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2017 SERIES
DECEMBER
22.12.2017
Model system to analyze synaptic plasticity in health and disease
Tobias Boeckers
Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Ulm, Germany
14:30h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: João Peça
19.12.2017
Neurodegeneration of the cerebellum and Hypomyelination in a Tubb4a mutant mouse
Sofia Fertuzinhos
Yale, University School of Medicine
14:30h
Auditorium 2 Subunit 1
Faculty of Medicine, Polo III
Host: Miguel Castelo-Branco
15.12.2017
Proteosis and mitochondrial function in human epicardial adipocite tissue
Ana Catarina Fonseca
CNC, Coimbra
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Ana Burgeiro
14.12.2017
Downregulation of HIF complex in the hypothalamus exacerbates diet-induced obesity
Joana Gaspar
Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Célia Aveleira
13.12.2017
At the heart of stem cells in Regeneration and Repair
Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó
I3S/INEB and ICBAS, University of Porto
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Miguel Mano
7.12.2017
Meet the Industry: Coimbra Genomics
Bruno Soares
Coimbra Genomics
14:00h
CNC Auditorium,
University of Coimbra, POLO I

Host: Ana Catarina Gomes
6.12.2017
Unexpected phenotypic variability of parasites occupying the adipose tissue
Luisa Figueiredo
IMM, Universidade de Lisboa
11:30h
Euclices Pires Auditorium
UC-Biotech, Cantanhede

Host: Ana Eulálio
NOVEMBER
30.11.2017
Between Two Lungs: The Role of MiR-424 in Pressure-Overload Induced Right Heart Dysfunction
Rui Baptista
CHUC, Coimbra
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Henrique Girão
29.11.2017
Coordinating global endothelial collective cell polarity in angiogenesis
Cláudio Areias Franco
IMM, Universidade de Lisboa
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Lino Ferreira
24.11.2017
The use of stem cell-based models for development neurotoxicity testing: an overview of current EURL-ECVAM activities
Francesca Pistollato
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Lino Ferreira
24.11.2017
Vulvovaginal candidosis: an approach oriented to solve a women problem… From clinics to lab and backward!
Ana Palmeira Oliveira
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Teresa Gonçalves
22.11.2017
The transgenic chicken biorector
Lissa Herron
SER/BBSRC Enterprise Fellow, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburg, Scotland
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Ricardo Pires
17.11.2017
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: food bacteria from the gut to the brain
John D. Marugg
Molecular Mycobacteriology and Microbiome Group, CNC
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Nuno Empadinhas
15.11.2017
BioImage analysis - how an image is worth a thousand datapoints
Paulo Aguiar
I3S/INEB, Porto
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Hugo Fernandes
10.11.2017
LncRNAs in stemness and cancer
Bruno Jesus
IMM, University of Lisbon
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Carlos Duarte
3.11.2017
Inflammation-driven disruption of iron homeostasis in Parkinson s disease
Raffaella Gozzelino
Laboratory of Inflammation and Neurodegeneration,
NOVA Medical School, CEDOC, Lisbon
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Paulo Oliveira
2.11.2017
Synaptic dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders
Ana Luísa Carvalho
CNC, Coimbra
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Lino Ferreira
OCTOBER
27.10.2017
An evolutionary perspective on the (epi)genic regulation of gamete function
Paulo Navarro-Costa
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: João Ramalho-Santos
20.10.2017
Metabolic adaptations in cancer and ageing
Sandrina Nóbrega Pereira
IMM, University of Lisbon
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Emília Duarte
18.10.2017
Cost-efficient extraction and purification technologies for proteins based on ionic liquids
Mara Freire
CICECO, University of Aveiro
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Ricardo Pires
13.10.2017
Inhibition of mitral cells determines odor discrimination time in mice
Daniel Nunes
Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Carlos Duarte
10.10.2017
Role of microglia in glioma biology
Anne Régnier-Vigouroux
Institute of Gevelopment Biology & Neurobiology Johannes
Gutenberg Universitat-Mainz, Germany
14:30h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Amália Jurado
6.10.2017
Metabolic studies in different organisms using deterred water
John Jones
CNC, Coimbra
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Ermelindo Leal
4.10.2017
Managing your career: From Academia to Corporate
Ricardo Gonçalves
Co-founder & Partner at Collectiv
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Paulo Oliveira
3.10.2017
From Goethe to modern days: Bryophyllum pinnatum in obstetrics
Ana Paula Simões-Wüst
Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Teresa Gonçalves
SEPTEMBER
29.9.2017
Targeting the hypothalamus to mitigate obesity
Sara Carmo-Silva
CNC, Coimbra
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Claudia Cavadas
22.9.2017
MicroRNA-mediated mutant Ataxin-3 regulation: from pathogenesis to therapy
Vitor Carmona
CNC, Coimbra
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Luis Pereira de Almeida
20.9.2017
Development of effective antibodies for Amanita phalloides´ intoxications
Félix Carvalho
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Ana Teresa Carvalho
15.9.2017
Mitochondrial movement in Alzheimer´s disease: don´t stop me now!
