3rd ICTP-SAIFR Symposium on Current Topics in Molecular Biophysics (CTMB3)

October 7 – 9, 2024

São Paulo, Brazil

Venue: Instituto Principia


The Symposium on Current Topics in Molecular Biophysics aims to gather international experts and young researchers in the field to discuss recent advancements and challenges. Molecular Biophysics encompasses a wide range of topics, from structural biology to computational methods, offering insights into fundamental biological processes. This workshop serves as a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration among researchers from diverse backgrounds to discuss a range of topics, including, but not limited to, chemical kinetics, protein/RNA dynamics, dynamics of assemblies, and chromatin.

The workshop will span three days, featuring presentations by speakers and interactive sessions. In addition to the invited talks, there will be talks selected from abstracts, and there will be a poster session. As with the previous CTMB meetings, we aim to foster an informal atmosphere where participants of all levels are able to exchange and develop ideas together.

There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.

Organizing Committee:

  • José Onuchic (Rice University, USA)
  • Paul Whitford (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Thereza Soares (São Paulo University, Brazil)
  • Vitor Leite (São Paulo State University, Brazil)



Click HERE for online registration

Deadline: August 31, 2024

Confirmed speakers

Keynote Speakers:

  • Peter Wolynes (Rice University, USA)
  • José Onuchic (Rice University, USA)

Invited Speakers:

  • Ben Schuler (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Joan-Emma Shea (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Garegin Papoian (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Paul Whitford (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Kingshuk Gosh (University of Denver, USA)
  • Serdal Kirmizialtin (NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Rafael Bernardi (Auburn University, USA)
  • Fabio Ceneviva Almeida (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Olga Dudchenko (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
  • Vittore Scolari (Institut Curie, France)
  • Nuno Martins (Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Guilherme Volpe Bossa (Universidad Austral de Chile)
  • Miguel Machuqueiro (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Sidney Carvalho (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)
  • Antonio B. Oliveira Jr (Rice University, USA)
  • Vitor Leite (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)

Short Talks

Short talks will be selected from abstracts.  Selected speakers will be notified by October 1



For details about the poster presentation, please look at the Additional Information tab.



Click HERE for online registration

Deadline: August 31, 2024


Additional Information

Attention! Some participants in ICTP-SAIFR activities have received email from fake travel agencies asking for credit card information. All communication with participants will be made by ICTP-SAIFR staff using an e-mail “@ictp-saifr.org”. We will not send any mailings about accommodation that require a credit card number or any sort of deposit.

BOARDING PASS: All participants, whose travel has been provided or will be reimbursed by ICTP-SAIFR, should bring the boarding pass upon registration. The return boarding pass (PDF or scanned or photo) should be sent to secretary@ictp-saifr.org by e-mail.

COVID-19: Brazilians and foreigners no longer have to present proof of vaccination before entering the country.

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. Nationals from Australia, Canada and USA are exempt from tourist visa until April 10, 2025. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants whose accommodations will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here.

How to reach the Principia Institute: The meeting will be held in the first-floor auditorium of the Science Center at Principia Institute located at Rua Pamplona, 145 near the Trianon-Masp metro station.

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A PRINTED BANNER . The banner size should be at most 1 m (width) x 1,5 m (length). We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like: http://designplast.ind.br/produtos/detalhe/impressao-digital/banner/119/9