ESF Research Conferences

ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference

Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine IV

28 August - 2 September 2011

Acquafredda di Maratea (near Naples), Italy

Ari Koskinen - Aalto University, FI

Dieter Schinzer - University of Magdeburg, DE

Organising Committee:
Bruno Botta - University “La Sapienza”, IT
Jef K. De Brabander - The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Biochemistry and Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, US;
Trond Vidar Hansen - University of Oslo, NO


© K.C. Nicolaou, The Scripps Research Institute, US

Natural products have provided, and continue to provide, the most challenging target structures for the advancement of the science of synthesis. Current efforts are devoted to provide efficient processes that allow the selective synthesis of natural products and their analogs for the application in biological chemistry and as potential drug candidates. Innovation at the interface between chemistry and medicine relies on selective molecules.

The fourth conference in the series of highly successful ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference on Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine, held in an exquisite location allowing complete concentration on science without distractions from outside, continues the tradition of presenting world leading science in its subject area. Keynote lectures from eminent scientist are interspersed with invited talks and shorter presentations as well as poster sessions to foster discussion and exchange of ideas among scientists at all levels in their professional development. Special financial support is directed at selected Early Stage Researchers.

To view the final programme please see the Programme subpage.

List of Invited Speakers and Accepted Participants

List of Accepted Posters: PDF (108 KB) Last updated 11-August-2011

List of Accepted Short Talks: PDF (81 KB) Last updated 6-July-2011

Participants at the conference (September 2011)

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
GranteeConference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment no later than 17 July 2011740 €
Registration and payment between 18 and 31 July 2011820 €
Conference participation without accommodation560 €

Practical Information

The conference will be held at Hotel Villa del Mare in Acquafredda di Maratea (near Naples), Italy. Acquafredda di Maratea is situated on the coast, on the Gulf of Policastro, between Sapri and Maratea, about 200 km (125 miles) south of Naples and about 400 km (250 miles) south of Rome. For further information, click here.

Group transportation will be organised on the first and last day of the conference between Sapri train station and Hotel Villa del Mare. For information on group transportation, accommodation and other practical details, please click here.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Zuzana Vercinska Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 3805
Fax +32 (0)2 533 3890
Please quote 11-371 in any correspondence.