2nd SPBD Meeting
24-26 October 2013
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)
The Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology (SPBD) organized its 2nd Meeting jointly with the Spanish Society for Developmental Biology (SEBD) and in association with the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapy (SPCE-TC) in FCUL on 24-26 October 2013. The meeting had 125 participants who contributed to the meeting with two keynote addresses, 12 talks by invited speakers, 24 short talks and 63 posters.
Here are some images from the meeting!
The Best Short Talk Award (sponsored by Tecniplast) was given to two talks, one by Aida Costa (IMM) and another by Gabriel G. Martins (IGC). The Best Poster Award (sponsored by Leica) was given to Raquel Mendes (IMM).
During the meeting, the SPBD gave its first SPBD Award: at the service of Developmental Biology in Portugal (Prémio SPBD: ao serviço da Biologia do Desenvolvimento em Portugal), which was awarded to Prof. Eduardo G. Crespo for his excellence in teaching Developmental Biology to undergraduate students.
Thursday | 24th October
14:00 – 16:30 Registration and poster setup
16:30 – 17:00 Welcome address | António Jacinto - SPBD president, with Angela Nieto - SEBD president and José António Belo –
Session I - Developmental mechanisms during organogenesis.
Chair: António Jacinto
17:00 – 18:00 Keynote speaker I | Didier Stainier
Imaging heart development and function in zebrafish.
Sponsored by Ultragene.
18:00 – 18:30 Invited speaker 1 | Miguel Torres
Cell competition in mammalian organogenesis.
18:30 – 18:45 Short talk 1 | Rui Benedito
Molecular regulation of vascular development by Notch.
18:45 – 19:15 Coffee break
19:15 – 19.45 Invited speaker 2 | Fernando Casares
Gene network rewiring and eye architectures in Drosophila.
19:45 – 20:00 Short talk 2 | Marta Figueiredo
The role of Notch signaling in early development of thymus and parathyroid glands.
20:00 – 20:15 Short talk 3 | Diogo S. Castro
Transcriptional control of vertebrate neurogenesis by the proneural factor Ascl1/Mash1.
20:15 – 20:30 Short talk 4 | Susana S. Lopes
How does the left-right organizer regulate organ laterality?
20:30 Welcome cocktail – Museu da Cidade
with a musical surprise sponsored by STAB Vida _ your easy genetics laboratory.
Friday | 25th October
Session II – Balancing cell proliferation and movements in development and disease.
Chair: Fernando Casares
09:00 – 09:30 Invited speaker 3 | Rui Martinho
Drosophila early zygotic expression: putting a camel through the eye of a needle.
09:30 – 09:45 Short talk 5 | Jorge V. Beira
Dpp signalling counteracts JNK-dependent apoptosis in Drosophila embryos.
09:45 – 10:00 Short talk 6 | Patrícia Ybot-Gonzalez
Actin, Wnt-PCP and the closure of neural tube in mouse embryo.
10:00 – 10:15 Short talk 7 | Oscar H. Ocaña
Reciprocal repression between Pax2 and Snail controls epithelial plasticity during mesoderm development.
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Invited speaker 4 | Eric Theveneau
Mechanisms of collective cell migration in mesenchymal cells.
11:15 – 11:30 Short talk 8 | Pedro Campinho
Tension-oriented cell divisions limit anisotropic tissue tension in epithelial spreading during zebrafish epiboly.
11:30 – 11:45 Short talk 9 | Gabriel G. Martins
Mesoscopic imaging in developmental biology and “Haeckaliens”
11:45 – 12:15 Invited speaker 5 | Angela Nieto
Cell plasticity in development and disease.
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:00 Poster Session I
Session III - Relating time and space in development.
Chair: Élio Sucena
15:00 – 15:30 Invited speaker 6 | Kim Dale
Molecular regulation of vertebrate body axis formation.
15:30 – 15:45 Short talk 10 | Barbara Vreede
Evolution builds novel traits on crucial developmental events: the case of Drosophila's egg appendages.
15:45 – 16:00 Short talk 11 | Filipa Alves
Quantifying and modelling variation in butterfly wings.
16:00 – 16:15 Short talk 12 | Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez
A new gene cluster of developmental regulatory(?) genes with obscure origin, intriguing shared regulation, and unknown
16:15 – 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 – 17:15 Invited speaker 7 | Alisson Gontijo
Molecular mechanism of action of DILP8, a new insulin-like peptide.
17:15 – 17:30 Short talk 13 | Raquel P. Andrade
The segmentation clock in temporal control of collinear HoxB gene expression.
17:30 – 17:45 Short talk 14 | Renata Freitas
Hoxd13 and the fin-to-limb transition in vertebrates.
17:45 – 18:15 Invited speaker 8| Moisés Mallo
Deciding whether to make trunk or tail during vertebrate development.
18:15 – 19:00 General assembly meetings (SPBD / SEBD)
20:00 Conference dinner – Casa do Alentejo
Saturday | 26th October
Session IV- Stem cell biology and cell therapy (SPCE-TC).
Chair: Domingos Henrique
09:00 – 09:30 Invited speaker 9 | José António Belo
Cerl2 in development and disease.
09:30 – 09:45 Short talk 15 | Paulo N.G. Pereira
Ccbe1: a secreted protein with cardiomyogenic potential.
09:45 – 10:00 Short talk 16 | Tatiana P. Resende
Towards heart (re)-genesis: Kinetics of the mouse cardiac proliferative compartment.
10:00 – 10:15 Short talk 17 | Aida Costa
From embryonic stem cells to sensory hair cells: a cell reprogramming approach.
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Invited speaker 10 | Alexandra Marques
Stem cells and extracellular matrix impact in tissue regeneration.
11:15 – 11:30 Short talk 18 | Sergio Menchero
Regulating Cdx2 and the trophectoderm lineage in the mouse blastocysts.
11:30 – 11:45 Short talk 19 | Maria M. Gomes Fernandes
BMP signalling: role in pluripotency and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells.
11:45 – 12:00 Techniplast presentation.
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:00 Poster session II
Session V- Balancing proliferation and differentiation during tissue morphogenesis and regeneration.
Chair: Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir
15:00 – 15:30 Invited speaker 11 | Paola Bovolenta
Boc and Cdon as regulators of Shh diffusion.
15:30 – 15:45 Short talk 20 | Florencia Cavodeassi
Precocious organisation of the retinal field within the anterior neural plate underlies the onset of eye morphogenesis.
15:45 – 16:00 Short talk 21 | Inês Sequeira
The dynamics of long-term hair follicle stem cells.
16:00 – 16:15 Short talk 22 | Rita Mateus
Regulation of tissue growth during zebrafish caudal fin regeneration through the Hippo pathway.
16:15 – 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 – 17:15 Invited speaker 12 | Domingos Henrique
From ES cells to neurons.
17:15 – 17:30 Short talk 23 | Marianne Deries
Myf5/Mrf4-dependent myotome provides essential extracellular cues for epaxial muscle differentiation.
17:30 – 17:45 Short talk 24 | Fernanda Bajanca
In vivo analysis of human Dystrophin dynamics in the zebrafish embryo.
17:45 – 18:45 Keynote speaker II | Shahragim Tajbakhsh
Skeletal muscle stem cells in muscle development and regeneration.
Sponsored by Grupo Taper - Zeiss
18:45 – 19:00 Tecniplast Best Short Talk Award & Leica Best Poster Award Ceremony
19:00 – 19:20 Closing remarks | Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir, Organizing Committee.
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