Denis Crane reports on the 13th FAOBMB Congress and Council Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand
The 13th FAOBMB Congress, themed ‘Discovery of Life Processes: From Biomolecules to Systems Biology’, was held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) from 25–29 November 2012. The congress was opened by the Privy Councillor, His Excellency Mr Ampol Senanarong, representing the Thai constitutional government. The Congress Chairperson was Professor Piamsook Pongsawasdi who, with her enthusiastic Organising Committee, ensured that this was a very successful and thoroughly enjoyable meeting, both scientifically and socially. Not only were the Thai organisers very generous hosts but the meeting also served to provide a spotlight on the increasingly high quality research being undertaken in Thailand. There were approximately 535 registrants for the Congress, of which 156 were non-Thai. The Congress had a sizeable ASBMB contingent.
This report was prepared by Denis Crane.