BioSys Retreat 2017


6-7 October 2017

The second ANNUAL BIOSYS PHD RETREAT took place at Pousada da Juventude in Beja, Portugal, from 6 to 7 October, 2017. Similar to the first edition, this conference was a two-day event that aimed to bring the BioSys PhD community together to share their experiences and knowledge. All PhD students presented a poster describing their doctoral work and some of the students were also invited to give an oral presentation. The prize for best poster presentation was awarded to Marina Garcia-Vaquero for her work on “Exploring the interactions between neuron degeneration and RNA homeostasis through biological network analysis” and the prize for best talk was awarded to Diana Pimentel for her work on “Functional Genomics applied to the study of resistance against powdery mildew in grapevine and functional characterization of SlGRAS10”.

We want to address a special acknowledgment to Doctor Martín Krallinger, from Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (Madrid, Spain) and to Javier Tapial, from Centre for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona, Spain). Thank you for your great lectures and scientific discussions as well as for your active participation in our activities.

We kindly thank our partners namely BioISI, Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia for their support. We also would like to thank our local partners namely Câmara Municipal de Beja, Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude and Pousada da Juventude in Beja for all their kindness and support.

We also would like to acknowledge all of our sponsors for making this retreat possible: Pastelaria Luíz da Rocha, Fábrica de queijo artesanal Catarina e Filho Lda, Herdade Paço do Conde, Delta cafés, Copa, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Sóquimica and Alfagene. We address a special thank you to Fisher Scientific for the travelling support of our invited speaker and to VWR and Adega de Alcobaça for offering the best presentation and best poster awards.  



BioSys Summer Retreat 2016

Santa Cruz, Torres Vedras

23-24 July 2016