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Welcome to the 57th NBS Contact Meeting 2021 January 21 – 24, 2021

Welcome to the 57th Norwegian Biochemical Society contact meeting to be held at Clarion Hotel The Edge in Tromsø January 21-24, 2021. By attending you will meet in person many interesting internationally reputed speakers covering topics ranging from prebiotic processes, microbiology to structural biology, cell biology and immunology. We expect many interesting discussions and views on covid 19! As a special tribute to the young researchers striving to make a scientific career in Norway we have incorporated a special session on “HOW TO SUCCEED IN SCIENCE IN NORWAY”, where a panel of researchers will talk about their own experiences followed by a discussion. Due to the covid 19 situation there will be ample supply of antibac and we have reserved extended space to prevent too close contact during social gathering, and viewing of posters and exhibitions. In the extraordinary case of a new wave of covid 19 infections in Norway, we will postpone the meeting, and not keep a virtual conference. Per of today there are only local outbreaks in Norway due to loosening of travel restrictions, and given that these are taken care of, there is nothing to prevent the Tromsø contact meeting from becoming a reality. A facebook page is under preparation. Within a month the registration will be opened. Looking forward to seeing you all in Tromsø next year for a real contact meeting!

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Best regards,

NBS division Tromsø

Because of the recent limitations in the number of participants allowed during indoor arrangements, due to an outburst in covid19 infections, we have decided to cancel the NBS contact meeting 21-24 of January, 2021, planned to be held at the Edge hotel in Tromsø. There was no possibility to transform the meeting into a virtual conference, as this is not compatible with the spirit of these kind of meetings. We will find a new date, when the circumstances for a CONTACT meeting is better. The postponed meeting will also be held at the Edge hotel in Tromsø, and as always be of very high international quality! I apologize for the inconvenience this has created among people that have preregistered, and we look forward to see you in Tromsø soon:) The date for the new meeting will be decided in near future, when we have a better overview of the development of meeting restrictions in the society. So, please follow the news:) Everyone that was preregistered will get a personal notice.

Yours sincerely
Ole Kristian Greiner-Tollersrud
Head of organizing committee

While many organizers are postponing conferences even beyond 2021, we are devoted to creating an excellent real-life conference on January 21-23, 2021. We have put together an extraordinary scientific program, a social program, and a novel session on “How to make a scientific career” with an experienced panel. You are all warmly welcome; we will try to make this event among the most memorable ever. There will be a maximum number of 200 participants, due to the one-meter rule of distance. The meeting date will be postponed if further restrictions on the maximal number of participants are imposed. No change to a virtual conference is foreseen, as the conference is defined as a CONTACT meeting. Due to the extraordinary meeting restrictions, anyone interested in joining the conference is required to fill out a preregistration form, that is free of charge. The deadline for the preregistration is November 1, 2020. The preregistration is not to be regarded as a commitment for participation. After November 1 the formal registration forms will be distributed to those that have pregistered, but only to an extent that conforms to the national regulations for indoor meetings.

The committee of the 57th NBS Contact Meeting 2021 – organized by the Tromsø-branch of NBS

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