V International Conference BIFI 2012

Protein Targets: Discovery of Bioactive Compounds

Welcome!

The V International Conference of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) on February 1-4, 2012.

The meeting will be an international conference on Drug Discovery from a protein perspective, covering most of the initial steps in drug discovery and preclinical studies (new protein targets, protein target validation, new methodologies and tools for structural and functional characterization, experimental and computational high-throughput screening, etc.). We wish the conference to represent a venue for gathering active researchers on drug discovery, with strong roots in the scientific and academic communities to discuss recent developments and future challenges in the field.

Main topics to be covered during the meeting:

Protein Targets: Structural and Functional Insights
Integration of structural and functional information
New structural tools and methodologies
Allosteric effectors

Novel Protein Targets
Infectious pathogens
Genetic and metabolic diseases
Epigenetic-related disorders
Validation of protein targets

Computational Design and Screening
Virtual screening
Ligand design
Docking

Experimental High-throughput Screening & Laboratory Automation
Protein-based and cell-based assays
Screening strategies and equipment
Small-molecule- and fragment-based screening

Preclinical Research
Pharmacokinetics & ADMET
Drug Delivery and Targeting
Structure-activity relationship studies

Biodiagnostics
Biomarkers
Biosensors
Diagnostic tests

To this end, the format of the Conference will include plenary sessions and short talks. Short talks will be selected among poster contributions. The official language of the conference is English.

Researchers from any Institution are warmly invited to attend the meeting.

Organizing committee 

Olga Abian Franco (Institute BIFI and Aragon Health Sciences Institute)

Pierpaolo Bruscolini (Institute BIFI and Department of Theoretical Physics, U. Zaragoza)

Jose Alberto Carrodeguas Villar (Institute BIFI and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, U. Zaragoza)

Juan Fernandez Recio (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Life Science Department)

Patricia Ferreira Neila (Institute BIFI and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, U. Zaragoza)

Ramon Hurtado Guerrero (Institute BIFI, U. Zaragoza)

Marta Martinez Julvez (Institute BIFI and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, U. Zaragoza)

Milagros Medina Trullenque (Institute BIFI and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, U. Zaragoza)

Javier Sancho Sanz (Institute BIFI and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, U. Zaragoza)

Adrian Velazquez Campoy (Institute BIFI and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, U. Zaragoza)

Contact


For any issue related to the conference, please contact the Institute secretaries:

Isabel Vidal, Beatriz Antolí

Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems
Edificio I+D
c/ Mariano Esquillor s/n 
50018 Zaragoza (Spain)
tel. +34 976762988, 976762989
bifi2012_AT_bifi.es