Thematics of the Metal-Binding Peptides International Congress
The “international conference on Metal-Binding Peptides” is an interdisciplinary congress related to metal-binding peptides, the methodologies used and applications specific to this kind of peptides. The general scope of this first conference on metal-binding peptides will be dedicated to:
The Peptides and peptidomimetics study: from the chemical synthesis of MBP to the biological production either by biocatalysis or living organisms (bacteria, plants, etc.),
The methodologies used for the screening and/or separation of MBP in complex mixtures of biomolecules,
The technics and methods used to investigate the MBPs and to study their interaction with metals,
Considering metal in general or under various forms, i.e. ionic, complexes or present in nanoparticles (essential metals, toxic metals, metals for medicine, ionic metals, metal-nanoparticules, metal-complexes).
All the fields of application of Metal Binding Peptide will be addressed during such interdisciplinary congress: chemistry, biology, medicine, environment, nutrition, material science, etc.
Two main sessions will be considered either on a methodological point of view or on an application point of view, each one being divided under more focused and specific sessions.
Session 1. Methodologies-related sessions
MBP produced from chemical synthesis, from micro-organisms or plants or using biocatalysis from various proteins ressources,
Development of techniques and methods for MBP screening and separation (IMAC chromatography) and Identification,
Development of techniques and methods for MBPs study (spectroscopic technics, potentiometric titration, ITC, SPR,…),and of their interaction with metals (non-covalent or covalent interactions, complexation, ionic interactions, etc.)…..
Session 2. Applicative-related sessions
MBP in milk products, in Foods and Nutrition (Nutraceutics such as as antioxidant),
MBP in cosmetics and cosmeticals,
MBP as drugs,
MBP in diagnostic and diseases (neurosciences, neuro-degenerative illness, chelation therapy),
MBP in environmental sciences (depollution, biosorption),
MBP in biomaterials,
MBP in microbiology (antimicrobial peptides, siderophoreous peptides),
MBP for imaging (MRI, PDT, etc.),
MBP and nanoparticles,
MBP for catalysis (chemical and biological or as models of metalloenzymes/-proteins,