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7th PhDay: From Theory to Application: Research in Action

3rd and 4th of October | i3S, Porto

Welcome to the 7th PhDay: From Theory to Application - Research in Action!

Join us for an inspiring two-day event tailored towards our institute's PhD student community. Taking place at i3S on the 3rd and 4th of October 2024, the 7th PhDay celebrates the symbiotic relationship between theoretical and applied research, recognizing that both are essential pillars of scientific progress.

Learn how our doctoral researchers are pioneering breakthroughs that bridge the gap between theory and real-world solutions. Distinguished speakers from diverse domains will highlight the critical role of theoretical groundwork in shaping advancements in medicine and biotechnology. Interactive sessions with academics and industry professionals will allow you to explore different career paths, while an assortment of workshops will provide a glimpse into techniques and skills that may help you along your journey, with some favourites from last year returning!!

Don't miss your chance to register for this year’s event and to engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain invaluable insights, and discover how your research can drive meaningful change in healthcare and impact society.


i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Rua Alfredo Allen, 208; 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Tel: +351 226 074 900 | E-mail:
GPS coordinates: 41º 10’ 30.008’’ N, 8º 36’ 12.488’’ W.


Ana Baiao
Ana Borges
Ana Castro
Ana Pereira
André Carvalho
Bruna Araújo
Carla Santos
Catarina Azevedo
Claudia Cardoso
Clara Bento
Diana Meireles


Eduardo Veríssimo
Elias Weiler
Joana Pereira
Mafalda Cautela
Marta Ferreira
Nicole Mineiro
Rita Silva
Silvana Lobo
Sofia Figueiredo
Vitor Yang



Day 1 | 3rd October 2024

08h30 | Registration
09h00 | Welcome Session
09h15 | Session I
09h15 | Invited Speaker I
09h55 | Student talk I
10h15 | Student talk II
10h35 | Coffee Break
11h00 | Session I cont.
11h00 | Student talk III
11h20 | Student talk IV (15’+5’)

11h40 | Poster Pitch Session (6x3’)
12h00 | Lunch
13h00 | Poster Session
14h30 | Session II

14h30 | Student talk V
14h50 | Student talk VI
15h10 | Student talk VII
15h30 | Student talk VIII
15h50 | Coffee Break
16h15 | Workshops


Day 2 | 4th October 2024

09h15 | Session III
09h15 | Invited Speaker II
09h55 | Student Talk IX
10h15 | Student Talk X
10h35 | Student Talk XI
10h55 | Coffee Break
11h20 | Session III – cont.
11h20 | Student Talk XII

11h40 | Selected Poster Pitch Session (5x 3’)
12h00 | Invited Speaker III
13h00 | Lunch
14h00 | Poster Session

15h30 | Roundtable
17h00 | Industry Networking Session
18h00 | Closing Session and Awards
18h30 | Chill Out



Workshop 1 | Translational approaches from academia to start-up - Pedro Madureira
Workshop 2 | How to fill the gap between academia and clinics - Delfim Duarte
Workshop 3 | Hands-on Bioinformatics: common online tools for genomics/genetics/proteomics - Marta Ferreira
Workshop 4 | How to write a pitch to BioTech? - Alexandra Moreira
Workshop 5 | How to implement Large-Language_models (like ChatGPT) into Scientific Writing - Helder Maiato
Workshop 6 | Protein Structure and Interaction predictions using AlphaFold - José Manso
Workshop 7 | How to perform a good screening - André Maia /Antonio Pombinho
Workshop 8 | Science communication in social media - Andreia Pinho (Sciencewave)

Abstract Submission

The call for abstracts will be open from 16th of May to 15th of August (notification of acceptance until 1st of September). Participants must complete the registration or the work will not be considered. All oral communication submissions that are not selected for a talk will automatically be considered for a poster communication. Please note that some posters might be considered for poster pitch.

Types of presentations in this event:

  • Short Talk (oral): 15min presentation +5min discussion, with ppt., Auditorium Mariano Gago
  • Poster Presentation: 1x 90min poster session on each day; sessions are split in half to avoid overcrowding, i3S main entrance
  • Poster Pitch: 3min presentation, 1 slide, Auditorium Mariano Gago (Poster Pitches will be selected among all poster abstracts submitted)

Abstracts should be structured according to the template below.

Abstract template >>

Abstract submission form >>


Limited registrations.
Registration is free but mandatory. i3S members only.
Registration deadline: 15th of August 2024

Registration form >>


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More information:
Events Management Unit | Rua Alfredo Allen 208 | 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Email: | Tel: +351 226 074 900