The aim of Sinater

A key aim for initiating this Symposium was the demand for a broader discussion on research areas related to diagnosis and therapy. The current global epidemiological scenario is highly dynamic, so that Brazil is simultaneously exposed to infectious diseases related to poor sanitation conditions, tropical conditions and risky sexual behavior, as well as chronic-degenerative disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases related to the population’s increased life expectancy. Faced with this complex picture, LIKA’s intention through this Symposium was to showcase, propagate and importantly identify new strategies to tackle the challenges of Public Health being presented in this critical period. In brief, to improve our future health prospects as we enter deeper into the 21st century.

Speakers & Programme

28th of August

9:00 – 10:20h Opening session

10:20 – 10:40h Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:20h Rare diseases and gene therapies opportunities (Int J Exp Pathol sponsored)

Rafael Yáñez-Muñoz

Professor of Advanced Therapy, Royal Holloway University of London

11:20 – 12:20h Pitch poster session

12:20 – 14:00h Lunch

14:00 – 14:40h The contribution of epigenetics in metabolic control and metabolic disease

Luciano Pirola

Researcher at epigenetics, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (France)

14:40 – 15:20h LIKA Pos-doc Talks

  • Maria Helena M. E. Alves
  • Sarah Palácio Brandão

15:20 – 15:40h Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:20h LIKA Pos-doc Talks

  • Carolina Ribeiro Córdula
  • José Eriton Gomes Da Cunha

16:20 – 17:00h What Zika virus taught us about brain calcifications and vice versa?

João Ricardo Oliveira

Professor of Neurogenetics, UFPE

17:00 – 17:40h Novel regulators controlling heart development: Focus on Brn-3a and Brn-3b transcription factor

Shanie Budhram-Mahadeo

Associate Professor of Medical Molecular Biology, UCL

17:40 – 18:20h Bacterial cellulose from sugarcane: a new bulking agent

Amanda Vasconcelos

29th of August

9:00 – 09:40h UNICEF-Malawi Emergency

Jones Albuquerque, Evônio Campelo Junior, Lucas Leite


09:40 – 10:20h Public Health in the Era of Big Data: From Online Evidence to Serious Games

Patty Kostkova

Senior Lecturer of Risk & Disaster Reduction, UCL

10:20 – 10:40h Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:20h Analyses of serum lipid levels, oxidative stress and genotocixity in methilmercury chronically-challenged C57BL/6J wild-type and APOE knockout mice

Reinaldo Oriá

Professor of Department of Morphology, Federal University of Ceará

11:20 – 12:20h Pitch poster session

12:20 – 14:00h Lunch

14:00 – 14:30h Optimizing capabilities for cross-cultural learning in mhealth for public health and healthcare workers (ONLINE)

Laura Geer

Associate Professor of Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate University

14:30 – 15:00h Technical talk

Jefferson Araújo


15:00 – 16:00h Oral session

16:00 – 16:20h Coffee Break

16:20 – 17:40h Oral session

30th of August

9:00 – 9:40h New class of magnetic materials for applications in nanomedicine

Dante Mosca Júnior

Professor of Physics Department, Federal University of Paraná

9:40 – 10:20h Brazilian institute of software engineer

Kiev Gama

Associate Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco

10:20 – 10:40h Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:20h The future of genomics and rare diseases

João Bosco Oliveira

CEO, Genomika

11:20 – 12:20h Pitch poster session

12:20 – 14:00h Lunch

14:00 – 14:40h A novel model of colitis induced by diet and IL-23

Sérgio Lira

Professor of Immunology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital

14:40 – 15:20h Tilapia Fish Skin in Experimental Burns Treating

Marcelo Borges

Assistent Professor, Medical School of Olinda

15:20 – 15:40h Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:20h Diagnostic and treatment thresholds for hypertension

Wilson Nadruz

Associate Professor, UNICAMP

16:20 – 17:00h Investigating Brn-3b as a novel regulator that links Metabolic Diseases to Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD))

Shanie Budhram-Mahadeo

Associate Professor of Medical Molecular Biology, UCL

17:00 – 17:30h Closing session

Jim Owen

Emeritus Professor of Molecular Medicine, UCL

17:00 – 17:30h Closing session


Under Graduate

R$ 150


R$ 250


R$ 300

Registration in the X SINATER may be held until 28th August (day of the event). Payment can be made by transfer or bank deposit in the name of “FADE / X SINATER”, Banco do Brasil, agency 3234-4, account 232.699-X, and in case of transfer via DOC use the CNPJ: 11.735.586/0001-59. It is mandatory to send the payment receipt to the coordination of the X SINATER to with the subject  “payment_subscription NAME”. Undergraduate or graduate students must send the student registry. Keep your payment ticket, as it may be necessary in accreditation.

Abstract & Pitch

Abstracts Submission

  • The submitted abstracts must be completely or partially unpublished.
  • Abstracts can be submitted until 9 August 2019 14 August 2019. Submissions after this date will not be received.
  • At least one author of the abstract must be registered in the SINATER (with the payment of the appropriated fee).
  • A registered author can submit a maximum of 2 abstracts.
  • Abstracts must have no more than 10 authors.
  • The acceptance of the abstract is subjected to approval by the SINATER Scientific Committee and the registration payment receipt.
  • The 10 best abstracts will be invited for oral presentations.
  • Abstracts should be submitted through the JEMS System email after the registration.
  • There is NO need for all authors to be subscribed to the JEMS system. Only the main author, the others will be in the PDF attached to the submission.

Pitch presentation

  • This year we will have a new “poster” format.
  • After confirmation of acceptance of the abstract the authors should send a video of up to 3 minutes, a pitch, on the research developed.
  • Videos should be presented preferably in English, but may be submitted in Portuguese. These must contain English subtitles for both languages.
  • The videos will be evaluated by 3 reviewers and the author of the work must be present.


  •  The best pitch will be awarded by SINATER.

Abstract guidelines

  • The abstracts must be written in English with a maximum of 300 words (excluding title, authors, affiliation, key-words and funding institutions).
  • The abstract should include: introduction, objective, methodology, results and conclusion.
  • The title should not be more than 20 words and must be in capital letters.
  • Following the title, it must be the author’s FULL names and their affiliations. The author that will present the poster should be underlined.
  • The abstract must be in Times New Roman or Arial fonts (size 12, justified).
  • The key-words and funding institutions must be at the end of the abstract text (3 to 5 key-words).
  • Abstracts should be submitted through the JEMS System email after the registration (accepted format is .PDF). 
  • Abstract template (download).

Oral presentation

  • The oral presentation of the students should not last more than 15 minutes.
  • The slides and the presentation must be in English.

Location & Contact


Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) Laboratório de Imunopatologia Keizo Asami (LIKA) Auditório do Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães (CPqAM – FIOCRUZ-PE) Av. Prof. Moraes Rego 1235 Cidade Universítária – Recife – PE – Brasil

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