2nd National and International Symposium on Bioinformatics, Biosciences and Bioengineering in Panama

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INDICASAT, SENACYT, City of Knowledge Foundation and the British Embassy in Panama, held the "2nd National and International Symposium on Bioinformatics, Biosciences and Bioengineering in Panama", on Thursday, February 25, at the City of Knowledge Convention Center.

The B3 Panama Symposium aimed to create a regionally relevant interdisciplinary forum for discussion of current issues of bioinformatics and its application in biosciences and bioengineering, through plenary lectures by national and international experts and the presentation of posters.

The Symposium was inaugurated with welcoming words from Prof. Jorge Arosemena, Executive President of the City of Knowledge Foundation, who mentioned that "we had two work days before this symposium where it was possible to feel and experience the passion of these scientists who have made great contributions to put all their knowledge at the service of the quality of life of people and humanity."

For his part Dr. Jorge Motta, National Secretary of SENACYT, stressed, "all of us who are gathered here believe that the scientific process is critical to achieving a sustainable development," and added that "today is a great opportunity to generate scientific knowledge and thus become an international scientific center".

One of the expected objectives of the event was to promote synergies between different local groups who benefited from interactions with local and international experts, for the sake of the scientific and technological community of Panamanian investigators.  The topics discussed were: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Molecular Systems Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Medicine, Synthetic Biology, Epigenomics, Bioengineering, and Nanobiotechnology.