It is our great pleasure to invite you to the “FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Oncometabolism: From Conceptual Knowledge to Clinical Applications”, which will be held in Figueira da Foz, Portugal, on 18-24 June, 2017.
This 6-day course will provide the participants with a comprehensive overview of established and emerging topics in the fast growing field of oncometabolism. The scientific programme covers a wide range of topics, from basic concepts, to recent breakthroughs, advanced techniques and clinical applications.
Young and more experienced scientists will benefit from a combination of tutorials, designed to introduce a specific topic, with lectures on the latest developments, all delivered by some of the best international experts of this scientific field. The scientific programme includes Poster and Short Talk sessions, where the participants can present and discuss their own work, as well as a Meet the Expert session (over coffee, cheese and Port wine).
The very informal and comfortable atmosphere of the course will encourage a strong interaction between participants and the invited scientific leaders. The social programme, including beach sessions and half-day trips, and a participant versus speaker rate of 5:1 will further promote scientific networking.
We are very pleased to inform that a generous number of grants will be available upon application and selection. There will also be Best Short Talk and Best Poster Prizes, to be presented at the Farewell Dinner.
We are looking forward to welcome you to participate in this exciting course in Figueira da Foz, a lively town on the west coast of Portugal!
The members of the Advanced Lecture Course Organizing Committee,
Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal
PI, Molecular Physical Chemistry Research Unit, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Coordinator, Mitochondrial, Metabolism and Disease Group, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vice-President, European Society for Clinical Investigation
Invited Assistant Professor, III - Institute for Interdisciplinary Investigation, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Portugal
Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal
PI, Cancer Biology Group, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Researcher/Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal
PI, Particles, Polymers and Biomaterials Technology Group, Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre (CIEPQPF), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Post-doctoral Researcher, MitoXT- Mitochondrial Toxicology and Experimental Therapeutics, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Assistant Researcher, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, Portugal
You can download the poster here.
All speakers have confirmed their presence
The full programme is available for downloadhere.
(Sponsored by the Figueira da Foz City Council)
Figueira da Foz Mayor & Course Organizers
Matthew G. VANDER HEIDEN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Chairs: Lluis Fajas, Jorge Lima
Ana M. URBANO, University of Coimbra, Portugal
José M. CUEZVA, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Michael P. LISANTI, University of Salford, UK
Jorge LIMA, University of Porto, Portugal
Chairs: Paulo J. Oliveira, Vilma Sardão
- Measuring metabolic perturbations in cancer using the Agilent Seahorse XF Technology - Nick HOWE | Agilent Technologies, USA
- Exploring the impact of glucose concentration on the Warburg effect - fluorescence plate reader-based OCR and ECAR assays - Karl MORTEN, University of Oxford, UK | Luxcel Biosciences, Ireland
Chairs: Gerald Hoefler, M. Carmen Alpoim
D. Grahame HARDIE, University of Dundee, UK
Jacques POUYSSÉGUR, University of Nice, France
Lluis FAJAS, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Gabriella FICZ, Barts Cancer Institute, University of London, UK
Chairs: Jacques Pouysségur, Teresa Cunha-Oliveira
Raghu KALLURI, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Peter CARMELIET, University of Leuven, VIB, Belgium
Gerald HOEFLER, Medical University of Graz, Austria
João RAMALHO-SANTOS, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Chairs: João Ramalho-Santos; M. Carmen Alpoim
Chairs: Coral Barbas, Fátima Baltazar
Mark W. J. MUSTERS, Lead Pharma, The Netherlands
Paulo J. OLIVEIRA, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Carla P. MARTINS, MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, UK
Fátima BALTAZAR, University of Minho, Portugal
Chairs: Michael P. Lisanti, Ronald Boellaard
Natal A. W. van RIEL, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Coral BARBAS, University of San Pablo CEU, Spain
Damjana Rozman, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ronald BOELLAARD, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Kevin M. BRINDLE, University of Cambridge, UK
Chairs: Paulo J. Oliveira, Teresa Cunha-Oliveira
APPLICATION TO THE COURSE AND GRANTS
Participants will be selected mostly on a first come, first served basis. As the number of available places is strictly limited to 100, it is highly recommended to apply as soon as possible. For those wishing to submit an abstract, this can be done at a later stage, but by no later than 1 March 2017.
For application to FEBS YTF and FEBS Trans-YFT grants
Applications to FEBS grants are now closed. Those who have already applied can still submit the necessary documents (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) until March 6, 2017.
For application to the course
Applications will remain open until April 21, 2017 (or until the 100th registration, whichever comes first).
For abstract submission
Abstracts can be submitted until the deadline for application to the course (see above). However, abstracts submitted after March 6, 2017 will be considered for poster presentation only, i.e., they will not be considered for short talks.
