Organized by the Instituto de Investigación en Biomedicina de Buenos Aires (IBioBA), partner of the Max Planck Society in Argentina, the fourth edition of the Frontiers in Bioscience Symposium will be held from Wednesday, September 13 to Friday, September 15 at the Centro Cultural de la Ciencia (C3) in Palermo, CABA.

In this joint scientific conference, more than 20 scientists from the Max Planck Society of Germany, together with two Nobel Prize winners and renowned researchers from Argentine research centers, will lecture on current topics in the field of Biosciences such as Neurosciences, Microbiology, Immunology, Translational Medicine, Structural Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology.



Erwin Neher – Nobel Laureate in 1991

Asifa Akhtar – Max Planck Society Vice President

Alejandra Ventura, Alejandro Vila, Amy Austin, Andrés Garelli, Antonia Marin-Burgin, Benjamin Kaupp, Christian Griesinger, Damián Refojo, David Fitzpatrick, Elena Conti, Elisabeth Binder, Gabriela Pagnussat, Holger Stark, Jens Brüning, Jochen Rink, Jorge Casal, Kevin Briggman, Lucas Garibaldi, Luciana Balboa, Manfred Gahr, Marcelo Yanovsky, Marina Rodnina, Moritz Helmstaedter, Nicole Dubilier, Nils Brose, Noelia Weisstaub, Regine Kahmann, Rüdiger Klein, Sara Wickstrom, Stefan Kaufmann, Stefan Raunser, Tobias Erb, Vanesa Gottifredi, Wolf Singer.


Registration is free according to the capacity of the auditorium.

The form will close once the maximum capacity has been reached.


The Symposium will have poster sessions to present ongoing research. Those who wish to participate should register through the form including title, authors and an abstract in English of up to 300 words, for the selection of posters.


  • Shall measure 120*90
  • Vertical orientation
  • In English
  • Correct format to include the names of the authors: García A, Santos JL, Moreno S, Fernández M


Deadline for registration with poster: MONDAY JULY 31th

Grant application
If you are a doctoral or postdoctoral student in biological/biomedical or related sciences at a university in the interior of Argentina or in a Mercosur country, you can apply for a travel and accommodation grant to participate in the Symposium.


  • Be pursuing a PhD or postdoctoral degree in biosciences,
  • Present a poster at the Symposium (in English),
  • Submit an abbreviated CV (3 pages maximum) and a brief letter of intent specifying the reasons for applying for the fellowship.


The grant will cover only transportation and lodging expenses.


Grant application deadline: FRIDAY, JUNE 30

The selected grants will be communicated via e-mail.

If you have any doubts or questions, please write to

Postgraduate academic and outreach scientific activity of the Instituto de Investigación en Biomedicina de Buenos Aires – CONICET – Partner Institute of the Max Planck Society, in the frame of the FOCEM – Mercosur Biomedicine Project.

Scientific coordination: Eduardo Arzt y Herbert Jäckle.