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 Usually three junior scientists present novel results (preferably unpublished results/observations) or, alternatively, post-docs and PIs can present new and challenging research ideas.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:
21 June 2019 - Special DiA Meeting @UAlgarve (full day)
We will have four remarkable Invited Speakers, Short and Flash talks selected from submitted Abstracts and a Poster session!
07h40 - Bus from Lisbon to Faro
11h15 - 11h30 - Reception and Coffee Break
11h30 - 12h00 - Invited Speaker – Álvaro Tavares (UAlg, Faro, Portugal)
"Another Mob joins the crowd - Mob3 in development"
12h00 - 12h30 - Invited Speaker – Mário Soares (IGC, Oeiras, Portugal)
“Mitotic bookmarking by transcription factors in vertebrate
12h30 - 12h45 - Short Talk
12h45 - 12h30 - Flash Talks (7 x 2 min)
13h00 - 14h30 - Lunch @ Cantina (UAlg) and Poster Session
14h30 - 15h00 - Invited Speaker – Rita Teodoro (CEDOC, Lisbon, Portugal)
“Peripheral axonal ensheathment is regulated by Ral GTPase
and the exocyst complex”
15h00 - 15h30 - Invited Speaker - Juan Ramón Martínez Morales (CABD,
“Vsx genes are required for bipolar cell differentiation, but not
for neuroretinal identity, in teleosts”
15h30 - 15h45 - Short Talk
15h45 - 16h00 - Short Talk
16h00 - 16h15 - Coffee Break and Group Photo
16h15 - 17h45 - Social/Cultural event
17h45 - Bus from Faro to Lisbon
Registration deadline – 30th April (registration FREE; register here).
Abstract submission deadline – 15th May
Bus fee payment deadline – 20th May
Notification of short/flash talk speakers – 30th May
The last DiA event was:
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!