Sónia Correia
CNC, Coimbra
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Paula Moreira
8.9.2017
Aquaporin channels in obesity and cancer: discovery of new pharmacological blockers
Graça Soveral
Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: João Laranjinha
6.9.2017
Plant biofactories for the production of recombinant proteins
Rita Abranches
ITQB, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Isaura Simões
JUNE
16.6.2017
Targeting the glial step as a protective strategy in experimental models of Parkinson s disease
Graça Baltazar
CICS-UBI - Health Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Emília P. Duarte
14.6.2017
AIP56, an apoptosis inducing protein: Basic research and applications
Nuno Santos
IBMC/I3S
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Ricardo Pires
5.6.2017
Amplified virulence determinants and enteric stage development of the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii
Michael Behnke
Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Isaura Simões
MAY
31.5.2017
Functional outcome in the upper limb (UL) in patients with stroke: Contribution to the development of a predictive model for hemiplegic patients
João Paulo Branco
FMUC, Coimbra
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Paulo Oliveira
24.5.2017
How to write a great research paper, and get it accepted by a good journal
Anthony Newman
Elsevier
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: João Laranjinha
19.5.2017
Fundraising for Biomedical Research: Strategies & Challenges
Maria João Leão
Maratona da Saúde
13:30h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: João Ramalho-Santos
17.5.2017
Relevance of biomaterials on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies
Miguel Oliveira
3Bs - University of Minho
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Hugo Fernandes
11.5.2017
Bioenergetics and fatty acid oxidation - how health in the young determinates health in the elderly (NIH-funded research)
Eugénia Carvalho
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), US
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Ermelindo Leal
5.5.2017
Systems biology approaches uncover a crucial role of microRNAs in host-bacterial pathogen interactions
Ana Eulálio
CNC, UC-Biotech
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Luis P. Almeida
4.5.2017
microRNAs in neurogenesis: basic concepts and future prospects for barn repair therapies
Liliana Bernardino
Universidade da Beira Interior
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Lino Ferreira
APRIL
28.4.2017
Modulation of postnatal neurogenesis and oligodendrogenesis by adenosine A2A receptors
Sara Xapelli
IMM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Ricardo Rodrigues
26.4.2017
Human iPSC derived neurons and astrocytes as in vitro models for disease modeling, drug discovery and neurotic assays
Alexandre Fouassier
Axiogenesis AG, Koln, Germany
11:30h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Carlos Duarte
21.4.2017
Bio-inspired Computational Models for Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Francisco Pereira
ISEC-IPC, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
14:00
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Paulo Oliveira
19.4.2017
Ceramide-platforms: the interface between molecular biophysics and cell biology
Liana Silva
iMed.ULisboa and Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Armindo Salvador
7.4.2017
Diabetes and Reproduction: My scientific adventure in a man´s world
Sandra Amaral
CNC, Coimbra
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: João Ramalho-Santos
MARCH
31.3.2017
Using deuterated water as tracer for de novo lipogenesis in fish, but not only fish
Ivan Viegas
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
& Center for Functional Ecology,
University of Coimbra, Portugal
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: John Jones
24.3.2017
Deregulation of Proteostasis in retinal degenerative diseases
Paulo Pereira
CEDOC, NOVA Medical School, Lisbon
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Henrique Girão
22.3.2017
LightSheet Z1: building a microscope around your experiment
Jacques Paysan
14:00h
Carl Zeiss Microscopy
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Luisa Cortes
17.3.2017
Meet the Industry with IP
Anabela Carvalho
Portuguese and European Patent Attorney, Patents.pt, Porto
