Cell Migration Workshop


1st and 2nd October, Universidade Lusófona Lisbon


This workshop will address the role of cell migration in different physiopathological processes, the different types of cell migration and the respective morphological, functional and molecular alterations involved.

We will also present the most commonly used cell-based techniques, including the wound-healing assay, chemotaxis, random single cell migration, cell invasion, as well as molecular tools and assays to dissect the mechanotransduction processes. Practical and laboratory classes will allow students to contact with key methodologies in the area.




  • Mammalian cell migration: concepts 

Douglas M. Noonan, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italy

  • Strategies to quantify migratory phenotypes 

Ana Fernandes, CBIOS – Universidade Lusófona, Portugal

  • Molecular mechanisms of cell migration: a technical approach 

Nuno Saraiva, CBIOS – Universidade Lusófona, Portugal

  • Dietary compounds and cell migration: impact on health and disease

Claudia Cerella, Laboratoire de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer, Luxembourg


Practical Classes (hands-on)

  • Collective cell migration assays
  • Chemotaxis, and chemoinvasion
  • Analysis of cell adhesion and cytoskeleton
  • Data analysis with Image J

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Ana Fernandes and Nuno Saraiva

1 ECTS awarded