The IX SINATER – International Symposium on Diagnostics and Therapeutics, was created based on a demand for a more comprehensive discussion on research areas related to diagnosis and therapy. The current global epidemiological scenary is highly dynamic, thus Brazil is simultaneously exposed to infectious diseases related to poor sanitation conditions, sexual risk behavior, as well as chronic-degenerative disorders caused by the increasing of the population life expectation. Thus, LIKA intends with this Symposium to propagate and discuss proposals for new approaches that face the challenges in public health presented in this critical period improving the panorama being drawn to the twenty-first century.


Last News

11.Sep - Abstracts approved for presentation

The organizing committee released the list of Oral and Poster presentation. (Click here). The oral presentations will begin at 14h, with 10 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes for questions.The poster session will be on September 20 from 17h.

17.ago - Postponed Abstracts submission

The organizing committee decided to postpone the abstracts submission to 24 of August.

16.ago - Programme updated

We prepared a great programme, see bellow.

11.jul - Sinater-RDIS 2018 website is online

The website of IX International Symposium on Diagnostics and Therapeutics, IV International Symposium on Rare Diseases, and XI LIKA Scientific Journey is online. Checkout and register.


Main interests are gene therapy strategies to counteract deficient or dysfunctional HDL-proteins and emerging technology of in-situ gene editing using synthetic oligonuceotides.

Jim Owen

Emeritus Professor of Molecular Medicine, University College London

In the epidemiology field, works with clinical and translational diseases in childhood and adolescence. Currently acts as the Health Secretary of Recife.

Jailson Correia

Health Secretary, Recife City

Esperienced in clinical medicine with emphasis in ophtalmologycal surgery, ocular oncology and ultrassonography and ultrassonic biomicroscopy.

Virginia Torres

Assistant Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco

Experienced in the area of pediatric neurology.

Vanessa Van der Linden

Neurologist, Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente

Felipe Domingos de Sousa

Post-doc Research, Physics Department at Federal University of Ceará

João Bosco Oliveira

CEO, Genomika

Research interests are Zika Virus Congenital Syndrome, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Möbius syndrome, opacity of intraocular lenses and congenital cataract surgery.

Camila Ventura

Researcher of Retina and Vitreous, Altino Ventura Fundation

Gavin Jell

Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, University College London

Main interests are in oncology, including gastrointestinal, gynecological and breast tumors and the molecular biology of cancer.

Luiz Alberto Reis Mattos Junior

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Federal University of Pernambuco

Experienced in biosensors technology for molecular diagnosis and pharmacogenomics aspects associated with the treatment of breast cancer.

Maria Amélia Carlos Souto Maior Borba

Medical Science Liaison, Oncology Medical Affairs division of Merck Sharp & Dohme

Experienced in clinical and basic biomedical research on molecular biology, biotechnology, immunofluorescence, genotyping, fluorescence microscopy, murine models, cell culture and tumor biology.

Monique Ferraz de Sá Beltrão

Immuno-oncology Scientific Medical Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Main interests are sequence, structure and function of antibodies, the effects of mutations on protein structure and function, protein modelling and software development for bioinformatics.

Andrew Martin

Reader in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University College London

Main field of work is neurosurgery, focusing on vascular neurosurgery, brain tumors, neuroendoscopy, spinal arteriovenous malformations, neuroinfections and traumatic brain injury.

Hildo Azevedo Filho

Associate professor of Neurosurgery, Federal University of Pernambuco

Jair Virginio

Moscamed Brazil

Specialist in pediatric and fetal cardiology, has projects in telemedicine through the Network of Pediatric Cardiology (Rede de Cardiologia Pediátrica) and researches the origins of health and disease development.

Sandra Mattos

CEO, CelulaC

Experienced in clinical medicine with emphasis in endocrinology. Main area of study includes diabetes and hepatic steatosis.

Lúcia Cordeiro

Assistant Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco

Main lines of research include the role of genetic profiles in complex diseases such as diabetes mellitus 1 and 2 and atherosclerosis as well as in infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and how external modulators act in these condition.

Jaqueline Silva

Assistant Professor of Genetics, Federal University of Pernambuco


19th of September

09:00h – 09:40h | Opening session

Principal, Authorities

09:40h – 10:20h | One mosquito, three epidemics and a global public health emergency: fighting Aedes aegypti in Recife

Jailson Correia (Health Secretary, Recife City, BR)

10:20h – 10:40h | Coffee break


10:40h – 11:20h | Ophthalmological Manifestations of Congenital Zika Syndrome: Review & New Insights

Camila Ventura (Altino Ventura Fundation, BR)

11:20h – 12:00h | Spinal muscular atrophy: diagnosis, treatment and future prospects

Vanessa Van der Linden (Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente, BR)

12:00h – 14:00h | Lunch time


14:00h – 14:40h | Application of genetics in personalized medicine

João Bosco Oliveira (Genomika, BR)fe, Brazil)

14:40h – 15:20h | Facts and myths of a treatable dementia

Hildo Azevedo (Federal University of Pernambuco, BR)

15:20h – 15:40h | Coffee break
15:40h – 16:20h | Clinical case: a unusual presentation of Chikungunya fever

Virginia Torres (Federal University of Pernambuco, BR)

