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Pluripotency & Reproduction
January 9 - 13
João Ramalho-Santos
January 9- 13, 2012

Coordinator: João Ramalho-Santos (jramalho@ci.uc.pt)


Miguel Manzanares (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares-CNIC, Madrid, Spain)
Rafael Oliva (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Alexandra Amaral (CNC, University of Coimbra & University of Barcelona, Spain)
Paula Mota (CNC & University of Muenster, Germany)
Stefan Schlatt (University of Münster, Germany)
Ana Sofia Carvalho (Universidade Católica do Porto)

Monday, 9
10-11.30 “A Reproductive Biology Primer, and a few other things” (João Ramalho-Santos)

12.00- “Naturally obsessed: the making of a scientist”

Tuesday, 10
10-11.30- “Xenografting and germ cell technology” (Paula Mota)

15.00-16.30 “Early mouse development: from pluripotency to gastrulation” (Miguel Manzanares)
17.00-18.00 “Novelty and conservation of pluripotency networks along vertebrate evolution” (Miguel Manzanares)

Wednesday, 11
9.30-11.00- “Spermatogenesis: The Cutting Edge” Stefan Schlatt (University of Münster, Germany)

15.00-18.00- Student Discussions (MM, JRS)

Thursday, 12
9.30-12.30 (w/ break)- “Sperm: From head to tail” (Rafael Oliva & Alexandra Amaral)

15.00-18.00- Student Discussions (RO & AA)

Friday, 13
11.00- “Bioethics”- Ana Sofia Carvalho (Universidade Católica do Porto)

16.00- CNC Seminar: “Sperm Cell Proteomics” (Rafael Oliva)


Organization and Goals

There will be lectures (open to the general public, and notably to students from Masters Courses), which we hope can have an informal format, and Journal Club-like Discussions for PhD students with pre-assigned papers.
All PhD students will have access to papers and are expected to have minimal insights into all of them beforehand (the key words here are “minimal” and “all”…). Students will NOT be asked to present any given papers formally (i.e., PowerPoint presentations- There are too many of those already...). Students should understand the papers assigned as representing the pivotal paper of her/his PhD (just concluded), i.e., “their” work, which they have just published. Each student will discuss not only the data, but what she/he would do next in terms of career development. In other words: which experiments would be important to do next and which directions the project would take. In short, what an outline of their first independent research proposal/grant/job interview might look like. This will take place on a one-on-one interview with the lecturers. Students will also have to hand in a short (repeat: “short”) one-page summary/abstract of his or her project proposal.


Ana Patricia Marques.pdf

Andre Filipe Soares.pdf

Antonio Carvalho Silva .pdf

Catarina Praca Almeida .pdf

Dominique Moreira Fernandes.pdf

Joana Ribeiro Guedes.pdf

Joao Ribas Almeida.pdf

Katherine Turco.pdf

Lorenzo Serra de Oliveira Marconi.pdf

Marcelo Jose Marques Correia.pdf

Mariline Mendes Silva.pdf

Sara Elvira Castendo Ramos.pdf

Sara Monteiro Lopes.pdf

Sofia Constantino Romano.pdf

Tania Marisa Perestrelo.pdf


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