Virtual Conference Overview

The Society for Redox Biology and Medicine's 27th Annual Conference (SfRBM 2020) will be held virtually on November 18-20, 2020. 

SfRBM 2020 will feature three days of scientific communication. The Annual Conference will officially kick off on Wednesday, November 18 with the SfRBM President's Welcome, and will continue with the Presidential Plenary Session, first plenary session, and two concurrent Professional Development sessions. Thursday and Friday will begin with morning plenary lectures, followed by afternoon parallel thematic sessions, and the final two Professional Development sessions. The Pre-Conference Workshop, Sunrise Free Radical School, Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture, and Oral Presentations will all be pre-recorded sessions available on demand. 

Live Sessions


Tuesday, November 17

The SfRBM Professional Development Series will be presented on Thursday and Friday. This series has been designed to provide you with an opportunity for professional growth and development by sharpening your grant writing, presentation, and research skills. These sessions are complimentary, and you will be able to select one per day to attend. Session topics include:

  • The Art of the Interview Chalk Talk
  • Speed Mentoring
  • Post-Training Career Opportunities
  • What's Your Negotiation Strategy?


Wednesday, November 18


Wednesday, November 18

The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an aggregate body of work important to the field of free radical chemistry, redox biology, and antioxidants over a scientist's career.


Wednesday, November 18 - Friday, November 20

Plenary sessions, which will be held each day of the Annual Conference, will be comprised of speakers who will address common or closely related topics. Each will deliver a 20-25 minute talk followed by a 5-10 minute question and answer session moderated by a two-member panel.

  • Where We Begin Matters: Influence of Oxidative Stress in the Developmental Origins of Adult Disease
  • The Janus Face of Sirtuins in Health and Cancer
  • Cellular Microdomains for Redox Signaling in the Vasculature
  • Peroxynitrite and Tyrosine Nitration: From Biomarker of Oxidative Stress to Signaling Molecule 
  • Redox Activity of Engineered Nanomaterials: Safety and Biomedical Application


Thursday, November 19

On Demand


Redoxomics in the 21st Century: From Chemistry to Chromatin

Advances in the field of systems biology have led to the generation and analysis of large datasets allowing numerous novel discoveries in human physiology and the pathogenesis of disease. The application of ‘omics technologies have provided better understanding of the complexity in cellular signalling networks and opened a new avenue of investigation in the field of redox biology. An example of this is the field of epigenomics – the regulation of the activities of DNA and histone-modifying enzymes. Discoveries over the last decade have revealed that epigenetic control mechanisms are targets of redox regulation and mitochondrial-to-nuclear retrograde signaling. It is now understood that demethylation of DNA and histones is accomplished by families of enzymes, both writers and erasers, that are subject to several levels of redox and metabolic control including by the bioavailability of oxygen, nutrients, and metabolite co-factors necessary for optimal enzyme activity. Other ‘omics’ platforms have been widely applied in the fields of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and stem cell research, but there remains tremendous potential in the field of redox biology. Integrating these various platforms is the critical next step to elucidate the cellular mechanisms of redox signaling and to understand the true complexity of human physiology. This session will assemble numerous leading experts in the fields of epigenomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, redox biology and systems biology to: i) provide insights into the integration of our current understanding of redox biology with these state-of-the-art tools, ii) challenge our understanding of how remarkable cellular networks truly interact, and iii) provide the framework for potential new discoveries of the Redox-ome.


The Sunrise Free Radical School is designed to provide a detailed overview of the basic concepts of free radical chemistry and biology and is targeted towards students, fellows and those wishing to learn about new areas. A faculty of highly respected investigators in free radical research will deliver lectures and provide key literature references in their subject areas.


A number of high-quality abstracts are chosen from those submitted to the Society for primary authors to give 20-minute oral presentations of their research. Sessions will be structured around basic topic areas and will feature 45 speakers, which will be pre-recorded and available on demand.


E-posters will be available throughout the duration of the conference, with presenters provided the opportunity to upload their poster in the virtual conference platform with a 4-5 minute audio recording highlighting their work.


No refunds will be given. All content will be available until April 30, 2021 for you to watch at your convenience.