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The Ninth International Workshop on Molecular Biology of Stress Responses

Porto Alegre, Brazil  May 28-30. 2012

The Ninth  International Workshop was held in Porto Alegre Brazil, May  28-30, 2012.  The local organizer was Professor Cristina Bonorino (  updated information on the workshop was posted on the meeting blog site at

A teaching day was held on May 27 for South American  students.  The faculty was international speakers in the field.  Over 200 colleagues and students attended the workshop.

This workshop is part of the development plan of CSSI to stimulate stress response research throughout South America along with the training of young investigators.  This effort is headed by Professor Antonio De Maio (  These workshops are mainly for the South American scientists and their students.  Each session co-chairs  included a scientist from South America and another from elsewhere.  Session topics were chosen primarily  according to the interests and relevance to cellular stress response research in South America.