O PAPEL DA MEDICINA REGENERATIVA NA LONGEVIDADE [NEW DATE]

Joaquim Sampaio Cabral

NEW DATE

Following Culturgest's activity suspension (more informations here), this conference, schedule for April 15, has been postponed to June 23, at 18:30.

 

Is it possible for a living being to never grow old? There are species, such as primitive protozoa and other multicellular organisms, that display a regenerative potential and replicative immortality without aging. In vertebrates, however, aging is observed from the beginning of the embryo’s development, while the correct functioning of tissues and organs declines with age, linked to the loss of stem cells. The advances made in regenerative medicine, are bringing human tissues ever closer to their primitive forefathers.

Joaquim M. S. Cabral, professor, director and founder of the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Instituto Superior Técnico, takes an in-depth look at the theories of aging from the molecular and cellular point of view: the role of stem cells and anti-aging genes in longevity and their impact on the treatment of illnesses and on the duration of our lifetime, and the creation of organs for transplant purposes (through tissues regeneration, bio-artificial organs or ones produced through the 3D-Bioprinting technique).

23 JUN 2020
TUE 18:30

Main Auditorium
Free entry
Duration 2h

In Portuguese with simultaneous translation into English

Live streaming

Partnership

Fidelidade

PARCERIA

Fidelidade – Companhia de Seguros

PARCERIA CIENTÍFICA

Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST) e Nova SBE Health Economics and Management KC

CONSULTORES CIENTÍFICOS

Arlindo Oliveira (IST), Joaquim Sampaio Cabral (IST), Pedro Pita Barros (professor catedrático, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Presentation and bio The role of regenerative medicine in longevity

Joaquim Sampaio Cabral

15 APR, 16:00

 

At this conference, Joaquim M. S. Cabral, a university professor, director and founder of the Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences at Instituto Superior Técnico, will talk about the theme of Regenerative Medicine and its role in human longevity. The theories of aging and regeneration are discussed from the point of view of molecular and cellular biotechnology, comparing regeneration between species, from primitive protozoa (Tetrahymena) and multicellular species (Hydra and Planaria) with regenerative potential and replicative immortality without aging to vertebrates in whom the repression of immortality is observed from the beginning of the embryo’s development. These beings experience a decline in the function of tissues and organs with age, linked to the loss both of the number and activity of stem cells. We will also look at the role played by stem cells and anti-aging genes in longevity, their impact on the treatment of diseases and the duration of our lifetime, ending with a mention of the creation of organs for transplant, through the regeneration of tissue functionality, bio-artificial organs and the creation of organs through the use of the 3D-Bioprinting technique.

 

Joaquim M.S. Cabral has a first degree in Chemical Engineering, with a PhD and a subsequent post-doctoral “aggregation” qualification in Biochemical Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico. He was also a post-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983-84). He has been a full professor since 1992, and a distinguished professor at the IST (2015). Joaquim Cabral is the author of more than 580 international scientific publications in the areas of Stem-cell Biotechnology and Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. His research interests focus specifically on the culture and differentiation of human stem cells in adult cells and tissues, for use in regenerative medicine. He is the director and founder of the Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences and was the founding president (2011-2018) of the Department of Bioengineering at IST. He is a founder member (2013) of the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Science, an honorary member of the European Federation of Biotechnology, Section on Applied Biocatalysis (2005), and a corresponding member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences. He belongs to the editorial bodies of various international scientific journals, being a member of international assessment panels and a member, since 2014, of the Amgen Bioprocessing Center Advisory Board at the Keck Graduate Institute, School of Applied Life Sciences(California, USA).

Who wants to live forever? Longevidade: Regeneração, Precisão, Implicações Sociais

Research in regenerative medicine and genetics, the individualisation of healthcare and the accuracy of diagnoses takes us to the possibility of prolonging our lifetime. What knowledge and techniques are being applied? What transformations do they bring to the way in which we care for and protect our health? What economic and social implications may occur? What are the biological and ethical limits of this search for a perpetual life?

In this lecture cycle, we will be looking for answers to these and other questions and revealing the challenges that we face, in order to welcome the contribution of those people who are living for longer.

15 APR QUA

16:00 REGENERAÇÃO
18:30 O PAPEL DA MEDICINA REGENERATIVA NA LONGEVIDADE with Joaquim Sampaio Cabral

20 MAI QUA

16:00 PRECISÃO
18:30 PREVENÇÃO PRECISA with Jonas Almeida

3 JUN QUA

16:00 IMPLICAÇÕES SOCIAIS
18:30 ENVELHECIMENTO SAUDÁVEL: COMPORTAMENTOS SOCIAIS E AMBIENTAIS with Asghar Zaidi

 

PARTNERSHIP

Fidelidade - Companhia de Seguros
Culturgest

SCIENTIFIC PARTNERSHIP

Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST) e Nova SBE Health Economics and Management KC

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS

Arlindo Oliveira (IST), Joaquim Sampaio Cabral (IST), Pedro Pita Barros (professor catedrático, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Ciclo Fidelidade - Culturgest

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