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Nuno Empadinhas, Ana Catarina Gomes
15.3.2017
Genetic drugs for cardiac repair and regeneration
Mauro Giacca
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Miguel Mano
10.3.2017
Operation of a Homeostatic Sleep Switch
Diogo Pimentel
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics,
University of Oxford, UK
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Carlos B. Duarte
3.3.2017
Neurogenetics of Locomotion
César Mendes
CEDOC, NOVA Medical School, Lisbon
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Paulo Oliveira
1.3.2017
At the crossroads of cyanobacterial secretion mechanisms: multidrug efflux meets protein modification and export
Paulo Nunes Oliveira
I3S/IBMC, University of Porto
11.30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Ricardo Pires
FEBRUARY
24.2.2017
Vulvovaginal candidosis: an approach oriented to solve a women problem… From clinics to lab and backward!
Ana Palmeira Oliveira
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Teresa Gonçalves
22.2.2017
From Cell Differentiation to Cell Secretome: The Role of MSCs in CNS Regenerative Medicine
António Salgado
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) and ICVS/3Bs, Braga/Guimarães
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Miguel Mano
17.2.2017
Cross-modal plasticity of cortical circuits
Hey-Kyoung Lee
Department of Neuroscience,
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, USA
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Ana Luisa Carvalho
16.2.2017
Rewarding cortical cells
Alfredo Kirkood
The Zanyvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
16:30h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Ana Luisa Carvalho
15.2.2017
Stemness and differentiation markers in development and cancer
Raquel Almeida
Institute of Health Research and Investigation (i3S)
University of Porto
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Filipe Pereira
10.2.2017
Venture Capital and Bio-Entrepreneurship
Pedro Pinheiro
Independent Consultant
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Paulo Oliveira
1.2.2017
Polysaccharide-based soft devices for regenerative medicine
João Mano
University of Aveiro
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Hugo Fernandes, Lino Ferreira
JANUARY
3.2.2017
From redox biology to redox kinetomics: quantitative experiments with hydrogen peroxide
Fernando Antunes
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Armindo Salvador
31.1.2017
HUMANITY in a DISH - Key Technologies for disease modeling with human pluripotent stem cells
Christoph Hoefer
Thermoscientific
09:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Paulo Oliveira
27.1.2017
How to get the most out of RNA.Seq?
Conceição Egas
CNC/Uc Biotech
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Nuno Empadinhas
20.1.2017
Research meets ethics: the beginning of life & Flow Cytometer approaches in determination of sperm quality
Stefan Schlatt & Klaus Redmann
CeRA - Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, University of Munster, Germany
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Sandra Amaral
18.1.2017
Carbon monoxide targeting mitochondria: modulation of metabolism, cell differentiation and cell death
Helena Vieira
CEDOC, NOVA Medical School, Lisbon
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Paulo Oliveira
13.1.2017
The Neural basis of reward: impact of early life stress
Ana João Rodrigues
ICVS/3B´s, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: João Peça
6.1.2017
Targeting tuberculosis using a structure-guided fragment based approach
Vitor Mendes
Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambrige, UK
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Nuno Empadinhas
4.1.2017
Embo funding & training opportunities for scientists at different stages of their career
Luís Valente
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
11:30h
Euclides Pires Auditorium (UC-Biotech - Cantanhede)
Host: Filipe Pereira
4.1.2017
Maternal antibodies in neurodevelopmental disorders
Ester Coutinho
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurology
University of Oxford, UK
14:00h
CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, FMUC, Pólo I)
Host: Ana Luisa Carvalho
 
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