About

18th Portugaliæ Genetica
Genetic Diversity in Structure and Regulation

22 & 23 March 2018

Welcome to the 18th Edition of Portugaliæ Genetica!

 

This year's edition is devoted to the broad theme "Genetic diversity in structure and regulation" and we have prepared a transversal programme covering exciting topics bridging population genetics, evolution and functional genomics, including the impact of genetic diversity on health and disease. We truly hope this event will contribute to promote collaboration between researchers across these fields!

 

The Organizing Committee
Luisa Azevedo | Sandra Martins | Manuela Oliveira

Venue

The meeting will be held at i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto, in Auditorium Corino de Andrade.

 

 

The i3S consortium, headed by the UPorto, brings together four institutions and researchers from several schools of the UPorto, thus consolidating an extensive collaboration between all institutions that spans many years.
I3S stems from the long-term collaboration between IBMC, INEB and IPATIMUP and encompasses joint projects, co-supervision of PhD students, sharing of large equipment and employment of research staff under coordinated policies. Six schools of the UPorto (FMUP, ICBAS, FMDUP, FCUP, FEUP and FFUP) and three hospitals (CH S João, CH Porto and IPO) also contribute to the activities of i3S. This wide participation of schools, research institutions and hospitals in a research institute is unique in Portugal and is a valuable asset for science and technology development, while creating an environment that feeds real breakthrough research and translation of discoveries into the clinic. The new building - completed in 2015 - is also a key element in the creation of this vibrant environment. This intricate network that is i3S focuses on three Integrative Programs: Cancer, Host Response and Interaction, and Neurobiology and Neurologic Disease.

 

 

Rua Alfredo Allen, 208; 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Tel: +351 220 408 800 | Site: http://www.i3s.up.pt/ | E-mail: events@i3s.up.pt
GPS coordinates: 41º 10' 30.008'' N, 8º 36' 12.488'' W.

 

 

Contacts
Events Management Office
Rua Alfredo Allen 208 | 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Email: events@i3s.up.pt
Tel: +351 220 408 811 | Cell/ Mobile: +351 964 013 945

Organization

Scientific Committee
Luisa Azevedo
Maria João Prata
Pedro Rodrigues
João Cabral


Organizing Committee
Luisa Azevedo
Sandra Martins
Manuela Oliveira

Program

Genetic diversity in structure and regulation

 

Thursday | 22nd March 2018

 

09.00 Registration

 

09.30 Opening session | i3S representative

 

SESSION 1

 

09.45 Sex chromosome evolution in non-model organisms
Beatriz Vicoso | Institute of Science and Technology Austria, IST Austria

 

10.35 Coffee break

 

11.00 The feedback loop between ageing and aneuploidy
Elsa Logarinho | i3S/ IBMC, Porto, Portugal

 

11.30 When secondary comes first: the role of DNA secondary structures in mitochondrial genomes
Filipe Pereira | CIIMAR, Porto, Portugal

 

12.00 Selected Oral Communication
12.10 Selected Oral Communication

 

12.20 Poster session and Lunch

 

SESSION 2

 

14.30 To be announced
Pedro Beltrão | EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK

 

15.20 Exploring the role of non-coding mutations in pancreatic diseases through the analysis of the zebrafish pancreas regulome
José Bessa | i3S/ IBMC, Porto, Portugal

 

15.50 Coffee break

 

16.20 Chasing the elusive origins of novel enhancers
Élio Sucena | IGC, Oeiras, Portugal

 

16.50 A non-coding repeat insertion in DAB1 causes the neurodegenerative disease SCA37
Isabel Silveira | i3S/ IBMC, Porto, Portugal

 

 

Friday | 23rd March 2018

 

SESSION 3

 

09.30 Genetic and evolutionary determinants of immune variability: a population genetics view of the response to infection
Maxime Rotival | Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

 

10.20 Coffee break

 

10.45 To be announced
Bruno Manadas | CNC, University of Coimbra, Portugal

 

11.15 Function and dynamics of low complexity regions in proteins
Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro | i3S/ IBMC, Porto, Portugal

 

11.45 Selected Oral Communication
11.55 Selected Oral Communication

 

12.05 Poster session and Lunch

 

SESSION 4

 

14.00 Archaeovirology - viruses as a window to the past
Anti Sajantilla | University of Helsinki, Finland

 

14.50 To be announced
Albano Beja-Pereira | CIBIO-InBIO, Porto, Portugal

 

15.20 Coffee break

 

15.50 To be announced
Diana Prata | IMM, Lisbon, Portugal

 

16.20 Genetic diversity in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: linking genotypes to phenotypes
Margarida Santos Saraiva | i3S/ IBMC, Porto, Portugal

 

16.50 Closing session

 

Abstract Submission

The call for abstracts will be open until 23rd February 2018 (notification of acceptance on 2nd March 2018).

 

The meeting will include 4 selected talks and poster sessions as part of the program, during which contributors will have the opportunity to introduce and attract attention to their work. Candidates can select their preference for an oral or poster presentation.

 

The participants should use the layout provided here: LAYOUT DOWNLOAD

 

Abstracts Guidelines:
- Title is limited to 150 characters (including spaces).
- Abstracts are limited to 1500 characters (including spaces; authors and affiliations excluded).
- Define all non-standard abbreviations at first use.
- Images can not be included in the abstract.
- Abstracts should be submitted through the web interface.

 

 Abstract Submission Form >>  

Registration

Fees:
i3S members - €50
External members - €80

 

Registration Deadline: 9th March 2018

Registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch and conference material.

 

 Registration Form >>   

 

 

Payment Details
Please identify your name clearly and the Registration ID when ordering the transfer and send us a copy of the transfer receipt to events@i3s.up.pt.
The receipts will be issued only if requested and amendments will not be accepted.
Full payment of costs should be made in EURO (payments in any other currency will not be accepted).
Currency exchanges or bank fees have to be paid by the registrant. In case of cancellation, the registration fee will not be refunded.

 

 

Bank Details
Bank Holder Name: IPATIMUP
Bank: Santander Totta
Address: Rua Damião de Góis, 301; 4050- 227 Porto
IBAN: PT50 0018 0001 0020 1600 4406 3
NIB: 0018 0001 0020 1600 4406 3
Account number: 000100201600440
SWIFT CODE: TOTAPTPL
IPATIMUP VAT number: 502 246 308

 

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