CNC Internal Newsletter
Issue 18 | December 2018
Publications November | December

Chronic adenosine A2A receptor blockade induces locomotor sensitization and potentiates striatal LTD in GPR37 deficient mice.
Morató X, et al, J Neurochem. 2018 Dec 22

Acetylation as a major determinant to microtubule-dependent autophagy: Relevance to Alzheimer's and Parkinson disease pathology.
Esteves AR, et al, Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2018 Dec 17

Effects of a New Bioceramic Material on Human Apical Papilla Cells.
Sequeira DB, et al, J Funct Biomater. 2018 Dec 16

Single nanomolar doxorubicin exposure triggers compensatory mitochondrial responses in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts.
Ferreira LL, et al, Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 Dec 14

Purinergic signalling and brain development.
Rodrigues RJ, et al, Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2018 Dec 4


Cysteine proteases secreted by the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus: In silico analysis.
Cardoso JMS, et al, Comput Biol Chem. 2018 Dec

Stress-induced host membrane remodeling protects from infection by non-motile bacterial pathogens.
Tawk C, et al, EMBO J. 2018 Dec 3

Metabolic and Mechanical Cues Regulating Pluripotent Stem Cell Fate.
Perestrelo T, et al, Trends Cell Biol. 2018 Dec

Targeting mitochondria to oppose the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Grattagliano I, et al, Biochem Pharmacol. 2018 Nov 30

MicroRNAs at the Host-Bacteria Interface: Host Defense or Bacterial Offense.
Aguilar C, et al, Trends Microbiol. 2018 Nov 23


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Events @ CNC

16th Beer for Thought! Christmas Party Edition! 19 December 2018 | 17h30 @UC meal room (FMUC, 1st floor, POLO I)



16th Beer fot Though! Christmas Party Edition

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Public Engagement in Science
"Células Estaminais: O que são? Onde Estão no Nosso Corpo?" | December 7, 2018, Escola Secundária Adolfo Portela (ESAP), Agueda
Talk by Patricia Pitrez

CNC Kids, Scientific Afternoon
| December 19, 2018 | CNC Pólo I
15 children and teenagers had the opportunity to perform several hands-on activities and lab visits.
Participation of Ana Rita Álvaro, Ana Teresa Viegas, Isabel Dantas, João Cardoso, Lia Lopes, Maria Inês Martins, Ricardo Rodrigues and Sara Amaral.

Launch of the CNC Calendar 2019
If you wish to purchase your calendar, ask for it at the Science Communication Office, or at the Secretariat of the Board of Directors (pólo I - 1st floor)

Células Estaminais: O que são? Onde Estão no Nosso Corpo?
CNC Kids Scientific Afternoon
CNC Kids Scientific Afternoon
 2019 CNC Calendar Cover
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CNC on the News

News about the Medal of merit awarderd by Catarina Seabra
Noticias de Gouveia | November 30 (in press)

News about Proteins that convert skin cells into sentinels of the immune system

Visão Online | December 7 [see here]

TSF Online | December 7 [see here]

SIC Notícias Online | December 7 [see here]

RTP Online | December 7 [see here]

Porto Canal Online | December 7 [see here]

Notícias de Coimbra Online | December 7 [see here]

Diário de Notícias Online | December 7 [see here]

Destak Online | December 7 [see here]

Diário de Viseu Online | December 8 [see here]

Diário de Coimbra Online | December 8 [see here]

Diário de Coimbra | December 8 (in press)

Diário de Aveiro Online | December 8 [see here]

Diário As Beiras | December 8 (in press)

Notícias ao Minuto Online | December 10 [see here]

Campeão das Províncias Online | December 10 [see here]

Boas Notícias Online | December 10 [see here]

Atlas da Saúde Online | December 10 [see here]

Í Online | December 11 [see here]

Netfarma Online | December 11 [see here]

Cabra Online (A) | December 11 [see here]

ALERT® Online | December 12 [see here]

Diário de Leiria | December 13 (in press)

Diário dos Açores | December 14 (in press)

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CNC Research Opportunities:

1 Master Fellowship
Project PTDC/BIM-MEC/2968/2014) Identification and functional characterization of microRNAs controlling cardiac ischemia reperfusion injury [see here]
Application deadline: January 28, 2019


1 PhD position
Biological sciences field [see here]
Application deadline: January 10, 2019

1 PhD position
Biological sciences field [see here]
Application deadline: January 31, 2019

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PhD Defenses
Pedro Curto | 5 December, 2018
Thesis: "Rickettsia-macrophage tropism: a link to rickettsial pathogenicity?”
Supervisors: Isaura Simões (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology) and and Juan J. Martinez (LSU)

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Get Involved
CNC Seminars
Winter Series - Next talks

@CNC, Pólo I, Coimbra

"Arc/Arg3.1 as a major coordinator of cognition"
Sonia A. L. Correa (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, UK)
Host: Luís P. de Almeida
January 10, 11h30

"Funding Opportunities EIT Health"
Jorge Figueira (DITS) Marta Passadouro (DITS) Jorge Pimenta (IPN)
Host: Sara Amaral
January 10
, 14h30

"Action at a distance on object–related ventral temporal representations"
Jorge Almeida (Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention (CINEICC), University of Coimbra)
Host: Cláudia Cavadas
January 11
, 14h00

"Recognition of Pain, Suffering and Distress"
Paul Flecknell (Animal Communication, Neuroscience and Anaesthetics, Newcastle University, UK)
Host: Paula Mota
January 25, 09h30@iCBR


@CNC / UC-Biotech, Cantanhede

"The mechanism of wound healing through the fibroblast switching between two states"
Rui Dilão (Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)
Host: Hugo Fernandes
January 9, 11h30

"Mechanisms of nuclear positioning during cell migration and muscle development"
Edgar Gomes (Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Lisbon)
Host: Mário Grãos
January 23
, 11h30

"Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in the Lab and in the Society "
Filomena Silva (CNC, Coimbra)
Lecture to announce (APELA)
Host: Sara Amaral
January 30
, 14h30


PDBEB Advanced Courses 2018/2019 [see here]

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Animal experimentation (OPTIONAL)
January 7 - 18, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Core Facilities
January 21 - February 1, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Connecting the Researchers with the society
February 18 - 22, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Computational Biology
February 25 - March 1, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Metabolism
March 11 - 15, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Infection
March 18 - 22, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Synapse structure and function
March 25 - 29, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Neuronal circuits & behavior
April 1 - 5, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Advanced Therapies
April 22 - 26, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Proteomics Approaches in Life Sciences (OPTIONAL)
May 6 - 10, 2019

PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Drug development
May 13 - 24, 2019

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