IQAC from 2012. He coauthored more than 300 publications in oligonucleotide chemistry and applications.

    Conference title:
    DNA nanostructures as source of inspiration for novel potential applications