A Systems Biology Approach to Understanding Mechanisms of Organismal Evolution

Satellite Short Course of the Sixth International Meeting of the

Latin American Society for Developmental Biology

Universidad de la Republica & Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

April 16—25, 2012

Organizers:  Mike Levine, Ida Chow, Flavio Zolessi, Nibia Berois



General Information




The 2012 Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute will be held on the campus of Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay.  The lectures will be open to the community at the university and Institut Pasteur de Montevideo. The practical sessions are open only to the registered students.


The 6th International Meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biologywill follow the course, at Radisson Montevideo, April 26-29, 2012. http://lasdb2012.org.  The PASI students will attend and present their posters at this meeting.


The official language of the short course is English and all non-English speaking students are expected to have working fluency of the language to benefit fully from the course and to interact with colleagues and instructors. 



Local: Flavio Zolessi at UdelaR: [email protected], Tel: +598 (2) 525-8618 ext. 7144

          Nibia Berois at UdelaR: [email protected], Tel: +598 (2) 525-8618 ext. 7144

USA:  Ida Chow at SDB: [email protected], Tel: (301) 634-7815



All travelers must carry a valid passport issued by their country of citizenship and we recommend that it has at least 6 months of remaining validity beyond this trip. Although most students and instructors of the short course are from countries where a tourist visa to Uruguay is not required, we strongly recommend that each person consults in advance with his/her closest Uruguayan consulate about current rules. 


Useful Websites

Uruguay Embassy in United States: http://www.uruwashi.org (Spanish and English)

Ministry of Tourism and Sports:  http://www.turismo.gub.uy/ (Spanish and English)

Montevideo: http://www.montevideo.gub.uy/ (Spanish)

US Department of State: http://travel.his.com/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1054.html

Lonely Planet:  http://www.lonelyplanet.com/uruguay/montevideo



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For additional information please contact Ida Chow at [email protected]

For subject title use "2012 short course"


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