The Biennial Congress of the Italian Association of Cell Biology and Differentiation will be held in Paestum, a history-rich location in the south of Italy, on 21-23 September 2023.

After the pause imposed by the pandemic, we are excited to resume with our Conference, which brings together scientists from across the world and offer an invaluable opportunity to discuss scientific issues in the fields of cell biology, development and differentiation in a friendly and collaborative environment.

The 2023 edition of the ABCD Congress features a prominent list of speakers lecturing at keynotes and plenary sessions that will be dedicated to:

  • Mechanisms of eukaryotic cell shape
  • Metabolic cell signaling in physiology and cancer
  • Frontiers in neurobiology
  • Pluripotency and morphogenesis
  • RNA biology

The Congress is open to all researchers from Italy and abroad: join us to discuss science with prominent scientists in the field!

Please visit this website to get more details about the preliminary scientific Programme, the Congress Venue and the application procedures.

Following a successful tradition, the congress will be preceded by a pre-congress meeting, on 20-21 September, reserved for post-docs and Ph.D. students who are under 35 years at the date of the congress. Keynote lectures will be held by  Tom Kirchhausen (Harvard Medical School, USA) and Sandra Schmid (CZ Biohub, San Francisco, USA).
Informal interactions between the invited speakers and the young participants will take place during the sessions and at dinner, which will be followed by a round table moderated by the science philosopher and communicator Telmo Pievani.
The Luca Daveggio prize will be awarded to the best oral presentation selected during the premeeting. Fellowships are available to Post-docs and Ph.D. students accepted to attend the pre-congress meeting to help defray their lodging and travel costs.