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Monday October 23rd

9:00-14:00, Undergraduate Introductory Course to Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Curso de iniciación a la investigación de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular)

09:00-14:00, Meeting of of coordinators of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biomedicine

14:30-17:00, Teaching of Biochemistry

14:30-17:00, Emerging Scientist Group [R20. 3+ Emerging Scientist Workshop]

17:00-17:30, Opening Ceremony

17:30-18:30, Opening Lecture Fundación Ramón Areces: Jules Hoffmann. University of Strasbourg (France), Nobel Awardee: Innate immunity from insects to mammals

19:00-21:00, Welcome reception

Tuesday October 24th


9:00 am, Symposium 1.1. New challenges in structural biology: the role of X-ray cristallography. Barbara Luisa Machado Calisto. Alba Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès (Spain), and Pedro Pereira. Biomolecular Structure Group, IBMC – Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Porto (Portugal)


    - Daniele de Sanctis, Structural Biology Group, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France): Experimental phasing at MAD beamlines, future perspectives

    - Kay Diederichs, Fachbereich Biologie, Universität Konstanz (Germany): Serial crystallography at the Synchrotron
    - Roeland Boer, Alba Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona (Spain): Opportunities for biologists at the ALBA synchrotron and the XALOC beamline

9:00 am, Symposium 2.1. Gene Regulation and Morphological Evolution. Marian Ros. Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria (IBBTEC), Santander (Spain)

    - Marian Ros, Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria (IBBTEC), Santander (Spain): Nails, claws and hoofs. A novel role for Hoxc genes?
    - José Luis Gómez Skarmeta, Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla (Spain): Evolution of regulatory landscapes
    - Moises Mallo, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Lisboa (Portugal): Mechanisms regulating vertebrate body formation along its anterior-posterior axis


9:00 am, Symposium 3.1. Autophagy, metabolism and cell fate. Patricia Boya. Biological Research Center (CIB-CSIC), Madrid (Spain)


    - Gerald W. Dorn, II, Philip and Sima K. Needleman Professor. Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (USA): The mitophagy-metabolism interactome in developing and diseased hearts
    - Patricia Boya, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CIB-CSIC, Madrid (Spain): Mitophagy, metabolism and cell differentiation
    - Raúl V. Durán, INSERM, Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie, Pessac, Bordeaux (France): Glutamoptosis: a new cell death mechanism inhibited by autophagy during nutrient imbalanc

10:30-12:00, Commercial exhibition, POSTERs and coffee break


, Fisher SEBBM Lecture: Lluc Mosteiro. Tumor Suppression group, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain: Cellular reprogramming in the adult organism and its interplay with tissue damage

12:30-13:30, L`Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Plenary Lecture. Juleen Zierath. Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (Sweden): Sketetal muscle mediators and exercice-induced adaptations governing insulin sensivity

13:30-14:30, Commercial exhibition, POSTERs and lunch

14:30-15:30, Niemayer Session: IUBMB Jubilee Lecture. Miguel Allende. Universidad de Chile, Santiago (Chile): Specialized adaptations to an annual life cycle in South American killifish were accompanied by a rapid genome expansion


, Working Groups Meetings >>>

18:00-19:30, Poster Party

18:00-20:00, Entrepreneurship Forum: Biosciences research to market (Session 1) >>>

Wednesday October 25th


9:00 am, Symposium 1.2. New Perspectives on ductile proteins. Inmaculada Yruela. Grupo de Biología Computacional y Estructural, Estación Experimental de Aula Dei-CSIC, Zaragoza (Spain)

    - Xavier Salvatella, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) (Spain): Disorder to order transitions in the regulation of transcription: biomedical implications
    - Brigitte Meunier-Gontero, Laboratoire Enzymologie de complexes supramoléculaires, BIP (Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines), Marseille (France): CP12, an intrinsically disordered protien: Jack of all trades and master of the Calvin cycle
    - Nuno C. Santos, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal): Dengue virus capsid protein functions and its inhibition by pep14-23

9:00 am, Symposium 2.2. Photopharmacology. Xavier Rovira. Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Vic (Spain)

    - Cyril Goudet, Neuroreceptors, Dynamics and Function. Institut de Genomique Fonctionnelle (IGF), Montpellier (France): In vivo photopharmacological manipulation of chronic pain-related behaviors
    - Pau Gorostiza, Nanoprobes and Nanoswitches Group. Institute for BioEngineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona (Spain): Optical control of endogenous receptors and cellular excitability using targeted covalent photoswitches
    - Arnaud Gautier, Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry. École Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris (France): Labeling proteins on demand with fluorogenic probes

9:00 am, Symposium 3.2. Synaptic defects in brain diseases. Ana Luisa Carvalho. CNC-Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

