Reactive Oxygen Species: Roles in Animal and Plant Biology (ROS 2011)

Venue: Department of Biochemistry, Lucknow University

Location: Lucknow, U.P., India

Event Date/Time: Dec 23, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 24, 2011
Registration Date: Dec 23, 2011
Early Registration Date: Dec 23, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2011
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This seminar shall focus on contemporary issues related to different aspects of reactive oxygen and shall host oral and poster presentations. ROS are involved in stress and in development in animals as well as in plants. In either, their ability to act as damaging agents as well as signaling entities has been well established now. Reactive oxygen along with molecular oxygen has been responsible for shaping life forms in this aerobic world of ours. This seminar intends to bring together biologists, chemists, toxicologists and geochemists interested in different aspects of reactive oxygen, to bring about a synthesis ideas and experiences.

The seminar is also intended to be a platform for exposing young scientists to the emerging trends in ROS research and bring them face to face with leaders in the area.

• Reactive oxygen chemistry and generation of reactive oxygen species by abiotic systems
• New strategies in detection and measurement of reactive oxygen species, including in situ measurement and live imaging
• Electron transport and enzyme redox systems as generators of reactive oxygen
• Redox buffering and homeostasis
• Role of ROS in mediating stress and disease
• Reactive oxygen in lignification, fruit ripening and plant defense
• Mechanisms of protection against reactive oxygen: Enzymatic and non enzymatic antioxidant systems
• Development and metabolic engineering of plant based and synthetic antioxidants, and development of nutraceuticals to combat oxidative stress
• Oxidative changes in biomolecules: potential signaling partners
• Volatile oxidation products as signaling agents
• Role of reactive oxygen in shaping life and directing evolution. Lessons from geology and geochemistry

Submission of abstracts:
Abstracts (upto 250 words) are invited. Presentations shall be in the form of posters and lectures. Each day shall have invited lectures by leading scientists as well as by other distinguished participants. Accepted abstracts shall be published in a book of abstracts. Abstracts should be submitted in electronic form, as MS-Word files. The submission should be addressed to “The Organizing Secretary, ROS seminar” and should reach us by November 30, 2011. The authors will be informed about the acceptance of their paper by Dec. 10, 2011.
Publication of proceedings and IJBB special issue:
Post seminar, authors will be requested to submit their manuscripts, which shall be published as proceedings of the seminar, subject to peer review. Selected papers shall be published in a special issue of Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (CSIR Publication), brought out exclusively for this seminar by NISCAIR.
Registration charges may be paid in the form of a draft in favor of “ROS Seminar 2011” drawn on any nationalized bank, payable at Lucknow. Registration charges are Rs. 2000 for permanent staff and post-doctoral researchers, 1,500 for students, 5,000 for participants from the corporate sector and US $ 150 for foreign participants.


Department of Biochemistry, Lucknow University, Lucknow-226007

Additional Information

I significant feature of the confrence is that papers presented here will be eligible for peer reviewed publication in a special issue of "Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics" published by the CSIR (NISCAIR), Govt. of India