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Today at 18h will begin the commemoration of the centenary of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB), one of the oldest scientific societies and most active of our country. The organization has called on the scientific community and institutional representatives at the opening session of the centenary to be held in Sala Prat de la Riba of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in Barcelona, Spain.

The event will be inaugurated by Dr. Salvador Giner, president of IEC, then Dr. Francesc Piferrer, editor and member of the SCB, will present the volume 63 of SCB works, commemorating the centennial. Dr. Josep M. Camarasa will also participate with a lecture entitled The SCB, from experimental physiology to genomics. One hundred years of biology in Catalan society.  Dr. Ellis Rubinstein, president of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), will follow with the conference Science academies in the 21st century, and Dr. Jordi Camí, director of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), will deal with the present and future of research in Catalonia.

The event will be closed by the Catalan Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia, Andreu Mas-Colell.

The Catalan Society of Biology currently publishes an annual monograph, a journal and organizes periodic outreach activities through 19 specialized and six regional sections in Catalonia.

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