FrenchBic annual meeting / French-Japanese Symposium on BioInorganic chemistry – registration is open

23rd to 26th of April 2024 in Marseille

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the French-Japanese Symposium on BioInorganic chemistry Symposium will be held from 23 to 26 April 2024 in Marseille (France). The registration is free for members of the French and Japanese academic laboratories.

  • CNRS
  • AMU
  • Fédération de Chimie AMU
  • Institut Microbiologie, Bioénergies et Biotechnologie – IM2B
  • Société Chimique de France – Division chimie de coordination.
  • OrigaLys
  • Merck
  • GDR Biomim
  • Porphychem
  • Infranalytics
  • ARPE
  • RCS Dalton
  • RCS Chem. Sc.
  • Centrale Méditerranée
Symposium venue

Getting there:

  • from the Airport, there are direct shuttles every 15 minutes from the airport to Marseille Saint Charles train station.

  • from Marseille Saint Charlestrain station, there are metro lines and buses. Map of the RTM transport facilities here.

  • The conference location (Pharo palace) is easily accessible from the Vieux Port (ca. 20 minutes walk). You can also take a bus at the “vieux Port” station (N° 81, 82 or 83). You then have to enter the Pharo Public Garden.

Plenary lectures

Marc Fontecave (Coll. de France Paris)

Takashi Hayashi (Osaka Univ.)

Ally Aukauloo (Paris-Saclay)

Koichiro Ishimori (Hokkaido Univ.)

Clotilde Policar (ENS Paris)

Mitsuhiko Shionoya (Tokyo Univ.)

Petra Hellwig (Strasbourg Univ.)

Kazuya Kikuchi (Osaka Univ.)

Stéphane Ménage (Grenoble Alpes Univ.)

Masahito Kodera (Doshisha Univ.)

Keynote lectures

Celia Bonnet (CBM Orléans)

Hiroaki Kitagishi (Doshisha Univ.)

Yasmina Mekmouche (Aix Marseille Univ.)

Hitomi Sawai (Nagasaki Univ.)

Christelle Hureau (LCC Toulouse)

Mio Kondo (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)

Yvain Nicolet (Grenoble Alpes Univ.)

Izumi Yanatori (Kyoto Univ.)

Wadih Ghattas (Paris-Saclay Univ.)

Yoshitsugu Morita (Osaka Met. Univ.)

Pierre Dorlet (Aix Marseille Univ. )

Vincent Lebrun (Strasbourg Univ.)

Detailed program

Tue 23/04

9h00-9h45 : welcoming the participants with a coffee

9h45-10h00 : Introduction, presentation of the FrenchBic

10h00-10h15 : Anna Aldino-Colbachini.

Development of an electrochemical cell to arbitrary control concentrations in a stepwise fashion in Protein Film Electrochemistry.

10h15-10h30 : Alexandre Ciaccafava

Laccase hybrids for investigating electron transfer

10h30-10h45 : Marcello Gennari

Switching ON/OFF the reactivity of thiolate-supported iron(II) complexes with dioxygen

10h45-11h00 : Rébecca Leblay

LPMO-inspired catalysts to oxidize recalcitrant biomass polysaccharides.

11h00-11h15 : Jérémie Ruel

Structural insight into the substrate recognition by the radical SAM oxygenase DarE in darobactin biosynthesis

11h15-11h30 : Leandro Tabares

Using the Noncanonical Metallo-Amino Acid [Cu(II)(2,2′-bipyridin-5-yl)]-alanine as Spin-Label to Study the Structures of Proteins

11h30-11h45 : Juneina Omeiri

Maturation of the [FeFe]-Hydrogenase :Direct Transfer of Complex B from HydG to HydE

11h45-12h00 : Catherine Berthomieux

Determinants of Plutonium(IV) affinity for the EF-hand calcium-binding site

12h00-14h00 : Lunch at the « Victor Café »

14h00-14h15 : Bruno Aliès

Nucleolipids against Alzheimer’s disease

14h15-14h30 : Sébastien Blanchard

NMR insights into the supramolecular interaction between  the polyoxoanion [SiW11O39]8- and amyloid peptides

14h30-14h45 : Axelle Comby

Molecular probes to identify protein-lanthanides interactions

14h45-15h00 : Miquel Huix-Rotlant

Coherent photolysis of carbon monoxide in myoglobin: a quantum dynamics prediction observed by time-resolved serial crystallography

15h00-15h15 : Elise Naudin

Improving the kinetic inertia of the copper-ATCUN complex for 64Cu Positron Emission Tomography applications

15h15-15h30 : Michael Papadakis

Stereochemical tailoring of nickel-based electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction

15h30-15h45 : Gaspard Toulis

In vitro chemical Fe-S reconstitution experiments in glycine/cysteine-rich proteins from Megavirinae giant viruses

15h45-16h00 : Afridi Zamader (FrenchBic thesis price)

Novel bioinspired and biohybrid electrode materials for hydrogen production

16h00-16h30 : coffee break

16h30-16h45 : Marcel Annereau

Syntheses, structures, CO release properties and biological studies of new neutral Mn(I) tricarbonyl complexes

16h45-17h00 : Alejandro Blanco-Meijas

Understanding the Anticancer Properties of Cu(II) Complexes based on Phen-Histidine ligands

