PhasAGE – Excellence Hub on Phase Transitions in Aging and Age-Related Disorders
phasage international conference
Phase transitions in aging and age-related diseases
12-14 OCTOBER 2021
The PhasAGE consortium invites you to participate in the I PhasAGE International Conference “Phase Transitions in Aging and Age-related Diseases” that will be held online from 12 to 14 October 2021.
The conference will bring together members of the PhasAGE consortium and external speakers showcasing high impact achievements in the field of liquid-liquid phase separation in aging and late-onset diseases.
The scientific program includes a scientific symposium organized by the group of early stage researchers. Young researchers and junior postdocs will have access to a workshop in alternative careers in science.
(All indicated times are Lisbon/London time)
DAY 1 | 12 October
KEYNOTE LECTURE I
Chair: Peter Tompa
Session I – Phase separation in cellular function and disease
Chairs: Eurico Morais Sá & Reto Gassmann
SELECTED SHORT TALKS | SESSION I
Chair: Isabel Castro
Hecw controls oogenesis and neuronal homeostasis by promoting the liquid state of ribonucleoprotein particles | Simona Polo, Fondazione Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare, Italy
RNA-binding and prion domains: the Yin and Yang of phase separation | Natalia Sanchez de Groot, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
DAY 2 | 13 October
Workshop | Alternative Careers in Science
Chairs: Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro & Paula Lopez-Perez
Session II – PHASE SEPARATION IN CELL QUALITY CONTROL AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
Chairs: Ludo Van Den Bosch & Alexandra Moreira
SELECTED SHORT TALKS | SESSION II
Chair: Vítor Teixeira
The S100B chaperone precludes formation of Tau puncta and liquid-liquid phase separation | Cláudio Gomes, Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
α-Helical peptidic scaffolds to target α-synuclein toxic species with nanomolar affinity | Jaime Santos, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Session III – ESR symposium
Chair: Carlos Conde & Tiago Gião
DAY 3 | 14 October
SELECTED POSTER SPEED-TALKS SESSION
Chairs: Rita Vilaça & Mónica Lopes-Marques
KEYNOTE LECTURE II
Chair: Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro
Session IV – Molecular and structural aspects of phase separation
Chairs: Pedro Martins & Alexander Monzon
SELECTED SHORT TALKS | SESSION III
Chair: Susanna Navarro
Surface tension effects on the nucleation-and-growth of phase separated proteins | Pedro Martins, Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Portugal
A generic approach to study the kinetics of liquid–liquid phase separation under near-native conditions | Luis Fernando Durán Armenta, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, Belgium
alternative careers in science & round-table
This workshop is intended for early stage researchers and postdocs willing to explore alternative careers in science. The invited speakers will show their career paths and share important tips for researchers to engage into alternative careers in science after doing a PhD. In the end, a round-table will promote interaction between speakers and attendees. The workshop is limited to 25 participants that will be selected based on a short motivation statement.
Alternative careers in science: working for a medical research charity | Julie Greenfield (Head of Research, Ataxia-UK)
Science, medical marketing and start-up investing – it is all about innovation! | Anke Caßing (Principal in High-Tech Grunderfonds investment firm, Germany)
Non-linear Careers: The Power of Pivots | Pedro Resende (Life sciences researcher and co-founder and director of Chaperone platform, Portugal).
Registration for this conference gives access to all scientific sessions, poster sessions, workshops and conference resources. A confirmation email will be sent after registration is completed. Registered participants will receive the full program with information and links to access the zoom meeting rooms one week prior to the event.
The PhasAGE Consortium offers 5 registration fees for residents of least developed countries (List of LDC); select this option in the registration form to apply for this exemption and you will receive information prior payment deadline.
|REGISTRATION TYPE||REGISTRATION FEE||REGISTRATION DATES||PAYMENT DEADLINE|
ACADEMIC - 25€
NON-ACADEMIC - 50€
21 JUNE - 1 OCTOBER 2021
1 OCTOBER 2021
LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
21 JUNE - 26 JULY 2021
Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
The PhasAGE consortium welcomes all the participants to submit an abstract to present their work as a short talk or an e-poster. The scientific committee will review the abstracts and select those for short talks and e-posters.
Please download the available abstract template. Submit the abstract in the original .docx format, without figures and using Arial font size 10 pts.
PhasAGE will offer the registration fee to MSc and PhD students and junior postdocs (PhD < 5 years) with selected abstracts for the short talks and poster presentations (first authors only).
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED
Each participant can submit only one abstract as first author.
A few of the submitted abstracts will be selected for short oral presentations
Poster presentations will have a selected morning session to promote ample time for discussion
Select the type of presentation in the abstract submission form.
Notification of abstract acceptance and selection for short-talks: 17 September 2021
Deadline for registration of participant with abstract submission: 21 September
Payment deadline of participants with submitted abstracts: 1 October 2021
Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC/i3S), University of Porto, Portugal
Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro (IBMC/i3S, University of Porto, Portugal)
Mónica Lopes-Marques (IBMC/i3S, University of Porto, Portugal)
Rita Vilaça (IBMC/i3S, University of Porto, Portugal)
Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro (IBMC/i3S, University of Porto, Portugal)
Elsa Logarinho (IBMC/i3S, University of Porto, Portugal)
Reto Gassmann (IBMC/i3S, University of Porto, Portugal)
Salvador Ventura (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
Peter Tompa (VIB-VUB, Belgium)
Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB-VUB, Belgium)
Silvio Tosatto (University of Padova, Italy)
Monika Fuxreiter (University of Padova, Italy)
PhasAGE early stage researchers group (PhasAGE project)
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