19-1 Conferencias internacionales

Curriculum del Prof. Meléndez-Hevia

19. Conferencias invitadas en Congresos y Cursos Avanzados

19.1. Conferencias en Cursos de Doctorado y Cursos Avanzados Internacionales

1. Economy of design in metabolic pathways: towards simplicity: The game of the pentose phosphate cycle. Seminario Interuniversitario Artificial Life (Directores: F. Morán y F. Montero). Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, 10-11 Diciembre 1990.

2. Control of flux in metabolic pathways. University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Basic Science Lecture Series (Chairman: W.N.Paul Lee). Los Angeles, California (USA), 17 Septiembre, 1991.

3. Design of gluconeogenesis. Workshop on Biophysics of Metabolism. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Chairman: F. Montero. Facultad de Ciencias Químicas. Abril, 1997.

4. Evolutionary and metabolic constraints in optimizing the structure of glycogen. What is the optimal structure of glycogen, and how was it arrived at? CNRS Marseille, Francia, (Invitado por M. L. Cárdenas). 6 Junio, 1997.

5. Evolution of metabolism: Is the present metabolism the result of an optimization process? Traces of paleometabolism from species of Jurassic fauna. Graduiertenkolleg: Dynamik und evolution zellulärer und makromolekularer Prozesse. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Chairman: R. Heinrich. Institute für Biophysik. Berlín, Alemania, 27 Marzo, 1998.

6. Evolution and optimization of metabolism: The design of the pentose-phosphate cycle. Graduiertenkolleg Dynamik und evolution zellulärer und makromolekularer prozesse. Institut für Biologie, Theoretische Biophysik. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlín, Alemania. (Organizado por R. Heinrich). 27 Abril, 2000.

7. Evolution of glycogen structure: Optimization, fractal structure and paleometabolism. Graduiertenkolleg Dynamik und evolution zellulärer und makromolekularer prozesse. Institut für Biologie, Theoretische Biophysik. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlín, Alemania. (Organizado por R. Heinrich). 4 Mayo, 2000.

8. Optimization of glycogen: Molecular design, metabolism, and fractal structure. VI International Symposium on Biochemical Systems Theory (Presid: N. Torres). Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, 25-29 Septiembre, 2000.

9. Optimization of Bioenergetics. An evolutionary perspective. Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Center for Human Nutrition, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Invitado por B. Caballero). 7 Marzo, 2002.

10. Natural selection and thermodynamics in biological evolution. 1, General aspects. Graduiertenkolleg “Dynamik und evolution zellulärer und makromolekularer prozesse Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Institut für Biologie, Lehrstuhl Theoretische Biophysik, Berlín, Alemania. Invitado por R. Heinrich. 18 Abril, 2002.

11. Natural selection and thermodynamics in biological evolution. 2, Evolution of metabolism. Graduiertenkolleg Dynamik und evolution zellulärer und makromolekularer prozesse. Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Institut für Biologie, Lehrstuhl Theoretische Biophysik, Berlín, Alemania. “Invitado por R. Heinrich. 26 Abril, 2002.

12. Natural selection, thermodynamics and optimisation of metabolic design. Workshop Theoretical Biophysics 2003/ Graduate Program Dynamics and Evolution of Cellular and Macromolecular Processes. Humboldt Univ. Berlin. Hiddensee, Alemania. (Dir: R. Heinrich), 2-5 Abril, 2003. 

13. Presentation of the Project “Treatment of degenerative diseases by means of nutritional supplements. Miami’s VA (Veterans) Hospital, University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Veterans affaire. Miami (Florida), USA. 17 Junio, 2006.

14. New paradigms of energy metabolism. Miami Jewish Home & Hospital. Miami (Florida), USA. 19 Junio, 2006.

15. Problems of human health derived from troubles in fat metabolism (including obesity and diabetes), and the potential of aspartic acid for solving them. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Section de Bioenergetique et Ingenierie des Proteines (BIP), Marsella. (Invitado por M. L. Cárdenas). 25 Octubre 2007.

16. The theory of the weak points in metabolism : glycine is an essential amino acid for humans. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut Fédératif de Recherche (IBSM), Marsella. (Invitado por A. Cornish-Bowden), 26 Octubre 2007.

Conferencias plenarias invitadas en Congresos Internacionales

1. Determination of flux control coefficients by shortening and enzyme-titration of metabolic pathways. Advanced Research Workshop on Control of Metabolic Processes. Il Ciocco (Lucca), Italia. Chairman: A. Cornish-Bowden) 9-15 Abril, 1989.

2. The game of the pentose phosphate cycle: a mathematical approach to study the evolution and design of metabolic pathways. International Symposium on Mathematical Models of Cellular Processes. Holzhau, (Dresden), República Democrática de Alemania (GDR), (Chairman: R. Heinrich). 19-23 Noviembre, 1989.

3. Selection of enzymatic mechanisms which account for simplicity in the evolution of metabolic pathways. First World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts Tampa, Florida, USA, (Chairman of the session: R. Heinrich). 19-26 Agosto, 1992.

