LYSOCIL project: Excel in Rare Diseases’ Research



The LYSOCIL project: Excel in Rare Diseases’ Research: Focus on LYSOsomal Disorders and CILiopathies and the research on rare diseases of the Chronic Diseases Research Center of the NOVA Medical School (CEDOC-NMS I FCM) were presented today on the Dia Solidário da Maratona da Saúde broadcasted live on RTP1 and RTP Internacional, within the scope of Maratona da Saúde´s 7th Edition dedicated to Rare Diseases.

Duarte Barral and Susana Lopes, Coordinators of the LYSOCIL project and CEDOC-NMS I FCM researchers explained the importance of LYSOCIL project and of CEDOC´s research in the area of rare diseases.

Find all about it in this video! (Please note the video is available only in Portuguese)



“Dia Solidário” of Maratona da Saúde on RTP1 and RTP Internacional

30.10.2020|10h00-13h00 e 15h00-17h30


On 30th October it will be held the “Dia Solidário” of Maratona da Saúde which will be broadcast live on RTP1 and RTP Internacional, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 5:30 pm, within the scope of Maratona da Saúde´s 7th Edition dedicated to Rare Diseases, under the theme “Will the Rare be so Rare”.

This program will have the participation of many testimonies from patients, associations, clinicians, scientists and public figures with the goal to raise awareness and donations to fund the Maratona da Saúde Prizes for Research on Rare Diseases.

The LYSOCIL project and CEDOC-NMS I FCM research in the area of rare diseases will also be referenced through the participation of Duarte Barral and Susana Lopes, Coordinators of the LYSOCIL project.


Program



Retina Interest Group



On 17th October from 9 am to 1 pm it was held the “Retina Interest Group” first virtual meeting via Zoom. The LYSOCIL project was presented by Duarte Barral and Susana Lopes mainly focusing on the objectives and results. Miguel Seabra LYSOCIL CEDOC-NMS I FCM researcher presented “How to promote interactions on Rare Vision Disorders”. This meeting aimed to increase the cooperation between CEDOC-NMS I FCM research groups in the field of vision and ophthalmology clinicians and had the participation 22 attendees.


Program



Staff Exchange on “Training in transferable skills”

October 7, 2020


The Staff Exchange on “Training in transferable skills” (SE9) was held on 7th October 2020 through Zoom platform. This SE was organized in two sessions: one session dedicated to grant writing for the CEDOC-NMS I FCM LYSOCIL seven researchers and another session dedicated to funding opportunities for the LYSOCIL partners. The first session was dedicated to the evaluation of projects to provide feedback for improvement. This session was organized for the seven CEDOC-NMS I FCM LYSOCIL researchers and during this online activity, each researcher gathered with a pair of evaluators (other researcher) to receive feedback on a project. The project to be evaluated was sent in the previous week and each evaluator had an evaluation checklist to access the overall quality of the project. The main outcome of this session was the implementation of a peer-reviewed session at CEDOC-NMS I FCM where researchers signed-up as a candidate or as reviewer depending on their interest and availability to discuss projects improvement. As for the session dedicated to funding opportunities, this session was dedicated to discuss funding possibilities and strategy for a joint proposal application. This session was organized for the LYSOCIL partners for a total of nine attendees. The goal of this session was to discuss the possibility to draft a collaborative research proposal to be submitted in 2021.



LIG session dedicated to 'Different cellular responses to lysosome dysfunction'



On 2nd October 2020 it was held a LIG session (via Zoom) presented by Otília Vieira (CEDOC-NMS I FCM with the title "Different cellular responses to lysosome dysfunction".




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