Friday, July 13, 2018

08:00 - 09:00    Registration & Documentation            Foyer do Salão Nobre FFUP


Collect your documentation & Mount your Poster

09:00 - 09:10    Welcome address                               Salão Nobre FFUP

Natércia Aurora Teixeira (Subdirector FFUP, Scientific Committee)

Baltazar Romão de Castro  (President ICETA, Director REQUIMTE)

Jorge Ascenção Oliveira (Organizing Committe, MitoPorto)

09:10 - 10:30    SESSION #1                                          Salão Nobre FFUP

Jorge Ascenção Oliveira & Natércia Teixeira
09:10- 10:10
Opening Lecture
The singular origin of complex life
Nick Lane
Centre for Life's Origin and Evolution, U.College London, UK

10:10 - 10:30 Autophagy balances mtDNA synthesis and degradation by DNA polymerase POLG during starvation
Tânia Medeiros

Max Planck Biology of Ageing, Germany


10:35 - 11:20    Coffee break & Poster Session A            Foyer do Salão Nobre FFUP  

11:20 - 12:50   SESSION #2                                             Salão Nobre FFUP

Catarina Resende de Oliveira & Ana Cristina Rego

11:20 - 11:50 Pluripotency, mitochondrial metabolism, and quality control mechanisms in embryonal carcinoma cells
Paulo J Oliveira
CNC.IBILI, Biocant, U.Coimbra, PT

11:50 - 12:10 Neuroprotection associated to ischemic tolerance by modulating mitochondrial p53 stabilization
Maria Delgado-Esteban
IBSAL, IBFG, CSIC-USAL, Salamanca, Spain

12:10 - 12:30Mitochondrial DNA rearrangements in health and disease
Filipe Pereira
CIIMAR, University of Porto, PT

12:30 - 12:50 Understanding the impact of mitochondrial dynamics during postnatal neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation
Rita Soares
iMM, University of Lisbon, PT

13:00 - 14:30    Lunch, Posters & Networking

14:30 - 16:00   SESSION #3                                             Salão Nobre FFUP

    Chair: Carlos Palmeira & Vanessa Morais

14:30 - 15:00 What mitochondrial content of tumours tells us about their metabolism?
Gyorgy Szabadkai

UCL, UK & University of Padova, Italy

15:00 - 15:20 Mitochondrial ATP synthase oligomerization and cristae stability regulation by the transition pore effector cyclophylin D
Rubén Quintana-Cabrera
IBFG, CIBERFES, University of Salamanca, Spain
15:20 - 15:40 Re-establishment of mitochondrial network, transport and function by SIRT3 is neuroprotective in Huntington's models
Luana Naia
CNC, University of Coimbra, PT

15:40 - 16:00 MitoTools: Innovative tools to study the crucial functions of mitochondria
Frédéric Samazan
Tebu-bio, Paris, France

16:15 - 17:00    Coffee break & Poster Session B            Foyer do Salão Nobre FFUP 

17:00 - 18:30   SESSION #4                                             Salão Nobre FFUP

    Chair: Paula Isabel Moreira & Jorge Ascenção Oliveira

17:00 - 17:30 Mitochondrial diseases diagnosis in the new era of genomics
Célia Nogueira

National Institute of Health, INSA, PT

17:30 - 17:50How altruistic but pathological mitochondrial mutants could invade muscle fibres despite selective disadvantage
Nick Jones
Imperial College London, UK

17:50 - 18:30

Closing Lecture
Human mitoribosomes: their idiosyncrasies and behaviour
Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers
Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research, UK

18:30 - 19:00    Best Poster Awards & Porto Wine            

18:30 - 19:00
Delivery of the Best Poster Awards

Porto Wine with live performance
the FFUP Fados Group