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Ageing: from cellular processes to the organism
 
March 12 - 16
Coordinator: Cláudia Cavadas: ccavadas@ci.uc.pt
PDBEB Advanced Course
Ageing: from cellular processes to the organism
12-16 March 2018

[Day 1]  12 March – Monday

Session I - The molecular basis of Ageing I


9:15 - 9:30
  Introduction and structure of the course and evaluation
  Cláudia Cavadas

9:30 –10:00
 Hallmarks of aging: an overview
 Cláudia Cavadas

10:00 - 10:30
            Autophagy and aging
            Celia Aveleira

10:45 - 11.30
Sirtuins, nutrient sensing and aging
Pedro Gomes

11:45 - 12.30
Inflammation and aging
Alexandrina F Mendes

12:45 – 14:15 – Lunch

Session II – The molecular basis of Ageing II

14:15 - 15:00
 Neuroendocrinology, Hypothalamus and Aging
 Cláudia Cavadas

15:15 - 15:45
 Mitochondria and aging
 Susana Cardoso

16:00 - 16:45
 Senescence and aging
 Emilia Duarte

17:00 - 17:15
 Organization of student work groups.


[Day 2]  13 March – Tuesday

Session III – Models of aging and Therapeutic Strategies for Aging I

9:30 - 10:30
iPSCs for disease modeling and tissue engineering
Lino Ferreira

10:30 - 11:00
 Pathological vascular aging: modeling and therapies
 Patricia Pereira

11:15 - 12:00
 Investigating strategies to delay aging: caloric restriction, neuropetide Y and others
 Cláudia Cavadas

12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

Session IV – Models of aging and Therapeutic Strategies for Aging

14:00 - 14:45
 Potential of neuropeptides for treatment of Progeria Patients
 Célia Aveleira

15:00 – 16:00
 Telomeres and aging
Miguel Godinho Ferreira, PhD
Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging of Nice
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

16:15 – 17:00 Seminar:
Consequences of short telomeres to the organism
Miguel Godinho Ferreira, PhD
Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging of Nice
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência


[Day 3] 14 March – Wednesday

Session V – Age-related diseases

9:15 - 9:45
Linking obesity and Aging
Sara Carmo Silva

9:45 - 10:45
 Osteoarthritis: an aging disease
 Alexandrina F Mendes

11:00 - 11:30
 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and aging
 Ana Rita Álvaro

11:30 - 12:00
 Investigating aging as a risk factor of neurodegeneration in Machado Joseph Disease
 Dina Pereira

12:00-14:00 - Lunch

Afternoon – Students work


[Day 4] 15 March – Thursday

Session VI – Biological Rhythms and Ageing

10:00 - 12:00
            Chronobiology and Circadian rhythm regulation
            Hugh Piggins
            University of Manchester

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon – Students work


[Day 5] 16 March – Friday

9:00 – 12:00 - Students presentations

12:15 - 12:45 – Written test

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Seminar
                Title (available soon)
                Hugh Piggins
                University of Manchester


Students Evaluation:

1.    Paper presentation in Poster format and discussion (50 %)
2.    Written Exam (20 %)
3.    Participation (10 %)
4.    Infography - invited speaker seminar (20 %)


[organizers]:
Neuroendocrinology and Aging Group Members

Registration and further information: ccavadas@ci.uc.pt

Cláudia Cavadas, PhD
CNC and Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Coimbra

Alexandrina F. Mendes, PhD
CNC and Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Coimbra

Ana Rita Álvaro, PhD
CNC - University of Coimbra

Célia A Aveleira, PhD
CNC - University of Coimbra

Dina Pereira, PhD
CNC - University of Coimbra

Pedro Gomes, PhD
CNC - University of Coimbra

Sara Carmo-Silva, PhD
CNC - University of Coimbra


Invited Speakers:

Emília Duarte, PhD
CNC and Faculty of Sciences and Technology - University of Coimbra

Hugh Piggins, PhD
University of Manchester

Lino Ferreira, PhD
CNC and Faculty of Medicine - University of Coimbra

Miguel Godinho Ferreira, PhD
Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging of Nice
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Patricia P Pereira, PhD
CNC and Faculty of Medicine - University of Coimbra

Susana Cardoso, PhD
CNC – University of Coimbra
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