PABMB Information

You can currently visit the sections: Organization, Meetings, Programmes, Application forms, Links and Contact.
The Organization section has all the information related to the PABMB association. This includes the Executive Commitee, a list of Member Societies and their information, historical facts, and other information. The Meeting section lists some events scheduled for the current and coming years. The Programme section provides information about PABMB support to Plenary Lectures and support to young scientists to attend scientific meetings, courses and workshops. In the Application form section the forms to ask for support can be found. The Links section has a list of interesting links you can visit. The contact section will provide information to keep in touch with the PABMB associations.

The Association exists to foster and support the growth and advancement of the sciences of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within the Americas. In furtherance of this purpose, the PABMB will disseminate information relating to education in and practice of the disciplines of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by sponsorship and arrangement of meetings for the presentation and discussion of discoveries and developments in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and related sciences; by editing and securing publication of the results of such meetings as the needs of the sciences indicate; by the sponsorship and organization of special courses for advanced students in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; by discussion of methods for the teaching of pure and applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the dissemination of information resulting from such discussions; by sponsorship of the exchange of faculty and students between institutions engaged in research and teaching in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In the furtherance of these aims, the Association will also work closely with other bodies having similar objectives, and with the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB).

2015 Meetings

56th International Conference for the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL 2015)
September 22-26. Puerto Iguazú, Argentina

23rd Congress of the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and 44th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Bichemistry and Molecular Biology – SBBq.
August 24-28. Foz Iguazu. Brazil

The Third South American Symposium in Signal Transduction and Molecular Medicine (SISTAM 2015).
April 1-6. Bariloche, Argentina

 

2014 Meetings

1st Argentinean Glycobiology Symposium “GLYCOAR 2014”
April 24-25, 2014. Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires. Argentina

Primer Congreso Colombiano de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular
June 4-7, 2014. Bogotá, Colombia
Website: www.c2b2.com.co

 

2013 Meetings

XLII Reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular
18 May – 21 May 2013
Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil.
Link: http://www.sbbq.org.br/

NEW – XII PABMB Congress – 09 Nov – 14 Nov 2013, Puerto Varas, Chile
PDF Link: http://www.pabmbcongress2013.cl/

 

2012 Meetings

XLVIII Reunión Anual de la Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Bioquímica y Biología Molecular – 29 Oct – 1 Nov 2012
PDF Link: meetSAIB2012

22nd IUBMB International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology& 37th FEBS Congress” 4-9 September 2012, Seville, Spain
Web site: www.iubmb-febs-2012.org

 

2011 Meetings

“13th IUBMB Conference, 1st PABMB Conference and 3rd Meetings of the Signal Transduction and Oxidative Stress Branches of SMB”. October 22nd-27th, 2011. Mérida, Yucatán, México
PDF Link: 13th IUBMB Conference

“36th FEBS CONGRESS, Biochemistry for Tomorrow’s Medicine”. 25 – 30 June 2011. Torino, Italy
PDF Link: 36th FEBS CONGRESS

“17th International Symposium on Flavins and Flavoproteins – IUBMB Symposium S13/2011”. 24 – 29 July 2011. University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.
Web site: www.smiller.ucsf.edu

“XL Annual Meeting of The Brazilian of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (SBBq)”. 30 April – 3 May 2011. Rafain Palace Hotel and Convention Center, Paraná, Foz do Iguacu
PDF Link: XL Annual Meeting of The Brazilian of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (SBBq)

The following forms are to be downloaded and filled
(To see the requirements please visit the Programmes section)
 
Application form for young scientists to attend scientific courses, meetings and workshops
Doc link: YSSF
 
