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EBEC in Portugal for the 1st time

Over 400 participants join European Bioenergetics Conference 2014

Oeiras, 11.07.2014

Starting tomorrow, July 12, and throughout the week, Portugal welcomes for the first time the European Bioenergetics Conference (EBEC). The conference, which takes place at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, is organized by a group of researchers from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, including several researchers from the Metalloproteins and Bioenergetics Unit.

With over 400 expected worldwide participants in 2014, EBEC is the largest international meeting in bioenergetics. During the week, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the work presented in the 338 communications, distributed through twelve thematic sessions for oral communications and through poster sessions. The program also features nine plenary lectures by renowned scientists in
the area of bioenergetics, including two Nobel Prize winners: John Walker (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1997) from the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit in Cambridge and Hartmut Michel (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988) from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics in Frankfurt.

Now in its 18th edition, EBEC takes place every two years for the last 36 years. The conference starts with the award ceremony of the Peter Mitchell Medal, an award created in honour of Peter Mitchell, who received the Chemistry Noble Prize in 1978 for his revolutionary chemiosmotic theory. This year, the award will be attributed to Robert Gennis from the Universidade of Illinois.

The conference book of abstracts, edited by Manuela Pereira and Miguel Teixeira, is available online.

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