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Prof. Ademir Neves

Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Synthesis of structural and functional Biomimetic systems for metallohydrolases
  • Catalytic activity in the hydrolysis of phosphate ester bonds
  • Catechol oxidase biomimetics - catalytic activity
  • Second coordination sphere effects in catalysis through biomimetics

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Prof. Alexander Kirillov

University of Lisbon, Portugal
Research Interests:
  • Coordination Chemistry, Crystal Engineering, Oxidation Catalysis
  • Design of Functional Coordination Polymers and MOFs
  • Oxidative Functionalization of Alkanes into Derivatives with Industrial Significance
  • C–H Activation, Selective Oxidation, Carboxylation, Bio-Inspired Systems
  • Water-soluble Bioactive and Catalytic Materials

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Prof. Ana Maria da Costa Ferreira

University of São Paulo, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Design, and syntheses of essential metal complexes with bioinspired ligands;
  • Studies of its structural, spectroscopic and reactivity properties;
  • Investigation of its biological activity (binding to, damage, inhibition of biomolecules);
  • Development of potential metallodrugs, especially antitumor and antiparasite agents;
  • Elucidation of its probable mechanisms of action, including redox processes.

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Prof. Célia M. Ronconi

Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Extended networks, mesoporous silica nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles, environmental applications, biological applications 

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Prof. Cynthia Demicheli

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Chemistry of antimony-based drugs in biological systems and study of their mechanism of action
  • Synthetic process and chemical structure of the pentavalent antimonial drugs in the treatment of leishmaniasis
  • Liposome-based  formulations of antimonial drugs and orally-active amphiphilic antimony  complexes for the treatment of  leishmaniasis
  • Gadolinium(III) complexes  in liposomes for MRI contrast agents 

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Prof. Daniel H. Murgida

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Research Interests:
  • Metalloproteins
  • Electron transfer
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Alternative functions

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Prof. Daniela Buccella

New York University, USA
Research Interests:
  • Molecular sensors for biologically-relevant metals
  • Magnesium homeostasis in health and disease
  • Coordination chemistry and protein post-translational modifications

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Prof. Ebbe Nordlander

Lund University, Sweden
Research Interests:
  • Reaction mechanisms
  • Model complexes for non-heme iron oxygensases
  • Model complexes for hydrolases

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Prof. Elene Cristina Pereira Maia

Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • We synthesize and characterize metal compounds with pharmacological properties.
  • Our main interest is the search for new antitumoral and antimicrobial agents. 
  • The mechanism of action and reactivity with intracellular targets is studied. 
  • The uptake and the effect of metal compounds on tumoral cells are studied. 
  • Equilibrium studies in aqueous solution are also undertaken.

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Prof. Fabio Doctorovich

University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Argentine
Research Interests:
  • Organometallic chemistry with pincer complexes
  • NO and HNO coordination chemistry
  • Reactivity of NO and HNO complexes
  • Catalysis with coordination compounds for production of H2 from H2O

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Prof. Heloisa Beraldo

Departamento de Química, UFMG, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
  • Bioactive Metal Complexes
  • Ligand design in Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
  • Investigation on Mechanisms of Action

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Prof. Ines Batinic-Haberle

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, USA
Research Interests:
  • Powerful cationic Mn porphyrin(MnPs)-based mimics of superoxide dismutases (SOD) are being developed
  • Two Clinical trials will be conducted at Duke University in 2015/2016 on lead Mn porphyrin as radioprotector
  • In addition to mimicking SOD, MnPs also undergo other reactions which impact cellular transcription 
  • Hydrogen peroxide and thiols seem to play major role in actions of Mn porphyrins

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Prof. Ivan Castillo

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Research Interests:
  • Sulfur-rich polydentate ligands inspired on metalloenzymatic active sites
  • Mixed thioether/benzimidazole-copper complexes with monooxygenase activity
  • Pincer-type amino-dithiphenolate-nickel complexes with hydrogenase activity
  • Tripodal amino-trithiophenolate-iron complexes inspired on nitrogenase

