23rd Conference on Isoprenoids

Topics: Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Keywords: see below

Date: /4/5/6/7/ September 2016, Minsk, Belarus, Europe

Web Site, Contact: conf@isoprenoids-23.basnet.by


Official Information:

The 23rd Conference on Isoprenoids is organized National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, in cooperation with Czech Chemical Society and the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of Belarus in Minsk. This scientific meeting has become an important biennial event covering various aspects of the area. Invited lectures, short oral communications and posters will offer valuable information from the field of chemistry and biochemistry of isoprenoids (e.g. isolation, analysis, structural elucidation, reactivity, synthesis and biosynthesis, etc.), their biological activity and mechanism of action, metabolic pathways, applications, etc. Along with traditional directions of research, the Organizing Committee encourages participants to present topics reflecting modern tendencies in isoprenoid studies including their involvement in solving the problems of drug design, chemical ecology, chemical evolution, bio-signaling, supramolecular chemistry, nanomaterials and others.


A) Steroids
a) Synthesis, biosynthesis and metabolism of steroids,
b) Steroids in supramolecular and bio-supramolecular chemistry,
c) Forensic aspects of steroid chemistry and biology,
d) Steroids in sport,
e) Ecdysteroids and brassinosteroids in medicine, food and agriculture,
f) Biology and chemistry of side-chain oxidized cholesterol analogues,
g) Click chemistry to studies of sterol biology,
h) Steroids as hormonally and non-hormonally active compounds (neurosteroids, vitamins D, saponins, witha-, bufa-, carde- nolides, ...),
i) New steroids from natural sources.

B) Terpenes
a) Synthesis, biosynthesis and metabolism of terpenes and terpenoids,
b) Terpenes as pheromones, kairomones, etc.
c) New aspects of terpenoids' biological activity,
d) Bio-conjugates and supramolecular assemblies, medicinal chemistry imaging,
e) New structural types, sources and applications.

C) General Isoprenoids
a) New naturally occurring isoprenoids and related compounds, their structural elucidation,
b) Isoprenoids in immunochemistry and immunoanalysis,
c) Physiological, ecological and environmental aspects of isoprenoids, chemical ecology, phytochemistry,
d) Interaction of isoprenoids with receptors,
e) Biosynthesis and metabolism of ispoprenoids, endocrinological aspects, structure-activity relationships, and bio-signalling,
f) Phytoestrogenes,
g) Isoprenoids in food, flavour additives, fragrances, etc.
h) Practical application and utilisation of isoprenoids.