Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare

Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare

SIBBM 2021 • Frontiers in Molecular Biology

SIBBM 2021
Frontiers in Molecular Biology

Online • 7-10 June 2021

Frontiers in metabolic research


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

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

Francesca Cordero · Dept of Informatics, University of Turin, Italy

Giovanni D’Angelo · EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Chiara Damiani · Dept of Biotechnologies, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

Ilaria Elia · Dept of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Human Technopole Lecture
Eyal Gottlieb · Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Company of Biologists Lecture
Christian Metallo · University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Lecture
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

Marco Sandri · Dept of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy

EMBL Lecture
Michael Teitell · UCLA, Molecular Biology Inst., Los Angeles, CA, USA · University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

AIRC Keynote Lecture
Karen Vousden · The Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom

"Riccardo Cortese" Lecture
Kathryn E. Wellen · Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA


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 2021 SIBBM Seminar 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.

Moreover, several prizes for the best poster and short talks will be awarded, including two The EMBO Journal prizes and the "Francesca Martini" prize from NAnA Onlus for the best poster on cancer research

Editors from prestigious international journals (Cell Metabolism, eLife, The EMBO Journal, Journal of Cell Science, Nature Metabolism, and Nature) will attend the meeting.

We are also pleased to announce that a limited number of Childcare Grants are provided by SIBBM for this conference to offset childcare costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating in this virtual event.

We hope you enjoy the programme and that you will participate in large numbers!

The Organising Committee,
Sirio Dupont
Graziano Martello
Massimo Santoro

Riccardo Cortese’s Family