XV FISV Congress

Sapienza University of Rome

Rome, Italy
18-21 September 2018



  • Registration fees

    Online registrations are now open.

    The registration fee includes entry to all scientific sessions and poster viewing, the congress kit, and coffee breaks. Lunches are not included. For security and logistic purposes, participants must wear the badge visibly at all times during the congress.

    Participants can sign up for the social dinner (20 september) and for lunch boxes (19 and 20 september) during the payment procedure. Other meal options and a list of restaurants/bars in the area can be found in the Social Dinner & Lunches section which we encourage you to visit before making your choice.

      Online registration
    (until 10 August 2018)
    On-site registration
    *To benefit from the "Junior" registration fee, participants must fall in one of the following categories:
    • undergraduate students (studenti di laurea)
    • Ph.D. students (dottorandi)
    • trainees (tirocinanti gratuiti)
    • fellows (borsisti, assegnisti di ricerca).
    No other categories can benefit from a Junior registration fee. If you do not fall in one of the listed categories, please do not enquire about the possibility of paying the reduced fee: you must register as a Regular participant.
    To benefit from this discount, a confirmation must be provided by the direct supervisor (further details will be available during the registration procedure).
    Participants who wish to register on site and benefit from a Junior registration fee must present a hardcopy of a letter of verification by their supervisor; the letter must clearly state a) that the participant falls in one of the listed categories, and b) that he/she is not eligible for any other form of funding.

    Three PhD Schools of Sapienza University of Rome will support the participation of their graduate students (XXXI, XXXII and XXXIII Cycles) to the FISV 2018 meeting. The PhD School in Cell and Developmental Biology and the PhD School in Genetics and Molecular Biology will cover the registration fee for 15 of its students, while the PhD School in Life Sciences will cover the registration fee for 9 of its students. Please contact the School directly for further information.
    The Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIB) provides a contribution of 100 EUR to 25 of its young members .
    The Italian Society of Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics (SIMAG) provided contributions of 100 EUR and 500 EUR to 7 of its young researchers. Further 2 grants of 350 EUR are available here.
    The Italian Society for General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (SIMGBM) provides a contribution of 100 EUR to 10 of its young members .
    The Italian Phytopathological Society (SIPaV) provides a contribution of 100 EUR to 5 of its young members .
    Regular participant € 300 € 400
    Junior participant* € 100 € 150


    Payment is possible by credit card or bank transfer. Further details about the payment procedure will be available through your personal myFISV, after registration.

    If you wish to be considered for a short talk, you should submit your abstract and make your payment not later than 27 June 2018.

    If you do not wish to be considered for a short talk, and be considered only for a poster presentation, you should submit your abstract and make your payment by 15 July 2018.

    Submitted abstracts will be discarded if the corresponding registration payment is not received within the above mentioned dates.

    Online registrations (and corresponding payments) close on 10 August 2018. After this date, only on-site registrations will be possible, at the prices indicated above. Please note that the only form of payment accepted on site is cash.

    N.B. Your registration fee depends on the effective date of payment, not when you register; please take this into consideration, especially if your administration is handling the payment through a lengthy bureaucratic procedure. Even if you register before 10 August 2018, if you don't pay within this deadline and show up for the congress, you will be charged the on-site registration fee.

    Registration fees are not refundable but they can be transferred to another participant upon approval of the Organising Committee.


  • This year two poster prizes will be awarded. Prize winners will be announced during the closing remarks and will receive a cash award and a certificate from FISV. Make sure to stand by your poster during your poster session!

    Guidelines for Abstracts

    Abstracts are accepted exclusively online through your personal myFISV page (you will need to register to have access to the latter).

    Only one abstract per participant is allowed. The abstract should be submitted by the presenting author only. The abstract text must be no longer than 1200 characters, spaces included (which is roughly equivalent to 200 words).

    The abstract submission deadline is 27 June 2018 to be considered for a short talk and 15 July 2018 (new deadline!) for poster only.

    Submitted abstracts will be discarded if the corresponding registration payment is not received within the above mentioned dates.

    The Scientific Committee will then review the received abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Participants will be notified of the abstract selections for oral presentations on 23 July 2018 and for poster presentations on 26 July 2018.

    During the submission procedure authors can indicate a preference for poster or oral communications and to which of the following topics the abstract is destined:

    • Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology
    • Chromosome Biology, Cell Division and Cell Cycle
    • Transcriptional Mechanisms and Epigenetic Modifications
    • Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressors
    • Photosynthesis, Metabolism and Environmental Stress
    • Genetics of Microorganisms
    • DNA Replication, Repair and Recombination
    • Non-coding RNA
    • Plant Nutrition and Biofortification
    • Cellular Stress, Apoptosis and Autophagy
    • Development, Differentiation and Ageing
    • Metabolism and its Regulation in Health and Diseases
    • Human Genetics and Genomic Diversity
    • Neurobiology and Neuropharmacology
    • Immunology and Host-Pathogen Interaction
    • Biotransformations
    • Stem Cells, iPS, Cancer Stem Cells
    • Nutrition Biochemistry
    • Evolutionary Biology
    • Glycoconjugates
    • Plant Development and Disease


  • Social dinner

    Social dinner will take place on Thursday, 20 September, at 21:00 at restaurant La Limonaia, located inside Villa Torlonia
    (Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1/A). The cost is € 40.

    Ristorante la Limonaia
    Ristorante la Limonaia
    Ristorante la Limonaia

    Where to go for lunch

    Participants can choose amongst the following options:


    Participants can buy lunch boxes in advance while registering for the meeting.
    The cost is 20 € in total for two days (19 and 20 September).
    The box will contain a vegetable dish, a sandwich, a fruit salad and a bottle of water (500 mL).

    LVB Bar

    Via Cesare De Lollis, 22
    00185 Roma

    This bar/restaurant is 5 min walking distance from the congress venue (n.2 in the map).
    N.B. Attendees should show their badge to take advantage of these special offers:

    Full lunch: € 6.50
    Pizza Menu: € 4.00
    Sandwich Menu: € 3.70
    Sandwich only: € 1.00-2.50


    Located in the campus, close to the entrance of Viale Regina Elena, 334

    Erasmus Menu: € 5,50 (Big salad + Soft drink + Coffee)
    Fuori Sede Menu: € 5,50 (Pasta + Soft drink + Coffee)
    Diciotto Menu: € 6,50 (Main course + Soft drink + Coffee)
    Trenta Menu: € 8,00 (Full lunch)
    Sandwich or Pizza Menu: from € 4,00

    Further suggestions:

    Mappa dei punti di ristoro FISV 2018


Mappa dei punti di ristoro FISV 2018