updated to 17 Aprile 2020

Dear Colleagues and friends

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the difficult decision to postpone the 11th meeting of the International Hydroxytnoneal (HNE) Club to June 2021. We will update you with the new date as soon as they are confirmed.


Giancarlo Aldini

Who we are

The International HNE-Club is an informal group of researchers with wide interests spanning all aspects of lipid peroxidation and other types of oxidation, not just the lipid peroxidation breakdown product 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE). The International HNE-Club is a Group of Interest within the International Society for Free Radical Research.

We are a voluntary network whose aim is to promote discussion and collaboration among scientists interested in research on HNE and reactive aldehydes, lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in general.

This 11th Meeting of the International Hydroxynonenal (HNE) Club follows the conference of SFRR-E Annual meeting 2020 which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia

In memory of Peter Eckl, past president of the HNE Club

This Conference Meeting is dedicated to our colleague and friend, Prof. Peter Eckl who passed away on the 28th September 2019.

A session dedicated to Peter will take place on the first day of the meeting where his important contribution to the field of HNE and to the organization of the HNE club will be celebrated.


Scientific Program

The Scientific Prelimiar Program is now available

Invited Speakers


The Venue

The Venue

The City of Milan

Milan, the world capital of fashion and design, is a metropolis in northern Italy and is the capital of Lombardy. Home of the Italian Stock Exchange, it is a financial centre also famous for its restaurants and exclusive shops. The Gothic Cathedral and the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses the fresco “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, bear witness to the artistic and cultural heritage of the city.

Università degli Studi di Milano

The University of Milan is an Italian state university founded in 1923. It is the largest university institution in Milan and Lombardy. Its headquarters are located in the Renaissance building of the Ca’ Granda, commissioned by the Duke of Milan Francesco Sforza.  The project was entrusted to the Tuscan architect Antonio Averlino, known as Filarete. 

The Venue: Sala Napoleonica

Palazzo Greppi is an eighteenth-century palace in Milan, in the neoclassical style. The palazzo was built by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini, the great protagonist of neo-classicism of Milan and instigator of great works such as Palazzo Reale, Teatro alla Scala and Palazzo Belgioioso.The  Sala Napoleonica  which is decorated with with stuccoes, frescoes and bas-reliefs  is located on the first floor.


Registration to the Meeting opens on the 10th of December

Abstract Submission

Abstract Call

Abstract call opens the 1st of January 2020 and closes on the 1st of April. After this date only posters can be accepted  

Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be sent to the following email address hneclub@unimi.it and using the downloadable template.

Oral and poster communications

More than 15 talks will be chosen from the submitted abstracts. Registration for the conference is a prerequisite for abstract submission. 

Poster Awards

Awards will be given to the three best posters presented at the conference. The criteria will be a combination of excellent research, innovation, and presentation.

Special Issue


A special issue dedicated to the HNE meeting will be published in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics [ABB]. More information on the special issue including the deadline will be available soon.

Esterbauer award

Hermann Esterbauer Award 2020

Hermann Esterbauer Award 2020

Call for Applications

We are seeking nominations for the Hermann Esterbauer Award Lecture to be given at the HNE Club 2020 Biennial Meeting that will be held in Milan, Italy (June 15-17, 2020, Palazzo Greppi, Milan, Italy).

The Hermann Esterbauer Memorial Award is given in memory of the late Professor Hermann Esterbauer from the University of Graz (Austria) who discovered the end product of lipid peroxidation 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support from industry is very welcome. Many sponsorship opportunities will be considered such as congress bag inserts, coffee-break, lunch and banquet sponsorship, and full-page advertisements in the program

For exhibition space please consider that only two standard exhibition tables will be allowed.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact us at the following email eventi@newaurameeting.it


Frequently Asked

Accomodation in Milan

The best way to find the most convenient accommodation in Milan is to search a meta-search engine for bookings like booking.com.

Please note that Milan is a rather expensive city and in recent years a very popular tourist destination. Therefore we advise you to book well in advance to get the best rates. If you need assistance please contact the following email

Weather in Milan

The climate is very pleasant in Milan in June. The normal seasonal maximum is 28°C. The minimum is 21°C. So, the average temperature in June in Milan is 24 ° C.  On average, in Milan, the days in June last 15:40. The sun rises at 05:34 and the sunset at 21:14.

With a pleasant climate, this month is a great time to come visit Milan.

How to reach Milan

Please visit the following web sites:

Tourist information

Organizing Secretariat

New Aurameeting Srl
Via Rocca d’Anfo, 7 – 20161 Milano I
Tel. 0039 02 6620 3390
eventi@newaurameeting.it – https://sites.unimi.it/HNECLUB/hne2020/