São Paulo School for Advanced Science in Cell Biology – SPCELL
March 3-13, 2018, University of Sao Paulo
Deadline for Submissions: November 19, 2017

In collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the International Affairs Committee of ASCB is launching the São Paulo School for Advanced Science in Cell Biology (SPCELL).

The SPCELL program will take place March 3-13, 2018, at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. The program is supported by the São Paulo School for Advanced Science (ESPCA) and the Funding Agency of São Paulo State (FAPESP).

SPCELL has invited prominent scientists from the United States, Europe, and Brazil to give keynote lectures on a wide range of advanced cell biology topics. During the week-long program, SPCELL will provide ample opportunities for various poster presentations and scientific discussions.

If you are a postdoc or a graduate student from Brazil or abroad interested in exploring cell biology, we encourage you to apply for this program at SPCELL. Time will be allotted during the week to share your work and to interact with international leaders and other fellow scientists.

Funds are available to support travel and lodging expenses for 80 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Fifty percent of the participants will be selected from outside Brazil, and the international postdocs/PhD will be selected based on their CV credentials (see below). For those selected, FAPESP will cover the costs of your round trip airfare, 11 days of lodging (which includes breakfast), transportation back and forth between the hotel and the School, and lunch and dinner at The University of São Paulo Refectory).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSPreliminary ProgramSpeakers

Step 1. Create an ASCB online account.
Step 2. Complete the written portion of the application.

Applications must include:
• A letter describing the relevance the program will have on your career and their expected dates for obtaining your PhD or master’s degree
• One-page abstract describing your experience in cell biology research (including your own research results) for a poster presentation.
• A letter of recommendation from your advisor
• CV describing relevant aspect of your academic career such as publications and cell biology society membership.

After being selected, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students will be required to submit visa applications in advance to ensure entry into Brazil. The expense for visa applications will not be covered by FAPESP.

3th March – Saturday

13:00 Opening Ceremony
13:30 Bruce Alberts

Cell Biology Education

15:00 Coffee break
16:00 Peter Walter

TBA

16:30 Discussion
17:00 Érika Shugart (ASCB)

TBA

18:30 Discussion

 

4th March – Sunday

Cell Biology on Pathogens Session
8:30 Brendan Crabb

New insights into the molecular basis of red blood cell invasion and remodelling by P. falciparum parasites

10:00 Discussion
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Brendan Crabb

TBA

12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
Cell Biology Session
14:00 Bruce Alberts

Cell Biology Education

15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Peter Walter

TBA

17:30 Discussion
18:00 Poster Session

 

5th March – Monday

Pathogens Genomics Session
8:30 David Roos

TBA

10:30 Discussion
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz (FAPESP Scientific Director)
12:30 Lunch
Pathogens Genomics Session
14:00 Wilson Silva Junior

TBA

15:30 Discussion
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Aline Silva

TBA

18:00 Discussion
18:30 Poster Session

 

6th March – Tuesday

Signaling Transduction Session
8:30 Henning Ulrich

TBA

10:00 Discussion
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Henning Ulrich

TBA

12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
Session
14:00 Deborah Schechtman

TBA

15:30 Discussion
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Jörg Kobarg

The human Nek family of kinases: from the interactome to roles in the DNA damage response

18:00 Discussion
18:30 Poster Session

 

7th March – Wednesday

Pathogen Session: Zika
8:30 Luis Carlos Ferreira

TBA

10:00 Discussion
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Glaucius Oliva

TBA

12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
Pathogen Session:
14:00 Sérgio Teixeira Ferreira

Zika virus infects adult human brain tissue and induces microglia-mediated synapse loss and memory impairment in adult mice

15:30 Discussion
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Elizabeth Igne Ferreira

TBA

18:00 Discussion
18:30 Poster Session

 

8th March – Thursday

Cell Biology Session
8:30 Yixian Zheng

TBA

10:00 Discussion
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Yixian Zheng

TBA

12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
Signaling Transduction Session
14:00 Celia Garcia

Signal Transduction pathways on host-Plasmodium interactions

15:30 Discussion
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Celia Garcia

Calcium signaling in malaria parasites

18:00 Discussion
18:30 Poster Session

 

9th March – Friday

8:30 Visit to ICB Core facilities (CEFAP-USP)
14:00 Visit to IQ Core facilities (Central Analítica)
18:30 Talk with the speakers

 

10th March – Saturday

Pathogen Session: Malaria
9:00 Maria Regina D’Império Lima

TBA

10:00 Fábio Costa

Talk: Physiopathological modulations in human and experimental malaria

11:00 Rafael Guido

TBA

12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
Pathogen Session: Malaria
14:30 Celia Garcia

Role of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) in the human malaria parasite

15:30 Irene Soares

TBA

16:30 Gerhard Wunderlich

TBA

17:30 Discussion
18:00 Talk with the speakers

 

11th March – Sunday

8:30
10:00 Discussion
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Hernandes Carvalho

TBA

12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Hernandes Carvalho

TBA

15:30 Discussion
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Visit UNICAMP Core facilities of Cell Biology Department
18:30 Talk with the speakers

 

 

12th March – Monday

8:30 Visit to Brazilian  Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) and Syrius
12:30 Lunch
14:00  

TBA

15:30 Discussion
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30  

TBA

18:00 Discussion
18:30 Talk with the speakers

 

13th March – Tuesday

EMBO lecture
8:30 Ana-Jesus Garcia-Saez

Mitochondrial apoptosis at the single molecule level

13:00 Lunch
14:00 Jose Eduardo Krieger

Closing Lecture

Ana-Jesus Garcia-Saez, PhD, TU Dresden

Aline Silva, PhD, University of São Paulo

Brendan Crabb, PhD, Burnet Institute

Bruce Alberts, PhD, University California, San Francisco

Celia Garcia, PhD, University of Sao Paulo

David Roos, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Schechtman, University of São Paulo

Elizabeth Ferreira, PhD, University of São Paulo

Glaucius Oliva, PhD, University of Sao Paulo

Henning Ulrich, PhD, University of São Paulo

Hernandes Carvalho, PhD, State University Campinas-UNICAMP

Jörg Kobarg, PhD State University of Campinas

Jose Eduardo Krieger, PhD University of Sao Paulo

Luis Carlos Ferreira, PhD, University of Sao Paulo

Peter Walter, PhD, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine/ HHMI

Wilson da Silva Junior, PhD, University of Sao Paulo

Yixian Zheng, PhD, Carnegie Institution

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