For notification i) of selected participants (first round of notifications), ii) of participants shortlisted for FEBS grants, iii) of abstracts selected for short talks
March 15, 2017
15 April 2017
21 April 2017
590 EUR (inc. VAT)
INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE
(1) From Sunday, 18 June 2017, to Saturday, 24 June 2017. Requests for a single room will be considered by the hotel, subject to availability, and will be charged at an additional 30EUR per night, at the applicant's expense. Similarly, personal expenses such as mini-bar, telephone, etc. are not included in the registration fee. Any such costs shall be at the applicant's expense.
(2) Starting with Welcome Mixer (followed by dinner) on Sunday, 18 June 2017, and ending with breakfast on Saturday, 24 June 2017. Includes Meet the Expert (over coffee, cheese and Port wine) and Farewell Dinner.
(3) More information on the Social Programme will be released soon.
All payments must be made by bank transfer. Details will be sent by email to all accepted participants. The Course Office will generate an invoice for all payments.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR COURSE APPLICATIONS
FEBS YOUTH TRAVEL FUND (YTF) & TRANSCONTINENTAL YOUTH TRAVEL FUND (trans-YTF) GRANTS
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR YTF GRANTS
ABSTRACTS, SHORT TALKS AND POSTERS
SELECTED SHORT TALKS
Check HERE the list of selected short talks and the presentation shedule.
Check HERE the list of selected posters and the presentation shedule.
The abstract book is available on digital form for all participants on the event. Click HERE to preview/download.
The scientific programme, accommodation and most meals will be held at the Hotel Mercure, in Figueira da Foz, a lively coastal town. Figueira da Foz is located ~200 km north of Lisbon (approximately 2 h by train or by car), ~140 km south of Porto (approximately 1,5 h by car and 1 h by train) and ~55 km east of Coimbra (~40 min by car and 1 h by train). If you are travelling by train from Lisbon or Porto airports, you will have to change trains at Coimbra B railway station.
TRAVELING TO COIMBRA BY TRAIN FROM LISBON AND PORTO AIRPORTS
From Lisbon airport
At the airport, follow the signs to the metro station and take the Red Line towards “S. Sebastião” direction. Leave the metro train at “Oriente” (~10 min journey), where the “Gare do Oriente” railway station is located. For tickets and prices, please visit Metropolitano de Lisboa.
At the “Gare do Oriente”, buy a train ticket to Coimbra B (~2 h journey). Choose an "Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" type of train. For reservations, information on train timetables and ticket prices, please visit CP - Comboios de Portugal.
From Porto airport
At the airport, follow the signs to light-rail station “Metro do Porto” and take the E line (Violet) light-rail train towards “Estádio do Dragão”. Leave the light-rail train at “Campanhã”, near the Campanhã railway station (“Estação da Campanhã”) (~37 mins journey). For tickets and prices, please visit Metro do Porto. At the “Estação da Campanhã”, take a train to Coimbra B (~1 h journey). Choose an "Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" type of train. For reservations, information on train timetables and ticket prices, please visit CP - Comboios de Portugal.
TRAVELING BY TRAIN TO FIGUEIRA DA FOZ FROM COIMBRA
From Coimbra B railway station, take a local train to Figueira da Foz railway station, where you can take a taxi to the venue (5 min journey). You can also walk, as Figueira da Foz is mostly flat. For reservations, information on train timetables and ticket prices, please visit CP - Comboios de Portugal.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE FROM COIMBRA B RAILWAY STATION TO HOTEL MERCURE, FIGUEIRA DA FOZ
The course organization will arrange a shuttle bus service from Coimbra B railway station to the venue (Hotel Mercure, Figueira da Foz) in the afternoon of the first day of the course (Sunday, 18 June 2017), at a cost of 5 EUR. More information will be released in early May.
TRAVELING BY CAR TO FIGUEIRA DA FOZ
At both Lisbon and Porto airports there are several rent-a-car stands (please see Rent-a-Car at Lisbon Airport and Rent-a-Car at Oporto Airport). Please ask for information at the rent-a-car stand concerning payment of motorway and highway tolls. If leaving from Lisbon Airport, follow the indications to the A1 Motorway towards Porto; if leaving from Porto Airport, follow the indications to the A1 Motorway towards Lisbon (the A1 motorway goes from Lisbon to Porto, passing near Figueira da Foz). When travelling from Lisbon, travel through A1 Motorway until exit 10 (Pombal/Figueira da Foz), then go towards IC8 to A17, who will take you to Figueira da Foz. When travelling from Porto, take the A1 Motorway until exit 13 (Figueira da Foz), and then take A14 until Figueira da Foz.
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Figueira da Foz is a cosmopolitan and lively coastal town, located at the mouth (foz) of the Mondego River. With the most extensive stretch of sand in the whole of mainland Portugal, this town is one of the main seaside resorts in the centre of Portugal. Its several beaches provide ideal conditions for different kinds of water sports.
Organideia – Organização Profissional de Congressos, Lda.
Phone:+351 239 801 009
Avenida 25 de Abril, 22
Figueira da Foz, PORTUGAL
Tel: [+351] 233 403 900
Fax: [+351] 233 403 901
GPS : 40.150948, -8.866385