Membership benefits

SIBBM Lectures

The SIBBM Lecture program offers up to a maximum of € 1500 per invited speaker, upon evaluation of expense documentation. Further contribution to the expenses for coffee breaks may also be agreed upon, in case the budget proves to be insufficient. The overall annual budget available is € 8000.

Applications can be made by SIBBM members in good standing with the payment of their annual fee, and will be evaluated by the SIBBM Executive Committee, based on the relevance and affinity with the scientific interest of the Society, the quality of the proposed speaker and the appropriateness of the workshop programme.

The local organizer and her/his Institute or Department are requested to disseminate the event as well as the sponsorship by SIBBM, in order to promote knowledge on the Society activities. In addition, a member of the SIBBM Executive Committee will participate to the event, where possible, introducing SIBBM with a short presentation.

Inquiries and proposals should be sent to Tiziana Bonaldi ( and the SIBBM secretariat (, providing a CV of the speaker, the proposed talk with a provisional title of the event, a tentative date that should not conflict with other SIBBM events and a cost estimate. The event venue will also be indicated, together with a dissemination plan to attract a large audience.

To ensure a regular number of events per year, fixed locations will be designated by the Executive Committee to host the Seminar, with a 2-3 years rotation. Local members of the SIBBM will be directly contacted by one member of the Executive Committee to kick off the organization. Further requests by any SIBBM members are very welcome, with the possibility of occasionally increasing the dedicated Budget.

Contact person for the organization of SIBBM Lectures is Lucia Altucci (

Hosting cities for 2016: Roma, Padova, Milano
Hosting cities for 2017: Torino, Roma, Pavia
Hosting cities for 2018: Napoli, Bologna, Bari, Catania, Pisa
Hosting cities for 2019: Trento, Milano, Padova

SIBBM Lectures

Lectures 2020

Phase-separation and Self-Organizing Biocondensates in Cell Biology
Padua, Botanical Garden - 3 July 14:30-17:30
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Speaker: Prof. Christoph Cremer , IMB Mainz
Lecture title: Super‐Resolution Microscopy of Genome Nanostructure .
Date: 28 February 2020
Venue: University of Pavia – Dept Biology and Biotechnology, Cravino Science Campus, Via Ferrata 9/A, 27100 Pavia (Italy)
Organisers: F. Forneris, M. Biggiogera
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Lectures 2019

Speaker: Edouard Bertrand, CNRS and Montpellier University
Lecture title: Imaging single mRNPs reveals new insights into RNA localizationand translation
Date: 10 December 2019
Venue: Room A204, Polo Ferrari 1, Via Sommarive 9, Povo, Trento
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Speaker: Alvaro Aytes, Institut Català d'Oncologia, Barcelona, Spain
Lecture title: Epigenetics and transcriptional regulation in CRPC
Date: 21 October 2019
Venue: Lecture Hall, Collegio Carlo Cattaneo O Via Dunant, 3 - Varese
Organisers: Tiziana Bonaldi
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Speaker: Prof. Matthew Vander Heiden, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, Boston, MA, USA
Date: 20 March 2019
Venue: University of Padua, Padua, Italy
Organisers: Graziano Martello, Sirio Dupont

Matt is one of the world top experts of metabolism of cancer cells. He made several seminal discoveries, such as the identification of metabolites fundamental for the proliferation of cancer cells, or the description of how metabolic pathways are rewired in different type of cancers.
He is also interested in how the environment and diet influence the metabolism of single cells and the whole body.

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Lectures 2018

Speaker: Prof. Marie-Christine Galas, Institute of Health and Medical Research, Lille, France
Lecture title: "Tau: much more than a map"
Date: 3 December 2018
Venue: Sala Azzurra, Palazzo della Carovana, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
Organiser: Cristina Diprimio
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Speaker: Prof. Doron Rapaport, Interfaculty Institute for Biochemistry, University of Tübingen, Germany
Lecture title: "Biogenesis of mitochondrial outer membrane proteins in evolutionary context"
Date: 27 November 2018
Venue: Aula Magna - Torre Biologica, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Organiser: Vito De Pinto
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Speaker: Prof. Eli Eisenberg ., Tel Aviv University, Israel
Lecture title: "New frontiers in Epitranscriptomics"
Date: 16 April 2018
Venue: Aula Magna del Dip. di Bioscienze, Biotecnologie e Biofarmaceutica, Università di Bari, Italy
Organiser: Vittorio Colantuoni

