VIII Workshop on Melanoma Models

August 9-10th

Satelite meeting of Brazilian Group of Melanoma

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August 9th, 2017


School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

580 Prof Lineu Prestes


The "VIII Workshop on Melanoma Models" will take place in São Paulo on August 9-10th, 2017. This symposium is an excellent opportunity for researchers and physicians in the field to discuss the latest advances in basic and translational melanoma research and the clinical impact of the scientific achievements in Brazil and the world.

This workshop is supported by the Brazilian Melanoma Group (GBM) and will be held in parallel to the 12th Brazilian Conference on Melanoma. This is an initiative of both the clinical and basic scientists’ communities to create an opportunity to interact and share knowledge and experiences. It is also a chance for Brazilian researchers and students to discuss their work with international and national experts of the basic and clinical melanoma communities.



The preliminary schedule is already available:

-  August 9th - University of São Paulo, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Students and invited speakers will participate on a morning session of scientific discussions. Students selected for oral presentation will present their work.

 - August 10th - Rebouças Convention Center: Invited Speakers will present their work during morning and afternoon sessions. Students will present their work during the poster session. Lunch-boxes will be provided.

Organizing Committee

Profa Dra Silvya Stuchi


Skin Biology Group School of Pharmaceutical Sciences - USP

Dra Érica Oliveira

Skin Biology Group School of Pharmaceutical Sciences - USP

Dra Patricia Possik

The Brazilian National Cancer Institute, RJ

Dr João Duprat

AC Camargo Cancer Center, SP

August 10th, 2017

Reboucas Convention Center

600 Rebouças Avenue

São Paulo - SP


August 9th

Visit to School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Building 13A - Green Auditorium.

9h - 12h Oral Presentations of selected abstracts

August 10th


Workshop Opening


Prof. Colin Goding, PhD
University of Oxford and Ludwig Cancer Institute, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Translation reprogramming is an evolutionarily conserved driver of phenotypic plasticity and therapeutic resistance in melanoma


Coffee Break


Andrew Aplin, PhD.
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, EUA.
Optimizing future use of targeted therapies in melanoma


Prof. Roger Chammas, MD, PhD
Instituto do Câncer de São Paulo (ICESP), Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo.
Emerging targets for combination therapy in experimental melanomas


Poster Presentation


David Adams, PhD.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Genome-wide in vivo screens for host regulators of melanoma metastasis


Prof. Enilza Espreáfico, PhD
Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto- Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto.
RMEL1 and RMEL3 are putative melanoma-restricted lncRNA linked to central oncogenic pathways


Prof. Miriam Galvonas, PhD
Departamento de Farmacalogia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo.
SIRT1 regulates Mxd1 throughout melanoma progression


Coffee Break


Jean-Christophe Marine, PhD
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB)
Analysis of genetic and epigenetic factors implicated in the development, progression and maintenance of melanoma: implications in therapeutic target discovery


Vinicius de Lima Vazquez, MD, PhD
Hospital do Câncer de Barretos, Barretos.
Genomic landscape and clinical characteristics of melanomas from Brazil


Closing Remarks and Awards

10-10h30 AM

Prof. Silvya Maria-Engler, PhD.
Faculdade de Ciência Farmacêuticas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo.
Topic: Microenvironment and therapeutic resistance