THE BIOLOGY OF CANCER EXOSOMES

Graduate Course: THE BIOLOGY OF CANCER EXOSOMES
Date: August 19th to 23rd, 2019.
Course venue: Escola Paulista de Medicina, Campus São Paulo, UNIFESP, INFAR, Rua Três de maio 100, Anfiteatro térreo.

Proposal: Increasing evidence indicates that extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted from tumor cells play a key role in the overall progression of the disease state. EVs such as exosomes are secreted by a wide variety of cells and transport a varied population of proteins, lipids, DNA, and RNA species within the body. Cancer exosomes have emerged as biological mediators in cancer contributing to major steps of disease progression: modulation of immune response, tumor microenvironment reprogramming and metastasis. Dr. Ana Rita da Costa Pinto is Junior Researcher at Genetic Dynamics of Cancer Cells Group at The Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP). She is an expert in the biology of cancer exosomes and stem cells. In this course, we will have the opportunity to learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of the biology of the exosomes with this remarkable researcher.

The following topics will be development:

On August 19th to 21st, the methods that have been used to detect exosomes and their components will be presented. One of the methods will be applied with the students in the laboratory using cell lines.
On August 22nd, at 02:00 to 06:00 p.m. Lecture: Prof. Dr. Ana Pinto: The role played by exosomes in the tumor microenvironment and angiogenesis, migration, and tumor growth and Discussion.
On August 23rd, at 09:00 to 12:00 a.m. Lecture: Prof. Dr. Ana Pinto: Implications of exosomes as diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in cancer and Discussion.

Target Audience: Graduate students or health professionals and related.
Number of credits: 06
Registration: from August 5th until August 12th , 2019
Numbers of graduate students or professionals: up to 15

Proponents: Oncology Group and Graduate Programs: Chemical Biology, Gynecology, Hematology and Oncology, Molecular Biology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pulmonology, Structural and Functional Biology, Translational Medicine, Urology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neuroscience, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Interdisciplinary in Health Sciences.


Coordinators:
Profa.Dra. Catarina Segreti Porto
Graduate Program in Pharmacology
Profa.Dra. Maria Aparecida Juliano
Graduate Program in Biology of Science (Molecular Biology)
Information and registration by email: farmacologia.unifesp@gmail.com
Tel 11. 5576.4848 voip 1004/1962