The BAHH conference is organized by the National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Education and it is sponsored by the The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB).

The conference will be held at the Romanian Academy of Science.

125, Calea Victoriei, sector 1, RO - 010071, Bucharest, ROMANIA, MAP
Phone: +40 21-212 8640, Fax: +40 21-211-6608

The Romanian Academy was founded on 1/13 April 1866 under the name of the Romanian Literary Society. Thus was achieved one of the main projects in the program of modernization adopted after the 1859 Union of the two Romanian Principalities, Wallachia and Moldavia, the nucleus of present-day Romania.

In 1879, through a special law, the Romanian Academic Society was promulgated a national institution with the name of Academia Romāna - The Romanian Academy, a "moral and independent entity in all of its undertakings of whatever nature." The Academy was encyclopedic because its preoccupations embraced all domains of the arts, letters, and sciences. The Code of bylaws of 1867 established three sections: philology-literature (also including the plastic arts), history-archeology and natural sciences. New sections were added later on, in accordance with the general progress of science. Finally, the Romanian Academy was not conceived by its founders only as a forum of national recognition but as an active center of scientific research and literary and artistic creation.

The academy has 181 acting members who are elected for life.

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