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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Antioxidants

7–9 Apr 2025
Event's Timezone: Central European Summer Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
8th December 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
13th January 2025

Registration Deadline
1st April 2025

Oxidative Stress, Chronic Diseases, Health Promotion, Dietary Antioxidants, Antioxidant Enzymes, Antioxidant Extraction and Assay Methods, Food and Feed Uses, Cosmetic and Biomedical Applications
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Antioxidants. This event will offer researchers working in the field of antioxidants the opportunity to present and discuss their latest research findings.

The conference is organized by the MDPI open-access journal Antioxidants and will be held as a three-day event on April 7–9, 2025.

At present, antioxidants encompass a significant area of investigation for researchers from many disciplines, and their importance in a variety of fields, from health and food to innovative materials, is increasingly appreciated.

Surveying the topics of the papers recently contributed to our journal, it appears that the fields covered are diverse and broad. We therefore chose to focus the conference theme on a few topics that are currently gaining considerable interest in order to allow for in-depth discussions among participants.

The implication of oxidative stress in severe pathological conditions at high incidence, such as cardiovascular diseases, or chronic conditions, such as obesity or diabetes, affecting large segments of the population is now largely documented; however, the underlying mechanisms of these diseases and conditions and possible interventions are yet to be defined.

The search for novel antioxidants, either natural or bioinspired, with high bioactivity represents a greatly pursued research goal, but it is the metabolism of these compounds and their effects on the gut microbiome that is perceived as a critical issue to address.

Methods for the efficient recovery of antioxidants from natural sources and possibly agri-food waste and by-products, their testing with robust and reproducible methodologies to allow for comparative evaluation and their use in nutrition, food preservation, biomedical and other applications are issues concentrating the efforts of investigators in the field.

In this edition of the e-conference, we have planned relatively short sessions and a lively discussion to take place after each presentation.

The topics selected for the six planned sessions are as follows:
S1: Oxidative Stress in Obesity
S2: Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Cardiovascular Diseases
S3: Antioxidants in Chronic Disease: From Dietary Prevention to Therapeutic Intervention
S4: Antioxidants Intake and Gut Microbiome
S5:Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants and Antioxidant Enzyme Systems
S6: Antioxidant Extraction, Assay and Industrial Applications

Accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the conference, and authors will be invited to submit their abstracts as full manuscripts, which will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of Antioxidants, with a 20% discount on the APC applied.

Conference Chair,
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Napolitano
University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Event Chair

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy

Introduction
Bio
Alessandra Napolitano has worked as a professor in Organic Chemistry in the department of Chemical Sciences of Naples University Federico II since 2011. She is the author or co-author of approximately 275 publications in peer reviewed journals (orcid.org/0000-0003-0507-5370, h-index: 55 march 2024) in the fields of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry and has been an invited speaker and chairperson at several international conferences. Her teaching activities cover Organic Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry and Food Chemistry She has also served as the doctorate coordinator for Chemical Sciences (38° cycle onward) and has been awarded with the Quilico Medal by the Italian Chemical Society, Organic Chemistry Division, and the Raper Medal by the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies.

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Vicente Micol

Instituto de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnologia Sanitaria at Miguel Hernández University, Elche, Spain

Prof. Dr. Jiankang Liu

School of Health and Life Sciences, University of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Qingdao, China

Dr. Raul Zamora-Ros

Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Dr. José Ángel Rufián-Henares

Departamento de Nutrición y Bromatología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Dr. Mario Allegra

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche Chimiche e Farmaceutiche, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Dr. Ren-You Gan

Department of Nutrition, Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), Agency for Science, Technology and Rese, Singapore

Registration


Registration for IECAN 2025 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance at all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 1 April 2025.

Instructions for Authors

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Antioxidants will accept abstracts only.
The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.
Important Deadlines
Deadline for abstract submission: 8 December 2024
Deadline for abstract acceptance notification: 13 January 2025
Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 8 February 2025; You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Certificates of Participation are available in your logged-in area of Sciforum.net, under “My certificates” after the conference.

Abstract Submission
1. Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical submission is necessary.
2. The abstract should include an introduction, methods, results, and conclusion sections, and be within 250-300 words in length.
3. All accepted abstracts will be published in MDPI’s Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2504-3900) after quality check. If you wish to publish a research article in the journal, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
4. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
5. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
6. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be collected in a book of abstracts, which will be published on the website after the conference.
7. The abstracts submitted to this conference must be original and novel, without prior publication in any journals or it will not be accepted to this conference.

Detailed Requirements
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.

Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 minutes. We recommend a 12-minute presentation, leaving about 3 minutes for a Q&A session.

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Sciforum.net. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.

Poster Presentation
Poster:

a. Your submission should include the title, authors, contact details, and main research findings, as well as tables, figures, and graphs where necessary.
b. File format: PDF (.pdf).
c. Size in cm: 60 width x 80 height–portrait orientation.
d. Font size: ≥20.
e. Maximum size: 250 M

You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be named after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room. Please note that you will be leading your own room, i.e. sharing your screen, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunities
1. Antioxidants Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a research article to the Special Issue, published in Antioxidants (ISSN: 2076-3921, Impact Factor: 7.0), with a 20% discount on the publication fee. Details of the special issue will be announced here later. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

2. Proceeding Paper Publication
You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (3-6 pages) to Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2504-3900) after the conference. Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge. Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the IECAN2025 conference paper in their cover letter. Please submit your manuscript from 9 April to 27 May 2025. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
  • Title.
  • Full author names.
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Introduction.
  • Methods.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright
MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards


To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.

The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be six winners selected for these awards. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.

Organizers


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Miya Wu
Ms. Alethea Liu
Ms. Katrina Zhang

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.
Email: iecan2025@mdpi.com

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