Speaker: Prof. Philippe Pasero . , Institute of Human Genetics, Montpellier, France
Lecture title: "SAMHD1 acts at stalled replication forks to prevent ssDNA-mediated induction of type I interferons"
Date: 22 February 2018 at 9:45
Venue: Università di Bologna, Aula Magna, Dipartimento di Farmacia e Biotecnologie, Via della Beverara 123/1, Bologna
Organiser: Giovanni Capranico
La SIBBM Lecture del Prof Pasero sarà tenuta nell’ambito del French - Italian Workshop on "DNA Repair, Cancer and Neurodegeneration"
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Speaker: Prof. Hans Scholer, Director of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, University of Munster, Germany
Lecture title: "Induction of multi- and pluripotent stem cells"
Date: 16 February 2018 at 9:30
Venue: Aula Magna della Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia, Via S. Pansini, 5 Napoli
Organiser: Vittorio Colantuoni
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Lectures 2017

Speaker: Prof. Angus Lamond ., Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, MSI/WTB/JBC Complex, University of Dundee, UK
Lecture title: "A Tale of Proteomics, Disease Mechanisms and Data Mountains"
Date: 23 November 2017 at 14:00
Venue: Molecular Biotechnology Center - Università degli Studi di Torino
Organisers: Valeria Poli, Salvatore Oliviero
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Speaker: Prof. Kieran Harvey, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne/Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Lecture title: "Control of Organ Size by the Hippo Pathway"
Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 11:00
Venue: Università La Sapienza, Roma
Organisers: Patrizia Lavia, Fabiola Moretti
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Seventh Arturo Falaschi Lecture

This year SIBBM supports the 7th Arturo Falaschi Lecture, organised every year to commemorate Arturo Falaschi, former first director of the CNR Molecular Genetics Institute in Pavia.

Speaker: Prof. Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
Lecture title: “Nusinersen (SPINRAZA): the first FDA-approved treatment for SMA”
Date: Monday, 22 May 2017 at 11:30
Venue: Nuovo Polo Didattico Aula A1 - Polo Universitario Cravino, Via Ferrata 1 – Pavia, Italy
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Lectures 2016

Speaker: Henk Stunnenberg ., Full Professor of Molecular Biology Faculty of Science, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Lecture title: "Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation during differentiation, development and disease"
Date: 12 Dicember 2016 at 14:00
Venue: Istituto Regina Elena di Roma
Organisers: Giulia Piaggio

Speaker: Riccardo Fodde ., Full Professor of Experimental Pathology Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Lecture title: “Myths Busting in Cancer Research: the Truth is Out There”
Date: 18 November 2016 at 12:00
Venue: Aula magna dell’Università di Padova
Organiser: Stefano Piccolo

Speaker: Maria Pia Cosma ., ICREA Research Professor and Senior Group Leader, CRG-Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
Lecture title: “The nanoscale structure of chromatin fibers correlates with pluripotent and somatic state”
Date: 10 November 2016 at 14:00
Venue: IFOM-IEO Campus Milano
Organiser: Tiziana Bonaldi

Lectures 2015

Speaker: Bart Vanhaesebroeck ., UCL Cancer Institute, London, UK
Lecture title: “Isoforms of PI 3-kinase: from the bench to the clinic”
Date: 4 Dicember 2015
Venue: Molecular Biotechnology Center (Aula Keplero), Torino
Organiser: Valeria Poli ed Emilio Hirsch
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Speaker: Moshe Oren ., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Lecture title: “The p53 story: do we really understand it?”
Date: 3 November 2015
Venue: Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale”
Organiser: Gennaro Ciliberto

Speaker: Richard Henderson ., Laboratory of Molecular Biology, MRC, Cambridge, UK
Lecture title: “Realising the potential of electron cryomicroscopy”
Date: 1 October 2015
Venue: Università di Pavia
Organiser: Andrea Mattevi