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Calcium Signaling in Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Coimbra, 18-20 September 2019

Welcome Message

Dear colleagues and friends,
The organizing committee is pleased to welcome you at the 8th Workshop of the European Calcium Society (ECS): “Cell Signaling in Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases”.   
An exciting meeting with a multifaceted and highly interesting scientific program was prepared to create a unique opportunity to meet and discuss the latest research advances in understanding calcium signalling in the brain underlying aging and neurodegenerative disorders.
The scientific program is structured into four tracks dedicated to synaptic calcium, mitochondrial and endoplasmic reticulum calcium, calcium signaling in glia and stem cells and a special session dedicated to technological innovations in calcium imaging, which will be followed by a hands-on session, for interested participants.
These sessions will be complemented by two poster parties where we expect ample discussion between young and experienced researchers. Short oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

ECS and local organizers would like to encourage young scientists in the calcium fields to submit their abstracts and present their latest work.

We look very much forward to welcoming all of you in Coimbra!



Organizing Committee

Cláudia Pereira

Faculty of Medicine

Cristina Rego

Faculty of Medicine

João Malva

Faculty of Medicine
University of Coimbra 

Luísa Cortes


Scientific Committee

Amanda Sierra

Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

Carlos B Duarte

Dep. of Health and Life Science

Carlos Villalobos

Spanish National Research Council - CSIC

Catarina R. Oliveira

Faculty of Medicine

Jan B Parrys

Lab. of Mol and Cellular Signaling
Dept of Cell and Mol Medicine

Rodrigo Cunha

Faculty of Medicine

Dates & Deadlines


Early-bird Registration

Early registration fee apply to all registrations with proper payments received before June 30th. In all cases, payment should be performed as soon as possible after registration. Only after payment your registration becomes effective.


Registration Deadline

Deadline for registration and abstract submission is July 31st.

NOTE: Please note that if the maximal amount of participants is reached earlier (max. 100), the Organizers have the right to close registration ahead of time.


The workshop will be held at the Hotel Tryp Coimbra, located on one of the hills of the city of Coimbra, and only 15 minutes walking from the famous University. The Hotel Tryp Coimbra has dedicated spaces for meetings and events, combined with easy access, and parking.

City of the students and a World Heritage Site, Coimbra is a unique city and has great historical heritage. Here were born six kings of Portugal and the first university in the country, one of the oldest in Europe. When visiting the city you can find monuments and historical treasures, the vibrant Mondego river and the Fado sung by the singers of the region. 

The hotel is located on one of the hills of the city of Coimbra, which in 2013 received the World Heritage classification in the historic area of the University, Alta and Sofia. It is located 15 minutes walking from the famous University, dated from 1292.
Oporto airport is about 1 hour and Lisbon airport is approximately 2 hours away. The railway station is at about 5 minutes by taxi.

Coimbra is located in central Portugal, 120 km south of Porto, 195 km north of Lisbon. One of Portugal’s biggest crossroads, Coimbra is served by multiple transportation methods. 



The Organizers have made arrangements with the Workshop venue hotel: Hotel Tryp Coimbra.
Please add the code CALCIO2019 when you make your reservation.

Hotels in Coimbra

It is the responsibility of the participants to contact the hotels directly, as to make their own reservations.

Hotel Dona Inês

(4* Hotel)

R. Abel Dias Urbano, 12 3000-001 Coimbra
+351 239 855 800

Hotel Vila Galé

(4* Hotel)

Rua Abel Dias Urbano, 20
3000-001 Coimbra
+351 239 240 000

Hotel Tivoli

(4* Hotel)

R. João Machado 5,
3000-226 Coimbra
+351 858 300

Hotel Oslo

(3* Hotel)

Av. Fernão de Magalhães, 25 3000-175 Coimbra
+351 239 829 071

Hotel Astória

(3* Hotel)

 Av. Emídio Navarro, 21
3000-150 Coimbra
+351 239 853 020

Stay Hotel Coimbra Centro

(3* Hotel)

Av. Fernão de Magalhães 199 3000-176 Coimbra
+351 239 855 500

Hotel IBIS

(3* Hotel)

Av. Emídio Navarro, 70
3000-150 Coimbra
+351 239 852 130

Hotel D. Luis

(3* Hotel)

Rotunda Ponte Rainha Santa Isabel, 3040-091 Coimbra
+351 239 802 120

Hotel Botânico

(2* Hotel)

Bairro de São José, 15
3030-207 Coimbra
+351 239 405 124

Hostels & Guest Houses

Casa São Bento

Rua Tomar, 7 
3000-041 Coimbra
+351 239 006 919

The Luggage Hostel & Suites

Rua Antero de Quental, 125 3000-032 Coimbra
+351 239 820 257

Penedo da Saudade - Suites & Hostel

 Av Dr Marnoco e Sousa, 18 B 3000-271 Coimbra
+351 239 049 889

AQ 188 Guest House

R. Antero de Quental, 188 3000-031 Coimbra
+351 960 018 118

NJOY Coimbra

 R. Antero de Quental, 203 3000-033 Coimbra
+351 960 260 600

AH33 Studios

R. Alexandre Herculano, 33 
3000-019 Coimbra
+351 910 278 535

Our Contacts


Contact: Prof. Cláudia Pereira
Institution: +351 239 820 190
Mobile: +351 937 083 962