4. Optimization of the glycogen structure in the evolution of metabolism. Journée Scientifique Controle du Metabolisme en honor al Dr. Henrik Kacser con motivo de su investidura como Doctor Honoris Causa. Université de Bordeaux II, Francia, (Chairman: J. P. Mazat), 10 Mayo, 1993.

5. Optimization of the glycogen design in the evolution of metabolism. Biomedical Physics sessions 2nd Gauss Symposium. Munich, Alemania, (Chair: D. N. Ghista). 2-7 Agosto, 1993.

6. Evolution of metabolism: optimization of glycogen structure. 2nd European Conference on Mathematics applied to Biology and Medicine. Lyon, Francia, (Chairman of the session: J. P. Mazat). 15-18 Diciembre, 1993.

7. Physiological optimization of metabolism. An evolutionary approach (Plenary session). 1st Meeting of Mediterranean physiologists/XXVI Congress of the Spanish Society of Physiological Sciences. Palma de Mallorca. (Chairman: R. Rial)., 4-9 Abril, 1994.

8. Evolution and optimization of metabolism. Symposium on Integrative Biochemistry. Barcelona. Plenary closing lecture. (Chaired by M. Cascante & A. Sorribas). Julio, 1994.

9. Optimization of glycolysis.-Chemical analysis. Workshop on evolution of metabolism. (Chairman: J. A. Lupiáñez). Universidad de Granada, 9-14 Septiembre, 1994.

10. Theoretical approaches to the evolutionary optimization of glycolysis.-Chemical analysis. Workshop on Evolution and Optimization of Metabolism. (Chair: M. Cascante). Universidad de Barcelona, 27 Febrero -2 Marzo, 1995.

11. Theoretical approaches to the evolutionary optimization of glycolysis: Chemical analysis. Workshop on Design and Evolution of Metabolism. (Chairs: E. Meléndez-Hevia & M. Cascante). Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, 20-23 Septiembre, 1995.

12. Chemical possibilities for glycolysis design and the solution found in metabolic evolution. Workshop on Theoretical Biophysics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. (Chairman: R. Heinrich). Institut für Biophysik. 5-6 Diciembre, 1995.

13. Experimental methods for analysing control, and their application to the study of glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. FEBS’96 24th Meeting – Federation of European Biochemical Societies, Barcelona, Workshop on Metabolic control analysis (Session chairman: A. Cornish-Bowden). (Chairman: J. J. Guinovart). 7-12 Julio 1996.

14. Optimization of glycogen: Evolution and Paleometabolism. Workshop on Theoretical Biophysics (Chairman: R. Heinrich). Hiddensee, Alemania, 1-3 Abril, 1998.

15. Glycogen structure: a model of evolution and optimization of molecular design. Workshop on Biophysics of the Cellular Function. 2nd Portuguese-Spanish Biophysics Congress. Madrid, 4-7 de Diciembre, 1998.

16. Glycogen structure: an evolutionary view. Workshop on Technological and Implications of Metabolic Control Analysis. (Chair: A. Cornish-Bowden). Visegrad, Hungría, 10-16 Abril, 1999.

17. Optimization of metabolism. Design of metabolic pathways and paleometabolism. VIII Spanish-Portuguese Congress of Biofísics / IX Curso Avanzado de Bioquímica teórica, Universidad de La Laguna, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, (Presid: E. Meléndez-Hevia). 11-14 Julio, 2002.

18. The conflict of public science versus protection of industrial property and intellectual rights. Final EPIP Conference European Policy For Intellectual Property: “Towards the European Network of Excellence on Intellectual Property and the Knowledge Economy” Santiago de Compostela 6-8 Octubre, 2005.

19. The theory of the weak points of metabolism. Glycine is an essential amino acid in humans. VI Ibero-American Congreso of Biophysics. (presids: M. L. Cárdenas y F. Morán) Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 24-26 Septiembre, 2006.

20. A new way of teaching Biochemistry based on the knowledge of the chemical and mathematical logic of metabolism. II International Symposium on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.— XXVII Latin American Congress on Chemistry / VI International Congress on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Symposium (Chair O. Carrillo. La Habana, Cuba, 16-20 Oct, 2006.

21. The weak points of metabolism: causes, consequences in the emergence of degenerative diseases, and a way to solving them by means of nutritional supplements. II International Symposium on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.— 27th Latin American Congress on Chemistry. – 6th International Congress on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. (Presid: O. Carrillo). La Habana, Cuba, 16-20 Octubre, 2006.

22. The theory of the weak points in metabolism – The glycine synthesis pathway and its problems. Symposium on Systems Biology (Directores: F. Morán y F. Montero). Sociedad de Biofísica de España. Universidad Complutense de Madrid 6 Junio, 2007.

23. Critical review of essential amino acids concept, and their needs in the diet to prevent aging. Internacional Congreso on Antiaging Medicine/ VI Congress of Spanish Society of Antiaging Medicine and Longevity (SEMAL). Clínica Planas, Barcelona, (Dir: J. Bayón), 28 Septiembre 2007.

24. Natural Selection and pH in the development of cancer. International Symposium on Proton transport and its inhibition (PTI) in the etio-pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Ramón Areces Foundation, Madrid, Abril 28, 2009.

 

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