16:20h – 17:10h | Non alcoholic steatohepatitis: a metabolic disease

Lucia Cordeiro (Federal University of Pernambuco, BR)

20th of September

09:00h – 09:40h | In vitro modelling of nanoparticle-biological interactions

Gavin Jell (University College London, UK)

09:40h – 10:20h | Predicting the effects of mutations on protein structure and function

Andrew Martin (University College London, UK)

10:20h – 10:40h | Coffee break


10:40h – 12:00h | Present looking the future in oncology

Luiz Alberto (Federal University of Pernambuco, BR)

Maria Amélia Borba (Merck Sharp & Dohme, BR) Monique Beltrão (Bristol-Myers Squibb, BR)

12:00h – 14:00h | Lunch time


14:00h – 16:40h | Oral session


16:40h – 17:00h | Coffee break


17:00h – 19:00h | Poster session


21th of September

09:00h – 09:40h | Analysis and prediction of antibody sequence and structure

Andrew Martin (University College London, UK)

09:40h – 10:20h | Application of the Sterile Insect Technique as a tool for the Integrated Management Vector (Aedes aegypti)

Jair Virginio (Moscamed Brazil, BR)

10:20h – 10:40h | Coffee break


10:40h – 11:20h | Therapeutic potential of plant lectins: frutalin case

Felipe de Sousa (Federal University of Ceará, BR)

11:20h – 12:00h | Sugar Coating the immune system: DC-SIGN receptor in Diabetes Mellitus

Jaqueline Silva (Federal University of Pernambuco, BR)

12:00h – 14:00h | Lunch time


14:00h – 14:40h | LEGOS: an innovative approach to health care solutions in developing regions

Sandra Mattos (CelulaC, BR)

14:40h – 15:20h | ApoE4 Gene Editing – a future therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Jim Owen (University College London, UK)

15:20h – 15:40h | Coffee Break


15:40h – 17:30h | Closing Session

José Luiz de Lima Filho (Federal University of Pernambuco, BR)

Jim Owen (University College London, UK)


Abstracts Submission

  • The submitted abstracts must be completely or partially unpublished.
  • Abstracts can be submitted until 17 August 2018 24 August 2018. Submissions after this date will not be received.
  • At least one author of the abstract must be registered in the SINATER (with the payment of the appropriated fee).
  • A registered author can submit a maximum of 2 abstracts.
  • Abstracts must have no more than 10 authors.
  • The acceptance of the abstract is subjected to approval by the SINATER Scientific Committee and the registration payment receipt.
  • The 10 best abstracts will be invited for oral presentations.
  • Abstracts should be submitted through the private link sent by email after the registration (section).

Poster presentation

  • The title must be the same of the accepted abstract.
  • Similarly to the abstract, the poster must be in English.
  • The poster must follow the same structure of the abstract text: introduction, objective, methodology, results and conclusion.
  • Maximum poster size: 1,20 x 1,0 m (height x width).
  • The work certificate is conditioned to the evaluation of the poster presentation in the SINATER.
  • The poster must be placed between 8 and 9 am of the scheduled presentation day.
  • The authors of the abstract are responsible to bring the necessary material to place the poster at SINATER.
  • Each poster will be evaluated by three professors at the scheduled time for its presentation.
  • The best posters will be awarded by SINATER.

Abstract guidelines

  • The abstracts must be written in English with a maximum of 300 words (excluding title, authors, affiliation, key-words and funding institutions).
  • The abstract should include: introduction, objective, methodology, results and conclusion.
  • The title should not be more than 20 words and must be in capital letters.
  • Following the title, it must be the author’s FULL names and their affiliations. The author that will present the poster should be underlined.
  • The abstract must be in Times New Roman or Arial fonts (size 12, justified).
  • The key-words and funding institutions must be at the end of the abstract text (3 to 5 key-words).
  • The abstract must be uploaded through the proper link inside the registration form (accepted formats are .DOC or .DOCX). 
  • Abstract template (download).

Oral presentation

  • The oral presentation of the students should not last more than 15 minutes.
  • The slides and the presentation must be in English.


Undergraduate Student

R$ 100

Graduate Student

R$ 150


R$ 250

Registration in the VII International Symposium on Diagnosis and Therapy may be held until 19th September (day of the event). The registration fee is R$ 100.00 for undergraduate students, R$ 150,00 for graduate students and R$ 250.00 for professionals. Payment can be made by transfer or bank deposit in the name of “Fundação FADE / IX SINATER LIKA”, Banco do Brasil, agency 3234-4, account 232607-8. Payment via deposit can be done only in nominal registered form. For payments by bank transfer, you must transfer the scanned receipt and in case of transfer via DOC use the CNPJ: 11.735.586/0001-59. It is mandatory to send the payment receipt to the coordination of the IX SINATER to with the subject  “payment_subscriptionname”. Undergraduate or graduate students must send the student registry. Keep your payment ticket, as it may be necessary in accreditation.

Location and Contact


Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) Laboratório de Imunopatologia Keizo Asami (LIKA) Auditório do Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães (CPqAM – FIOCRUZ-PE) Av. Prof. Moraes Rego 1235 Cidade Universítária – Recife – PE – Brasil

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