ReTuBi School Seminars - "The Biology of Cancer in one hour"
During the month of May, the ReTuBi project promoted several educational sessions entitled "The Biology of Cancer in one hour" addressed to the Secondary School students from the Biology course, in Lisbon. The following sessions were presented by the following researchers:
- Sérgio Dias - Secondary School Eça de Queirós - May 5
- Judite Costa, from Edgar Gomes Lab - Secondary School D. Filipa de Lencastre - May 16
- Sandrina Nóbrega Pereira, from Sérgio Dias Lab - Secondary School de Camões - May 17
- Isabel Alcobia, from João Barata Lab - Secondary School Rainha D. Amélia - May 17
- Ana Rita Fragoso, from João Barata Lab - Secondary School Dona Leonor - May 17
- Sérgio Dias - Secondary School Gil Vicente - May 25
The main goal of these educational sessions is to present the iMM Lisboa research in the cancer and tumour biology area. The themes presented were focused on:
- What is cancer;
- Cell division;
- The repair mechanisms of DNA;
- Types of cancer;
- Which can lead to cancer;
- The properties of cancer;
- The role of the microenvironment;
- Carcinogenesis and new treatments.
ReTuBi Lecture - Oliver Stone
On April 12 of 2017, Oliver Stone, from the Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research - Department of Developmental Genetics (Germany) was the invited speaker as an expert visit for the "ReTuBi Lecture" with the talk “Transcriptional and metabolic regulation of vascular form and function”.
Visit to iMM and ReTuBi labs
On March 20 of 2017, a group of 27 secondary school students from the Biology course participated in a visit to three ReTuBi labs (Edgar Gomes, Cláudio Franco and Luís Costa Labs) and two iMM facilities (ZebraFish Facility and Histology and Comparative Pathology Laboratory). The objective of this visit was to explain to students that through the ReTuBi project, the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) aims to fight cancer by reinforcing its capacity for outstanding pre-clinical and translational research, and by creating a dynamic cluster of excellence within the Lisbon region in the field of cancer research.
Staff exchange between iMM-DKFZ (2017/03)
From March 25-29 of 2017, Aida Lima, Joana Carvalho and Pedro Barbacena from Cláudio Franco Lab (iMM) made a “ReTuBi Staff Exchange” to Andreas Fischer Lab (DKFZ) to get new expertise in pathological angiogenesis and metastasis formation.
ReTuBi Lecture - Masanori Nakayama
Career development and soft skills for young scientists Workshop
It was held the “Career development and soft skills for young scientists - from Lisbon to the World Workshop” from February 22 to 24 of 2017, in Anfiteatro Prof. Cid dos Santos, Santa Maria Hospital, Lisbon that was focus on career development and scientific integrity. The Workshop was planned with “Public lectures” open to all scientific community and with “Hands-on sessions” for a target audience of 30 participants from Curie, DKFZ and iMM.
The main objective of this Workshop was to provide to the participant’s the opportunity to discuss their career objectives and to exchange opinions with speakers about various career paths leading them away from the bench (education, industry, science communication and management). At the same time provide contents related to responsible conduct of research in publication, research ethics, scientific integrity, scientific misconduct, good research practices and publication process.