Nobel Prize winning biochemists gather at Lenexpo
From 6Ц11 July, St Petersburg will host the Congress of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) for the first time.
The 38th FEBS Congress will focus on the theme ‘Mechanisms in Biology’. Approximately 3,000 delegates from Europe, the US, Canada, China and Japan have arrived in St Petersburg. The participants will include both world-renowned scientists and young specialists working in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.
The congress programme includes 10 plenary lectures by Nobel Prize winners: Aaron Ciechanover, Jules Hoffmann, Robert Huber, Roger Kornberg, Jean-Marie Lehn, Richard Roberts, Jack Szostak, John Walker, Kurt Wüthrich and Ada Yonath, who will present their latest research in chemistry, medicine and physiology.
In addition, 40 themed symposia are scheduled to take place, covering key issues in contemporary general and medical biochemistry, biophysics, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biotechnology, immunology, stem-cell biology and cellular biology. During the congress, 10 halls at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex will be allocated for themed sessions, plenary meetings, a thematic exhibition and a poster session.
The FEBS Congress is a well-established meeting place for leading biochemists and a platform for demonstrating the most recent fundamental achievements of science worldwide. Several years have passed since the FEBS Congress was last held in Russia. The Congress was only held once in the country previously, in Moscow in 1984.
In the first half of 2013, profits from the companyТs congress and exhibition activities almost quintupled, and the profitability index increased 10% in comparison with the same period in 2012. In addition, the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex reached 34% operational capacity, exceeding last yearТs levels by 4%.
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