PEPPERSchool - “Peptide and protein engineering: from concept to biotechnological applications ”

Our group is part of the organising committee of Pepper school event.

14-17 May 2018, Carry-le-Rouet, France

It will cover the following topics:

Congratulations to our PhD student

Congratulations to our PhD student Henrique Carvalho for completing the PhD program from MIT Portugal in Bioengineering Systems.

Henrique Daniel Figueiredo Carvalho


Anything but conventional chromatography Workshop

The Workshop ABC2 "Anything but conventional chromatography" organised by our group and held in Lisbon last week (22-24th November) has been a success!

Thanks to all participants!

Congratulations to our Master Students 2017

Congratulations to our 3 master students who sucessfully defended their Master Thesis during this last month!

Outreach at the secondary school ESPAM

Ana Carolina Pádua participated in an outreach at the secondary school ESPAM, in Vila Nova de Santo André, on 15th September 2017. Ana Carolina spoke about her academic pathway, and the Master in Biomedical Engineering at FCT-UNL. Also, she presented her current PhD project, as well as the prototypes of Electronic Nose developed so far.

European Researchers Night 2017

Once again our group was present in the European Researchers Night, that took place on 29th of September at the Natural History National Museum, Lisbon.

Advanced Functional Materials Journal cover

Our paper Tunable Gas Sensing Gels by Cooperative Assembly (more information on our Publications' page) was chosen for the cover of Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 27, No. 27, July, 2017.

Special thanks to Marta Banza for the illustration!

SCENT project on Ciência 2017

The group was invited to present the SCENT project on Ciência 2017, on the 4th of July.

Our PhD student Carolina Pádua gave a brief presentation of the project on a video that you can check here.

SCENT on 90 seconds of science

Prof. Cecília Roque was invited to present the SCENT project in the program 90 seconds of science, which was broadcasted by Antena 1 on the 14th of March.

Check the episode here.

Or listen here:

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Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials

Some elements of the group were on the 5th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials that took place in the Lisbon Congress Center from 6 to 10 of March.

Also, Prof. Cecília Roque presented the poster on an affinity triggered MRI nanoprobe for pH-dependent cell labeling (for more information, please check the publication here).

Workshop “ABC2 - Anything But Conventional Chromatography"

Our group is organizing the workshop “ABC2 - Anything But Conventional Chromatography", which will focus on less conventional methods for the purification of biological products and is aimed for PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, principal investigators and any professionals from academia and industry wishing to learn and update their knowledge in the field of bioseparation applying packed-chromatography alternative methods.

The workshop will take place in Lisbon, from 22nd to 24th of November.

For more information, please visit:

Outreach in an elementary school

On the 7th of February, our group participated on the science week of an elementary school.
The outreach activities included different ways to show the presence of science in small dynamics to 200 children from 3 to 10 years old.

It was one full day of exciting activities with an excellent and fulfilling outcome.

Masters Mid-Conferences (Jornadas Intercalares de Mestrados)

Our colleagues Gonçalo Abrantes, Gonçalo Teixeira and Marta Banza presented their masters' work at the Masters Mid-Conferences of the Chemistry and Life Science Departments (Jornadas Intercalares do DQV e DCV).

Biotechnology and Bioengineering Journal cover

Our paper The Future of Protein Scaffolds as Affinity Reagents for Purification (more information on our Publications' page) was chosen for the cover of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 114, No. 3, March, 2017.

Special thanks to Marta Banza for the illustration!

Biotechnology Journal Cover

Our paper Retroviral particles are effectively purified on an affinity matrix containing peptides selected by phage-display (more information on our Publications' page) was chosen for the cover of Biotechnol. J 11 (12) 1471–1680 (2016) · Vol. 11 · December 2016