SUMMER SCHOOL 2: “FISHing Bacteria”

About

The 2nd DelNAM Summer School will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July 2020 and is organised by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.The summer school will include theoretical sessions and hands-on practical sessions on the FISH technique and its applications.

We are looking for abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations. You can choose your preference. Please refer to the Abstract Submission section to find out more.

Programme

DAY 1: Theoretical Sessions

8h30 – 9h15

Registration + dispatching of posters

9h15 - 9h30

Welcome Session

9h30 – 10h

LNA-containing antisense oligonucleotides

Jesper Wengel (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

10h – 10h15

Abstract 1

10h15 – 10h45

Application of nucleic acid mimics to target microorganisms

Nuno F. Azevedo (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal)

10h45 – 11h

Abstract 2

11h – 11h30

Coffee-break + poster session

11h30 – 12h

µFISH

Govind Kaigala (IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland)

12h – 12h15

Abstract 3

12h15 – 12h45

CLASI-FISH to study microbial community structure across multiple spatial scales

Alex Valm

12h45 – 13h

smFISH

Zach Hensel (ITQB, Portugal)

13h – 14h

Lunch

14h – 14h30

Aptamers to target microorganisms

Jeffrey J. DeStefano (University of Maryland, USA)

14h30 – 14h45

Abstract 4

14h45 – 15h15

To be confirmed

15h15 – 15h45

Mobile Microscopy

Hatice Ceylan Koydemir (UCLA, USA)

15h45 – 16h

Abstract 5

16h – 17h

Coffee-break + poster session (poster evaluation)

16h – 17h30

DelNAM GA meeting (for consortium members only)

18h – 23h

Social Activity + dinner + poster prize

DAY 2: Theoretical and Practical Sessions

9h – 9h30

To be confirmed

9h30 - 10h

Drug Development – From bench to bedside

Ricardo Cunha (Blueclinical, Portugal)

10h – 10h30

Coffee-break

10h30 – 11h

Design of oligonucleotides to target bacteria

Nuno Guimarães (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal)

13h – 14h

Lunch

14h – 17h

Hands-on session

14h – 17h

DelNAM Advisory Board Meeting

DAY 3: Practical Sessions

9h – 13h

Hands-on session

13h – 14h

Lunch

14h – 17h

Hands-on session

17h – 17h30

Evaluation of the summer school

Venue

Venue: Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.

Address: s/n, R. Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto.

Room: Theoretical Sessions - To be defined.
Practical Session - Department of Chemical Engineering, E007.

Travel and Accomodation

How to get to Porto, Portugal

 

By Plane

The nearest airport is the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto, about 17Km away from the city centre (RECOMMENDED).

Alternatively, you can fly to the Lisbon Portela Airport in Lisbon, about 300Km away from Porto, and then take another flight to the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or a train to São Bento station.

By Metro or Bus

From the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to Porto’s City Centre

The easiest way is to take the metro at the airport (E line – lilac) and get off at Trindade. Here, you should take another train (D line – yellow) and get off at Aliados. The entire travel will take around 35 minutes. You can buy metro tickets at the airport.

Alternatively, you can take the bus 601 and get off at Cordoaria, though it takes longer (50min). You can check bus timetables here and buy the tickets inside the bus.

How to get to the Venue

 

By Metro or Bus

The easiest way is to take the metro at the Aliados or São Bento (D line – yellow) and get off at Pólo Universitário or IPO. You can buy metro tickets on the station.

Where to Stay

 

Hotel Aliados ***

Situated in Porto's city centre.
ADDRESS: R. Elísio de Melo 27, 4000-196 Porto
CONTACT: +351 22 200 4853
WEBSITE

Hotel ibis Porto São João **

Situated close to the venue.
ADDRESS: Rua Dr Placido Costa, 4200-450, Porto, Portugal
CONTACT: +351 22 551 3100
WEBSITE

Eurostars Oporto ****

Situated close to the venue.
ADDRESS: Rua do Mestre Guilherme Camarinha, nº212, 4200-537 Porto, Portugal
CONTACT: +351 22 507 2090
WEBSITE

Registration

Registrations will open soon, stay tuned!
You can choose whether you want to attend only the theoretical sessions (1st and 2nd of July) or both the theoretical and practical sessions (1st-3rd of July).
Please also select whether you wish to take part in the social event on the 1st of July (to be announced soon).

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions will open soon. To present your work at the Workshop you must be registered in the event.
Abstracts must be writen in English. Please refer to the Abstract Rules and the Abstract Template files for Submission Rules.

Contact Information

Rita S. Santos (Project Manager)

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

PHONE: +351 969 757 873
E-MAIL: ritasantos@fe.up.pt

Nuno F. Azevedo (Project Leader)

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

PHONE: +351 969 754 859
E-MAIL: nazevedo@fe.up.pt