Programme

AT A GLANCE

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Thursday

Registration

08:30 – 09:30

Opening Remarks

09:30 – 10:30

 

Welcome and Opening Sessions

 

Recorded video greeting by Commissioner Carlos Moedas

 

Dr. João Silveira Botelho

Vice–President Champalimaud Foundation

André Regli

Ambassador

 

Martina Hirayama

State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation

 

João Sobrinho Teixeira

Secretary of State of Science, Technology and Higher Education

Coffee break

10:30 – 10:50

1st Session | Scientific and Innovation Landscape in Switzerland and Portugal

 

Moderation: Prof. Rodrigo Martins

President of the EurASc

 

Goal:

To provide an overview of the science and innovation landscape in both countries – both top down and bottom up, past, present and future

Swiss Institutional Perspective

10.50 – 11:10

 

Overview of the Swiss Science and Innovation landscape: Past, Present and Future

 

Ambassador Mauro Moruzzi

Head of International Relations, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

Portuguese Institutional Perspective

11:10 – 11:30

 

Overview of the Portuguese Science and Innovation landscape: Past, Present and Future

 

Prof. Helena Pereira

President of the FCT

Roundtable Discussion - The Realities of Performing Science in Switzerland and Portugal

11:30 – 12:00

 

Moderation: Dr. Carlos Ribeiro

 

Ambassador Mauro Moruzzi

Head of International Relations, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

 

Dra. Christa Rhiner

Principal Investigator at Champalimaud

 

Dr. Ivo Telley

IGC

 

Prof. José Jorge

Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale

 

Dr. Pedro Ramos

Novartis

 

Prof. Paulo Ferrão

IST

Announcement of the Signature of the Cooperation Agreement Between Portuguese Polytechnics and HES-SO

12:00 – 12:30

 

André Regli

Ambassador

 

Prof. Pedro Dominguinhos

President of the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP)

 

Prof. Luciana Vaccaro

Member of the Board of Innosuisse and Rector of HES-SO

 

Lunch

12:30 – 14:00

Keynote | The Need for Europe to Build World Class Research Technical Universities: The Swiss Example

14:00 – 14:30

 

Prof. Patrick Aebischer

Former President of the EPFL

 

Chair: Prof. Santos-Victor

ISR President

2nd Session | Fueling Science – Different Perspectives on Science Funding

14:30 – 15:40

 

Chair: Prof. Santos-Victor

ISR President

The SNSF Facilitating Research at the Forefront of the International Scientific Landscape

14:30 – 14:45

 

Prof. Bernard Thorens

UNIL and Member of the committee specialized in international cooperation of the SNF

The upgraded strategy for leveraging the Portuguese participation in the EU framework programmes

14:45 – 15:00

 

Dra. Patrícia Calado

National Contact Point for Health in Horizon 2020

The Role of Foundations in Funding Science and Innovation in Portugal

15:00 – 15:15

 

Dr. António Coutinho

Former director of the Instituto Gulbenkian
de Ciência and Trustee of the Champalimaud Foundation

Roundtable Discussion

15:15 – 15:40

 

Moderation: Prof. Paulo Ferrão

IST

 

Prof. Bernard Thorens

UNIL

 

Dr. António Coutinho

Gulbenkian and Champalimaud

 

Prof. Patrick Aebischer

Former President of the EPFL

 

Dra. Patícia Calado

National Contact Point for Health in Horizon 2020

 

Dra. Cristina Campos

CEO Novartis Portugal

Coffee break

15:40 – 16:10

3rd Session | Being Innovative about Innovation - How to Translate Research Into an Outcome with Societal and Economic Impact

16:10 – 18:10

 

Chair: Maria do Rosário André, MD, PhD

Oncology Medical Affairs Head Novartis

How Knowledge Turned Switzerland Into an Economic Powerhouse

16:10 – 16:30

 

Prof. Luciana Vaccaro

Member of the Board of Innosuisse and Rector of HES-SO

Building Tomorrow Together - The Role of Business and Science Partnering

16:30 – 17:10

 

16:30 – 16:50 | Dra. Isabel Ferreira

Director Global Business Development Partnering Neurosciences, Ophthalmology and
Rare Diseases (NORD), Roche

 

