Where Ideas Grow

Workshop on Cancer Research, Biological & Molecular Basis, 12th edition
25-28 September 2023 | i3S, Porto

This workshop is focused on Cancer Research addressing the key cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cancer development and progression. i3S researchers with expertise in the different topics of cancer research will present theoretical and practical sessions. This cancer research workshop will focus on the state-of-the-art and address recent advances in the field as well as technical and methodological approaches.

Researchers, Oncology Researchers, PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers

Course duration:
approx. 40 hours of student workload (the equivalent to 1,5 ECTs)

Course Format:
The workshop includes theoretical sessions, practical sessions, self-study and final assessment*

Organizing Committee:
Celso Reis
Salomé Pinho
Fátima Gärtner

(* see certificates)

Poster >>


The workshop 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.


Theoretical Component

Oncopathology: from tissue to genes and back to tissues
Manuel Sobrinho-Simões

Cancer genetics: oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes | The Raquel Seruca lecture
Carla Oliveira

Tumor cell growth: proliferation, apoptosis and metabolism
Paula Soares | Valdemar Máximo

Cancer epigenetics
Carla Oliveira

Cancer stemness
Joana Paredes

Cell and tissue differentiation in Cancer
Raquel Almeida

Glycobiology in cancer
Celso A. Reis | Salomé Pinho

Tumor immunology
José Carlos Machado

Microbiome and cancer
Céu Figueiredo

Introduction to experimental in vivo models
Fátima Gärtner

Translating research into value in oncology
André Albergaria Jorge Lima

Practical Component

Genomics & Bioinformatics
Immunodetection techniques: IHQ, PLA
Experimental Models
Western Blot


Workshop Coordination
Celso A. Reis
Salomé Pinho 
Fátima Gärtner

Workshop Collaborators
Manuel Sobrinho-Simões
André Albergaria
Ângela Fernandes
Carla Oliveira
Céu Figueiredo
Hugo Osório
Joana Gomes
Joana Paredes
Jorge Lima
José Carlos Machado
Mafalda Rocha
Marta T. Pinto
Paula Soares
Raquel Almeida
Valdemar Máximo


The registration fee includes coffee breaks and workshop materials.

The number of participants is limited to 30.

A certificate of attendance will be assigned to all participants participating in all lectures and practical sessions. A final exam will be carried out, and for those passing the exam, an approval certificate will be issued.



Early bird until 2nd May

Regular registration
from 3rd May until 15th June

Students from Post-Graduate Programs from the University of Porto (Doctoral and Master), including P.CCC Raquel Seruca students 120€ 140€
Regular registration, including P.CCC Raquel Seruca members 180€ 200€

Pre-registration form >>

Please note that your pre-registration does not confirm that you have been selected for the course.

Payment will only be requested after registration confirmation. Details for payment will be sent in the confirmation registration e-mail.

Cancelation policy:
In case of cancelation, the registration fee will not be refunded.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants, organizational reasons, for other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the course impossible. The organizer shall immediately inform the pre-registered participants of such changes.

More Information:
Advanced Training Unit | E-mail: training@i3s.up.pt | Tel: +351 220 408 800