Physiology

from development to disease

The 2017 Champalimaud Research Symposium, with the theme “Physiology: from development to disease” will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from the 9th to the 11th of October 2017. The Symposium will be a single-track scientific meeting with 14 invited speakers.  It will focus on modern physiology in development, aging, immunity and cancer, bridging cutting edge biology research with disease oriented research, and will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Bob Horvitz, winner of the 2002 Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with Sydney Brenner and John Sulston, “for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death”.

This Symposium is a very special event as it will serve as the inaugural conference to launch the Champalimaud Biology of Systems and Metastasis Research Program. This new research program, together with the neuroscience program, aims at establishing the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown as a premier biomedical research effort. After five successful neuroscience symposia, it is a great pleasure to commence this new phase of the Champalimaud Research with what promises to be this exciting and rewarding Symposium. The diverse list of distinguished speakers shown below will reflect the vision for our research.

The Symposium will be held at our Centre on the stunning waterfront in Lisbon, and will also feature a social programme which will give participants the chance to explore this beautiful and historic city. We expect that the unique venue, together with the exciting list of invited speakers, will foster a lively and stimulating scientific meeting.

LISBON

9-11 /Oct.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Bob Horvitz

INVITED SPEAKERS

Maria Blasco

Paul Frenette

Yasuyuki Fujita

Jonathan Kipnis

Pierre Leopold

Eduardo Moreno

Duojia Pan

Linda Partridge

Josef Penninger

Caetano Reis e Sousa

Carlos Ribeiro

Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

Jean-Paul Vincent

ORGANIZERS

Eduardo Moreno

Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

Carlos Ribeiro

Would you like to join us?

REGISTER HERE

Meet our Speakers

They are focused on modern physiology in development, aging, immunity and cancer, bridging cutting edge biology research with disease oriented research

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

INVITED SPEAKERS

Bob Horvitz

Bob Horvitz

MIT, USA

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Maria Blasco

Maria Blasco

CNIO, Spain

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Paul Frenette

Paul Frenette

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

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Yasuki Fujita

Yasuki Fujita

Hokkaido University, Japan

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Jonathan Kipnis

Jonathan Kipnis

University of Virginia, USA

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Pierre Leopold

Pierre Leopold

iBV, France

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Eduardo Moreno

Eduardo Moreno

Champalimaud, Portugal

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Duojia Pan

Duojia Pan

UT Southwestern, USA

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Linda Partridge

Linda Partridge

MPI, Germany

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Josef Penninger

Josef Penninger

IMBA, Austria

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Caetano Reis e Sousa

Caetano Reis e Sousa

Francis Crick Institute, UK

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Carlos Ribeiro

Carlos Ribeiro

Champalimaud, Portugal

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Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

Champalimaud, Portugal

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Jean Paul Vincent

Jean Paul Vincent

Francis Crick Institute, UK

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Bob Horvitz

Bob Horvitz

MIT, USA

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INVITED SPEAKERS

Maria Blasco

Maria Blasco

CNIO, Spain

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Paul Frenette

Paul Frenette

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

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Yasuki Fujita

Yasuki Fujita

Hokkaido University, Japan

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Jonathan Kipnis

Jonathan Kipnis

University of Virginia, USA

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Pierre Leopold

Pierre Leopold

iBV, France

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Eduardo Moreno

Eduardo Moreno

Champalimaud, Portugal

+ website

Duojia Pan

Duojia Pan

UT Southwestern, USA

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Linda Partridge

Linda Partridge

MPI, Germany

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Josef Penninger

Josef Penninger

IMBA, Austria

+ website

Caetano Reis e Sousa

Caetano Reis e Sousa

Francis Crick Institute, UK

+ website

Carlos Ribeiro

Carlos Ribeiro

Champalimaud, Portugal

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Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

Champalimaud, Portugal

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Jean Paul Vincent

Jean Paul Vincent

Francis Crick Institute, UK

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Meet our Venue

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Inaugurated on October 5th 2010, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is now a part of the important riverside area of Belém, near the magnificent Tower of Belém. This area, where the river Tejo meets the Atlantic Ocean, is of great historical significance as the great Portuguese pioneers sailed from this location to discover the “unknown” in the XV and XVI centuries.

The presence of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown leverages this historical heritage by creating an inspirational link between the discoveries of yesteryear and the epic adventure of scientific research. Here, everything converges in the creation of a unique atmosphere for the development of the most advanced multidisciplinary and translational research in the field of biomedicine. The building’s contemporary architecture, along with its functionality, offers outstanding conditions to investigators, academics and health professionals, from Portugal and beyond, to carry out work oriented towards excellence and practical results.

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown covers an area of 60,000m2 facing the river Tejo and comprises three large areas. The main building houses the Champalimaud Clinical Centre’s diagnostic and treatment facilities, an indoor garden, research laboratories and administrative services, all interlinked to promote discussion and collaboration between scientists, clinicians and other professionals. A tropical pergola-covered garden is at the heart of this structure.

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is a state-of-the-art facility for science, medicine, technology and public use.

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Meet our Partners

They help us to create a lively and stimulating scientific meeting
Media and Publishing partner

Cells (ISSN 2073-4409, PubMed/PMC indexed) is an international open access journal of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics, which is published quarterly by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland. Manuscripts regarding original research and ideas will be particularly welcomed. We also accept reviews, conference papers, communications, short notes and case reports.

Cells maintains rigorous peer-review and a rapid publication process. Research articles, reviews, and other contents are released on the Internet immediately after acceptance.

To submit to Cells click here

Become our Partner

Why?

By partnering with the 2017 Champalimaud Research Symposium, your organisation will be associated with one of the key scientific international events held in Portugal and engage with the national and international scientific community dedicated to disease oriented research, with a special focus on modern physiology in development, ageing, immunity and cancer.

How?

From Silver to Gold and Platinum, you will find the partnership conditions that best fit your organisation’s needs.
We will be delighted to discuss these packages as well as any additional partnership ideas you would like to suggest, in order to have your organisation on-board! Please contact us for further information.
If you are a start-up or a spin-off, please also check our special registry package here