It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 70th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HSBMB) which will be held in the city of Athens, Greece, at the Eugenides Foundation, from November 29th to December the 1st, 2019.
As every year, the HSBMB Conference is bringing together over 1000 participants and contributes to the interaction between research teams of Greek scientists working in various fields of life sciences, both in Greece and abroad, presents the work of young Greek researchers and highlights the recent research advances of nationally and internationally established scientists.
This year also marks the Centennial of the foundation of Hellenic Pasteur Institute (HPI), a member of the International Network of Pasteur Institutes and the oldest Biomedical research Institute in Greece. Quite appropriately, a more translational keynote session dedicated to the Pasteurian mission to prevent and treat diseases, through research, teaching, and public health initiatives, has been organized with the participation of the distinguished keynote speakers Bart Staels (Institut Pasteur, Lille) and Philippe Sansonetti (Institut Pasteur, Paris). Other distinguished keynote and plenary speakers include Sabine Werner (ETH, Zurich), Fiona Doetsch (Biozentrum, Basel), Alberto Passi (Univ. of Insubria, Varese), Bon-Kyoung Koo (IMBA, Vienna) and Manolis Kellis (Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard). The list of distinguished speakers is completed with the participation of Greek scientists namely, Antigone Dimas (BSRC “Alexander Fleming”), Vassilis Douris (University of Ioannina), Konstantinos Kambas (Hellenic Pasteur Institute), Petros Kolovos (Democritus University of Thrace), Kostas Mathiopoulos (University of Thessaly), Panayiotis Politis (BRFAA), Vassiliki Sarli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Spyridon Skandalis (University of Patras) and Ioannis Charalampopoulos (University of Crete).
The 70th HSBMB Conference is open to all modern fields of human and non-human Biochemistry and Molecular Biology including Structure and Function of Macromolecules, Development & Cellular Signaling, Cellular Organization and Function, Gene Expression & RNA Biology, Molecular & Cellular Basis of Human Disease, Systems Biology & Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology.
Linked to the 70th HSBMB Conference is the 7th Forum of Young Scientists of the HSBMB, which has been very successfully organized by an independent committee of young researchers for the past 6 years and takes place in Athens, at the Eugenides Foundation on November the 28th, 2019.
We would like to thank you all for your presence and your active participation in the Conference.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
President of the HSBMB Executive Board