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Dear Colleagues,

It is with pleasure that we invite you to attend the Revisiting the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology at the Single-Molecule Level thematic meeting, which will be held July 18-21, 2019, in Lima, Peru—the gastronomic and cultural hub of South America, which harbors world-heritage sites from pre-Columbian, Inka empire, and Spanish colonial eras.

This meeting will focus on how recent discoveries by single-molecule manipulation and nanoscale imaging enable molecular level understanding of biophysics with emphasis on replication, transcription, protein synthesis, chaperone-mediated protein folding/degradation, and molecular motors. In addition, the goal is to feature the latest cutting-edge developments in single molecule instrumentation and nanoscale visualization, steered molecular dynamics simulations, and single-molecule applications for the study of pathogens and infectious diseases.

The research done at the single-molecule level is inherently interdisciplinary, taking place at the interface of cell biology, physics, bioengineering, biochemistry, and computational biology. This meeting will bring together researchers with a wide range of expertise and interests who use single-molecule tools to address problems in each of these fields.

This meeting will feature keynote speakers, selected talks from the submitted abstracts, discussion sessions, and poster presentations. Together, these events will provide the attendees—particularly students and junior researchers—multiple ways to interact with the leaders in the field, stimulate the exchange of ideas, and foster collaborations among them. Furthermore, this meeting will provide a platform for scientists in other fields to get interested in single-molecule approaches and foster interdisciplinary collaborations.

Please visit the website for the list of speakers.  We encourage you to share this information with colleagues and students who may be interested in attending.

The deadline to submit an abstract is March 8, 2019, and the deadline to register at the discounted early registration rate is April 5, 2019. Abstract submission is free.

We look forward to seeing you in Lima.

The Organizing Committee,

Carlos Bustamante — University of California at Berkeley, USA
Daniel Guerra — Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
Victoria Guixé — University of Chile
Rodrigo Maillard — Georgetown University, USA
Edward Málaga-Trillo — Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
Lía Pietrasanta — University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Piere Rodriguez Aliaga — Stanford University, USA
Julio Valdivia — Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC), Peru
Christian A.M. Wilson — University of Chile