SIBBM 2019 • Frontiers in Molecular Biology

SIBBM 2019
Frontiers in Molecular Biology

11-13 June, Bologna

12-14 June

Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare

Società Italiana di Biofisica
e Biologia Molecolare

Bologna, 11-13 June 2019

Nucleic acid immunity:
from cellular mechanisms to new technologies

The 2019 SIBBM "Frontiers in Molecular Biology" Seminar will be held in Bologna, at Opificio Golinelli.

Main topics:

Functional diversity of DNA repair mechanisms

Nucleic acid sensing: from microbes to eukaryotes

Epitranscriptome, RNA editing and new technologies

Nucleic acid sensing and immune response in diseases

Confirmed Speakers:

Marco Bianchi · Univ. Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

Gabriella Campadelli-Fiume · University of Bologna, Italy

Mario P. Colombo · Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy

Anna Cereseto · University of Trento, Italy

Armenise Lecture
Vincenzo Costanzo · IFOM, Milan, Italy

Marco Foiani · IFOM, Milan, Italy

Rosalba Giugno · University of Verona, Italy

Gunther Hartmann · University of Bonn, Germany

Giancarlo Mauri · University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Riccardo Cortese Lecture
Francisco Mojica · Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Kazuko Nishikura · The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, USA

Philippe Pasero · CNRS, Université de Montpellier, France

Chiara D’Onofrio Lecture
Diego Pasini · IEO and University of Milan, Italy

ABCD Lecture
Yves Pommier · NIH, Bethesda, USA

EMBO Young Investigator Lecture
Jan Rehwinkel · University of Oxford, UK

Martin Reijns · University of Edinburgh, UK

EMBL Lecture
Julian Sale · MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK


The 2019 SIBBM Seminar will mainly focus on “Nucleic acid immunity” in a broad sense from bacteria to humans, from basic mechanisms to innovative technologies. Since their start in 2004, the annual SIBBM Seminars have become one of the most successful scientific events in Italy. The meeting topics are at the leading-edge of research in molecular cell biology, genomics and bioinformatics covered by international speakers. To foster active participation, nearly 50% of talks will be selected from submitted abstracts, which can be on any research topic related to Molecular Biology.

Thus, the 2019 SIBBM Seminar offers an exciting opportunity for young researchers and Ph.D. students to share their results and experience. To promote their participation, this year the registration fee is reduced in particular for Ph.D. students.

Prizes: two prestigious Chiara D’Onofrio awards will be assigned in 2019, one to an established scientist early in his/her career and another to a young scientist selected among the selected abstracts for oral communications. In addition, a Francesca Martini prize will be awarded to the best poster presentation while a number of travel grants will be awarded to other best posters also thanks to the generous support of the Company of Biologists.


Certificates of Attendance are available through your personal mySIBBM page.


Abstract submission:
9 May 2019

Online registrations:
23 May 2019

Payment with early bird discount:
9 May 2019


Giovanni Capranico (Chair)
Monica Forni
Pier Luigi Lollini
Jessica Marinello
Fabiola Moretti
Marco Muzi Falconi
Giulio Pavesi
Vincenzo Scarlato

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