Call for bids to host the IUPAB 2026 Congress

The IUPAB holds a triennial Congress, next one will take place in Foz do Iguazu (Brazil), the following one will be held in Kyoto (Japan) in 2023 and it is now time to submit bids to host the 2026 Congress. The IUPAB General Assembly will decide about that by votation during the 2020 Congress.

According with IUPAB sponsorship policy :

IUPAB Congress: IUPAB will provide up to 60 000 € for the triennial IUPAB Congress. Funding will include a direct grant to the organizers, as well as support for student travel to the congress (normally 30 000 € for each). IUPAB will propose co-chairs for scientific sessions. The scientific program will need the approval of IUPAB. A bid should be sent to the Secretary General according to the deadline to be established, normally 6 months in advance of the General Assembly that will decide the organization.

The deadline to submit bids will be: 15th of July2020.

The proposals must include information about the proposed venue, a tentative scientific programme, information about the town, a tentative financial budget and any other aspects that could be relevant.

Bids are expected to be supported by an Adhering Body or Scientific Society.

Bids must be sent by email to theScretary General:

Prof. Juan C. Gómez-Fernández, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular A, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Murcia, 30100-Murcia.

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The location of the next Congress will be Edinburgh, Scotland. It will be held from July 16-20, 2017, in conjuntion with the 11th Congress of EBSA (the European Biophysical Societies Association). Preliminary information is available at

Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline: March 24, 2017
Early Registration deadline: April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: July 5, 2017

Also, at the 18th IBC held in Brisbane, Australia in August 2014, the General Assembly voted that the location for the 20th IBC will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2020.

Key dates:
Letters of Intent deadline for 21st IBC bids: December 31, 2016
Deadline for Lodgement of bids to host 21st IBC: May 01, 2017

Bids to be submitted in pdf, with videos etc. to be available by link to a specific website for the bidding country.