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Special Lectures
Two special lectures will be delivered, at the beginning and at the end of the workshop. The first is the IUBMB Lecture, by Professor Enrique Cadenas and the later the Women in Science Lecture, by Professor Cristina Polidori. We have selected one lecture focused on fundamental research and one on a clinical perspective, highlighting our aim to bridge the gap between lab bench to bedside. Both invited speakers have confirmed their presence.

The morning sessions will include 4-5 lectures by invited speakers grouped by theme. 

Oral Presentations (PhD and Postdoc Talks)
We have programmed 4 sessions of oral presentations to be delivered by PhD students and Post-docs selected from the submitted abstracts. Attention will be paid to attain gender balance and geographical distribution of selected presentations. Each session will include 3 talks (10 min + 5 min discussion) and will take place following each 2-lecture session. This is essential to allow young researchers to showcase their work and introduce themselves to the Redox Biology community, fostering the establishment of new collaborations.

Poster Sessions and Flask Talks 
Abstracts not selected for oral presentations will be presented as posters, which will be displayed during the entirety of the workshop to encourage discussions. There are 2 dedicated poster sessions in the afternoons of days 2 and 3 that will last 2 hours each. The first poster session is accompanied by a Happy Hour (drinks and snacks), thought to help break-the-ice and stimulate an informal environment in which junior researchers can feel more comfortable to discuss their research. Additionally, 5 of the PhD/Post-docs will be invited to present their poster in a Flash Talk (5 min + 4 min discussion) on the last morning of the workshop.

Round Table Discussions
There will be one Round Table dedicated to the discussion of identification and quantification of free radicals and biological oxidants in biological systems. The aim is to bring forth limitations associated with classical methods (including fluorescent probes and classical biochemical assays) and present novel high throughput Redox-omic strategies and genetically encoded chemosensors that are now shaping the field in redox biology research.

Career Development Sessions and Debate
Two career development sessions are programmed, focused on How to Present Your Work in 5 min, as well as a session on How to Prepare Your Paper (by Anthony Newman, Senior Publisher with Elsevier, who has confirmed his participation). An open debate will take place to discuss important challenges faced by researchers in the 21st century and identified by the participants, including sustainability, green lab initiatives, increased limitations on animal-based research, equality, equity and diversity.

Workshop Dinner and Farewell Party
On the last evening of the workshop, all participants and invited speakers will attend a seated dinner to be held at a local Winery in the Bairrada Region. This all-inclusive social event is a unique opportunity to discuss career development, mentoring and science in a relaxed and informal setting.

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