Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 68th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, to be held in Athens, on the 10th to 12th of November 2017 at the Eugenides Foundation.

For one more year, the Congress aims in bringing together Greek Scientific Research Groups active in various fields of Bioscience both in Greece and abroad, broadening the interaction between the two and contributing in potential collaborations. It is of utmost importance to give prominence to young Greek Researchers and sound out the recent research projects of established Scientists. The Congress will cover a very wide range of topics throughout the modern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology context, such as Cell Organization & Function, Cell Communication & Signaling, Functional Genomics and Proteomics, Structure and Function of Macromolecules, Molecular & Cellular Basis of Human Diseases, Ageing, Development & Differentiation, Systems Biology & Bioinformatics, Stem Cells, Tissue Morphogenesis & Regeneration, Regulation of Gene Expression, Biotechnology of Plants & Microorganisms, RNA Biology & Chemical Biology, among many others.

In this year’s Congress distinguished scientists from all over the world will take part as Invited Speakers. Carl-Henric Heldin (LICR Uppsala), Salvatore Moncata (University of Manchester), Katerina Harvati (University of Tübingen), Christos Samakovlis (University of Stockholm), Yuva Rinckevich (Helmholtz Centrum München), George Patrinos (University of Patras), Demetrios Vassilatis (BRFAA, Αthens), Ioannis Trougakos (NKUA, Athens), Efstratios Stratikos (IRRP Demokritos, Αthens), Leonidas Demetres (University of Thessaly), Dimitrios Boumpas (NKUA, Athens), Konstantinos Ritis (Democritus University of Thrace), Antigone Dimas (BSRC Alexander Fleming), Konstantinos Koudounas (Agricultural University of Athens), Angeliki Magklara (University of Ioannina), Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou (ΙΜΒΒ-FORTH Heraklion).

Alongside the 68th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the highly successful annual meeting of new scientists, members of the HSBMB, will be organized and conducted separately by a Young Scientists Committee for the 5th continuous year. The 5th Annual New Scientists’ Forum will, also, be held in Eugenides Foundation on November 9th, 2017.

We are looking forward to seeing you there and awaiting for your active participation to this Congress’ success.

Paschalis Sideras
Chair of the Organizing Committee
68th HSBMB Congress

Dimitris Kletsas
President of the HSBMB