Course and Symposium "Lipid mediators in inflammatory processes"

May 2021



Departamento de Bioquímica – Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas (CEINBIO)

Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República (UDELAR).

Av. General Flores 2125; Montevideo, Uruguay


Scientific Responsibles:

Dr. Homero Rubbo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Professor of Biochemistry

Dr. Andres Trostchansky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Departamento de Bioquímica – CEINBIO, Facultad de Medicina, UDELAR; +59829249562.


Organising committee: Dres. Homero Rubbo, Andrés Trostchansky, Beatriz Sánchez, Lucía González, Irene Wood, Mauricio Mastrogiovanni, y Estefanía Ifrán



The course will provide an interdisciplinary integration of concepts focusing on the biologic role of lipids and their biotechnological potential. Throughout the program will be addressed fundamental concepts on the function and study of lipids and their metabolites, their biochemical and nutritional role, as well as their main functions as signaling molecules in inflammatory processes and their clinical implications. From both theoretical and practical aspects, the course contents will offer a comprehensive vision, offering concepts and evidence about the key role of lipids in health, their industrial and pharmacological potential applications.


Given the issues proposed in this course, we will select students from Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Biotechnology and Nutrition postgraduate (master's degree or Ph.D.) or postdoctoral programs. Local and regional postgraduate programs are considering the present application (PEDECIBA and PROINBIO; CABBIO, respectively). We will request a student’s curriculum vitae, motivation letter and letter of recommendation from the current or past advisor. We will prioritize students who are currently working or with prospects to work in the near future on issues related to the contents of this course.


The theoretical conferences, seminars, and symposiums will take place in the Farabeuf auditorium, Medicine School, UDELAR, with capacity for 80 people and wireless internet connection during the course and symposium. This room is fully equipped for conferences and teaching activities. The practical sessions will be carried out in the laboratories of the CEINBIO, having all the needed equipment (HPLC- DAD system; spectrophotometers; electrochemical sensors; culture rooms equipped with stoves and laminar flows). In addition, we will use a triple quadrupole Mass Spectrometer with ion trap QTRAP 4500 ABSciex coupled to HPLC, for the structural characterization and quantification of different lipid compounds.



Beatriz Sánchez1,2; Irene Wood1,3; Lucia Gonzalez1,4; Jacqueline Lucas2; Andres Trostchansky1; Homero Rubbo1; Mauricio Mastrogiovanni1.

1Departamento de Bioquímica - CEINBIO, Facultad de Medicina, UDELAR; 2Basic Dept., School of Nutrition, UDELAR; 3Pharmacology Dept., Medicine School, UDELAR; 4Academic Unit, Human Biology BS Degree, UDELAR.



Bruce Freeman; Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry Dept., Medicine School, Pittsburgh University, Pennsylvania, US.

Lawrence Marnett; Chemical Biology Institute, Medicine School, University of Vanderbilt, Nashville, US. Sayuri Miyamoto; Biochemistry Dept. - Chemistry Institute, Universidad de Sao Pablo, Brasil.

Gustavo Bonacci; Clinical Biochemistry Dept., Chemical Sciences School, Cordoba National University, Argentina.

Eduardo Fuentes; Clinical Biochemistry and Immunohematology Dept., Talca University, Chile.



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