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4th ISFMS—Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins

6–9 Sep 2022, Florence, Italy
Abstract Submission
3rd May 2022
Acceptance Notification
1st June 2022
Early Bird Registration
10th June 2022
Late Registration
29th July 2022
Covering Author Registration
20th July 2022

Protein Chemistry, Proteins As Drug Target, Protein Structure and Function
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Announcement on 2 March 2021

As the situation on the outbreak of COVID-19 is still uncertain, the organizing committee has made the decision to postpone ISFMS 2020 to September 6–9, 2022 in Florence, Italy (ISFMS 2022). As soon as we complete the rearrangement, the revised information will be posted on the website. Registration and abstract submission remain open at We hope for a speedy recovery for those affected by the present situation and look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins, which will be held in the wonderful city of Florence, Italy, in the period September 6–9, 2022. The conference will be hosted at the University of Florence, in the biomedical campus nearby the main city hospital, which is easily accessible from the airport, train station or city center. Apart the high quality science which will be presented during the event, our fantastic location will afford the possibility to visit the city in which Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei (to mention just a few personalities) lived and created some of their unique artistic and scientific masterpieces. The friendly and peaceful atmosphere of our city will surely favor nice scientific interactions and the possibility to establish interesting contacts with scientists from all over the world in a collaborative manner.

We look forward to seeing you in Florence.

Claudiu T. Supuran, Paola Gratteri, Silvia Selleri & Clemente Capasso

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Conference Chairs

Professor Claudiu T. Supuran

University of Florence Neurofarba Department, Firenze, Italy

Professor Paola Gratteri

University of Florence Neurofarba Department, Firenze, Italy

Professor Silvia Selleri

University of Florence Neurofarba Department, Firenze, Italy

Dr. Clemente Capasso

National Research Council, Napoli, Italy

Keynote Speakers

Professor Shoukat Dedhar

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hypoxia and Ferroptosis: Co-targeting Approaches in Cancer
Dr Shoukat Dedhar is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Known for his seminal discovery of Integrin-Linked Kinase (ILK), an essential protein involved in the regulation of cytoskeletal organization and signal transduction, he has also made significant contributions in the field of tumour microenvironment/hypoxia, and co-developed a new inhibitor of CAIX, currently in clinical trials.

Professor Binghe Wang

Department of Chemistry, and Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutic, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Professor Marianna A. Patrauchan

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

Professor William Donald

School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia, Sydney, Australia

Professor Jean-Yves Winum

Department of Chemistry, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Prof. Dr. Ionel Mangalagiu

Faculty of Chemistry, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania

Professor Vladimir N. Uversky

Department of Molecular Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Prof. Dr. Giuseppina De Simone

Biostructure and Bioimaging Institute-CNR, Naples, Italy"

Prof. Dr. Mircea Ivan

Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, USA


The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, conference bag and program book.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 20 July 2022. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Authors with multiple contributions: Please note that one author registration will cover only ONE accepted contribution. Authors presenting more than 1 contribution during the event will be charged 25 euro per additional abstract (e.g., 1 author with 2 abstracts: registration fee + 25 euro; 2 authors with 3 abstracts: 2 registration fees + 25 euro; etc.)

Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

Conference Dinner: A Gala Dinner will be served on Friday, 9 September. Please note that the conference fee does not include this social event. Therefore, if you plan to attend the dinner, please make sure you select this extra when registering to the conference (Price per person: will be announced soon). Other social/networking events to be announced soon!

Early Regular Late
Student 250.00 EUR 350.00 EUR 450.00 EUR
Editorial Board Members/Guest Editors of IJMS 350.00 EUR 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR
Post-Docs, PIs & Senior Scientists 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR 650.00 EUR
Commercial 700.00 EUR 800.00 EUR 900.00 EUR
Waived Fees: Invited Speakers and MDPI Guests Free Free Free
Early fee valid until: 10/06/2022   Late fee valid from: 29/07/2022  

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:

> 2 months before the conference

Full refund but 60 EUR are retained for administration

> 1 month before the conference

Refund 50% of the applying fees

> 2 weeks before the conference

Refund 25% of the applying fees

< 2 weeks before the conference

No refund

In the unlikely event that MDPI shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during the conference
By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the conference’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card

Instructions for Authors


The "4th ISFMS — Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins" will accept abstracts only.

The accepted abstracts will be available online on during and after the conference. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to contribute with a full manuscript to the special issue "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins" in the journal IJMS.

To present your research at the event

  • Create an account on Sciforum if you do not have one, then click on ‘New Submission’ on the upper-right corner of the window, or by clicking on ‘Submit Abstract’ at the top of this webpage.
  • Indicate what thematic area is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English - the word limits are: minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words.
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 3 May 2022. You will be notified by 1 June 2022 about the acceptance for poster presentation.
  • Upon submission, you can select if you wish to also be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chairs, you will be notified by 1 June 2022 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 20 July 2022. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Poster Information

Maximum poster size limited to 90 × 140cm, vertical orientation preferred. Please print your poster prior to the conference.
A plan of the poster session will be circulated later on.

Publication Opportunities

  • All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on
  • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our Special Issue "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins" in the journal IJMS.
  • The submission deadline for this special issue is 28 February 2023. Conference participants will be granted a 15% discount on the publication fees. Please note that no other institutional discounts will be applicable, except from reviewers’ discount vouchers.
  • IJMS is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed), and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 5.923 (2020).

Venue, Travel and Accommodation


Florence is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. During the Middle Ages,Florence was a center of European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era.

The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and UNESCO declared the Historic Center of Florence a World Heritage Site in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, Forbes has ranked it as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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The conference will take place in the biomedical campus of University of Florence, Viale G. Morgagni.

Best way to travel here

Florence may be reached directly by plane. The airport has connections with the main hubs in Europe (Rome, Milan, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich) and a tram service connects the airport to the city center. By train, there is one and a half hour trip from Rome or Milan where the main airports in Italy are located. The Pisa airport is one hour from Florence by train and there are many flights for this city too.

The biomedical campus is 15 min by tram (T1) from the main train station which is in the city center. Florence is a relatively small city (around 300 000 inhabitants) and the public transportation (trams, trains, buses) works efficiently and it is inexpensive.


There is a huge number of tourists visiting Florence and Tuscany each year, all over the year. For this reason the accommodation should be booked in advance. There are is a large number of hotels, B&Bs, Airbnb-s or apartments which can be booked online by using or similar services. The bets location to choose would be around the Santa Maria Novella train station or city center, from where it is possible to arrive in 15 min to the conference site.

Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations
Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to ISFMS2022, and that we are not associated with any hotel agency. While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with ISFMS2022 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

Event Awards

The Sponsor, IJMS, offers two Best Posters Awards and one Best Oral Presentation award to our conference participants, which will be announced during the Award Ceremony on the last day of the conference.

The Awards
Best Poster Award (300€)
The two Best Posters will be selected by all conference attendees through secret vote.
Best Oral Presentation Award (500€)
The Best Oral Presentation will be selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference

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