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Activities for Researchers:

Strategic Research Lines / Axes

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Synaptic & genetic dysfunctions in Rett Syndrome &
other neurodevelopmental forms of epilepsy:
Mitigating synaptic and cognitive dysfunctions

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Astrocyte-to-neuron disfunction in epilepsy

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Neuroinflammation, epileptogenesis & epilepsy

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Mechanisms operated by novel putative therapies
against epileptogenesis & epilepsy


About the cover: Adaptation of a microscopy image from mouse hippocampal neurons cultured in vitro and stained with antibodies against the cytoskeleton marker alpha-tubulin.
Acknowledgement: Ricardo Viais, Ana SebastiĆ£o Laboratory, iMM

Summer Schools

  • 2021 - "Trends & challenges in epilepsy research"

- registration closed -
registration deadline: 6th of July, 2021

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  • "Optogenetics and Chemigenetics in epilepsy research" - 2022 - Lund

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  • "Channels and their implication in epilepsy and other neurological diseases" - 2023 - Rome

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Scientific Workshops

Annual EpiEpiNet Workshops will work as training oportunities and scientific discussion forums for early stage researchers:

  • "Neuropathology of Epilepsy: from experimental models to human disease tissue"

23-24 November 2021
HELD ONLINE
Organised by:
Amsterdam Medical Center / University of Amsterdam
- Registration not open -

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  • "Synaptic Function in epileptic disorders: from basic research to clinical implications"

2022 - ROME

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  • "Use of human epileptic tissue from epilepsy surgeries as a validation step of findings in animal models"

2023 - LUND

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International EpiEpiNet Scientific Conference

2023 - LISBON

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2021

  • Review article - Pharmacological Research
Of adenosine and the blues: The adenosinergic system in the pathophysiology and treatment of major depressive disorder

 

Joana I. Gomes, Miguel Farinha-Ferreira, Nádia Rei, Joana Gonçalves-Ribeiro, Joaquim A.Ribeiro, Ana M.Sebastião
Institutions involved: Instituto de Farmacologia e Neurociências, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (Portugal)
Available online at: 
Of adenosine and the blues: The adenosinergic system in the pathophysiology and treatment of major depressive disorder - ScienceDirect
(Gold Open Access)
 

2020

  • Review arcticle – International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Neural Stem Cells and Cannabinoids in the Spotlight as Potential Therapy for Epilepsy
Diogo M Lourenço*, Leonor Ribeiro-Rodrigues*, Ana M Sebastião, Maria J Diógenes , Sara Xapelli

*These authors contributed equaly to this work
Institutions involved: Instituto de Farmacologia e Neurociências, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (Portugal)
Available online at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7582633/ (Gold Open Access)

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