SUMMER SCHOOL 2: “FISHing Bacteria”
Unfortunately, and given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Summer School cannot take place on the 1st-3rd of July 2020 as planned. The SS will be postponed in order to bring you this event at its full potential, while assuring everyone’s safety. The new dates will be announced soon and all the participants will be contacted.
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. The practical sessions will include the design of oligonucleotides to target bacteria, standard FISH on planktonic and mixed biofilms, as well as variants including the application of liposomes, microfluidics and spectral image analysis.
Registration is free of charge, including the social event, since it is financed by the European Comission's H2020 programme through the DelNAM project. There is a limit of registrations for the practical sessions, registrations will be accepted by order of submission.
We are looking for abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations. You can choose your preference. The deadline for abstract submissions is the 15th February 2020. Please refer to the Abstract Submission section to find out more.
Nuno F. Azevedo, Rita S. Santos, Laura Cerqueira, Andreia Azevedo, Nuno Guimarães, Célia Rodrigues, Carina Almeida
Mariana Gomes, Beatriz Magalhães, Luís Moreira, Sara Pereira, Jontana Alkja e Raquel Sousa
DAY 1: Theoretical Sessions
8h30 – 9h15
Registration + dispatching of posters
9h15 - 9h30
9h30 – 10h
Chemically-modified nucleic acid mimics (NAMS) for improved RNA targeting
Jesper Wengel (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
10h – 10h15
10h15 – 10h45
Application of nucleic acid mimics to target microorganisms
Nuno F. Azevedo (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal)
10h45 – 11h
11h – 11h30
Coffee-break + poster session
11h30 – 12h
Govind Kaigala (IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland)
12h – 12h15
12h15 – 12h45
CLASI-FISH to study microbial community structure across multiple spatial scales
12h45 – 13h15
Zach Hensel (ITQB, Portugal)
13h15 – 14h15
14h15 – 14h45
Aptamers to target microorganisms
Jeffrey J. DeStefano (University of Maryland, USA)
14h45 – 15h
15h – 15h30
To be confirmed
15h30 – 16h
Hatice Ceylan Koydemir (UCLA, USA)
16h – 16h15
16h15 – 17h15
Coffee-break + poster session (poster evaluation)
16h15 – 17h45
DelNAM GA meeting (for consortium members only)
18h – 23h
Social Activity + dinner + poster prize
DAY 2: Theoretical and Practical Sessions
9h – 9h30
Taking FISH from lab to market
Laura Cerqueira (BIOMODE, Portugal)
9h30 - 10h
Drug Development – From bench to bedside
Ricardo Cunha (Blueclinical, Portugal)
10h – 10h30
10h30 – 13h
Design of oligonucleotides to target bacteria
Nuno Guimarães (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal)
13h – 14h
14h – 17h
- overview of the practical work
- prepare and treat samples
14h – 17h
DelNAM Advisory Board Meeting
DAY 3: Practical Sessions
9h – 13h
- Standard FISH
- FISH on mixed biofilms
- FISH using liposomes
13h – 14h
14h – 17h
- Results analysis: microscopy visualization, spectral image analysis and microfluidics
17h – 17h30
Evaluation of the summer school
Theoretical Sessions: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. Room 21.P1.EP. Address: Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto.
Practical Sessions: Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Department of Chemical Engineering, Room E007. Address: s/n, R. Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto.
Travel and Accomodation
How to get to Porto, Portugal
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
Hotel ibis Porto São João **
Situated close to the venue.
ADDRESS: Rua Dr Placido Costa, 4200-450, Porto, Portugal
CONTACT: +351 22 551 3100
Don't forget, participation is free of charge, including the social event! The Summer School is financed by the European Comission's H2020 programme through the DelNAM project.
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). There is a limit of registrations for the practical sessions, registrations will be accepted by order of submission.
Please also select whether you wish to take part in the social event on the 1st of July (to be announced soon).
Registrations are closed.