The eighth edition of YES Meeting took place at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, from the 19th to the 22nd September 2013.
The Meeting focused on the following areas of basic and clinical research: Oncology and Molecular Biology, Ischemia and Acute Stroke Imaging, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Malaria, Lysosomal Storage Disorders and Humanizing Medical Care. Furthermore, this edition comprised a groundbreaking Nobel Prize Session and “Speed Meeting with Scientists”.
The Nobel Prize Session was held by the illustrious Prof. Ada Yonath, the world pioneer of ribosome crystallography, from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Some notable speakers of the 8th edition were Eng. Tal Golesworthy, a Chartered Engineer with aortic dilatation due to Marfan’s Syndrome who throve to build the first personalised external aortic root support model; Prof. Hélder Maiato, Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Porto, who put a stop on mitosis by interfering with the mitotic spindle and Prof. Gregory Pastores, from the University of Yale, engaged in the development and testing of treatment for Lysosomal Storage Diseases.
The 2013 edition of the Meeting included as well the presence of Prof. David Tannahill, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge; Prof. Krishna Dani, Glasgow University; Prof. Andrea Banfi, Laboratory of Cell & Gene Therapy, Basel University Hospital; Prof. Maria Mota, Malaria Research Group, IMM; Salmaan Sana, COM-passion for Care; Prof. Jorge Cruz, Catholic University of Porto and Prof. Jorge Correia-Pinto, Medical Sciences School of the University of Minho.