YSF Scientific Program

Young Scientist Program
São Paulo – August 20th to 22nd, 2015

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“A satellite meeting of the 23rd Congress of the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 44th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil, August 24th  to 28th, 2015”

Scientific Program
August 20th, 2015 – Howard Johnson Faria Lima Hotel

14:00–16:00    Registration
16:00–16:30    Opening Session
16:30- 17:30    Opening Conference

Chair: Glaucius Oliva, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil and Chair of the 23 IUBMB Congress

Leda Q. Vieira
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

18:00–19:45 Symposium 1
Chair: Philip Nagley, Monash University, Australia

Valentina Parra, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
RCAN1 suppresses mitochondrial fission, protecting the heart from calpain-mediated damage from I/R.

Bruno Barros Queliconi, USP-IQ, Brazil
Basis for Bicarbonate Damage in Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

Ana Filipa Barata Duarte Guedes, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
High fibrinogen levels promote erythrocyte-erythrocyte adhesion, becoming an important cardiovascular risk factor

Beatriz Sánchez Calvo, Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación (ANII), Uruguay
Extra virgin olive oil consumption modulate mitochondrial function in high fat-fed mice: potential role of nitro fatty acids

Micaela López León, National University of La Plata, Argentina
Construction of a Polycistronic Regulatable Vector Expressing the Yamanaka Genes for Reprogramming Fibroblasts to Cardiomyocytes

Roberto Francisco Bravo Sagua , University of Chile, Chile
Spatial regulation of ER-mitochondria crosstalk by Caveolin-1 and Protein kinase A during early ER stress

Mauricio Peña Cunha, UFSC, Brazil
Sub-chronic administration of creatine produces antidepressant-like effect and modulates hippocampal neuroplasticity in mice: The role of the intracellular signaling pathway mediated by BDNF/Akt.

20:00 Cocktail

August 21st, 2015 – Instituto de Química – USP

08:30–10:30 Symposium 2
Chair: Leticia Labriola, IQ, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Maria Fernanda Forni, IQ, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mitochondrial regulation of mesenchymal stem cell fate

Andrea Magrì, Università di Catania, Italy
Expression of hSOD1 in porin1-less yeast strain restores mitochondrial functionality modulating the protein composition of mitochondrial membranes

Alvaro M. Gonzalez Ibañez, Universidad Andres Bello, Chile
Mitochondrial fission exacerbation in human hematopoietic stem cells disrupts heme biosynthesis and terminal erythroid differentiation

Cesar Ramirez-Sarmiento, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Capturing protein structure ensembles of E. coli phosphofructokinase-2 using hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry

Juliana Camacho Pereira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Role of CD38 in age-related NAD+ depletion: implication for age-related metabolic dysfunction and “NAD+ replacement” therapy.

Matthew Battistini, University of South Florida Chemistry Department, USA
Investigation of 1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate Synthase (DXS) and 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate Reductoisomerase (DXR) from P. falciparum and P. vivax, Including their Implications in the Development of Novel Antimalarials and Antibiotics

9:50–10:20 Break time

10:20–12:05 Symposium 3
Chair: Roberto K. Salinas

Mey Ling Reytor González, Havana University., Cuba
A novel and non-canonical mechanism of carboxypeptidase inhibition revealed by the crystal structure of the tri-kunitz SmCI in complex with human CPA4

Ornchuma Itsathitphaisarn, Mahidol University, Thailand
Study on Transmission Of Infection by the Microsporidian, Enterocytozoon Hepatopenaei (EHP) in Shrimp

Matias I. Hepp Castro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
The physical presence and activity of the yeast SWI/SNF complex on gene regulatory regions is dependent on HMGB proteins.

Jose Luiz De Souza Lopes, IFSC-USP, Brazil
Exploiting the putative binding sites of DGAT1 enzyme: a fluorescence spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation circular dichroism study

Luciana Coutinho de Oliveira, IQ, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
NMR Structure of the complex formed by VirB9 and VirB7 from the Type IV Secretion System of Xanthomonas citri and studies of intermolecular interactions .

