On behalf of the organizing committee we are pleased to invite you to attend “The 42nd Congress of the Spanish Biochemical and Molecular Biology Society”, to be held in Madrid on 16-19 July 2019. The conference venue will be the renovated Hotel Novotel Madrid Center, located downtown Madrid at walking distance from The Retiro Park. The venue offers superb facilities that perfectly suit this annual meeting that aims to gather close to 700 researchers at different stages of their career and from diverse disciplines related with biology and biomedical sciences.
We aim to organize a balanced and top-quality scientific program, holding Plenary talks delivered by leading voices in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, three parallel sessions of Symposia, workshops of the multiple scientific groups of the Society, and participation of many students and postdocs with contributed talks and posters.
A central part of the congress is the three simultaneous Symposia on Biomolecular Structure and Function; Gene Regulation and Cell Signalling; and Molecular Basis of Disease. In this occasion, we have invited members of the Network of Associations of Spanish Researchers and Scientist Abroad (RAICEX) with the aim to highlight the extraordinary work of Spanish researchers working abroad. The response to the Symposia Call has been fantastic with speakers coming from 9 different countries and 3 continents.
Plenary lectures will be of maximum scientific quality. Professors Robert Lefkowitz (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012, Duke University, US), and Taekjip Ha (HHMI investigator, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Enginering, US) will attend the meeting and deliver the Opening and Closing Plenary lectures. These will cover topics such as signal transduction, receptors biology and molecular biophysics. In addition to these talks, the Congress will also have other plenary lectures such as the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science talk by Dr Guadalupe Sabio (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, ES), the Leloir lecture given by Dr Fabiana Drincovich (CEFOBI, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, AR) from the homologue Argentinian Society, and the Niemeyer lecture by Dr Alejandra Loyola (Head of the Epigenetics and Chromatin Lab at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, Santiago de Chile, CL) from the Chilean Society. These will cover topics such as signal transduction, receptors biology, plant biology, molecular basis of disease, and molecular biophysics. Satellite activities such as the Introduction to Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology course, the annual Meeting of Coordinators of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees in Biochemistry and related subjects, the workshop on Professional Development for young researchers, and multiple Biochemistry in the City activities will be held during these days. The traditional Society Prizes (Young Investigator-IBUB, Margarita Lorenzo-Lilly Foundation, Young SEBBM Member´s Best Article-UCM, José Tormo Award-Bruker Española and FEBS Letters Poster Prize) will be also an important part of the program.
All participants are welcome to visit the stands of the sponsoring companies to which we truly thank for their support.
SEBBM Madrid 2019 is a great opportunity for young and senior researchers to establish new collaborations, foster networking relationships and make contacts for joint projects.
We encourage you to join us and we will be delighted to have you in Madrid, a city full of history and culture, in July 2019.
Fernando Moreno-Herrero and Eduardo Oliver, (Organizers)