Where Ideas grow

First Workshop of the
Portuguese Network on Extracellular Vesicles: EVs in Health and Disease

18 December 2020 | ONLINE EVENT (via Zoom)

 

Dear PNEV colleagues,

The COVID19 pandemic situation, unfortunately, led us to postpone our first PNEV (Portuguese Network on Extracellular Vesicles) meeting, initially planned for 2021. However, in the meantime, we decided to organize an online event.
Therefore, it is our pleasure to announce the first initiative of our network, the “First Workshop of the PNEV: EVs in Health and Disease”. This will be an online event, held on the 18th of December 2020.
During this 1 day workshop, we will listen to researchers from different institutions in Portugal, all PNEV members. The program includes morning and afternoon sessions, where we will present: EV isolation methods and analysis, including computational methods, as well as EV’s role in pathogenesis, cancer and tissue repair/regeneration.
The lectures will be informal and will include the state of the art for the topics.

We hope to see you all there.

The Organizing Committee,
Anabela Cordeiro da Silva | M. Helena Vasconcelos | Susana Santos

 

Organization

Organizing Committee

Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, i3S and FFUP
M. Helena Vasconcelos, i3S and FFUP
Susana Santos, i3S, INEB and ICBAS

Program

Program

 

9:50 – Welcome

 

SESSION I

10:00 - “Comparison of methods for EVs isolation from peripheral biofluids”
Ana Gabriela Henriques, Instituto de Biomedicina, Departamento de Ciências Médicas, Universidade de Aveiro

10:20 - "Glycomic analysis of extracellular vesicles: implications in isolation, novel biomarker discovery and interaction with cells".
Júlia Costa, ITQB NOVA

10:40 - "Computational tool for assessment of exosome content in extracellular vesicle sample”
Rune Matthiesen, Computational and Experimental Biology Group; Nova Medical School/ Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade de Lisboa

11:00 - “Role of fungal extracellular vesicles in pathogenesis”
Teresa Gonçalves, FMUC-Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra & CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology

11:20 - “Emerging roles for extracellular vesicles in parasitic nematode S carpocapsae”
Duarte Toubarro, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Azores

11:40 - “Pathogen-derived EVs in Leishmania infection and disease”
Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto and FFUP – Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto

12:00 – Lunch Break

 

SESSION II

14:00 – “Cancer exosomes: modulation of angiogenesis and of malignant transformation”
Alexandra R Fernandes, UCIBIO, Departamento Ciências da Vida, FCT-NOVA, Lisbon

14:20 – “Intercellular transfer of drug-resistant traits by EVs in cancer”
M. Helena Vasconcelos, i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto and FFUP – Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto

14:40 – “Extracellular vesicle-miRNAs in Neuroinflammation”
Dora Brites, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, iMed.ULisboa

15:00 - “Use de EVs and secretome in the regeneration of the central nervous system”
António Salgado, ICVS, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

15:20 - Break

 

15:30 – “EV in osteoarticular repair/regeneration”
Susana Santos, i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde and INEB – Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Biomédica, Universidade do Porto; ICBAS – Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto.

15:50 - “The role of EVs in physiological and pathological calcification”
Dina Simes and Carla Viegas, Universidade do Algarve-Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR)

16:10 – “EV-mediated communication in cardiac health and disease”
Henrique Girão, Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra-iCBR, CIBB, CACC

16:30 – "Non-coding-RNA-engineered extracellular vesicles for cardiac regeneration"
Andreia Vilaça1,2,3; Hugo Fernandes1,4,*; Leon de Windt3,*, Lino Ferreira1,4,*
1University of Coimbra, Centre for Neurosciences and Cell Biology, Coimbra, Portugal;  2Maastricht University, CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases - Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht, The Netherlands; 3Department of Molecular Genetics, Maastricht University, Department of Molecular Genetics, Maastricht, The Netherlands; 4University of Coimbra, Faculty of Medicine, Coimbra, Portugal; * Equal contribution. Corresponding authors.

16.50h - End of Workshop

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Ana Gabriela Henriques
iBiMED - Instituto de Biomedicina, Departamento de Ciências Médicas, Universidade de Aveiro

Alexandra Fernandes
UCIBIO, Departamento Ciências da Vida, FCT-NOVA, Lisbon

Anabela Cordeiro da Silva
i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto and FFUP – Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto

António Salgado
ICVS, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Dina Simes
CCMAR - Universidade do Algarve-Centro de Ciências do Mar

Dora Brites
Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, iMed.ULisboa

Duarte Toubarro
Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Azores

Henrique Girão
Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra-iCBR, CIBB, CACC

Júlia Costa
ITQB NOVA

Lino Ferreira
University of Coimbra, Centre for Neurosciences and Cell Biology, Coimbra, Portugal; University of Coimbra, Faculty of Medicine, Coimbra, Portugal

M. Helena Vasconcelos
i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto and FFUP – Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto

Rune Matthiesen
Computational and Experimental Biology Group; Nova Medical School/ Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade de Lisboa

Susana Santos
i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde and INEB – Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Biomédica, Universidade do Porto; ICBAS – Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto

Teresa Gonçalves
FMUC-Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra & CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology

Registration

Registration

 

Fee: 12€
Registration deadline: 2nd December 2020
Payment deadline: 9th December 2020

Sponsors

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