Application form for PABMB plenary lecture
Doc link: PABMB Plenary Lecture

PABMB support to Plenary Lectures

The Executive Committee strongly recommends including a PABMB Plenary Lecture in each Annual Meeting of the Constituent and Adherent Societies.
The lecturer to be invited by the meeting Organizing Committee must be a member of one PABMB Affiliated Society and resident in a country different from the country hosting the event.
PABMB will provide up to US$ 1,000 to cover part of travel expenses of the lecturer and a commemorative plaque.
The Organizing Committee should submit applications before September 30 for Meetings programmed for January-June of the following year or before March 31 for Meetings programmed for July-December of the same year. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their requests within one month.
The Organizing Committee will receive the PABMB grant into a bank account of their choice from the PABMB Treasurer after returning the originally signed contract to the PABMB Treasurer.
1. Application Guideline
The applicant Society has to complete the appropriate Plenary Lecture Application Form, which can be downloaded from the PABMB homepage (Application Forms).
The application must be filled in and sent to the Secretary General Dr. Bianca Zingales (zingales@iq.usp.br )

PABMB LECTURERS 2010-2015

PABMB support to Young Scientists to attend Scientific Meetings, Courses and Workshops

PABMB provides grants to members of PABMB Constituent and Adherent Societies to assist attendance of young scientists at meetings, courses and workshops on timely scientific topics in biochemistry, molecular biology and related bioscience areas. Special funds of up to US$ 2,000 are available for each activity.
NOTE: Applications submitted directly by the candidate (young scientist) are not eligible.
Young scientists refer to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows within 2 years of obtaining a PhD degree, members of any PABMB society.
Courses refer to Lecture plus Practical courses of one- to two-week duration.
Workshops and meetings refer to events focused on particular subjects of specific interest of the attendee.
Organizers will receive the PABMB grant into a bank account of their choice from the PABMB Treasurer after returning the originally signed contract to the PABMB Treasury.
2. Application Guidelines – Courses and Workshops
Organizers have to complete the appropriate Young Scientists Application Form, which can be downloaded from the PABMB homepage (Application Forms).
The application must be filled in and sent to the Secretary General Dr. Bianca Zingales (zingales@iq.usp.br)
Applications should be submitted by the event organizer, member of one of the PABMB societies, before June 1st for meetings to be held during January-June of the following year, and before December 1st for meetings to be held during July-December of the following year. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their requests within one month of each deadline. The event organizer will be responsible for the selection of the support recipients.
Any and all communication with the PABMB office will only be through the main responsible organizer.

Panamerican Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MINUTES OF THE PABMB COUNCIL MEETING

July 20, 2016

Vancouver (Canada)

PABMB officers and delegates met for the Council Meeting on Wednesday 20, July 2016 at 2:00 PM in Vancouver Convention Center during the joint XVI IUBMB Conference / XIII PABMB Congress / 59th CSMB Congress, in Vancouver (Canada). PABMB Chairman, Hugo Maccioni, chaired the meeting.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Hugo Maccioni (Chairman PABMB); Sergio Grinstein (Vice-Chairman PABMB), Jorge Babul (Past Chairman PABMB), Carlos Argaraña (Treasurer PABMB), Bianca Zingales (Secretary General PABMB), José Luis Daniotti (Delegate of Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Bioquímica y Biología Molecular), Sergio Lavandero (Past President of Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile), Alicia Kowaltowski (Delegate of Sociedade Brasileira de Bioquímica e Biología Molecular), Ana Cristina Rego (Delegate of Sociedad Portuguesa de Bioquímica) and Federico Mayor Menéndez (President of Sociedad Española de Bioquimica y Biología Molecular).

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Representatives of the Canadian Society for Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology; Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica; Asociación Panameña de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular; Sociedad Química del Perú; American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; American Chemical Society/Division of Biological Chemistry; Sociedad Uruguaya de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular; Sección Cubana de Bioquímica y Biologia Molecular; Sociedad Cubana de Química.

The Committee Meeting Agenda was informed on April 25, 2016 (see ANNEX I).

MEETING:

  1. The meeting began with the welcome given by the Chairman and self introduction of the participants.
  2. Reports:

► Bianca Zingales presented the initiatives undertaken by the PABMB Executive Committee in the period November 2013 – December 2014, under the presidency of Jorge Babul and in the period January 2015 – June 2016, under the presidency of Hugo Maccioni.

