7th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium 2016

Conference information

Campinas is a Brazilian municipality in São Paulo State, part of the country's Southeast Region. Campinas means grass fields in Portuguese and refers to its characteristic landscape, which originally comprised large stretches of dense subtropical forests (mato grosso or thick woods in Portuguese), mainly along the many rivers, interspersed with gently rolling hills covered by low-lying vegetation. Campinas' official crest and flag has a picture of the mythical bird, the phoenix, because it was practically reborn after a devastating epidemic of yellow fever in the 1800s, which killed more than 25% of the city's inhabitants.

As of 2010, Campinas became an official metropolitan region (RMC — Região Metropolitana de Campinas), with 19 municipalities, with a total of 2.8 million inhabitants and a total land area of 3,348 square kilometres (1,293 square miles), adjacent to the São Paulo metropolitan region (RMSP). The city has always been a cultural center in the State of São Paulo. Campinas has three theater houses, a symphony orchestra, (considered one of the three best of the country), classical music ensembles, choral groups, dozens of libraries (including a municipal library), art galleries, museums, etc..

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Hotel accommodation

Hotel Dan Inn Cambuí
Av. Júlio de Mesquita, 139 – Cambuí
Campinas – SP – CEP 13025-062
Phone: +55 19 32556730

Accommodation and meals

A block of single hotel rooms will be reserved for all symposium attendees at the designated conference hotel. Your rooms will be direct-billed to CAPES for the following dates: arrival September 20 / departure September 23 or September 24 for OC Members 2017. Please note that any additional nights apart from the dates listed will have to be covered by the individual participant. You will also be responsible for additional charges, e.g. if you wish a double room, or for any incidentals, upon check-out. To avoid duplicate reservations, please do not contact the hotel directly.

Costs for meals as indicated in the conference program will also be covered for all participants.

Meeting site

CNPM – National Center of Research in Energy and Materials
R. Giuseppe Máximo Scolfaro, 10000 - Polo II de Alta Tecnologia
Campinas – SP – CEP 13083-970
Phone +55 19 35121010

CNPEM is a non -profit organization that develops research in the fields of advanced materials, nanotechnology, biosciences and bioethanol. It is located in Campinas' High Technology Center and it is comprised of the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), the National Biosciences Laboratory (LNBio), the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) and the National Laboratory of Science and Technology of Bioethanol (CTBE).

Most of its funding comes from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, but it also receives significant input from other sources, including Brazilian research agencies and international institutions.

BRAGFOST 2016 will take place at LNLS's main auditorium.

Official conference language

The official conference language is English. It will be used for all printed materials, presentations, and discussions.


Matthias Hergenhan
Program Coordinator
Frontiers of Research
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin


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