December 18th

08:00

Registration

09:00

Official Opening Session

09:15

Session I: Neuroscience and Disease I

09:15

Joana Vindeirinho – Effect of diabetic conditions on the retinal adenosinergic system

09:33

Susana Cardoso – Involvement of mitochondria and uncoupling proteins in brain damage associated to insulin-induced hypoglycemic events in type 1 diabetes

09:51

Diana Silva – Mitochondria in the road to neurodegeneration in sporadic Alzheimer’s disease

10:09

Carla Lopes – IGF-1 intranasal administration rescues Huntington’s disease phenotypes in YAC128 mice

10:27

Carlos Matos – Ataxin-3 phosphorylation: effects on polyglutamine toxicity mechanisms involved in Machado-Joseph disease

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

Session II: Microbiology

11:15

Vítor Mendes – Towards rational design of new Tuberculosis drugs: targeting an essential pathway

11:33

Mariana Almeida – Characterization of the macrophage response to Alternaria infectoria conidia infection

11:51

Alessandro Bolli – A cellular economic interpretation of microorganism’s growth-robustness trade-off

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Visit to UC Biotech

14:00

Session III: Molecular Biotechnology and Health

14:00

Rui Cruz – Biochemical and enzymatic studies on APRick, a novel retropepsin-like enzyme from Rickettsia conorii

14:18

Ana Serralheiro – Pharmacokinetics and brain biodistribution of carbamazepine after intranasal administration to mice

14:36

Sezin Aday – VEGF165-bound beads modulate endothelial cell survival and miRNA expression

14:54

Nuno Fonseca – Targeting cancer stem cells… and beyond?!

15:12

Carlos Boto – Light-activatable polymeric nanoparticles for intracellular delivery in cancer stem cells

15:30

Special session – Art & ScienceJoana Ricou, Brooklyn, NYOne,No One and One Hundred Thousand: an artistic study on the science of memory

16:00

Coffee Break”The Art of Science & The Science of Art” exhibition

16:45

Session IV: Biophysics and Biomedical NMR

16:45

Fátima Martins – Hypothalamic nitric oxide regulates peripheral insulin bioavailability

17:03

Inês Santos – Mass isotopomer analysis of nucleosides isolated from RNA and DNA using GCMS

17:25

Special session – The Future of CNC
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