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[CANCELLED] PDBEB Courses 2019/2020 - Neuronal circuits & behavior
March 30 - April 3
Coordinators: João Peça - jmpessa@gmail.com & Catarina Seabra - cseabra@cnc.uc.pt

Doctoral Program in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine (PDBEB)
2019/2020 Edition

Neuronal Circuits and Behavior @ CNC

March 30 – April 3, 2020

Registration is mandatory here

Deadline for registration:
March 27, 2020

João Peça -
jpeca@cnc.uc.pt & Catarina Seabra - cseabra@cnc.uc.pt



Ana Luísa Carvalho, CNC & FCTUC, University of Coimbra

João Ramalho-Santos, CNC & FCTUC, University of Coimbra

Ana Luísa Cardoso, CNC & IIIUC, University of Coimbra

Paulo Pinheiro, CNC & IIIUC, University of Coimbra

Ana Rita Álvaro, CNC & IIIUC, University of Coimbra

Beatriz Rodrigues, CNC & IIIUC, University of Coimbra

Dominique Fernandes, CNC & IIIUC, University of Coimbra

Joana Guedes, CNC & IIIUC, University of Coimbra

Mário Carvalho, CNC & IIIUC, University of Coimbra

Rafaela Oliveira, CNC & IIIUC, University of Coimbra


Invited Speakers:

Afonso Neto, Cipher, a Prosegur Company

Andreia da Costa Andrade, Center for Biomedical Rights, University of Coimbra

António Jácomo, Bioethics Institute, Catholic University of Portugal

Celeste Bento, Clinical Research and Training Center, HP-CHUC, Coimbra

Carolina Kunicki, Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute for Neuroscience of Natal, Brazil  

Henrique Alves, Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR), Coimbra

Ioannis Sotiropoulos, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), Braga

Marta Moita, Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon


Date: March 30 – April 3, 2020

Location: CNC


March 30

09h45 – 10h00: Structure of the Course; Q&A - João Peça

10h00 – 12h00: Optogenetics and Neuronal Circuit Manipulation - João Peça


14h30 – 15h30: Neurodevelopmental disorders: Genetic Elements and Autism - João Peça

15h30 – 16h30: Brain Circuit Development: Environmental Influences - Joana Guedes


March 31 - Mini-Symposium: Brain Organoids and Biobanking
9h30 – 10h30: Brain Organoids for Neurodevelopmental Disease Research
- Catarina Seabra and Rafaela Oliveira

11h00 – 12h00: Human Retinal Organoids for Therapy Testing - Henrique Alves


14h00 – 14h15: Neuroethical Considerations on 3D Models for Brain Research - António Jácomo

14h15 – 14h30: Biobank Implementation and Good Practices - Celeste Bento

14h30 – 14h45: Personal Data Protection in Biobanks - Andreia da Costa Andrade

14h45 – 15h00: Cybersecurity in the Research Environment - Afonso Neto

15h00 – 16h00: Round Table Discussion - Moderation by Prof. João Ramalho-Santos

16h00 – 17h00: Networking & Coffee (Sponsored by StemCell Technologies)

April 1

09h00 – 10h00: The influence of early life stress on mPFC circuits and animal behavior - Ana Cardoso

10h00 – 11h00: Principles and data analysis for in vivo recordings - Carolina Kunicki

11h00 – 12h00: Fronto-parieto-occipital cortical circuits in tactile discrimination - Carolina Kunicki

14h00 – 15h00: The stressed brain: from neurotoxic signaling and dysregulated connectome to memory and mood impairments - 
Ioannis Sotiropoulos

April 2

10h30 – 17h30: Practical sessions

(1) Electrophysiology - Whole-cell patch clamp recording from cerebellar slices and cultured hippocampal neurons Paulo Pinheiro & Mário Carvalho

(2) Electrophysiology - Analysis of electrophysiology data - Dominique Fernandes & Beatriz Rodrigues

April 3

09h00 – 10h00: Synaptic dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders - Ana Luísa Carvalho

10h00 – 11h00: Circadian Rhythms and sleep: the symphony of clock genes orchestrated by the hypothalamus - Ana Rita Álvaro

11h0012h00: Organisation of defensive behaviours - Marta Moita

14h00 - 15h00: Seminar - “Your are not alone: social regulation of defensive behaviours” - Marta Moita

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