The 2017 Champalimaud Research Symposium, with the theme "Physiology: from development to disease" will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from the 9th to the 11th of October 2017. The Symposium will be a single-track scientific meeting with 14 invited speakers. It will focus on modern physiology in development, aging, immunity and cancer, bridging cutting edge biology research with disease oriented research, and will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Bob Horvitz, winner of the 2002 Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with Sydney Brenner and John Sulston, "for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death".
This Symposium is a very special event as it will serve as the inaugural conference to launch the Champalimaud Biology of Systems and Metastasis Research Program. This new research program, together with the neuroscience program, aims at establishing the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown as a premier biomedical research effort. After five successful neuroscience symposia, it is a great pleasure to commence this new phase of the Champalimaud Research with what promises to be this exciting and rewarding Symposium. The diverse list of distinguished speakers shown below will reflect the vision for our research.
The Symposium will be held at our Centre on the stunning waterfront in Lisbon, and will also feature a social programme which will give participants the chance to explore this beautiful and historic city. We expect that the unique venue, together with the exciting list of invited speakers, will foster a lively and stimulating scientific meeting.