SPCell Workshop

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017

São Paulo School for Advanced Science in Cell Biology – SPCELL

March 3-13, 2018, University of Sao Paulo

Deadline for Submissions: October 15, 2017
ASCB Website

In collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the International Affairs Committee of ASCB is launching the São Paulo School for Advanced Science in Cell Biology (SPCELL).

The SPCELL program will take place March 3-13, 2018, at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. The program is supported by the São Paulo School for Advanced Science (ESPCA) and the Funding Agency of São Paulo State (FAPESP).

SPCELL has invited prominent scientists from the United States, Europe, and Brazil to give keynote lectures on a wide range of advanced cell biology topics. During the week-long program, SPCELL will provide ample opportunities for various poster presentations and scientific discussions.

If you are a postdoc or a graduate student from Brazil or abroad interested in exploring cell biology, we encourage you to apply for this program at SPCELL. Time will be allotted during the week to share your work and to interact with international leaders and other fellow scientists.

Funds are available to support travel and lodging expenses for 80 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Fifty percent of the participants will be selected from outside Brazil, and the international postdocs/PhD will be selected based on their CV credentials (see below). For those selected, FAPESP will cover the costs of your round trip airfare, 11 days of lodging (which includes breakfast), transportation back and forth between the hotel and the School, and lunch and dinner at The University of São Paulo Refectory).


Step 1. Create an ASCB online account.
Step 2. Complete the written portion of the application.

Applications must include:

• A letter describing the relevance the program will have on your career and their expected dates for obtaining your PhD, master’s, or undergraduate degree
• One-page abstract describing your experience in cell biology research (including your own research results)
• A letter of recommendation from your advisor
• CV describing relevant aspect of your academic career including publications and cell biology society membership.
• Recent transcript including grades (for undergraduates)

After being selected, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students will be required to submit visa applications in advance to ensure entry into Brazil. The expense for visa applications will not be covered by FAPESP.


Ana-Jesus Garcia-Saez, PhD, TU Dresden
Aline Silva, PhD, University of São Paulo
Brendan Crabb, PhD, Burnet Institute
Bruce Alberts, PhD, University California, San Francisco
Celia Garcia, PhD, University of Sao Paulo
David Roos, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Deborah Schechtman, University of São Paulo
Elizabeth Ferreira, PhD, University of São Paulo
Glaucius Oliva, PhD, University of Sao Paulo
Henning Ulrich, PhD, University of São Paulo
Hernandes Carvalho, PhD, State University Campinas-UNICAMP
Jorg Kobar, PhD State University of Campinas
Jose Eduardo Krieger, PhD University of Sao Paulo
Luis Carlos Ferreira, PhD, University of Sao Paulo
Peter Walter, PhD, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine/ HHMI
Wilson da Silva Junior, PhD, University of Sao Paulo
Yixian Zheng, PhD, Carnegie Institution

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