XIX Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Cell Biology
The Brazilian Society for Cell Biology (SBBC) chose São Paulo to be the city host for our biennial meeting, during which we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of SBBC. The Scientific Program will cover different areas in Cell Biology, with emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches.
The SBBC biennial meetings are internationally recognized as a productive environment to present and discuss the many aspects of research and education in Cell Biology presented in keynote talks, plenary conferences, and concurrent symposia. As part of the meeting tradition, XIX SBBC Congress will include pre-meeting courses around the country, sessions dedicated to young investigators, a large exhibition, and enthusiastic poster sessions. Additionally, in 2018, new activities were introduced to the Program: Art & Science/ Science & Art, Bio Cel no Boteco and a fantastic giant cell that will be exhibited at Catavento Cultural.
The Scientific and Organizing Committees received excellent suggestions from SBBC members and selected a broad spectrum of themes and concepts that shall make this year’s Congress inspiring and motivating for scientists at all ages, experience levels, and interests.
The winner of the Young Researcher Award, 2nd edition, will be announced at the closing ceremony. SBBC received seventeen applications from candidates who published their papers recently, and the five finalists selected by the Award Committee will present their studies to the board audience. The congress will also continue with the series of conferences entitled "Classics in Cell Biology" that honor eminent senior scientists in Brazil, a conference in which they can share insights of their life, carrier, and contribution to Science for the education of the new generation of Cell Biologists.
The Thematic Modules activities, inspired by the ASCB Special Interest Subgroups, were a great success in XVIII SBBC, and will be reissued this year, in the themes Education in Cell Biology, Data Reproducibility, and Microscopy. These modules allow the integration of research groups with similar subject interests.
We are thrilled to welcome more than 1,000 cell biologists and to create a favorable environment for new ideas, collaborative work, and innovation.
Thank you for joining us in São Paulo!
Estela Bevilacqua, Marimélia Porcionatto and Patricia Gama