17h00-17h15 : Umberto Contaldo

CueOs multi copper oxidases involved in bacterial copper homeostasis with distinct catalytic properties

17h15-17h30 : Anabella Ivancich

De novo heme catalysts: synthetic alpha-helical coiled-coils with unprecedented Heme&Trp redox cofactors for bioinspired catalysis

17h30-17h45 : Marie Poisson

Dihydrogen bioinspired photoproduction

18h00-19h30 : AG FrenchBic

Wed 24/04

09h00-09h15 : Anna Baiduk

Light-dictated Switch of Cu(I) -O2 Species Reactivity

09h15-09h30 : Gabriel Canard

Perfluoro-alkyl corroles and their metal complexes: synthesis, derivatizations and applications in electro-catalysis

09h30-09h45 : Laura Opdam


09h45-10h00 : Ronan Kapetanovic

The Brass Dagger: How macrophages deploy Zinc and Copper as an antibacterial weapon?

10h00-10h15 : Giuliano Sciara

Beyond the coupled distortion model: structural analysis of the single domain, green mononuclear cupredoxin AcoP

10h15-10h30 : Andrea Fasano (FrenchBic thesis price)

Electrochemical investigations of the biodiversity of [FeFe] and [NiFe]-Hydrogenases

10.30-11.00: Coffee

11h00-11h15 : Thimothée Lathion

Functionalized Near-Infrared Emitting LnIII/GaIII Metallacrowns with Red-Shifted Excitation

11h15-11h30 : Catherine Belle

Bio-inspired copper complexes: from homogeneous to heterogeneous catalysis

11h30-11h45 : Clémence Cheignon

Photosensitized lanthanide nanoprobes for immunoassay detection

11h45-12h00 : Ling Peng

Self-assembling supramolecular dendrimers for biomedical imaging

12h00-12h20 : Flash comm

12h20-14h00 : Lunch

14h00-14h10 : Introduction of the French-Japanese symposium

14h10-14h50. Mitsuhiko Shionoya

Nucleic Acid Chemistry Based on Metal-Mediated Base Pairing

14h50-15h10 : Yvain Nicolet

FeFe-hydrogenase active site assembly: the case of the radical SAM maturase HydE

15h10-15h30 : Mio Kondo

Development of Artificial Catalytic Systems Inspired by Natural Photosynthesis

15h30-16h10 : Marc Fontecave.

Sulfur metabolism: more and more iron-sulfur enzymes

16h10-16h40 : coffee break

16h40-17h10 : Clotilde Policar.

Inorganic chemical biology: imaging metal-complexes in cells

17h10-17h30 : Hitomi Sawai

Iron as a nutrient: the molecular and cellular mechanisms of dietary iron absorption in humans

17h30-17h50 : Christelle Hureau.

Cu & Zn binding to full-length and truncated Aβ peptides: impact on ROS formation, peptides self-assembly and counteracting strategy.

Thu 25/04

09h00-09h40 : Stéphane Ménage.

In cristallo catalysis by artificial metalloenzymes : our recent advances for cascade reactions

09h40-10h00 : Yasmina Mekmouche.

Tuning Heterogeneous Chemoenzymatic Hybrids Conformation Toward Optimized Aerobic Oxidation

10h00-10h40 : Kazuya Kikuchi.

Elastic Polymer Coated Nanoparticles with Fast Clearance for 19F MR Imaging

10h40-11h10 : coffee break

11h10-11h50 : Masahito Kodera

Cancer-cell-selective cytotoxicity and DNA double-strand breaks by dicopper complexes

11h50-12h10 : Vincent Lebrun

A new scaffold to design artificial metalloenzymes for heterogeneous catalysis

12h10-12h30 : Yoshitsugu Morita

Copper-protein biohybrid catalysts with chemically modified pyridyl group near the active site for enantioselective reactions

12h30-14h00 : lunch

14h00-14h40 : Ally Aukauloo.

Metallo Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines as Modules for Artificial Photosynthesis

14h40-15h00 : Célia Bonnet

Titre en attente

15h00-15h20 : Izumi Yanatori.

Newly uncovered intercellular communication pathway mediated by ferritin

15h30-16h10 : Koichiro Ishimori.

Unique Heme Binding and Its Functional Significance in Iron Regulatory Proteins

16h10-19h00 : posters and snacks

Fri 26/04

09h00-09h40 : Takashi Hayashi

Artificial Metalloenzymes Using Myoglobins Containing Synthetic Metal Cofactors

09h40-10h00 : Wadih Ghattas.

An artificial metalloprotein with metal-adaptive coordination sites for O2 activation or CO2 insertion

10h00-10h40 : Petra Hellwig.

The diverse reaction mechanism of terminal oxidases, insights from electrochemical, UV-Vis, infrared and Raman studies

10h40-11h00 : coffee break

11h30-11h50 : Hiroaki Kitagishi.

A Fire Gas Antidote System Comprising Synthetic Heme Protein Model Complexes That Works In Vivo

10h00-10h20 : Pierre Dorlet

News about bacterial copper resistance

11h50-12h30 : closure of the symposium, poster and OP prizes

12h30-14h00 : lunch

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