Pearl Lee, The University Of Sydney, Australia
A novel cell adhesion region in tropoelastin that mediates attachment to integrin alphaVbeta5

Rakibul Islam, University Of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Functional analysis of the genes in Sp5, the Stx2 phage of O157:H7 Sakai

Anastassia Voronova, Hospital For Sick Children, Canada
Ankrd11 is an epigenetic regulator involved in autism that is essential for neural development

12:05–13:30 Lunch at “Praça da Integração” Instituto de Química, USP

13:30–14:48 Symposium 4
Chair: Andrés Trostchansky, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Republica, Uruguay

Andreia Neves Carvalho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Modulation of the Unfolded Protein Response and Antioxidant Response by S-glutathionylation

Peter C. Hart, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) prevents MnSOD-dependent aerobic glycolysis via repression of Nrf-2

Maria Alejandra Martinez D’Alto, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Relevance of Trypanosoma cruzi Fe-superoxide dismutases in macrophage and cardiomyocyte infections.

Nikolaos Mandalos, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Greece
Sox2 acts as a rheostat of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during neural crest development

Rafael Augusto Homem, University of Edinburgh, UK
S-nitrosylation regulates Drosophila immunity

14:30-16:50 – Visit to Research Centers in the University of São Paulo
16:50–17:20 Break time

17:20–19:00 Symposium 5
Chair: Maurício S. Baptista, IQ, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Lohans Pedrera Puentes, University of Havana, Cuba
Lipid phase coexistence and membrane fluidity favor membrane insertion and pore-forming ability of sticholysin I, a highly cytolytic toxin from a sea anemone

Isabel de Oliveira Lima Bacellar, IQ, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
The chemical route to photoinduced permeabilization of phospholipid membranes

Leonardo Fruttero, PUC-RS, Brazil
β-chain of ATP synthase and its function in the transfer of lipids from lipophorin to target tissues in the hematophagous insect vector Panstrongylus megistus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

Michele Alves-Bezerra, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Characterization of long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases 1 and 2 and its physiological role in the insect Rhodnius prolixus

Lhor Mustapha , Laval University / CUO-Recherche, Canada
Retinol dehydrogenases, membrane binding enzymes for the visual function

Ricardo Ignacio Tejos Ulloa, University of Chile, Chile
Phosphoinositide-localized biosynthesis links endocytic trafficking and heat shock response in Arabidopsis thaliana

Carolina de Moura Gubert, UFRGS, Brazil
The receptor P2X7 participates in the AMPH-induced increase of proinflammatory environment and ultimately in the behavioral response in an animal model of mania

Mahmud Hossain, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tsukushi and draxin plays important role in forebrain commissure formation through genetic interaction

Saturday, August 22, 2015 –
8:00–13:45 São Paulo Visit + Lunch

14:00-15:20 Symposium 6 – Instituto de Química – USP
Chair: Aline Maria da Silva, USP-IQ

Hansel Gómez, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB-Barcelona), Spain
Combined theoretical and experimental study of a new class of endonuclease using a histidine to form a protein-5’-DNA adduct.

Natalia Díaz Valdivia, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Anti-neoplastic drugs at sub lethal doses augment caveolin-1 expression and caveolin-1 dependent migration and invasion of cancer cells

Agnieszka Rawłuszko-Wieczorek, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Epigenetic regulation of hypoxia-inducible factor -3α (HIF-3α) expression in colorectal cancer

John Schell, University of Utah, USA
Loss of the Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier is a Novel Mediator of the Warburg Effect

Shelby Ann Newsad, The Ohio State University, USA
The Effect of the Acetaminophen Metabolite AM404 on the Viability of Daudi Cells in Culture

Katiuska González-Arzola, University of Seville, Spain
A Common Signalosome for Programmed Cell Death in Humans and Plants

15:50-17:25 Symposium 7
Chair: Khalid Fares, Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakesh

Saba Riaz, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
CPSF subunit gene expression in non-induced and fungus-induced tomato

Fiona C Robertson, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Characterisation of Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) in Zimbabwe

Luísa Hoffmann, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genetic variability of hepatitis C virus NS3 protease from chronically infected patients submitted to telaprevir-based therapy

María Cristina Vanrell, IHEM-Conicet, Argentina
Participation of autophagy and polyamines on Trypanosoma cruzi differentiation processes.

Claudia Fernanda Dick , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg of Public Health, USA
Inorganic phosphate transport activities in Toxoplasma gondii

Fernando Valiente-Echeverría, Universidad de Chile, Chile
HIV-1-induced disassembly of stress granules to counter host anti-viral stress responses

Paulo Roberto Ribeiro de Jesus, Wageningen University, The Nederlands
Biochemical and molecular signature of Ricinus communis seeds and seedlings in response to different temperatures: a multi-omics approach

18:00–19:00 Closing Conference
Chair: Alicia Kowaltowski, IQ-USP

Shaker Chuck Farah, Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo
Bacterial Wars: A new role for type IV secretion system

Closing Ceremony