LYSOCIL Winter Retreat 2021

January 20-22, 2021 @Zoom

The LYSOCIL Winter Retreat was held from January 20 to 21, 2021 through Zoom platform.  This event was dedicated to Molecular mechanisms of disease, New therapies and Challenges in translational research. It had the participation of  international renown experts such as: Gregory Pazour from the University of Massachusetts, Emily Eden from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Frances Platt from the University of Oxford, Verena Mummert from Ethris GmbH, Heymut Omran from Münster University and Pete Coffey from the University College London. This event had 55 attendees per day with fruitful discussions towards the latest discoveries in these themes. Internal parallel sessions also took place especially dedicated to the methods to analyse lysosomes and to the lysosome, cilia and autophagy connection. The LYSOCIL External Advisory Board (EAB) also gathered for its annual meeting to access and advice on the successful project´s implementation.

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LYSOCIL CEDOC-NMS I FCM special seminar with Kerem Pekkan

January 13, 2021 @Zoom

On 13rd January 2021, it was launched a series of special LYSOCIL CEDOC-NMS I FCM seminars with invited experts outside the consortium that are internationally-leading scientists doing cutting-edge work related with rare diseases. This special series of seminars with world-leading experts in the field will increase the portfolio of expertise accessible to the LYSOCIL research community and enhance the international visibility of the project. The first LYSOCIL CEDOC-NMS I FCM special seminar was held by online Zoom platform and it was presented by Dr. Kerem Pekkan, from Koc University (Istanbul). This seminar was dedicated to "Biofluid mechanics and mechanobiology in congenital heart defects and olfaction".

LYSOCIL Coordinator is the new member of the Scientific Council of the Sanfilippo Association in Portugal

The LYSOCIL Coordinator, Duarte Barral, is the new member of the Scientific Council of the Sanfilippo Association in Portugal. This invitation reinforces the ongoing collaboration between the LYSOCIL project and the Sanfilippo Association.  

Retina Interest Group – 2nd Virtual Meeting

January 9, 2021 @Zoom

On 9th January 2021 it was held the “Retina Interest Group” second virtual meeting via Zoom. The LYSOCIL project was presented by Duarte Barral and Susana Lopes mainly focusing on the project´s activities. 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 20 attendees.

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