September 4th - 9th, 2012
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Trans-Atlantic Meeting | Aims and Scope

Exploring Beyond the Shore:
A Trans-Atlantic Meeting on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Aims and Scope
The "22nd IUBMB International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & 37th FEBS Congress" will take place in Seville, 4-9 September 2012, under the general theme "From Single Molecules to Systems Biology".

In the context of such Congress, the intensive collaboration between the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM), the Portuguese Society of Biochemistry (SPB), and the Moroccan Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SMBBM) has culminated in the organization of an Atlantic scientific meeting that will take place 24-26 May 2011 in Seville, to shape the scientific landscape of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the two shores.

Under the title "Exploring Beyond the Shore: A Trans-Atlantic Meeting on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology", the event aims to attract emergent scientists - not only in Morocco, Portugal and Spain, but also in Latin America - in order to discover ability and talent. We feel that this is an excellent way to make the most of the scientific program of the 2012 IUBMB & FEBS Congress, as well as to guarantee the active participation of the best scientists from the opposite shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The organizers of the 2012 Congress believe that the Portuguese and Moroccan Societies of Biochemistry, along with the Latin American Societies, ought to have their own prominence in Seville, thus guaranteeing their active participation.

Hence, the seven Presidents of the national Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Portugal, Morocco and Spain will participate in seven symposia that aim to provide a general overview of the state-of-the-art research in their respective countries. In addition, fourteen outstanding young group leaders, two from each country, have been invited to deliver a lecture on their line of investigation.

The topics of the lectures are closely related to those of the scientific sessions of the 2012 IUBMB & FEBS Congress, thereby facilitating the selection of young lecturers from different countries:

Single Molecules
Trends in Biochemistry
Beyond Biochemistry
Molecular Basis of Diseases
Environmental Biochemistry
W01 - W03
Systems Biology and Omic Sciences
W04 - W05
Science and Society
Biochemistry in Medical Diagnosis and Therapy
W07 - W08
Biochemical Education
Science in School
W10 - W11
Women in Science

In order to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, the organizers have also invited the Presidents of the Pan-American Association of Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PABMB) and the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB).

The President of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the Secretary General of the Federation of European Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FEBS), as well as the Liaison Member for IUBMB Congresses and Conferences, the FEBS Congress Counsellor and the FEBS Treasurer have also been invited.

To complement the meeting there will be several social activities including a visit with cocktail to the Royal Alcazar of Sevilla (the most important public building of the city and one of the most beautiful) and a dinner in a Hacienda (a typical Andalusian house) in Seville´s countryside.

The 2011 Trans-Atlantic Meeting is open to other scientists, with a registration fee of 325 € covering the identification badge, lunches, coffees and social activities or 200 € excluding social activities.

Registration deadline 30 April 2011.

Abstract submission deadline extended to
7 June
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Science in School
NMR in biology
Hinary B

Key Information

How to Reach Seville - Congress Venue
(Seville Convention Center - FIBES. Avda. Alcalde Uruñuela, 1 - Sevilla)

How to Reach FIBES (address, commuter train to FIBES, bus line...)

How to Reach your hotel in Seville (See the IUBMB-FEBS Seville 2012 Hotels at Google Maps)

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Three Poster Sessions will take place throughout the Congress. To see more information and the detailed calendar sessions, please click here.

Biochemistry in Gastronomy

Saturday, September 8, 13:30 – 14:30
Venue: Auditorium
Andoni Luis Aduriz, Chef, Mugaritz
Presented by: Unai Ugalde
For more information, click here.