Organization & Format

English will be the official language for the entire meeting, with no translation services being offered. Approximately a dozen sessions and workshops will be conducted throughout the meeting. Each session will include main talks from invited speakers, combined with one or two short talks (15 min) delivered by junior students. Invited speakers are encouraged to present novel discoveries from their laboratories while students will present the most recent update of their research project. Two keynote sessions will highlight the meeting program.
There will be three poster sessions on November 3,-5 after dinner. Posters will be displayed during the entire event in order to facilitate interactions between attendees even during daybreaks, at breakfast time, or anytime.

We will make a special effort to maintain geographic and gender balance of the Speakers, Session Chairs and Participants while ensuring high levels of research quality in each topic. In addition, it is a priority to allow the attendance of minority and junior scientists and to make sure that the gender representation in the community of South American young students (women comprise more than 50% of the younger scientists) is respected.