► The support to PABMB Plenary lectures held in annual meetings of PABMB Constituent and Adherent Societies and in IUBMB and FEBS meetings was discriminated as well as support to fellowships for young scientists to attend meetings, courses and workshops (see ANNEX II).

► In the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 PABMB participated together with IUBMB and ASBMB in the PROLAB (Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists) program aimed at fostering interactions among biochemists in Latin America, Portugal and Spain with those in the United States. The specific objective of PROLAB is the support of graduate and post-doctoral students and  young investigators from countries active in the PABMB, to spend short stays (1-6 months) in the laboratory of a scientist affiliated with ASBMB (average stipend 5,000 USD/fellowship). The list of 2016 fellowships winners is given in ANNEX III.

Additional actions in the period:

  • On April 9 2015 the PABMB charter registration (formerly in Mexico City since December 4th, 1975) was moved to The Ministry of Government and Services, Ontario, Canada, under the Ontario Corporation Number 1870826;
  • an account was opened in Scotiabank in Canada to facilitate the receiving and sending out of PABMB funds;
  • an agreement was signed with the Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, affiliated to the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, to become the official journal of PABMB;
  • the PABMB Education Committee was constituted, with members from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Portugal and Uruguay.
  • The XIII PABMB Congress was held in Vancouver, Canada, July 17-21, 2016, as a joint activity with the XVI IUBMB Conference and the 59th Congress of the Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences

The participants commended the activities and asked additional information on some topics.

► Carlos Argaraña presented (ANNEX IV) the Financial Report of PABMB (December 2013 – June 2016).

  1. Future initiatives

The Chairman commented that some PABMB Constituent Societies such as Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica; Asociación Panameña de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular and Sociedad Química of Perú, and the Associated Society – Sección Cubana de Bioquímica y Biologia Molecular and Sociedad Cubana de Química have a low participation in PABMB activities. He pointed out the need of promoting greater engagement of these Societies as well as the enrolment of additional Latin American Societies of Biochemistry and related sciences in PABMB. The attendants agreed with the suggestions and Jorge Babul offered to collaborate in these activities.

  1. Election of PABMB Secretary General (January 2017-December 2019)

The Chairman inquired the attendants if the Societies they represent had suggested candidates for this position. Given the negative response, the Chairman informed that the Sociedad Uruguaya de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular had indicated Dr. José Sotelo Silveira (Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas “Clemente Estable”, Montevideo, Uruguay), former president of this Society, as a candidate for PABMB Secretary General. The election was opened and Dr. Sotelo was elected by unanimous vote of the delegates present.

  1. Report of the proposal of the Portuguese Biochemical Society for the 25th IUBMB Congress – XV PABMB Congress – FEBS Congress to be held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2021, presented by Miguel Castanho via Skype in the IUBMB Executive Committee Meeting.

The Chairman summarized the proposal and comments and suggestions that were provided by the attendees of IUBMB Executive Committee Meeting.

  1. The floor was opened to attending members and having no other issues to consider the meeting ended at 3:30 PM.

 

ANNEX 1

annex1

 

ANNEX II

PABMB Lecturers

Year 2013

  • Claudio Sunkel, Instituto de Biologia Celular e Molecular, University of Porto, Porto.Portugal.”Mechanisms of gentic stability during cell division”. XIIPABMB Congress, November 9-14. Puerto Varas, Chile.

Year 2014

  • Rosalba Lagos, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile “From genes to applications in antibacterial next generation therapy”. FEBS-EMBO 2014 Conference, August 30 – September 4. Paris, France.
  • Andrew FQ Quest, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile.”Caveolin-1, a pleiotropic molecular switch in cancer development and progression” XXXVII Congreso de la SEBBM, September 9 -12. Granada- Spain.
  • Gabriel Rabinovich. IBIME/IQUIBICEN/CONICET, FCEN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Regulatory circuits mediated by lectin-glycan interactions in chronic inflammation and cancer” XXXVII Anual Meeting, Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile (SBBMCh). September 30 – October 04. Puerto Varas, Chile.
  • Jose Viña, Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia. Spain “Regulation of Gene Expression in Centenarians Reveals Specific Patterns that Explain Their Exceptional Longevity” XVIII Congress of the Portuguese Biochemical Society (SPB).December 17-20. Coimbra, Portugal.

