International Conferences on Pterins and Folates*
1. Paris, France, September 28-30, 1952 (Organized by: M.Polonovski)
2. London, England, UK, March 22-26, 1954 (Organized by: W.Jacobsen and A.Albert)
3. Stuttgart, Germany, September 1962 (Organized by: W.Pfleiderer and E.C.Taylor)
4. Toba, Japan, July 21-25, 1969 (Organized by: K.Nakanishi)
5. Konstanz, Germany, April 14-18, 1975 (Organized by: W.Pfleiderer)
6. La Jolla, California, USA; September 25-28, 1978 (Organized by: G.M.Brown, J.J.Burchall, F.M.Huennekens, R.L.Kisliuk, S.Kaufman, J.A.Montgomery, T.Shiota, J.M.Whiteley)
7. St. Andrews, Scotland, UK, September 21-24, 1982 (Organized by: J.A.Blair, H.Woods)
8. Montreal, Canada, June 15-20, 1986 (Organized by: B.A.Cooper, M.V.Whitehead)
9. Zürich, Switzerland, September 3-8, 1989 (Organized by: H.Ch.Curtius, S.Ghisla, N.Blau)
10. Orange Beach, Alabama, USA, March 21-23, 1993 (Organized by: J.Ayling, G.Nair, C.Baugh)
11. Berchtesgaden, Germany, June 15-20, 1997 (Organized by: W.Pfleiderer, H.Rokos)
12. Bethesda, Maryland, USA, June 17-22, 2001 (Organized by: S.Milstien, G.Kapatos, R.Levine, B.Shane)
13. Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, June 20-24, 2005 (Organized by: G.Jansen, G.Peters)
14. Jeju, Korea, June 7-12, 2009 (Organized by: J.Yim, N.Blau)
15. Anatalya, Turkey, May 9-13, 2012 (Organized by: T.Baydar, E.R.Werner, G.Sahin, D.Fuchs)
*Information on meetings 1 to 7 is based on an article by Adrain Albert. How it all began: A brief history of the Pteridine Symposia. In: Cooper BA, Whitehead VM, eds. Chemistry and Biology of Pteridines and Folic Acid Derivatives. Berlin-NewYork: Walter deGruyter 1986; 1-12.
This lecture is awarded to eminent researchers in the field of pteridines and folates and is held in memory of Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861-1947), who won the Noble Price for Physiology and Medicine in 1929 (with Christiaan Eijkman) for the discovery of vitamins. Hopkins did also pioneering work in pteridine research, including the first description of the yellow butterfly pigments (Nature (London) 1889;40:335).
Gregory Kapatos (Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA)
"The ups and downs of GTP cyclohydrolase I: a neuroscience point of view"
Dean Appling (University of Texas, at Austin, Austin, TX, USA)
“Enzymology of mammalian mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism”
Ernst R. Werner (Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck Austria)
“Three classes of tetrahydrobiopterin-dependent enzymes”