The 16th International Amine Oxidase Conference will be held at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney NSW from the 15th – 17th, July 2014.
This scientific workshop has been held every two years for the past 30 years; this is the first time in Australia. These meetings are attended by leading academic and industrial scientists from around the world and provide a platform for exchange of information, building scientific relationships, and for the networking and education of PhD and post-doctoral students.
This conference will focus on the physiological and pathophysiological roles of flavin-dependent and copper-dependent amine oxidases, with a particular focus on the clinical relevance of inhibitors of these enzymes. Amine oxidases play critical roles in CNS physiological processes, inflammation, fibrosis, cancer and metabolic disorders, and the meeting will be structured to facilitate the advancement of knowledge in these areas.
Major topics that cover the latest research from basic science to clinical studies are:
- Monoamine oxidases (MAO)
- Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase/ vascular adhesion protein 1 (SSAO/VAP-1)
- Lysyl oxidases (LOX and LOXLs)
- Other amine oxidases including lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD-1)
|As an integral part of the conference, the Heart Research Institute (http://www.hri.org.au/) will organize a half day symposium devoted to the consequences of amine oxidase activity, i.e. oxidative stress in inflammation and cardiovascular pathologies.|
A great conference AND a perfect time to visit Sydney
July in Sydney is mild, with many sunny days ideal for exploring the city and the surrounding national parks and vineyards (www.sydney.com). Better still, winter is the best time to visit other parts of Australia – the outback, including Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef towns and islands. Further information and links to these tourist attractions will be posted on the website in due course.