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James Pankhurst

University of Edinburgh, UK
Research Interests:
  • Synthesis of macrocyclic ligands;
  • Synthesis of multinuclear macrocyclic complexes of the Earth-abundant metals;
  • Characterisation of electronic structure, primarily by cyclic voltammetry;
  • Small molecule bond activation (CO2, N2 and UO2);
  • Catalysis (hydrocarbon oxidation, CO2/epoxide copolymerisation).

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Prof. Julio Santos Reboucas

Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Porphyrins and metalloporphyrins
  • Biomimetic oxidation catalysis
  • Metal-based experimental therapeutics
  • Redox modulation of oxidative stress
  • Enzyme mimicking

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Luke A. Wilkinson

Universtiy of Sheffield, UK
Research Interests:
Quadruply bonded complexes of Mo and W can self-associate as hydrogen bonded dimers in non-coordinating solvents. Mixed Valency is observed between the complexes without evidence of an IVCT transition. These systems repreresent a new field of mixed valency (proton coupled mixed valency) for which there is currently no mechanistic description.


Prof. Katherine J. Franz

Department of Chemistry, Duke University, USA
Research Interests:
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry of cellular copper acquisition
  • Design of iron and copper chelators for medicinal applications
  • Copper-based antimicrobial compounds

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Prof. Marciela Scarpellini

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Design of cobalt-based complexes as prototypes of prodrugs activated by hypoxia

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Prof. Maria Contel

Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, USA
Research Interests:
  • Synthesis and characterization of transition-metal complexes 
  • Applications as anticancer and antimicrobial agents
  • Biological studies including in vivo testing
  • Special emphasis on heterometallic organometallic complexes
  • Homogeneous catalysis with gold and heterometallic compounds 

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Prof. Maribel Navarro

National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro), Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Rational design of metal -based drugs and understanding of their mechanism of action
  • Develop new leads toward the discovery of metal -based drugs for the treatment of parasitic diseases.
  • Synthesis and characterization of bioactive coordination compounds, using the synergistic concept.
  • Examine their interaction with DNA, Albumin, thioredoxin reductase among others targets.
  • Evaluate their oxygenation catalytic activity

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Dr. Nicholas F. Chilton

School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, UK
Research Interests:
  • Magnetism
  • Magnetic relaxation
  • Quantum chemistry

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Prof. Roberto Santana da Silva

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Nitric oxide and cancer therapy
  • Photobiological activity of transition metal compounds
  • The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Nitric Oxide (NO)
  • The Role of Nitric Oxide in Cancer Treatment
  • Photochemotherapy

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Prof. Ronan Le Lagadec

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Research Interests:
  • Cyclometalation and reactions of cyclometalated compounds.
  • Bioorganometallic chemistry with oxidoreductases and peroxidases.
  • Biochemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms.
  • Bioelectrochemistry and biosensors

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Prof. Victor M. Deflon

University of São Paulo, Brazil
Research Interests:
Dr. Deflon research interests include the potential medicinal use of coordination compounds, with emphasis in developing new complexes focusing the nuclear medicinal usage as well as transition metal complexes aiming the development of new metallodrugs directed mainly to neglected diseases.


Prof. Willian Ricardo Rocha

Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Research Interests:
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Theoretical Aspects of Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Theoretical Aspects of Enzimatic Catalysys and Biomimetic Compounds
  • Reactive Processes in Solution
  • Spectroscopy and Nature of the Bonds in Transition Metal Compounds

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Important Dates

  • APR 02nd
    Online registration is open
  • JUL 10th
    Deadline for early (discount) registration
  • AUG 10th
    Deadline for abstract submission
  • OCT 18th
    Symposium begins
  • OCT 23rd
    Symposium ends



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