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Oxidative Stress 2014

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Zing Conference on Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress is an inevitable part of life. It is a consequence of living with an oxygenated atmosphere and this phenomenon occurs in all living organisms. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced as part of normal physiological processes or may arise from exogenous stressors (both biotic and abiotic). The resulting transfer of the active electron to cellular structures and molecules may result in damage to key cellular components and impair normal functions of the cell. In defence, living cells developed various strategies to scavenge these damaging molecules. Over time, these oxidative stress-related molecules and processes have evolved to become an integral part of cellular metabolism: from partaking in signal transduction pathways to  other physiological processes.

During the Zing Conference on Oxidative Stress, renowned specialists in the field will share their current findings and inform attendees of future trends in research on oxidative stress in microbes, plants and animals, including humans. Bringing together scientists working in these three areas creates a unique opportunity to highlight similarities and differences in oxidative stress-related processes in these three branches of life.

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

A copy of the conference programme can be viewed using the above link. Please review this programme periodically to ensure you are aware of any revisions to the schedule.

Conference Sponsors



The Conference Chairs


Kazimierz Strzalka

  • Professor of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
  • Head of the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology
  • Corresponding member of Polish Academy of Sciences and Polish Academy of Art and Sciences
  • Visiting Professor of Nagoya University,

Jan Potempa

  • Professor and University Scholar. University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland


Talk Consideration Deadline: 13th June 2014        Poster Submission Deadline: 13th July 2014

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please follow the links below.

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The Venue

Parador de Oropesa
Oropesa, Spain



Please Note: While this Parador is situated in Toledo Province, it is not located in the town of Toledo. The town of Toledo and the Parador Toledo are 165Km from Oropesa.

3rd October 2014 – 6th October 2014

The Parador Oropesa is majestic in every sense of the word. Located in the beautiful Castillian countryside to the west of Madrid; it is spacious, elegant, and imposing. Set in the former ancestral home of the Counts of Oropesa and located in the shadow of the Sierra de Gredos mountains, over the centuries, its Medieval cloisters and towers have accommodated aristocracy, bishops and soldiers.

There are two castles separated by an immense wall that is crowned by a magnificent machicolated parapet and an awesome tower. At one time the castle complex was controlled by Don Francisco de Toledo – Duke of Alba, and the Viceroy of Peru.  He and later lords added an extended set of palatial rooms and quarters to create what remains today.

The bedrooms are large and spacious with simple Castilian styled, dark wood furniture, with all rooms offer inspiring views – either to the castle tower, the Gredos plains, or the Gredos peaks. There are fine views from any table in the restaurant, with those located against the glass wall on the north side offering particularly stunning panoramic views.

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Nearest AirportMadrid Barajas
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Plenary Speakers


Bruce Freeman
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pleiotropic anti-inflammatory signaling actions of redox-derived fatty acid electrophiles


John D. Helmann
Cornell University
Oxidative stress and iron homeostasis in Bacillus subtilis


Arne Holmgren
Karolinska Institutet
Thiol redox biology in bacteria and parasites: mechanisms in DNA synthesis and defence against oxidative stress


Balaraman Kalyanaraman
Medical College of Wisconsin
High Throughput Screening Assays for NOX Isoform Inhibitors – Potential Route to Discovering Novel Therapeutics


Stanisław Karpiński
Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
Teaching from the Plant Kingdome; Energy, Economics and the Environment


Anja Krieger-Liszkay
Institute of Biology and Technology Saclay
Production of reactive oxygen species in photo-synthetic electron transport and their role in retrograde signalling


Mike Davies
The University of Sydney
Mechanisms and Consequences of Oxidative Damage to Proteins and Proteoglycans of Extracellular Matrix

