Program & Abstract Book

Day 1 February 19th

11:00-14:00 Registration

14:00-14:30 Welcome and Introduction to the meeting

14:30-15:10 Keynote by Victor Ambros

MicroRNA-regulated pathways in C. elegans development

Introduced by Andrea Calixto

15:20-17:55 Short talks I

Chair: Daniel Hochbaum

15:20-15:40 Judith Yanowitz. Specialization of genome integrity pathways in germ cells

15:40-15:55 Miriam Virgolini . Alcohol responses in Caenorhabditis elegans exposed to lead during development

15:55-16:15 Mark Alkema. Migraines, Microbiomes and Metabolism.

16:15-16:30 Javier Huayta. C. elegans Lifespan Regulation by Spatiotemporal Activity of DAF-16

16:30-16:50 Coffee break

16:50-17:05 Arlés Urrutia. Bacterially produced metabolites protect C. elegans neurons from degeneration

17:05-17:25 Eugenia Goya. More than a gut feeling: Probiotic Bacillus subtilis protects from Parkinson's disease-associated alpha-synuclein aggregation in C. elegans

17:25- 17:40 Pablo Gleiser. Emergent behavior in a robotic model of C. elegans

17:40-17:55 Gabriel Pedroso Viçozzi. Possible lipid reducing effect of atorvastatin nanoparticles co- encapsulated with vegetal oils in Caenorhabditis elegans

17:55-19:40 Poster Session

20:00 Welcome cocktail


Day 2 February 20th

9:00-9:50 THE EMBO Keynote Lecture by Manuel Zimmer

From connectome structure to function: mechanisms underlying neuronal population dynamics in C. elegans.

Introduced by Diego de Mendoza

10:00-13:00 Short talks II

Chair: Inés Carrera

10:00-10:20 Benjamin Podbilewicz. A novel cell-specific delivery system in C. elegans

10:20-10:35 Andrea Carranza. Effects of Chlorogenic acid on thermotolerance in C. elegans via HIF-1, HSF-1 and autophagy.

10:35-10:55 Marie Gendrel. Re-defining a GABAergic neuron

10:55-11:10 Gabriela Blanco. Neural Modulation of Foraging Strategies in C. elegans

11:10-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-11:50 Hannes Buelow. How glycans can shape dendrites

11:50-12:05 Caroline Brandão Quines. (p-ClPhSe)2 regulates Caenorhabditis elegans metabolic pathways in an AGE-1/DAF-16 dependent-manner and independent of PFK-1/DAF-16

12:05-12:25 Daiana Silva-Ávila. Safety assessment of nanomaterials: the worth of the worm

12:25-12:40 María Hornos Carneiro. CoQ10 restores fertility by rescuing BPA-induced oxidative DNA damage in the C. elegans germline

12:40-13:00 Félix Soares. C. elegans as a tool for neurotoxicology paradigms: metals and protein aggregation

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:15-14:45 Workshop

Calcium Imaging: Manuel Zimmer

14:45-17:05 Short talks III

Chair: Diego Rayes

14:45-15:00 Andrea Cuentas. A bulk endocytosis-like mechanism is hijacked to remove presynaptic terminals in remodeling GABA neurons

15:00-15:20 Gustavo Salinas. Dealing with hypoxia: the alternative electron transport chain of worm mitochondria

15:20-15:35 Marilina Raices. Characterization of the meiotic double-strand break pathway

15:35-15:55 Riva de Paula Oliveira. XPA-1 and EXO-3 impairment causes neurodegeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans through negative regulation of redox homeostasis and protein degradation pathways

15:55-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-16:30 Marcela Legue. Bacterial small RNA RsmY is required for a transgenerationally-inherited behavior in C. elegans

16:30-16:50 Diego de Mendoza. Cannabinoids are essential for cholesterol mobilization in C. elegans

16:50-17:05 Gastón Prez. Reversal of intracellular cholesterol sequestration: a role of endocannabinoids conserved from worms to mammalian cells

17:05-19:30 Poster Session

Day 3 February 21st

9:00-10:40 IBRO Symposium Neural mechanism of aging, stress and neurodegeneration

Chair: María José De Rosa

9:00-9:20 Andrea Calixto. Bacterial metabolites change the fate of dying neurons

9:20-9:40 Diego Rayes. Neural control of cytoprotective mechanisms

9:40-10:00 Alexandra Byrne. Intrinsic mechanisms of functional axon regeneration

10:00-10:20 Claire Bénard. Neuronal and extracellular factors in the lifelong maintenance of the nervous system

10:20-10:40 Marcela Brocco. Stress and sensory neurons

10:40-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:50 Short talks IV

Chair: Cecilia Mansilla

11:00-11:20 Daniel Hochbaum. Dauer, longevity and development

11:20-11:35 Tania Veuthey. The flight response induces the release of an insulin-like peptide from the intestine to inhibit cytoprotective mechanisms

11:35-11:55 Rosa Navarro. Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in the Gonad of C elegans During Stress.

11:55-12:10 Andrés Binolfi. In-cell NMR and beyond: high resolution metabolic profiling in Caenorhabditis elegans by in vivo NMR spectroscopy

12:10-12:30 Marc Pilon. Genetics of Membrane Fluidity Regulation in C. elegans

12:30-12:50 Andrés Vidal-Gadea. Using the burrowing behavior of C. elegans to study the pathophysiology of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

12:50-14:00 Lunch

14:15-16:10 Short talks V

Chair: Andrea Calixto

14:15-14:35 Alicia Meléndez. Autophagy in Germline Development

14:35-14:55 Rafael Vázquez-Manriquez. Opposing steroid signals regulate protein homeostasis through modulation of the fat metabolism

14:55-15:10 Cecilia Mansilla. The lipoyl-relay pathway is essential for development in Caenorhabditis elegans

15:10-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-15:50 Betina Córsico. Using C. elegans to determine the functions of lipid binding proteins of parasitic nematodes.

15:50-16:10 Michael Francis. Molecular mechanisms controlling synaptic growth and remodeling

16:20-18:20 Poster Session

18:30-19:10 Closing Lecture by Marian Walhout

Worms, bugs & drugs

Introduced by Diego Rayes

19:15 Closing remarks

21:00 Farewell Party


* Panels for posters are 90 cm wide x 140 cm height, you can prepare your favorite size that can fit that.

*For short oral presentations you will have 15min including questions so we recommend you prepare the talk for 13 min.

*For long oral presentations you will have 20min including questions so we recommend you prepare the talk for 18 min.