International Symposium on Bioorganometallic Chemistry


It is our great pleasure to invite you to the International Symposium on Bioorganometallic Chemistry 2023 (ISBOMC′23), which will take place at Technische Universität Braunschweig from 18-21 September 2023.

The meeting is intended to provide a forum for all aspects of bioorganometallic chemistry. Renowned speakers as well as emerging early career researchers will contribute to the conference and provide an exciting program with the latest research results from the field of bioorganometallic chemistry.

ISBOMC’23 will be the next event in a series of meetings, which started in Paris in 2002 and continued in Zurich, Milan, Missoula, Bochum, Toronto, Vienna, Moscow, York, where the to date last “traditional” in-person ISBOMC had been held in 2019, followed by the first online conference in 2021 (digital ISBOMC’21, Braunschweig) and the “First International Symposium on Bioorganometallic Chemistry – 20 years after” in Paris in 2022.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Braunschweig in September 2023!

Date and venue

  • 18-21 September 2023
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig, Pockelsstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany


Register now for ISBOMC 23 and secure an early bird ticket. For participants holding a doctoral degree the “Researcher” fee applies. For participants not holding a doctoral degree the “PhD/Master student” fee applies. The registration fee includes the welcome reception, conference material, coffee breaks and 3 lunches. 


Researcher PhD/Master students
Early bird fee  400 Euro 270 Euro
Normal fee 430 Euro 300 Euro

The Early-Bird Tickets are valid until 30.04.2023.

Abstract Submission

Please use the abstract template and prepare your abstract according to the infos provided in the template. Please submit the abstract by email to

Deadline for oral presentations:
26 March 2023
Deadline for poster presentations:
30 April 2023

A few abstracts for poster presentations can still be accepted. Please contact, if you plan to submit.


Elsevier - Sponsor ISBOMC

National/Local Organisatory Committee

Gil-Moles, Maria (Braunschweig/Zaragoza/Logroño)
Ott, Ingo (Braunschweig, chair)
Schatzschneider, Ulrich (Würzburg)
Tamm, Matthias (Braunschweig)

International Advisory Board of ISBOMC

Alberto, Roger (Zurich)
Fish, Dick (Berkeley)
Gasser, Gilles (Paris)
Hartinger, Christian (Auckland)
Kraatz, Bernie (Toronto)
Lo, Ken (Hongkong)
Lynam, Jason (York)
Metzler-Nolte, Nils (Bochum)
Milaeva, Elena (Moscow)
Moriuchi, Toshiyuki (Osaka)
Ott, Ingo (Braunschweig)
Rudolf, Bogna (Łódź)
Ward, Thomas (Basel)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Gasser, Gilles (Paris)
Hartinger, Christian (Auckland)
Ott, Ingo (Braunschweig, chair)
Romero-Canelón, Isolda (Birmingham)
Schatzschneider, Ulrich (Würzburg)

Program and Speakers

The program will cover all aspects of bioorganometallic chemistry and aims to bring together colleagues working at the interface of organometallic chemistry and biology, including biocatalysis, medicinal chemistry, organometallic bioligand synthesis, and related areas (e.g. computational chemistry, metallomics, bioconformational analysis).

The book of abstracts is available here:

Confirmed speakers to date

Plenary Lectures

Metal Complexes in Cancer Therapy: Challenges and Opportunities

M. Concepción Gimeno


Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Instituto Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea (ISQCH), CSIC-University of Zaragoza, Spain

Bioorganometallic Chemical Biology Tools To Study Malaria Parasites

Gregory Smith

Cape Town

Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Special Lecture

Roger Alberto

Technetium and Rhenium in Bioorganometallics Over the Years

ISBOMC Award Lecture:
A Multifaceted Approach towards Organometallic Anticancer Agent Development

Christian Hartinger


School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keynote Lectures

Michèle Salmain

“Click chemistry” for intracellular localization and protein targets determination of a cytotoxic half-sandwich iridium(III) complex

Michèle Salmain


Institut Parisien de Chimie Molcéulaire, Sorbonne Université, France

Takashi Hayashi

Hemoproteins reconstituted with artificial cofactors that promote organometallic reactions

Takashi Hayashi


Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka University, Japan

Takashi Hayashi

Insights into the interactions of organogold compounds with biomolecules enable new therapeutic approaches

Angela Casini


Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Takashi Hayashi

Engineering Ruthenium-Arene Schiff Base Complexes for Therapy

Wee Han Ang


Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Speakers with oral presentations

(alphabetical order)

  • Banti, Christina (University of Ioannina, Greece)
  • Basu, Uttara (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India)
  • Bertrand, Benoît (Sorbonne Université, Paris, France)
  • Cariou, Kevin (Chimie ParisTech, PSL University, France)
  • Chellan, Prinessa (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Coverdale, James (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Das, Sujoy (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • de Paiva, Raphael (Donostia International Physics Center, Spain)
  • Francescato, Giulia (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Frei, Angelo (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  • Gaschard-Stefanelli, Marie (Sorbonne Université, Paris, France)
  • Gil-Moles, Maria (CSIC Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Golding, Taryn M. (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Graf, Dominic (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany)
  • Hadjikakou, Sotiris (University of Ioannina, Greece)
  • Hess, Jeannine (King’s College London, United Kingdom)
  • Karges, Johannes (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
  • Kowalski, Konrad (University of Łódź, Poland)
  • Kulak, Nora (University of Potsdam, Germany)

  • Le Lagadec, Ronan (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
  • Liu, Wukun (Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China)
  • Lord, Rianne (University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom)

  • Marrone, Alessandro (Università “G d’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara, Italy)
  • Meier-Menches, Samuel (University of Vienna, Austria)

  • Moreth, Dominik (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany)
  • Moriuchi, Toshiyuki (Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan)
  • Müller, Jens (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany)
  • Muñoz-Osses, Michelle (University of Santiago of Chile, Chile)
  • Paira, Priyankar (Vellore Institute of Technology, India)

  • Pitto-Barry, Anaïs (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Pizarro, Ana (IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid, Spain)

  • Plażuk, Damian (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • Rodríguez, Laura (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Ronconi, Luca (University of Galway, Ireland)
  • Rudolf, Bogna (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • Schmidt, Claudia (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Thomas, Sophie R. (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • van Niekerk, Annick (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Varbanov, Hristo (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Wang, Yong (Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China)
  • Wieczorek-Błauż, Anna (University of Lodz, Poland)

Additional information

All Participants are invited to contribute to the ISBOMC23 special issue of the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry.

Manuscripts should be uploaded electronically at
Select Article Type: VSI: ISBOMC23 Adams
Deadline: 15 January 2024

Welcome to Braunschweig

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