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São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Frontiers in Cell Biology SPCELL


Cell Biology is the foundation to understand all aspects of the biological sciences. All aspects of organism development and function require the understanding of how the cells within each organism work. The central objective of our school is to expose students to hot topics in cell biology, namely host-pathogen interactions with focus on how cells transduces signals and, how cell division is coordinated. We propose to invite prominent scientists to teach the courses. For example, we have assembled a team of scientists, including three Nobel Laureates Drs. Randy Schekman, Martin Chalfie and Eric Betzig, and the former president of the American National Academy of Sciences Dr. Bruce Alberts. This school is organized in collaboration with the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). The ASCB is the largest Cell Biology organization in the world with a long tradition in promoting research and science education around the world through its annual meetings and many other activities year round. As a prominent scientific organization in Europe, the EMBO supports biological research activities in its laboratories and promotes scientific exchange and education through organizing workshops and meetings around the world. With the strong support from ASCB and EMBO, we believe that we will be able to assemble a strong team of scientists to teach the SPACELL. Through lectures, student-organized poster sessions and discussions, the SPACELL will strongly contribute to the advancement of research and education in Cell Biology both in the State of Sao Paulo and others parts of Brazil. (AU)