16:50 – 17:10 | Dra. Marie-France Tschudin

President AAA, Novartis

Announcement of the Call for Innovation

17:10 – 17:20

 

Science Competitions Announcement by Dra. Isabel Ferreira and Dra. Cristina Campos

What is the Impact of Science and Innovation to Patients and Society: A Clinician’s Perspective

17:20 – 17:40

 

Prof. Luís Costa

Hospital Santa Maria, CUF and IMM

Roundtable Discussion - Local Startups and how they Benefit from the Partnership Between Business and Science

17:40 – 18:10

 

Moderation: Maria do Rosário André, MD, PhD

Oncology Medical Affairs Head Novartis

 

Prof. Dr. Luciana Vaccaro

Member of the Board of Innosuisse and Rector of HES-SO

 

Dra. Isabel Ferreira

Roche

 

Dra. Marie-France Tschudin

Novartis

 

Prof. Luís Costa

HSM/CUF/IMM

 

Dra. Daniela Seixas

TonicApp

 

Dr. Eduardo Rodrigues

UpHill

3

Friday

Registration

08:30 – 09:30

Keynote | From Worms to Cancer:Following the Thread of Epigenetic Control Through Histone Methylation

09:30 – 10:30

 

Prof. Susan Gasser

Director FMI

 

Chair: Dr. Carlos Ribeiro

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:00

1st Session | Life Sciences I - Neuroscience, Nutrition, Cancer and Genomics

11:00 – 12:50

 

Chair: Dr. Carlos Ribeiro, Dr. Mónica Dias

Neuronal Regulation of Immune Fitness

11:00 – 11:25

 

Dr. Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

Group leader at Champalimaud Foundation

New Frontiers in Neuroscience R&D - Advances and Challenges in the Pursuit of new Medicines

11:25 – 11:50

 

Dr. Paulo Fontoura

Roche, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Neuroscience Clinical Development

Growth and Division of the Bacterial Pathogen Staphylococcus aureus

Tackling Resistance to Kinase Inhibition by an Unprecedented Innovative Concept

12:15 – 12:50

 

Dr. Martin Missbach

Site Head of Medicinal Chemistry, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research

Lunch

12:50 – 13:45

2nd Session | Life Sciences II - Neuroscience, Nutrition, Cancer and Genomics

13:45 – 15:10

 

Chair: Dr. Carlos RIbeiro, Dr. Mónica Dias

Emerging Science and Innovation: Impact on Food Consumption and Dietary Pattern

13:45 – 14:20

 

Dr. Petra Klassen-Wigger

PhD, Head of Nutrition, Health and Wellness at Nestlé Research

Basic Research in Insect Antiviral Resistance and Innovation in the Control of Mosquito-Transmitted Viruses

14:20 – 14:45

 

Dr. Luís Teixeira

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Brain Mitochondria Drives Neural Circuits Regulating Anxiety and Motivation

14:45 – 15:10

 

Dr. Carmen Sandi

Director of the Brain and Mind Institute EPFL and President of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

3rd Session | Physics and engineering I - Nanosciences, Material Science and Robotics

15:10 – 16:00

 

Chair: Prof. Martins and Prof. Santos-Victor

Teaching Robots to Manipulate Objects Dexterously

15:10 – 15:35

 

Prof. Aude Billard

Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory

Lasers, Pulsars and the Illusory Nothingness of Vacuum

15:35 – 16:00

 

Prof. Luís O. Silva

 

IST

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30

4th Session | Physics and engineering II - Nanosciences, Material Science and Robotics

16:30 – 18:00

 

Chair: Prof. Martins and Prof. Santos-Victor

From Laboratory Research to Industrial Production of Lightweight Flexible Solar Modules

16:30 – 16:55

 

Prof. Ayodhya N. Tiwari

Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Head of the Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics

The Trillion of Sensors Economy

16:55 – 17:20

 

Prof. Lars Montelius

DG and Head of Mission for the Intergovernmental Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) Headquartered in Braga, Portugal

Challenges of Science for the Future

17:20 – 17:45

 

Prof. Elvira Fortunato

Vice-Rector of Universidade NOVA

Closing Remarks

17:45 – 18:00

 

Final words by organizers and closing by Dr. Leonor Beleza as local host