Scientific Program

The symposia were selected based on proposals submitted by members of the SFFRI. Furthermore, an Early Career Symposium will take place on the first day (June 4, Monday) by the morning. Orals selected from abstracts will be part of additional symposia. In addition to the Symposia, the congress will have a number of plenary and keynote lectures selected from award lecture proposals submitted to SFFRE and SFRRI.

Symposia and chairs

Advances in Mitochondrial Physiology and Medicine (OCC SYMPOSIUM)

  • Danica Chen – University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Lester Packer – University of Southern California, LA, USA

Molecular Oxygen in Health And Disease: One Tissue’s Hypoxia is Another’s Hyperoxia

  • Giovanni E. Mann – King’s College London, UK
  • Thomas P. Keeley – King’s College London, UK

Ferroptosis: A Program or a Free Radical Catastrophe?

  • Marcus Conrad – Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Germany
  • Valerian Kagan – University of Pittsburgh, USA

Biological Roles of Heme-Protein Redox Interactions

  • Roland Stocker – Victor Chang Cardiovascular Research Institute, Australia
  • Miguel Soares – Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

The Biology of H2O2 After 200 Years of its Discovery by Thenard

  • Helmut Sies – Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Enrique Cadenas – University of Southern California, LA, USA

Oxidative stress and signaling by reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in plants

  • Christine Foyer – University of Leeds, UK
  • Gary Loake – University of Edinburgh, UK

Crosstalk Between Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Cerebrovascular Disease: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Interventions

  • Saverio Francesco Retta – University of Torino, Italy
  • Kathy Griendling – Emory University, Georgia, USA

Nitric Oxide Biochemistry

  • Thomas Michel – Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Santiago Lamas – Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa”, Spain

Reactive Oxygen Species and Musculoskeletal Ageing

  • Malcolm J. Jackson – Institute Ageing & Chronic Disease, Univ. Liverpool, UK
  • Anne Mcardle – Institute Ageing & Chronic Disease, Univ. Liverpool, UK

A Systems Oriented Perspective on Key Processes in Redox Stress and Regulation

  • Fernando Antunes – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Armindo Salvador – Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Caloric Restriction and Caloric Restriction Mimetics as Interventions in Aging

  • Jose Vina – University of Valencia, Spain
  • Mari Carmen Gómez-Cabrera – University of Valencia, Spain

Defence and Adaptation – The Critical Role of Reactive Oxygen Species

  • Helen Griffiths – University of Surrey, UK
  • Corinne Spickett – Aston University, UK

Redox Biology Based Prevention and Treatment of Cancer in the Era of Precision Medicine

  • Shinya Toyokuni – Nagoya University, Japan
  • Young-Joon Surh – Seoul National University, South Korea

Autophagy in Pathophysiology

  • Jordi Muntané – Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Spain
  • Victor Manuel Victor – Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Regulation of Hydrogen Sulfide Signalling in Mammals

  • Elias Arnér – Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Peter Nagy – National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, Hungary

Early Career Symposium

  • Sarah J. Chapple – King’s College London,UK)
  • Consuelo Borras – Universidad de Valencia, Spain
  • Bárbara Rocha – Univ. Coimbra, Portugal

Plenary/Keynote Award Lectures sponsored by SFRRE

  • SFRRE Annual Award Lecture (sponsored by SFRRE)
    Sir Peter Ratcliffe – University of Oxford, UK
  • SFRRE Basic Science Award Lecture (sponsored by Elsevier)
    Mike Murphy – University of Cambridge, UK
  • SFRRE Clinical Science Award Lecture (sponsored by DSM)
    Henrik Poulsen – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • SFRRE Catherine Pasquier Award Lecture (sponsored by SFRRE)
    Irundika Dias – Aston University, UK
  • Leopold Flohe Award Lecture (sponsored by SFRRE)
    Clare Hawkins – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Trevor Slater Award Lecture sponsored by SFRRI

A call for nominations for this prestigious SFRRI Biennial Award Lecture has been sent out to all regional SFRR Society Executive and the call is also on the SFRRI website with clear guidelines for nominating individual

Discussion forum

Science, Society and Communication
Alex Quintanilha – University of Porto, Portugal


The programme is available for download here