This year the annual Conference of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department took place on 6th of June, included in the BioRecerca- UABio Conference, at the Faculty of Biosciences of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

In this Edition, Dr. Antonio Zorzano from Institut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB) gave the Opening lecture entitled: “Mitochondrial function and its role in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes”.

Moreover, two members of Sauralab actively participated in the Conference. Carlos Soto, a first-year PhD Student, debuted by defending the Poster: “Loss of Presenilin function results in age-dependent tau phosphorylation”.

Carlos Soto explaining his project during the Poster Session

Carlos Soto explaining his project during the Poster Session

In addition, Miriam Javier, a third-year PhD Student, gave a talk presenting her last results on the project: “Presenilin-1 regulates axon growth in hippocampal neurons”, which was awarded as the Best Oral communication.

Míriam Javier receiving the Best Oral Communication award

Míriam Javier receiving the Best Oral Communication award

Congratulations to both for the good job!!!