    - Ana Luisa Carvalho, CNC-Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal): Cognitive disorders as defects in synaptic function: insight from human mutations in the CACNG2 gene
    - José A. Esteban, Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, CSIC/UAM, Madrid (Spain): PI3K-PTEN signaling for synaptic plasticity in health and disease
    - Laurent Groc, University of Bordeaux, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, UMR5297, Bordeaux (France): Non-canonical role of glutamatergic NMDA receptor in health and psychiatric diseases

10:30-12:00, Commercial exhibition, POSTERs and coffee break


, Margarita Lorenzo Award Plenary Lecture: Elia Escasany. Departamento de Bioquímica, Fisiología y Genética Molecular, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcón, España: TGFβ3 as a novel target in obesity and type 2 diabetes-associated kidney failure

12:15-12:40, SPB Young Investigator Award: André Santos. Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal: Trisulfide, the novel energy conservation link in dissimilatory sulfite reduction

12:40-13:05, Young Scientists Plenary Session SEBBM Biotools Lecture: Oriol Gallego. Visiting Group Leader, at Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany: Cell engineering to implement structural biology in living cells

13:05-13:30, Maurice Nicloux Award Lecture: Michael Ryckelynck. Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, Strasbourg, France: Very high-throughput biology with droplet-based microfluidics

13:30-14:30, Commercial exhibition, POSTERS and lunch

14:30-15:30, Leloir Session: PABMB Lecture: Pablo Wappner. Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires (Argentina): Cellular adaptations to hypoxia. Novel mechanisms of HIF regulation


, Working Groups Meetings >>>

18:00-19:30, Poster Party

18:00-19:30, Turning on R&D in to innovation

18:00-20:00, Entrepreneurship Forum: Raising founds for young start-up (Session 2) >>>

Thursday October 26th


9:00 am, Symposium 1.3. Bacterial secretion systems: towards the assembly mechanism. Gilles Phan. Université Paris Descartes, Paris (France)

    - Andrea Dessen, Institut de Biologie Structurale, Pathogenie Bacterienne, UMR CNRS-CEA-UJF, Grenoble (France): Architecture of the type III secretion system translocation pore of Pseudomonas
    - Olivera Francetic, Institut Pasteur, Biochemistry of Macromolecular Interactions Unit, CNRS ERL6002, Paris (France): The type II secretion Pseudopilus: structure and assembly
    - Rémi Fronzes, European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, Microbiologie Fondamentale et Pathogénicité, CNRS UMR5234, Paris (France): Biogenesis and structure of a type VI secretion system

9:00 am, Symposium 2.3. Nuclear receptors and their co-regulators: implications in cancer, metabolism and inflammation. Annabel Valledor Fernández. Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology. School of Biology, University of Barcelona (Spain), and Mercedes Ricote, CNIC, Madrid (Spain)

    - Bart Staels, Institut Universitaire de France, Lille (France): Nuclear receptors in the control of metabolism and inflammation in obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and NAFLD
    - Eckardt Treuter, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden): Epigenomic control of metaflammation by GPS2-containing coregulator complexes
    - Eva Estébanez-Perpiñá, Department de Bioquímica i Biomedicina Molecular, School of Biology, University of Barcelona & Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB), Barcelona (Spain): Structure of the homodimeric androgen receptor ligand-binding domain: towards a deeper understanding of prostate cancer and androgen insensitivity syndromes

9:00 am, Symposium 3.3. Mitochondria in Health and Disease. José M. Cuezva. Departamento de Biología Molecular, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

    - Michael R. Duchen, University College of London (UK): Lysosomal dysfunction has major consequences for mitochondrial metabolism in neurons: implications for Gaucher Disease and Parkinson’s
    - José Antonio Enríquez, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid (Spain): Mitochondria define organismal metabolism
    - Nuno Raimundo, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Institut für Zellbiochemie, Göttingen (Germany): Mitochondria and lysosomes – united we stand


10:30-12:00, Commercial exhibition, POSTERs and coffee break

10:30-12:00, Round Table: Dialogue between Science and Society

12:00-12:15, Awards



12:15-13:15, Alberto Sols - Fundación BBVA Closing Lecture: Carlos Bustamante, University of California, Berkeley (USA): Division of labor and allosteric regulation among the subunits of a DNA packaging ring ATPase


13:15-13:30, Closing Ceremony

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

List of Papers accepted >>>

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

List of Travel Grants >>>


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AUGUST 28, 2017

Late/On-Site Registration Opening and payment (no abstract submission)


AUGUST 24, 2017

Early Registration Closing

Abstract Submission Closing

Invited Abstract Submission Closing

Deadline for Travel Grants >>>


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