SBE Members Participate in III LaFeBS Meeting
Coorganized by the biophysical societies of Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Portugal and Uruguay
A delegation of the SBE, composed by the former presidents Alicia Alonso and Juan Carmelo Gómez-Fernández, and by Carlo Manzo, attended the III Latin American Federation of Biophysical Societies (III LAFeBS) – IX IberoAmerican Congress of Biophysics – XLV Reunion Anual SAB 2016 in Sant Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina on November 23-25 2016.
The Argentinian Biophysical Society has been organizing this meeting since its foundation, 45 years ago, with the aim of congregating scientist that conduct original research and to thus promote the development of Biophysics. This year, to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in Tucuman, the LaFeBS Bicentennial meeting has been organized together with the biophysical Societies of Brazil, Spain, Portugal and Uruguay. The opening symposium has been dedicated to the memory of Gregorio Weber, for his remarkable scientific career and outstanding contributions to the field of Biophysics.
The congress hosted more than 250 scientists from all the organizing countries. The 3-day program included 7 plenary sessions and 10 topical symposia, embracing all the areas of biophysics. Lively poster sessions including more than 70 participants animated the lunch breaks. The welcome cocktail was held in the monumental White Room of the baroque Government House of San Miguel de Tucuman in the presence of local authorities.