Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire

The French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SFBBM) is very pleased to announce the holding of its annual national congress on 27th and 28th May 2021 at the UFR of Pharmacy of the University of Paris.

 Organised over two days in the heart of Paris “Quartier Latin”, this event will be an opportunity to present the diversity and dynamism of French research. The program will consist of six scientific sessions representative of many activities of the SFBBM: RNA modification/epitranscriptomics, enzymes, metabolic regulation, structural biology and biophysics, systems chemical biology, structure/function and diversity of nucleic acids. These sessions will be introduced by renowned speakers and the program will be complemented by communications from young researchers.

 This congress will provide participants the opportunity to share their latest findings, listen to new and exciting researches, and meet and share ideas with their colleagues. Moreover, in the growing context of the development of new technologies, this congress will stimulate new interactions between national teams that will have an impact at the international level.

Committed to a voluntary approach to make this congress an unmissable and long-term annual event, the SFBBM has decided to organize its national congress this year without registration fees for participants who are members of the Society. In addition, grants will be provided for young researchers attending the congress.

We therefore invite you all to register and make these two days a scientific, lively and convivial success! 



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