IUPAB-SBBq-SBBf Young Scientists Program (YSP), São Paulo, Brazil, October 22th to 24th, 2020

Invitation letter

 

Dear Colleague,

 

The International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB), the Brazilian Biophysical Society (SBBf) and the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq) and will jointly host the 20th IUPAB, 45th Annual SBBf Meeting and 49th Annual SBBq Meeting in Brazil, October 26-30, 2020. The venue for this conference will be the beautiful city of Foz do Iguaçu.

 

As part of the scientific activities, a satellite IUPAB-SBBq-SBBf Young Scientists Program (YSP) will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, October 22th to 24th, 2020. This program, aimed toward students and recent PhDs, will provide a unique opportunity for 40 young scientists from different countries to discuss their scientific results, novel ideas, and career development. Participants in the YSP will be selected from candidates worldwide and will receive free registration for both the YSP and IUPAB-SBBf-SBBq Congress, as well as shared accommodation. Further funding requests are underway with the aim to cover travel and other local costs expenses.

 

Applications for the 2020 YSP will be open from May 1st to October 1st 2019. Please consult http://iupab2020.sbbq.org.br/ for updated information, and distribute this message to your colleagues.

 

We hope to see you soon in Brazil!

 

2020 IUPAB-SBBf-SBBq Young Scientist Program Organizing Committee

 

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The International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB), the Brazilian Biophysical Society (SBBf) and the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq) will jointly host the 20th IUPAB, 45th Annual SBBf Meeting and 49th Annual SBBq Meeting in Brazil, October 26-30, 2020.  The venue for this conference will be the beautiful city of Foz do Iguaçu.

As part of the scientific activities, a satellite IUPAB-SBBf-SBBq Young Scientists Program (YSP) will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, October 22th to 24th, 2020. This program, aimed toward students and recent PhDs, will provide a unique opportunity for 40 young scientists from different countries to discuss their scientific results, novel ideas, and career development. Participants in the YSP will be selected from candidates worldwide and will receive fellowships to attend both the YSP and the IUPAB-SBBf-SBBq Congress.

 

Key Dates

01/05/2019: Registration opens.

01/10/2019: Registration and abstract submission deadline.

01/12/2019: Recipients of YSP Fellowships are announced.

 

Evaluation Committee

 

Daniel Peluffo, Universidad de la República

Eduardo M. Reis, Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Eneida de Paula, Instituto de Biologia – UNICAMP

Hideki Kandori, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Juan Carmelo Gómez-Fernández, University of Murcia, Spain

Trevor Sewell, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Walid A. Houry, University of Toronto, Canada

Yaakov (Koby) Levy, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

 

Tentative Program

 

October 22th, 2020 (Thursday)

10h: Shuttle from International Airport of Guarulhos, São Paulo to Hotel
10h to 13:30h – Registration (in the Hotel)

12h Lunch
13:30h to 14:00h – Opening Session
14h to16h – Symposium 1

Coffee break – 30min.

16:30h to 18:30h – Symposium 2

Coffee break – 30min.

19h to 20h – Conference 1
20h – “Welcome Drink” and dinner

 

October 23th, 2020 (Friday)

8:30h – 13h – Trip and visit to Sirius–LNLS in Campinas

13h – 14h – lunch

14h – 16h – Symposium 3 at IB-UNICAMP

Coffee break – 30min

16:30h – 18:30h – Symposium 4

18:30 – 20h – return to Sao Paulo

20h – Dinner (free time)

 

October 24th, 2020 (Saturday)

8h30 to 13h – Sao Paulo city tour and lunch

13h – 15h – Symposium 5

Coffee Break – 30 min

15:30h – 17:30h – Symposium 6

Coffee Break – 30 min

18h to 19h – Conference 2

19h to 19:30h – Closing Ceremony

October 25th, 2020 (Sunday) – Travel to Foz do Iguaçu

 

 

Eligibility

 

Applicants should:

 

1.    Be students or post-docs up to five years after the conclusion of their PhDs.

2.    Be a member of IUPAB-related national or international societies, IUBMB related societies, and regional-associated organizations, SBBf and SBBq. Students of advisors that are members of any of these organizations may also apply.

 

Applicants must:

 

1.    Complete the digital form available here.

2.    The submission form contains an area to include an abstract. The applicant must be the first author of this abstract.

3.    The submission form also includes an area for a brief personal motivation statement.

4.    Submit a current curriculum vitae (CV).

5.    Submit a signed recommendation letter from their mentor, and proof of being a member of any IUPAB-related national or international society, as mentioned above.

6.    Prepare a single pdf file containing all of the requirements listed above and e-mail it to iupab2020@sbbq.org.br by October 1st, 2019

 

For more information on IUPAB memberships, please visit IUPAB (www.iupab.org) website.

 

Benefits

 

If your application is successful you will receive:

1.    Accommodation (in shared rooms) in São Paulo during the YSP.

2.    Registration and accommodation (in shared rooms) for the IUPAB-SBBf-SBBq International Congress in Foz do Iguaçu.

 

All efforts are being made by the organizing committee to obtain additional funds to cover for travel costs of participants to both venues.

All of the awardees must present their work orally during the YSP in Sao Paulo, and as poster during the IUPAB-SBBf-SBBq International Congress in Foz do Iguaçu.

