3rd October 2014 – 6th October 2014

Oxidative stress is an inevitable part of life. It is a consequence of living with an oxygenated atmosphere and this phenomenon occurs in all living organisms. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced as part of normal physiological processes or may arise from exogenous stressors (both biotic and abiotic). The resulting transfer of the active electron to cellular structures and molecules may result in damage to key cellular components and impair normal functions of the cell. In defence, living cells developed various strategies to scavenge these damaging molecules. Over time, these oxidative stress-related molecules and processes have evolved to become an integral part of cellular metabolism: from partaking in signal transduction pathways to other physiological processes.

During the Zing Conference on Oxidative Stress, renowned specialists in the field will share their current findings and inform attendees of future trends in research on oxidative stress in microbes, plants and animals, including humans. Bringing together scientists working in these three areas creates a unique opportunity to highlight similarities and differences in oxidative stress-related processes in these three branches of life.

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