Invited Speakers

Niewiadomska-150x150Ewa Niewiadomska
Institute of Plant Physiology Polish Academy of Sciences
A water-water cycle close to photosystem II: stress or protection?
CosPaul Cos
University of Antwerp
The interaction between the Leishmania parasite and the macrophage

zecca1Luigi Zecca
Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies-CNR
Neuromelanin Organelles Pathways in Brain Aging and Parkinson’s Disease

silvia-uriarteSilvia M. Uriarte
University of Louisville
Filifactor alocis manipulates human neutrophil functions to evade killing

dietrichLars E.P. Dietrich
Columbia University
Redox regulation of community behavior in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

kunert-150x150Karl Kunert 
University of Pretoria
Roles for Redox Processes in Plant Responses to Drought

jaakkoJaakko Kangasjärvi
University of Helsinki
Apoplastic ROS Sensing and Signalling
claudineClaudine Kieda
ROS production and tumor vessel normalization: new therapeutic strategies to compensate tumor hypoxia

no-photo-long-e1442589051773Jerzy Kruk
Jagellonian University
Plastochromanol-8: fifty years of research

rena-ismer-150x150Rena Isemer-Kellner
University of Kiel
The functions of WHIRLY1 in cross tolerance responses

tadeauzTadeusz Sarna
Jagiellonian University
Antioxidant and prooxidant action of melanin and lipofuscin granules in retinal pigment epithelium

Alexander_Ruban_photo-150x150Alexander V. Ruban
Queen Mary University of London
Photoprotective effectiveness of non-photochemical chlorophyll fluorescence quenching

torres1Andrés Vázquez-Torres
University of Colorado
A thiol switch in the zinc finger of the RNA polymerase-binding protein DksA coordinates bacterial metabolism and virulence in responses to oxidative and nitrosative stress

thomasThomas Pfannschmidt
University Grenoble-Alpes
Photosynthetic redox signals control nuclear genes for mitochondrial proteins

Zbigniew-Miszalski-150x150Zbigniew Miszalski
Institute of Plant Physiology, PAS, Poland
Functional differences in the antioxidant status of mesophyll cells and photosynthetic cells surrounding the vascular tissue

MasonRonald Mason
Immuno-spin Trapping of α-Synuclein Radical Formed in Maneb- and Paraquat-induced Models of Parkinson’s Disease
bartoszGrzegorz Bartosz
University of Lodz
Glycoxidation and its prevention
Antelman-150x150Haike Antelmann
University of Greifswald
Protein S-thiolation mechanisms in Gram-positive bacteria in response to oxidative stress

fletcherHansel Fletcher
Loma Linda University
Life in a Diverse Oral Microbial Community – Strategies for Survival under Oxidative Stress

Jolanta-Jaworek-150x150Jolanta Jaworek
Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum
Antioxidative Cascade in Acute Pancreatitis: Melatonin and Kynuramines

ortizDarío Ortiz de Orué Lucana
University of Osnabrueck
Molecular Mechanisms Governing a Novel Type of Redox-Sensing System in Actinobacteria

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

A copy of the conference programme can be viewed using the above link. Please review this programme periodically to ensure you are aware of any revisions to the schedule.

Conference Fees

Event Pass – No Accommodation
Optional Extra
Gala Dinner Attendance€35

Price includes conference registration and attendance, lunches, evening meals and coffee breaks.

This option does not include accommodation at the venue.

Conference Registration


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Registration & Payment DeadlineMar 27 2014Aug 1 2014Aug 1 2014Aug 1 2014Aug 1 2014Aug 1 2014

Delegate Fees: Include conference registration and attendance, accommodation, all meals on a specially negotiated full-board package and The Gala Night (including any accompanying persons).

Accompanying Persons Fees: Include the same specially negotiated full-board package as delegates excluding conference attendance.

Additional Night Fees: Prices are per person per night.

Accompanying Children: Persons aged 12 and above are regarded as adults by the hotel. Children under the age of 2 years can stay free of charge.

To ensure maximum safety at our conferences, registered attendee’s children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the conference room, poster room or exhibitors room at any time including during the conference hours and poster sessions.

Registered attendee’s children must be 18 or older to attend the Welcome Reception

The Gala Night is open to all children of registered attendees as long as the child is under the supervision of the parent(s) at all times. Children of attendees who are aged 12 – 17 may attend the Gala Reception if they purchase a reduced cost ticket. Registered attendees children 18 or older must purchase a full price Gala Reception ticket to attend. Please email info@zingconferences.com for information on prices or to book a ticket.


Additional Information

Group Discounts: We offer group discounts to 2, 4 or 6 attendees from the same lab (based on sharing a twin room), please contact us for more information
Please Note: Your accommodation will not be reserved and conference registration is not confirmed until Zing Conferences Ltd have received full payment of all outstanding fees.