Where Ideas Grow

VI Symposium of the Portuguese Glia Network

18 October 2022 | i3S, Porto

 

The Portuguese Glial Network invites you to attend and participate in the VI Symposium of the Portuguese Glial Network on October 18, 2022. The Symposium will be held at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S), University of Porto.

This year’s speakers have been chosen to cover a range of topics from the molecular determinants of glial identity and development, their physiological roles in controlling circuit function and, ultimately, behavior. We will showcase researchers from national research institutes and be joined by top European researchers, including Karine Loulier (Institut des Neurosciences de Montpellier, France), Alex Charlet (University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study, France), Nathalie Rouach (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Biologie, Paris, France), Mick Hastings (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK) and Klaus Armin Nave (Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany), giving plenty of opportunities for discussion of cutting-edge glial research and networking. 

This is an excellent opportunity for junior scientists to showcase their work to leaders in the field, which is why we will select four abstracts from junior scientists for oral presentations! There will also be awards given to the best oral and poster presentations.

The registration is free but mandatory! You can contribute to the success of this event by spreading this event amongst your collaborators and colleagues working in the field.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in October at the i3S!

Matthew Holt and João Relvas
Co-Chairs

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Venue

The symposium will be held at i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde.
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.
 

 

i3S Travel information

 

A. Arriving at Porto by airplane
Directions from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (Porto) to i3S by subway:
You can take the line E (direction: Estádio do Dragão) at the Airport station. Destination station: Trindade; at this station you have to change to line D (direction: Hospital São João). Final destination station: Pólo Universitário

For more information >> 

B. Arriving at Porto by train
Subway or bus are available from Campanhã or São Bento train station. However, the subway is the easiest way to reach i3S.

       From Campanhã train station:
      Subway: All lines are possible (A, B, C, E and F) | Destination Station: Trindade and then change to line D - yellow (destination Hospital São João) – and leave at station: Pólo Universitário

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       From São Bento train station:
      Subway: Line D - yellow | Destination Station: Hospital São João; leave at station: Pólo Universitário (no connections – direct line)

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Organization

Organizing Committee:

Matthew Holt 
João Relvas
Teresa Summavielle 
Olga Sin

Program

08:30 | Registration and coffee

09:00 | Welcome by Matthew Holt and João Relvas

1st Session
Chairs: Luísa Pinto, Teresa Summavielle

9:15 | 1st Keynote Talk

Molecular heterogeneity of astrocytes: Potential implications for development and function
Matthew Holt | i3S, Porto, Portugal

10:00 | Diving into the diversity of cortical astrocytes through the prism of the unsuspected complexity of their developmental origin
Karine Loulier | Institut des Neurosciences de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

10:30 | Oxytocin receptor mediated modulation of amygdala astro-neuronal circuits
Alex Charlet | University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study, Strasbourg, France

11:00 | Coffee Break

2nd Session
Chair: Matthew Holt

11:30 | Astrocytes: guardians of critical period plasticity in the visual cortex
Natalie Rouach | Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Biologie, Paris, France

12:00 | 2nd Keynote Talk

Astrocytes and circadian time-keeping: star clocks
Mick Hastings | MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

12:45 | Lunch + Posters

14:30 | 15 min talks (selected from abstracts)

15:00 | To be announced
João Oliveira | University of Minho, Portugal

15:30 | Adult astrogliogenesis: a key mechanism underlying the pathophysiology of stress-induced depression
Luísa Pinto (ICVS) | University of Minho, Portugal

16:00 | 15 min talks (selected from abstracts)

16:30 | Coffee Break + Posters

3rd Session
Chair: João Relvas

17:30 | 3rd Keynote Talk

To be announced
Klaus Armin Nave | Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany

18:15 | Announcement of best oral and poster presentations + Wrap-up

Speakers

Matthew Holt | i3S, Porto, Portugal

Karine Loulier | Institut des Neurosciences de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Alex Charlet | University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study, Strasbourg, France

Natalie Rouach | Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Biologie, Paris, France

Mick Hastings | MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

João Oliveira | University of Minho, Portugal

Luísa Pinto | University of Minho, Portugal

Klaus Armin Nave | Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany

Abstract Submission

The call for abstracts will be open until 7th October (notification of acceptance until 10th October). The abstract will be evaluated and selected either for oral communication (10 minutes each followed by up to 5 minute-discussion) or poster communication. 

The authors should follow the layout format of the template available:

Abstract template >>
Abstract submission form >>

 

Registration

Registration is free but mandatory.
Registration deadline: 11th October 2022

Registration form >>

Accommodation

Walking distance to i3S:

HOTEL IBIS SÃO JOÃO **
Rua Dr. Plácido Costa | 4200-450 Porto
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Telephone: (+351) 225 513 100
E-mail: h3227@accor.com

EUROSTARS OPORTO HOTEL ****
Rua do Mestre Guilherme Camarinha, 212 | 4200-537 Porto
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Phone: (+351) 225 072 090
E-mail: reservas@eurostarsoporto.com

AXIS PORTO – BUSINESS & SPA HOTEL ****
Rua Maria Feliciana, 100 – São Mamede de Infesta | 4465-283 Matosinhos – Porto
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Phone: (+351) 229 052 000
E-mail: reservas@axisporto.com

 

Accessible by subway from Porto city center:

HOTEL MOON & SUN PORTO ****
Rua Sá de Noronha, 70, Porto, Porto 4050-526 Portugal
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Phone: (+351) 222 081 875
E-mail: geral@ms-hotels.com

LEGENDARY PORTO HOTEL ***
Praça da Batalha, 127-130 | 4000-102 Porto
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Telephone: (+351) 223 392 300
E-mail: legendaryportohotel@continentalhotels.eu

HOTEL PORTO MOOV CENTRO **
Praça da Batalha 32, 4000-101 Porto
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Telephone: (+351) 220 407 000
E-mail: porto@hotelmoov.com

PÃO DE AÇÚCAR HOTEL ***
Rua do Almada, 262 | 4050-032 Porto
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Telephone: (+351) 222 002 425 / 222 011 589
E-mail: info@paodeacucarhotel.pt

PORTO TRINDADE HOTEL ****
Rua de Camões, nº 129 / 131 | 4000-144 Porto
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Telephone: (+351) 222 061 520
E-mail: geral@portotrindadehotel.com

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More Information:

Events Management Unit | Rua Alfredo Allen 208 | 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
events@i3s.up.pt | +351 226 074 900