Year 2015

  • Alberto R. Kornblihtt, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. “DNA damage and chromatin structure regulate alternative splicing through the control of RNA polymerase II elongation”. FEBS 2015, 40th FEBS Congress: The Biochemical Basis of Life, July 4 – 9. Berlin, Germany.
  • Bruce Alberts, University of California (San Francisco), USA. “The Critical Importance of Science Education for Society”. 23rd Congress of the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and 44th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (SBBq), August 24-28. Foz do Iguaçu – Brazil.
  • María do Carmo Fonseca, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Univ. Lisboa, Portugal. “In vivo imaging of RNA processing: seeing is believing” XXXVIII Congreso de la SEBBM, September 7 – 10. Valencia, Spain.
  • Melissa Moore, UMASS Medical School, U.S.A “Spliceosome and mRNP Structure, Function and Dynamics” XXXVIII Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile (SBBMCh), September 22 – 25. Puerto Varas. Chile.
  • Rafael Silva-Rocha, Facultad de Medicina de RibeirãoPreto – USP, RibeirãoPreto, San Pablo, Brasil“From Systems to Synthetic Biology and back again: building new tools for biotechnological applications”. IX Jornadas de la Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Uruguay (SUB), October 15-16. Montevideo. Uruguay

Year 2016 (Forthcoming Lecturers)

  • Dr. Alicia J Kowaltowski (Instituto de Química – Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil) 41st Annual FEBS Congress. 03-08 September 2016. Aydin, Turkey [CANCELED]
  • Dr. Roger J. Davis (University of Massachusetts Medical School; Howard Hugues Medical Institute, Boston, USA) XXXIX Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular. 5-8 de Septiembre de 2016. Salamanca, Spain
  • Dr. José L. Bocco (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina) XXXIX Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile. 27-30 de Septiembre de 2016. Puerto Varas, Chile.

 

Travel Fellowships for young scientists

Year 2013

  • Fellowships (19) for students assistance to the XII PABMB Congress held in Puerto Varas Chile.

Year 2014

  • XLIII Reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular – SBBq. May 17-20, 2014.Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil.

Year 2015

  • The 5thPan American Plant Membrane Biology Workshop” , June 1st-5th, 2015. . Coordinator: Dr. Lorena Narambena San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
  • “Third Biennial Workshop Emerging Concepts of the Neuronal Cytoskeleton”  Coordinator: Dr. Christian Gonzalez-Billault. March 22-26, 2015, Puerto Varas, Chile.
  • 56th International Conference on the Bioscience of lipids” 22-26 September 2015, Coordinator: Dra Beatriz Caputto. Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina.

 

ANNEX III

2016 PROLAB Fellowship Winners

annex3

ANNEX IV

annex4

 

Interesting Links

LACCIR Latin American and Caribbean Collaborative ICT Research
Web site: www.laccir.org

Funding Links

TDR
Web site: apps.who.int

Burroughs Wellcome Fundx
Web site: www.bwfund.org

Fogarty
Web site: www.fic.nih.gov

Gates Foundation
Web site: www.gatesfoundation.org

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Web site: www.hhmi.org

NIH/NIAID
Web site: www.niaid.nih.gov

SIDA-Sarec
Web site: formas.se

The Wellcome Trust
Web site: www.wellcome.ac.uk

TWAS
Web site: twas.ictp.it

UNDP Special Unit for South-South Cooperation
Web site: ssc.undp.org

UNU-Biolac
Web site: www.unu-biolac.com

The Rockefeller Foundation
Web site: www.rockefellerfoundation.org

The European Union
Web site: europa.eu

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