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About the Meeting

We are pleased to invite you to the Third Latin American Worm Meeting scheduled for March 15-19 of 2023 in Valparaíso, Chile.

The Latin American Worm Meeting brings scientists and friends together from all over the world. We aim at developing a strong new community of C. elegans researchers in our region, working together with global worm breeders. This is our third edition following two exciting and productive reunions in Uruguay (2017) and Argentina (2020).

The event will be held in Valparaiso, Chile, known as the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’. Valparaiso is notorious for its steep cable cars, colorful houses on the hills, and historic buildings. This picturesque coastal town is also home to La Sebastiana, the extravagant former residence of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.



Transgenerational inheritance
Small RNAs
Development biology
Systems Biology
Germline maintenance and meiosis
Neuro and innate immunity
Ecology and evolution
Cell Biology
Systems Toxicology

Keynote Speaker

Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University

David Gems, University College London

Confirmed speakers

Alejandro Aballay, Oregon Health & Science University

Javier Apfeld, Northeastern University

Christian Braendle, Institut de Biologie Valrose

Julian Ceron, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Luisa Cochella, Johns Hopkins University

Monica Colaiacovo, Harvard Medical School

Marie-Anne Félix, Université Paris

Carolyn Phillips, University of Southern California

Nathalie Pujol, Aix Marseille Université

Geraldine Seydoux, John Hopkins University

Judith Yanowitz, University of Pittsburgh

If you have questions about this meeting, please contact us here: 

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