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Oncobiology
 
February 26 - March 1
João Nuno Moreira - jmoreira@ff.uc.pt, Henrique Faneca, Vera Moura, Raghu Kalluri

ADVANCED COURSE ON ONCOBIOLOGY
2012/2013

Coordinator: João Nuno Moreira (CNC)

CNC Seminar Room/Anfiteatro de Farmacologia (Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra)

COURSE SCHEDULE

Tuesday (February 26th)

9:55-10:00 – Opening
10:00-11:00 – Basic concepts on signaling in cancer
João Taborda Barata
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
11:00-11:15 – Break
11:15- 12:15-  "Mr Hyde revealed: IL-7/IL-7R signaling in T-cell leukemia"
João Taborda Barata

12:15-13:45 – Lunch
13:45-14:30 - Journal club (Group I: Ana Metelo, RaviKumar Kapavarapu, Inês Santarino, Elda Bonifácio)

14:30-15:30 – The role of the Immune System in the battle against cancer: an overview
Íris Caramalho
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Unity of Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon

15:30-15:45 – Break
15:45-16:30 - Journal club (Group II: Gladys Caldeira, Sofia Ferreira, Cátia Sousa)

Wednesday (February 27th)

09:15-10:15 – Epigenetic changes in cancer: from biology to clinical applications
Carmen Jerónimo
Department of Genetics from the Portuguese Institute for Oncology, Porto and Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto
10:15-11:15 - Journal club (Group III: Ivan Salazar, Vanessa Mendes, Céu Lourenço)

12:00-14:00 - Lunch

14:00 – 15:00- E-cadherine-dependent cancer: what are the critical factors?
Raquel Seruca
Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto.
15:00-15:15 – Break

15:15-16:15 – Breast Cancer Stem Cells: its importance in cancer biology
Joana Paredes
Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto.
16:15-17:00 – Journal club (Group IV: Patrícia Morais, Andreia Gomes, Ana Cruz)

Thursday (February 28th)

11:00-12:00- Cancer as a systemic disease: angiogenesis and metastasis
Sérgio Dias
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
12:00-13:00- Journal club (Group V: Jeannette Schmidt, Ana Sofia Valdeira, Salete Baptista)
13:00-14:00 - Lunch

14:00-15:00- Cancer Metastases: is bone a useful paradigm?
Luís Marques da Costa
Hospital de Santa Maria (Oncology Division Director)
Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Principal Investigator- Head of the Clinical Translational Oncology Research Unit)
Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa (Professor of Medicine)

15:00-16:00 - Notch signaling in the regulation of tumour angiogenesis (Seminar)
 António Duarte
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon

16:00-16:45 - Journal club (Group VI: Dina Pereira, Mohamed Edfawy Hussien, Rui Martins)

Friday (March 1st)

9:00-11:00 – Targeting cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment with non-viral vectors
João Nuno Moreira
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra
 Vera Moura
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra
Lígia Silva
Chemical Department, University of Coimbra
11:00-11:15 – Break

11:15-12:15 – Development of gene delivery systems for application in cancer therapy
Henrique Faneca
Group of Vectors and Gene Therapy, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra
14:30-15:30- Journal club (Group VII: Sara Oliveira, Tânia Leandro)

15:30-16:00: Break
16:00-17:00 - Tumor Microenvironment Controls the Rate of Cancer Progression and Metastasis
Raghu Kalluri
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA

Students Evaluation
Each group is assigned one or two review paper and one research paper. Students should perform an oral presentation of the research paper (20 min), which will be followed by 10 - 15 min of discussion.

Master students will present and discuss the assigned manuscripts on March 4th, Monday, from 9.30 - 11.30, at the CNC auditorium.
Group VIII: Pedro Guiomar, Sandra Correia, Joana Matos.
Group IX: Inês Aires, Ana Ribeiro.
Group X: Isabel Sousa, Miraj Murshed.

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