 

Host institutions

 

University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil

University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil

Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), Campinas, SP, Brazil

 

Protein-Protein and Protein-Membrane Interaction: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches

 

The Cuban Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Center for Protein Studies of The University of Havana and The Center for Molecular Immunology jointly with the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics are pleased to announce the Advanced School/Workshop on Protein-Protein and Protein-Membrane Interaction: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to be held in Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba, from October 22nd to 26th, 2018.
The School will comprise different topics related to the state-of-the-art of biophysical experimental methods and biomolecular simulations for understanding protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions. The School is oriented to postgraduates and young researchers seeking for experimental and theoretical studies of protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions, essentials for biotechnology and bio-nanosciences. The course has been conceived in 16 lectures in the mornings and exchange sessions during afternoons between lecturers and students. Scientific discussions between students and lecturers will be encouraged in other spaces as well.
This course will validate credits for the PosLatAm program. IUPAB will cover partial expenses of PosLatAm selected students! So, students from PosLatAm are encouraged to apply.

Applications to the Advanced School/Workshop must be sent before May 31st, 2018, to advanced.school18@gmail.com with copy to advanced.school18@fbio.uh.cu. Application form will contain the following information:
-Personal information
– Full name (Mr. or Ms.)
– Date of birth (dd/mm/yy)
– Scientific degree and academic position (Graduate, PhD or Postdoc student)
– Institutional affiliation
– Area of professional research/interest
-The title of the poster presentation, authors, authors’ affiliation, and an abstract not exce-eding 250 words
-A letter from your supervisor explaining the interest in the course
-Your curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages for CV)
-A brief statement (less than 250 words) explaining your personal interest in the course
It is foreseen that around 50 young scientists from different geographical regions could attend the Advanced School. They will be partially or completely financially supported by IUBMB and IUPAB grants as well as other sponsors.
Organisers:
 Carlos Álvarez, Centre for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, University of Havana, Cuba
 Pedro A. Valiente, Centre for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, University of Havana, Cuba
 Kalet León, Centre for Molecular Inmunology, Havana, Cuba

Lecturers

 PeterTieleman
 Sergey Yu Noskov
 Siewert Jan Marrink
 Robert W. Janes
 Ulrich Zachariae
 Hartmut Schlueter
 Antonio J. da Costa-Filho
 Manuel Prieto
 Juan M. Russo
 Pedro A. Valiente
 R. Daniel Peluffo
 Mary Jo Ondrechen
 Christian Betzel
 Clemens Anklin
 Rosangela Itri
 Bonnie A. Wallace

Visit us:

http://karin.fq.uh.cu/~valiente/advanced_school_varadero_2018

Regional Biophysics School – Mechanobiology, Kotor, Montenegro, 6-8 October, 2018, event funded by IUPAB

Important facts
Travel:
the venue is reachable by 3 international airports: Tivat (15 min by car), Podgorica
(1.5h), Dubrovnik (~3h with border crossing)
Accommodation:
many opportunities for economical accommodation in the vicinity of the Institute
from private villas for rent to small hotels
Duration:
3 days
Lecture hall:
50+ persons
Method:
tutorial lectures, round table discussions, student posters
Social events:
excursion of the Boka bay; diner at the seacoast
Registration fee:
200 €
Stipends with registration fee waivers still available
Apply with short CV and motivation letter to the mail below
Application deadline extended until June 30th, 2018
For further info and applications contact:
clm@bio.bg.ac.rs
http://clm.bio.bg.ac.rs/2018/04/04/nerka7-mechanobiology/

 

Programme

Saturday, 06 October 2018

15:00 – 16:00 Registration and snacks
16:00 Welcome address
16:30 – 17:30
Eduardo Perozo, USA „Mechanosensitive ion channel structure & function”
17:30 – 19:00
Yannis Missirlis, Greece: “Tissue Morphogenesis and Mechanoepigenetics”.
20:00 Dinner – get together and meet the speaker

Sunday, 07 October 2018

Mechanosensitive ion channels
08:00 – 09:00 On site breakfast and snacks get together
09:00 – 10:30
David Beech, UK: „Orai1 and TRPC1/4/5 channels“
10:30 – 12:00
Boris Martinac, Australia: ” Piezo1&2 channels – Lecture 2″
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch brake
14:00 – 15:30
Rhuma Syeda, USA, „Mechanosensitivity of Piezo1 ion channels“
15:30 – 17:00
Keiji Naruse, Japan: “TRPV4 channels”
17:00 – 18:30
Aleksandra Mitrović, Serbia: „Tension or compression – plants or structural
engineers “
20:00 Dinner – get together and meet the speakers

Monday, 08 October 2018

Mechanisms across nature and techniques
08:00 – 09:00 On site – breakfast and snacks get together
09:00 – 10:30
Eric Honoré, France: “Molecular biophysics of mechano-transduction”
10:30 – 12:00
Vladimir Parpura, USA: „Rheology in astrocytes“
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch brake
14:00 – 15:30
Tanja Dučić, Spain: „Synchrotron-based microscopy of cytoskeletal
mechanostructures“
15:30 – 17:00
Gabor Steinbach, Hungary: „Differential polarization imaging using confocal and
re-scan confocal microscopes“
17:00 – 18:30
Jasmina Popović, Serbia: “Responses to mechanical stimuli – chemistry of reaction
wood”
18:30 – 19:30
Wrap up discussion panel – „Translational value of mechanobiology“ (moderators B.
Martinac, Ksenija Radotić, Pavle Andjus)
20:00 Farewell Dinner