Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare

Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare

SIBBM 2020 • Frontiers in Molecular Biology

SIBBM 2020
Frontiers in Molecular Biology

Padua, Italy • 1-3 July 2020

Frontiers in metabolic research:
cell plasticity, epigenetics and new technologies

The 2020 SIBBM "Frontiers in Molecular Biology" Seminar will be held in Padua, at the Botanical Garden.

Main topics:

Metabolism, epigenetics and transcription

Metabolism, stem cells and cancer

Metabolism and cellular stress

Metabolism: novel techniques and “omics” data integration

Confirmed Speakers:

Andrea Ballabio · TIGEM, Pozzuoli (NA), Italy

Marcus Conrad · Inst. of Developmental Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum, Munich, Germany

Giovanni D’Angelo · EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Christian Frezza · MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Marcia Haigis · Dept of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Christian Metallo · University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

Nico Mitro · Dept of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan, Italy

John O'Neill · MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Michael Teitell · UCLA, Molecular Biology Inst., Los Angeles, CA, USA

Karen Vousden · The Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom


Over the last years, cellular metabolism has been appreciated as crucial component for different biological processes, ranging from transcriptional regulation and epigenetics, to control of stem cell or cancer cell behavior and to how cells respond to stress.

The annual SIBBM Seminar is one of the most successful Italian scientific events with over 200 participants and its aim is to bring together top international and national speakers at the leading-edge of molecular and cellular biology.

For these reasons we have decided that the 2020 SIBBM Seminar held in Padua will focus on how cell metabolism impacts on several fundamental biological processes. We will also discuss ongoing efforts to understand and target metabolic networks.

To foster active participation from young scientists, nearly 50% of talks will be selected from submitted abstracts, which can be on any research topic related to molecular biology, and the registration fee is reduced in particular for Ph.D. students.

The prestigious Chiara D’Onofrio awards will be assigned to a young scientist selected from abstracts for oral communications. In addition, a Francesca Martini prize and several travel grants will be awarded to the best poster presentations.

Editors of leading journals will also be invited to attend the meeting.

Please join us at the 2020 SIBBM Seminar in Padua from 1 to 3 July to share some exciting science!

The organising committee,
Sirio Dupont
Graziano Martello
Massimo Santoro


Graziano Martello
Dept of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua

Sirio Dupont
Dept of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua

Massimo Santoro
Dept of Biology, University of Padua