The MIA-Portugal seminar on ageing will feature Alessio Vagnoni, a Lecturer in Cellular Neuroscience (tenure) at King’s College London, presenting the theme «Probing the intracellular dynamics of ageing neurons: spotlight on the mitochondria».

The event takes place on the 12th of April 2023, in the «Anfiteatro de Histologia». Faculdade de Medicina – Rua Larga 2, 2nd floor). The session starts at 11 am.

Alessio Vagnoni completed his university studies at the University of Pavia (Italy) and obtained a PhD from the MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research at King’s College London (KCL) before undertaking postdoctoral training at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge (UK). Alessio has been an NC3Rs David Sainsbury Fellow and, later, a UK-DRI Van Geest Fellow in Dementia and Neurodegeneration (tenure-track) to start his independent research group. Alessio is currently a Lecturer in Cellular Neuroscience (tenure) at King’s College London and his research group is funded by the BBSRC, MRC, Academy of Medical Sciences/Wellcome Trust, NC3Rs, Leverhulme Trust.

Alessio’s research group focuses on the cell biology of the neuron, with particular emphasis on intracellular trafficking of mitochondria and vesicular cargoes during ageing and neurodegeneration. Their aim is to understand how regulatory nodes of the trafficking process can affect neuronal homeostasis in models of neuronal ageing and neurodegeneration. More recently, the group has developed a strong interest in studying how the biophysical properties of the neuronal cytoplasm respond to modulation of intracellular trafficking.

The «MIA-Portugal seminar series analyses topics about ageing research and mechanisms and is targeted to the scientific community and researchers in age-related topics.