Friday, May 26, 2017


08:00 - 08:45    Registration & Documentation            Foyer do Salão Nobre FFUP


 

Collect your documentation & Mount your Poster

08:45 - 09:00    Welcome address                               Salão Nobre FFUP




Director of FFUP - José Manuel Sousa Lobo

Scientific Committee - Natércia Teixeira

Organizing Committee - Jorge Ascenção Oliveira





09:00 - 10:45    SESSION #1                                          Salão Nobre FFUP



Chair:
Jorge Ascenção Oliveira & Natércia Teixeira
 
  
09:00- 10:00
Opening Lecture
What is mitochondrial dysfunction and how do you recognize it?
David G. Nicholls
Buck Institute, USA & Lund University, Sweden
10:00 - 10:25 Fusion independent regulation of mitochondrial energetics by Mfn2
Francesc X. Soriano
NEURO-CELLTEC, University of Barcelona, Spain

10:25 - 10:45



Unexpected mitochondria-ER contacts actors unveiled by a High Content Imaging screen

Marta Giacomello
Universitá degli studi di Padova, Italy






10:45 - 11:20    Coffee break & Poster Session A            Foyer do Salão Nobre FFUP  


11:20 - 13:00   SESSION #2                                             Salão Nobre FFUP



Chair:
Paulo J. Oliveira
& Vanessa Morais


 
11:20 - 12:00 Mutations causing mitochondrial disease: What is new and what challenges remain?
Robert Lightowlers

Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research, UK
12:00 - 12:20 Zebrafish, a model organism for the study of mitochondria in health and disease
Brígida R. Pinho

REQUIMTE-LAQV, University of Porto, PT
12:20 - 12:40
SIRT3 rescues mitochondrial network and function in Huntington's disease
A. Cristina Rego
Center for Neuroscience, U.Coimbra, PT

12:40 - 13:00 Mitochondrial traffic jams in Alzheimer's disease - HUMMR as a roadblock
Sónia C. Correia

Center for Neuroscience, U.Coimbra, PT


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




14:30 - 16:15   SESSION #3                                             Salão Nobre FFUP


    Chair: Catarina Oliveira & Cristina Rego


 
14:30 - 15:00 Importance of mitochondrial homeostasis for brain function
Vanessa Morais

Institute of Molecular Medicine, U.Lisboa, PT

15:00 - 15:20 The link between mitochondria and epileptiform activity
Matej Hotka

Center of Physiology & Pharmacology, U.Vienna, Austria


15:20 - 15:40 Targeting mitochondrial dynamics and autophagy in neurodegeneration
Jorge Ascenção Oliveira
REQUIMTE/FFUP, University of Porto, PT


15:40 - 16:00 Driving mitochondrial bioenergetics toward neural proliferation and differentiation
Susana Solá

iMed/FFUL, University of Lisbon, PT




16:00 - 16:20 Protein CoAlation: a novel post-translational modification in redox regulation
Ivan Gout

University College London, UK



16:20 - 17:00    Coffee break & Poster Session B            Foyer do Salão Nobre FFUP 



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


    Chair: Carlos Palmeira & Robert Lightowlers


 
17:00 - 17:40 Mitochondrial dysfunction in ageing stem cells
Laura Greaves
Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research, UK
                            

17:40 - 18:30
Closing Lecture
The dialogue between mitochondria and  calcium signalling in health and disease
Michael Duchen

University College London, 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
by
the FFUP Fados Group