The following speakers are confirmed.

Plenary lectures

  • Kenneth D. Karlin (Johns Hopkins University, USA): “Mono- or Dicopper Complex Reactivity with Dioxygen and Nitrogen Monoxide: Primary (Ligand)CuI-O2 Adducts and NO Oxidative or Reductive Activities
  • William B. Tolman (University of Minnesota, USA): “Formally Copper(III) Complexes Relevant to Oxidizing Intermediates in Enzymes
  • Olivia Reinaud (Université Paris Descartes, France):”Dioxygen and Copper: Insights From a Supramolecular Perspective
  • Edward I. Solomon (Stanford University, USA): “Oxygen Activation and Reduction by Copper Enzymes
  • Katherine J. Franz (Duke University, USA): Copper, Drugs and Disease

Keynote lectures

  • Shinobu Itoh (Osaka University, Japan): “Versatile Reactivity of Copper(II)-superoxide Complexes
  • Felix Tuczek (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany): “Oxygenation of Phenolic Substrates in Model Systems of Tyrosinase: Stoichiometric vs. Catalytic Pathways and Implications to the Enzymatic Reaction Mechanism
  • Timothy Warren (Georgetown University, USA): “Modeling Nitric Oxide Signaling Chemistry at Copper Sites
  • Paul Walton (University of York, England):”Insights into the reaction mechanism of the copper histidine brace in LPMOs
  • Vincent Pecoraro (University of Michigan, USA): “Rational de Novo design of a Cu SOD mimic
  • T. Daniel P. Stack (Stanford University, USA): “Imidazole Ligation Fundamentals: Biological Relevance of Cu(III)?
  • Luigi Casella (Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy): “Redox properties of Cu(II) complexes with neuronal peptides in solution and in membranes
  • Franc Meyer (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany): “New Turns in Biomimetic Dicopper/Dioxygen Chemistry
  • Amy C. Rosenzweig (Northwestern University, USA): “Copper and particulate methane monooxygenase
  • Florian P. Seebeck (University of Basel, Switzerland): “Catalytic mechanism of the copper-dependent formylglycine generating enzyme

Invited speakers & Oral Communications

  • Masahito Kodera (Doshisha University, Japan): “Direct and selective hydroxylation of benzene to phenol catalyzed by dicopper complexes: Development of highly efficient catalysts based on the water-effect
  • Luigi Bubacco (University of Padova, Italy): “DJ-1, a copper chaperone for SOD1 activation
  • Matthew Kieber-Emmons (The University of Utah, USA): “Thermodynamics of a mu-oxo Dicopper(II) Complex for Hydrogen Atom Abstraction
  • Nicolas Le Poul (CNRS/Université de Bretagne Orientale, France): “Redox properties of transient copper-oxygen adducts: benefits of cryo-spectroelectrochemical methods
  • Ana Maria Da Costa Ferreira (University of São Paulo, Brazil): “Toxicity of dinuclear imine-copper(II) complexes toward melanomas: melanogenesis and structure features influence
  • Wadih Ghattas (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud, France): “Copper Artzymes for in vitro and in vivo catalysis
  • Clotilde Policar (ENS Paris, France): “Taming Cu(II) Redox Properties: Geometrical Constraint and Metal Exchange as means to Control Properties or Bio-activity of Cu(II) Complexes
  • Bauke Dijkstra (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences): “Crystal structure of human tyrosinase related protein 1 reveals an active site with a type 3 zinc-binding site and provides a structural explanation for albinism causing mutations
  • Mi Hee Lim (KAIST, Korea): “Chemical Tools and Tactics to Study Multiple Facets in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Ivan Castillo Perez (UNAM, Mexico): “Tetrabenzimidazole scaffolds for dicopper complexes
  • Takashi Hayashi (Osaka, Japan): “An Artificially Created Biohybrid Catalyst Promoting Diels-Alder Reaction in the Presence of Cu(II) Ion
  • Stéphane Torelli (CEA Grenoble, France): “Nitrous oxide activation using bio-inspired Cu2S motifs
  • Merce Capdevilla (University of Barcelona, Spain): “Are Metallothioneins Copper-binding Proteins ?
  • Isabel Moura (Universidade Nova de Lisboa): “The Terminal Enzyme of Denitrification (nitrous oxide reductase-N2OR)
  • Martin Stillman (University of Western Ontario, Canada): “The 20 binding constants that form Cu20MT – Remarkable results from an ESI-MS study of Cu+ binding titration of human apoMT 1A
  • Marine Desage El Murr (Université de Strasbourg, France): “Coaxing copper with redox-active ligands
  • Xavier Ottenwaelder (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada): “Inner-Workings of the Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxygenation of Phenols
  • Martin Albrecht (Bern University, Switzerland): “A C-bound carbene ligand instead of H117 can modulate the redox activity of Azurin
  • Wojciech Bal (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland): “Cu(II) interactions with the His2 binding site of N-terminally truncated A_5 x peptides
  • Pierre Dorlet (CNRS Aix Marseille Université): “Spectroscopic characterization of the copper sites of CopI, a novel periplasmic protein involved in copper resistance
  • Arnab Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Science, Bengalore, India): “Mitochondria targeting BODIPY-copper(II) conjugates for cellular imaging and singlet oxygen mediated photo-activated cytotoxicity
  • Elena Atrian-Blasco (LCC Toulouse, France):”Capturing the Cu(Amyloid-²) complex responsible of ROS production: does it also exist in aggregated forms?
  • Corinna Hess (Technische Universität München, Germany): “Structure and Photochemistry of Cun-Mabiq complexes
  • Marianne Ilbert (CNRS, France): “Deciphiring cupredoxins involvement in the iron respiratory chain of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
  • Matteo Tegoni (University of Parma, Italy): “Copper(II) binding to R1 and R3 fragments of Tau protein
  • Oscar Palacios (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain): “Understanding the internal architecture of Cu-binding building blocks in fungal metallothioneins
  • Aurore Thibon-Pourret (Université Grenoble-Alpes, France): “Effects of mono-oxidation of new unsymmetrical Dicopper(II) phenoxido complexes
  • Alice Santoro (Université de Strasbourg): “Cu/Zn shuffling of native or medicinal Cu-complexes by Metallothionein assisted by Glutathione or Cysteine
  • Galia Maayan (Technion, Israel): “Selective recognition and self-assembly by Cu(II) binding peptoids
  • Yasmina Mekmouche (CNRS-Aix Marseille Université): “Catalysts based on surface functionalized laccases
  • Christine Schultz (MPI Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany): “QM/MM Studies of Azurin: New Insights on its Electronic Structure and Spectroscopy from Coupled Cluster Methods
  • Alan Le Goff (CNRS, France): “Oxygen reduction reaction by multicopper oxidases immobilized on functionalized nanomaterials
  • Totan Ghosh (Technion, Israel): “Copper-peptoid Complex as Water Oxidation Electrocatalyst
  • Lucas Bertini (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy): “ROS mechanism production in Cu-Amyloid Beta peptide model complexes. The molecular modelling point of view
  • Fabrice Thomas (Université Grenoble Alpes): “Cu(III) vs. Cu(II)-radicals for biomimetic alcohol oxidations