International Congress on Cell Biology

Cell Biology is a dynamic field that is constantly being enriched by the addition of novel techniques and by the interaction among areas of expertise and research groups. The new approaches for cell and gene therapies as well as the use of cells as tools in biotechnology increase the broadness of interests and importance of the knowledge in this area. Consequently, International Meetings that focus on catalyzing collaborations promote great impact in the advance of Cell Biology.

We are proud to announce that the International Congress on Cell Biology will be held for the first time in Latin America. The International Federation for Cell Biology (IFCB) and the Brazilian Society for Cell Biology (SBBC) are working together to host this Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 25th through 28th, 2012.

The aim of this Congress is to provide an exciting forum where undergraduate and graduate students, post docs and researchers from around the world can freely discuss about Science, in general, and different aspects of Cell Biology in particular, to start new collaborations and define future trends for cell science and technology. Efforts are underway in putting together a comprehensive and inspiring program broaching at least 30 different topics.
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Bruce Alberts (USA)

Daniel St Johnston (UK)

Douglas Green (USA)

Elaine Fuchs (USA)

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (USA)

Richard Hynes (USA)

Richard Hynes was educated at Cambridge University (B.A, M.A) and MIT (PhD). He is the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at the Koch Institute and Department of Biology at MIT, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute. He was formerly Associate Head and then Head of the Biology department and was Director of the MIT Cancer Center for 10 years. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received awards including the Gairdner International Award, the Pasarow Award and the E.B. Wilson medal recognizing his research on extracellular matrix, integrins and cell adhesion. He served as President of the American Society for Cell Biology, chaired the NAS committees that established Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and is currently a Governor of the Wellcome Trust, UK. The Hynes laboratory studies the molecular and cellular basis of cell adhesion and its involvement in development, physiology and pathology (inflammation, thrombosis and cancer). Particular interests focus on cell-matrix adhesion and on adhesion of cells in the vasculature, both involving integrin adhesion receptors and their ligands. Current emphases are on vascular development and metastasis. The laboratory uses mouse models of human diseases and applies cellular and molecular approaches to deciphering the mechanisms underlying phenomena revealed in those mouse models.


Anne Eichmann (France/USA)

Alejandro Schinder (Argentina)

Alan Rick Horwitz (USA)

Celia Regina Garcia (Brazil)

Cláudio Joazeiro (USA)

Daria Mochly-Rosen (USA)

Hans Clevers (Netherlands)

Juan Bonifacino (USA)

Marcelo Morales (Brazil)

Peter Friedl (Germany)

Peter Jones (USA)

Rafael Linden (Brazil)

Ruslan Medzhitov (USA)

Sérgio Teixeira Ferreira (Brasil)

Stefan Linder (Germany)

Stephen Doxsey (USA)

Susan Fischer (USA)

Xavier Belles (Spain)

Y-Shav Tal (Israel)

25 Jul - 28 Jul 2012
Rio de Janeiro
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