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WMNBC 2020

Schedule

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DAY ONE (BRT)

Thu 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Virtual poster session

Thu 10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Oral presentations - Finalists

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Thu 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Abertura do WMNBC 2020

Talk in Portuguese

BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology by the Universidade de Brasília (1985), MSc in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS – 1988) and PhD in  Sciences (Biochemistry) by the Federal University of Paraná (1995). Dr. Moreira is currently a professor at the Biochemistry Department of UFRGS. He has experience in the field of biochemistry, focused on systems biology, acting mainly in the following areas: oxidative stress, retinol (vitamin A), cellular signaling through reactive species, the search for new anti-oxidants, and neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.

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Thu 2:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Microbiome-brain interaction: neurological and behavioral manifestations

Session in English - available with Portuguese subtitles after the event

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Thu 2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Unraveling gut-microbiome-brain interaction

Mauro Costa-Mattioli is a Professor and Director of Memory and Brain Research Center of Baylor College of Medicine. One of his lines of research is the investigation of how gut microbes control our CNS driven-behavior and brain function.

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Thu 2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Role of the Gut Microbiome on Modulation of Neuropathology in Mouse Models of Alzheimer’s disease

Sangram S. Sisodia from The University of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. Sisodia is the director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology in the Department of Neurobiology and head of the Sisodia Lab. Dr. Sisodia’s work focuses on how the gut microbiome influences amyloid beta accumulation and neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Thu 3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The neuroactive potential of the human gut microbiota

Mireia Valles-Colomer is a postdoctoral researcher of University of Trento, Italy. She is investigating the neuroactive potential of the human gut microbiota in quality of life of the host and psychiatric disorders as depression and anxiety.

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Thu 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Microbioma e nutrição

Session in Portuguese - recording available after the event

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Thu 7:00 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.

Psiquiatria Nutricional: para onde estamos indo?

Juliana de Castilhos is a Professor and researcher at University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos. She is the leader of the first group in Nutritional Neuropsychiatry in Brazil, and one of her interests is the impact of diet and gut microbiota on neurodegenerative diseases and mental disorders.

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Thu 7:40 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

Fibras da dieta, microbiota e sistema imune: como esta tríade contribui para a homeostase

Marco Aurélio Vinolo is currently a professor at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and coordinator of the Immunoinflammation Laboratory. His work focuses on the investigation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction between microbiota-derived metabolites and host cells during inflammation.

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Thu 8:20 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oligossacarídeos do leite materno e importância no eixo cérebro intestino do bebê

Carla Taddei de Castro Neves is a professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in the Department of Clinical Analyses and Toxicology, and she is also a member of the Brazilian Society of Microbiology. Her main interest is the investigation of human microbiota and its interactions with the host in illness and health.

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DAY TWO (BRT)

Fri 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On Demand session

Fri 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Best poster and oral presentation awards

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Fri 2:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Microbiome-brain interaction: neurodevelopmental features

Session in English - available with portuguese subtitles after the event

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Fri 2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Understanding the role of the maternal microbiome in nervous system development and behaviors

Helen E. Vuong is a postdoctoral fellow of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). With her work, she aims to elucidate the role of the maternal microbiome in the fetal brain development, including social and communicative behavior.

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Fri 2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Human Milk Oligosaccharide and brain gut axis in infants

Carla Taddei de Castro Neves is a professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in the Department of Clinical Analyses and Toxicology, and she is also a member of the Brazilian Society of Microbiology. Her main interest is the investigation of human microbiota and its interactions with the host in illness and health.

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Fri 3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Enduring Neurobehavioural Effects Induced by Early-life Microbiota-gut-brain Axis Alterations

Livia Hecke Morais, from Caltech, California, USA. Dr. Hecke Morais received her Master’s degree from Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil and completed her doctoral studies at University College Cork in Ireland. In 2018, Dr. Hecke Morais joined the Mazmanian lab in Caltech as a post-doctoral fellow to pursue her research interest in the understanding of gut-brain signaling in Parkinson’s disease and in neurodevelopment.

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Fri 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Microbioma e comportamento

Session in Portuguese - recording available after the event

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Fri 7:00 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.

Microbioma na Doença de Huntington: o papel de estudos pré-clínicos

Carolina Gubert is a current Post-Doc fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, located in Melbourne, Australia. Her work focuses on the biological underpinnings of psychiatric and neurological disorders, and one of her research interests is the impact of the gut microbiota on Huntington's disease.

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Fri 7:40 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

O diálogo entre a microbiota intestinal e o sistema nervoso na modulação do comportamento

Livia Hecke Morais, from Caltech, California, USA. Dr. Hecke Morais received her Master’s degree from Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil and completed her doctoral studies at University College Cork in Ireland. In 2018, Dr. Hecke Morais joined the Mazmanian lab in Caltech as a post-doctoral fellow to pursue her research interest in the understanding of gut-brain signaling in Parkinson’s disease and in neurodevelopment.

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Fri 8:20 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Microbioma e Transtornos do Humor: Hipóteses, Evidências e Implicações Futuras

Elisa Brietzke is a psychiatrist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Queen's University School of Medicine in Kingston, ON, Canada. The focus of her research is neurobiology, microbiome and innovative interventions in mood disorders.

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Fri 9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Encerramento WMNBC 2020

Session in Portuguese