The Basic and Clinical Research on Iron Biology Group will host at i3S the GABBA module on Iron Biology in which top scientists in the iron biology field discuss with the students their most recent advances. To close this edition of the GABBA Iron Biology module some experts will bring on stage examples of the importance of iron in the various scientific domains developed at i3S, namely the host-pathogen interaction, cancer research, neurobiology and human genetics. The group hopes that these topics may attract students and researchers all over i3S and therefore they invite all i3S researchers to this event on Friday 16th of June at the Auditorium Corino de Andrade.
NEW HORIZONS IN IRON BIOLOGY
Chairs: Maria de Sousa, IBMC, Porto, Portugal & Caroline Enns, OHSU, Portland, USA
10:00 IRON & THE HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTION
Iron at the front of nutritional immunity
Hal Drakesmith, MRC Human Immunology Unit,Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX3 9DS, UK
10:30 IRON & CANCER
Ferroportin expression regulation in the cancer context
Martina Muckenthaler, Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
11:00 IRON & NEUROBIOLOGY
Heme & brain activity
Raffaella Gozzelino, Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC), NOVA Medical School (NMS), Lisbon, Portugal
11:30 IRON & GENOMICS
HFE mutations: an advantage in evolution?
Luisa Pereira, i3S, Porto, Portugal