Confirmed lecturers

Plenary lecturers:

Miguel Bañares

Determining which is the active oxygen site in supported vanadium oxide catalysts

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC-Instituto de Catálisis), Madrid,, Spain. 


Alison Butler

“Biochemical and biological impacts of vanadium haloperoxidases.” 

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


Debbie Crans

“Immunotherapy – a new application of vanadium combating cancer.”

Dept. of Chemistry, Colorado State University, USA.


Peter Lay

“Speciation and biodistribution of vanadium: vanadium essentiality, drug efficacy and microfossils & astrobiology”

School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, Australia


Armando Pombeiro

“Synthesis and catalytic applications of vanadium complexes with N- or O-Ligands.”

Centro de Química Estructural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal



Manuel Aureliano Alves

“Thirty years of dancing with decavanadate: From chemistry to “in vivo” studies!” 

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), University of Algarve, Portugal 


Amie K. Boal

“Crystallographic applications of vanadyl as a mimic of high-valent iron intermediates in metalloenzymes.”

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, USA


Isabel Correia

Characterization and biological activity screening of new oxidovanadium(IV)-3-hydroxyl-2-naphthoylhydrazones” 

Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo Interdisciplinar


Joao Costa Pessoa

“Pitfalls when measuring in-vitro biological activities of phenanthroline-containing vanadium complexes.”

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


Ana Maria da Costa Ferreira

“Oxindolimine-vanadium complexes as potential anticancer agents: DNA binding, cytotoxicity and main targets.”

Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Química, Laboratório de Bioinorgânica, Catálise e Farmacologia, São Paulo, Brasil


Pierluca Galloni

“V-catalysed bromination of tetrapyrrolyc rings.”

Organic and Organometallic Chemistry, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy


Eugenio Garribba

“Integrative spectroscopic-docking methods for the study of the interaction between vanadium complexes and proteins”

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy


Enrique González Vergara

“Synthesis, characterization, biological and theoretical studies of metforminium and citosinium decavanadates”

Centro de Química, Instituto de Ciencias, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México


Guillermo González Moraga

“Vanadium oxide hybrid nanostructures. Morphology, vanadium oxidation state and properties.” 

Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Chile


M. Olga Guerrero-Pérez

“Role of vanadium oxides in chemical conversion and pollution abatement” 

Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad de Málaga, Spain


Jens Hartung

“Mechanism of bromide oxidation in bromoperoxidase-catalyzed reactions”

Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Germany


Yoshihito Hayashi

Coordination-mode dependent catalytic activity on undeca- and dodeca-vanadates” 

Department of Chemistry, Kanazawa University, Japan


Anastasios Keramidas

Metal-ligand reversible electron transfer reactions triggered by pH, temperature and/or light in Vanadium – quinones/semiquinones/hydroquinones systems, and reactivity towards O2 activation.”

Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


Ignacio León

“Decoding the antitumor activity of VO-compounds in a human osteosarcoma model: the role of FAK and caspases on cell death pathways”

CEQUINOR, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina


Giulia Licini

V-Based Aminotriphenolate Complexes as Catalysis for Oxidation”

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy


Craig C. McLauchlan

“Interactions of oxovanadates with proteins”

Department of Chemistry, Illinois State University


Mannar Maurya

“Dinuclear vanadium(IV&V) complexes”

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee, India


Toshiyuki Moriuchi

“Oxovanadium(V)-catalyzed urea formation by using carbon dioxide”

Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University Suita, Japan


Hiroaki Sasai

“Recent progress in chiral vanadium catalysis.”

The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Osaka, Japan


Tatsuya Ueki

“Genetic mechanism and function of Vanadium in Ascidians”

Mukaishima Marine Laboratory, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshoma University, Japan


Diego Venegas-Yazigi

“Polyalkoxovanadates, a powerful family for mixed-valence studies”

Dept. Chemistry of Materials, Facultad de Química y Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), Chile


Patricia Williams

“Flavonoid-Oxidovanadium(IV) complexes: anti- or pro-oxidant compounds? Mechanisms of their anticancer action.”

CEQUINOR, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina


Cristiano Zonta

“Supramolecular stereodynamic metal complexes for fast and reliable enantiomeric excess determination”

Dept. Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy