Development in Action
The SPBD organizes the “Development in Action” - DiA – series with the objective of bringing the Portuguese Developmental Biology community together a few times a year. The DiA series exists in three different formats.
DiA Meetings are a series of VERY INFORMAL meetings that take place in Lisbon. We get together 2 – 3 times a year (alternating between different Lisbon institutions). Usually three junior scientists present novel results (preferably unpublished results/observations) or, alternatively, post-docs and PIs can present new and challenging research ideas. The presentations should last 15 min followed by 15-20 min discussion.
DiA Symposia are thematic symposia that focus on a topic of interest to developmental biologists. The DiA Symposia are usually a full afternoon, with 4 – 5 speakers and time for discussion. SPBD members are encouraged to propose themes and speakers, which can include scientists outside the field of developmental biology.
Special DiA Meetings are full day meetings organised with our “out-of-Lisbon” members in mind: so far, such meetings have been held at the Universities of Algarve, Minho and Porto. The objective is to organize one of these full day Special DiA Meetings once a year.
If you want to be added to the dia_members email list, please contact the DiA Committee!
The next DiA event is:
On behalf of the Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology (SPBD) and the Champalimaud Foundation (CF), we invite you to attend the first DevBioMed Symposium – From Developmental Biology to Medicine and Back.
The ultimate goal of Developmental Biology is to understand how different cell types, tissues and organs arise from one single cell, the fertilized egg. By elucidating the mechanisms of cell growth, differentiation and morphogenesis during embryogenesis, as well as ageing and regeneration in postnatal life, Developmental Biology offers critical insights into numerous human diseases such as infertility, birth defects and cancer. In addition, developmental studies have fueled the fields of stem cell biology, organoid models and Regenerative Medicine, providing novel tools for biomedical research and drug discovery. Conversely, clinical descriptions of congenital anomalies have greatly advanced our understanding of basic developmental processes.
Counting with an outstanding panel of invited speakers, the DevBioMed Symposium aims at bringing together research scientists and clinicians to discuss the exciting crossroads between the fields of Developmental Biology and Medicine.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown on December 13th!
Entrance is free upon registration and subject to availability.
Registration Deadline: 9 December 2019
Registration and Programme: click here
Rita Fior (CF) & Ana Teresa Tavares (SPBD & CEDOC)
From Developmental Biology to Medicine and Back
13 December 2019, CF (Lisbon, Portugal)
09h00 – Welcome – Champalimaud Foundation Representative
Session 1 – Clinical Applications of Developmental Principles
Session Chair: Rui Martinho (iBiMED, PT)
09h20 – Bill Heald (UK; CF, PT)
09h50 – Isabel Palmeirim (UAlg ,PT)
10h10 – Maria do Carmo Fonseca (iMM, PT)
10h30 – Discussion
11h00 – Coffee Break
Session 2 – Embryonic Patterning and Birth Defects
Session Chair: Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir (FCUL, PT)
11h20 – Moisés Mallo (IGC, PT)
11h40 – Jorge Correia Pinto (ICVS, PT)
12h00 – Claudio Stern (UCL, UK)
12h30 – Discussion
13h00 – Lunch Break
Session 3 – Cellular Development and Tumorigenesis
Session Chair: Domingos Henrique (iMM, PT)
14h30 – Juan Pedro Martinez Barbera (UCL, UK)
15h00 – Mónica Bettencourt Dias (IGC, PT)
15h20 – Catarina Homem (CEDOC, PT)
15h40 – Discussion
16h10 – Coffee Break
Session 4 – Microenvironment in Regeneration and Cancer
Session Chair: José Bessa (i3S, PT)
16h30 – Leonor Saúde (iMM, PT)
16h50 – Luís Costa (iMM, PT)
17h10 – Rita Fior (CF, PT)
17h30 – Mina Bissell (Berkeley, USA)
18h00 – Discussion
18h30 – Closing Remarks – Diogo Castro (President of SPBD)
18h45 – Wine & Cheese Reception
The last DiA event was:
21 June 2019 - Special DiA Meeting @UAlgarve (full day)
07h40 - Bus from Lisbon to Faro
11h15 - Reception and Coffee Break
11h30 - Invited Speaker Álvaro Tavares (CBMR, UAlg, Faro, Portugal) | Another Mob joins the crowd - Mob3 in development
12h00 - Invited Speaker Mário Soares (Diogo Castro Lab, IGC, Oeiras, Portugal) | Mitotic bookmarking by transcription factors in vertebrate neurogenesis
12h30 - Short Talk Marta Liber (Raquel Andrade Lab, CBMR, UAlg, Faro, Portugal) | Frozen chicken: Promoting the massive meta-analysis of chicken microarray data
12h45 - Flash Talks
- Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir (FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal) | A fibronectin-dependent mechanotransduction pathway in control of the chick embryo segmentation clock
- Jorge Borbinha (António Jacinto Lab, CEDOC, Lisbon, Portugal) | Metabolic reprograming during zebrafish caudal fin regeneration
- Ana Cristina Maia-Fernandes (Raquel Andrade Lab, CBMR, UAlg, Faro, Portugal) | A novel morphometric tool describing early chick embryo elongation
- Gil Carrasco (Raquel Andrade Lab, CBMR, UAlg, Faro, Portugal) | A miR-Seq approach to temporal control of Embryo Clock oscillations
- Susana Lopes (CEDOC, Lisbon, Portugal) | Uncoupling organ laterality events during embryogenesis
13h00 - Lunch Cantina (UAlg)
13h30 - Poster Session Building 1 Atrium
14h30 - Invited Speaker Rita Teodoro (CEDOC, Lisbon, Portugal) | Peripheral axonal ensheathment is regulated by Ral GTPase and the exocyst complex
15h00 - Invited Speaker - Juan Ramón Martínez Morales (CABD, Seville, Spain) | Bifurcation of the neural retina and retinal pigment epithelium specification networks: From optic cup morphogenesis to retinal degenerative diseases
15h30 - Short Talk Ana Rebelo (Catarina Homem Lab, CEDOC, Lisbon, Portugal) | The role of surrounding tissues for tumour-like neuroblast proliferation
15h45 - Short Talk Andreia Pimpão (Renata Freitas Lab, i3S/IBMC, Porto, Portugal) | Hoxd13 targets and vertebrate limb evolution
16h00 - Coffee Break and Group Photo
16h15 - Social/Cultural Event
17h45 - Bus from Faro to Lisbon
DiA Symposium “Cell and tissue mechanics in development and disease”
8 February 2019 FREE ENTRY!
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, C2 building, room 2.3.13.
15h00 - 15h10 | Welcome
15h10 - 15h40 | Theodoor H. Smit (Amsterdam University Medical Centers, The Netherlands)
A mechanical perspective on somitogenesis.
15h50 - 16h20 | Maria José Oliveira (INEB/i3S, UPorto)
Decellularized matrices as biomimetic models of the tumour microenvironment.
16h30 – 17h00 | Coffee Break
17h00 - 17h30 | Cristina Barrias (INEB/i3S, UPorto)
Microtissue engineering for therapeutic vascularization.
17h40 - 18h10 | Lara Carvalho (CEDOC, NMS-UNova Lisboa)
Occluding junctions as novel regulators of tissue mechanics during wound repair.
18h20 - 18h25 | Closing
This DiA Symposium was transmitted by videoconference to Porto, Faro and Aveiro!
The DiA Meeting on 22 June 2018 was a full day Special DiA meeting at UAlgarve!
See the complete programme here!
Group picture from the full day Special DiA Meeting on 22 September 2017 at UAlgarve, Faro
Keynote speakers were:
Rita Fior (Champalimaud Foundation)
Raquel P. Andrade (Centro de Biomedicina Molecular e Estrutural, Universidade do Algarve)
See here for the detailed programme!
Group picture from the full day Special DiA Meeting on 10 July 2015 at IBMC/INEB, Porto
The Special DiA Meeting in Porto 2015 had close to 60 participants!
Group picture from the full day Special DiA Meeting on 4 July 2014 at University of Algarve, Faro
The Special DiA Meeting 2014 had over 50 participants!