Dear Cell Biology community:

The Brazilian Society for Cell Biology decided to postpone the XX Congress of SBBC from July 15th-18th, 2020 to January 27th- 29th, 2021. The meeting will be held at the same hotel: Maksoud Plaza, in São Paulo, Brazil.

We will soon contact all our speakers, participants and exhibitors to plan again all the details and new deadlines will be announced soon!

We understood that this would be the safest measure by now. Please keep safe, healthy and at home.

SBBC organizing committee

Dear Colleagues:

2020 will begin with the celebration of the XX Congress of the Brazilian Society for Cell Biology (SBBC) that will be held in São Paulo, Brazil using a new hybrid format as sessions will be conducted in person and online. The board is working as organizing and scientific joint-committee to prepare a program that will cover the multidisciplinary approaches of Cell Biology and education in the pandemic scenario, and so, we are considering all the safety measures to guarantee the best meeting to our community. We will also celebrate the 20th meeting with a series of online activities in science&art, enthusiastic discussions during online poster sessions, awards, classics in cell biology, and the exhibition of the companies.

SBBC board has received suggestions from associate members and in a broad spectrum of themes, we intend to inspire and motivate scientists at all ages, experience levels, and interests. During the Congress, we will also have the 3rd Young Researcher Award, and the winner will be announced at the closing ceremony.

Differently from our previous congresses, we will have pre-meeting courses happening from October 2019 to November 2020, aiming to spread the methodologies and cell biology context to different sites in Brazil throughout the year.

The session “Classics in Cell Biology” renders a special moment in which our eminent scientists can share insights of their life, carrier, and contribution to Science and in 2020 the board indicated Dr. Wilson Savino to give this talk. We will also announce the best initiative in Cell Biology education.

Although we are living in a different and complex scenario, in which we regret our losses and the tortuous strategies, it is a worldwide situation, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate Science and to welcome students, cell biologists and scientists at Maksoud Plaza in São Paulo and at our online meeting.

Put your masks on, keep it safe and healthy and join us at the XX SBBC meeting!

SBBC board of directors