Dear Colleagues,


            On behalf of the entire organizing committee, we welcome the participants of the XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (SBBq) in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil.

            The Congress aims to offer a broad overview of the frontiers of research and recent developments in many aspects of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula.

            The Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (SBBq) is currently one of the most traditional events of the Brazilian scientific community. For over three decades, these meetings have provided the scenario and forum for debates concerning the advancement of fundamental knowledge of Biochemical phenomena, their employment for social benefit and integration of this knowledge with other segments of the biological and physiochemical sciences.

            We wish to thank all the highly accomplished invited speakers for accepting our invitation to present their work at the Congress, thus contributing to a program that we trust all participants will find interesting.

            We also wish to welcome all the participants who came from abroad, hoping that they will find time to experience some of our culture, as well as to discuss Science with us.
Bem-vindos ao Brasil!!!

Débora Foguel
President of SBBq

Martha M. Sorenson
Vice President of SBBq