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

TWO OPEN POSITIONS for Master holders

There are two OPEN POSITIONS in our group.


1. Open position in Biotechnology/Bioengineering:

Congratulations to our master students!

Our coleagues Carina Figueiredo, Filipa Trovão and Ana Patrícia Traguedo have defended their MSc thesis during this month.

ONE OPEN POSITION - PostDoc in Microbiology

There is one Research Fellowship for a PostDoc in MICROBIOLOGY available in our lab

Deadline for application: 6th November 2016.

Expected start date: 1st December 2016

Fellowship duration: 12 months

Salary: 1495€ (plus national social security)

The research aim is to develop methods for the non-invasive detection of bacterial infections.

European Researchers Night

Our group was present in the European Researchers Night, that took place on 30th of September at the Natural History National Museum, Lisboa.

Workshop on Computational Protein Design for Biotech Applications

The first edition of the Workshop on Computational Protein Design for Biotech Applications took place between 13th and 15th of September, at FCT NOVA.

During the course, participants debated their own scientific issues with invited experts and explored the provided tools to analyze and integrate theoretical results during hands-on sessions.

ONE OPEN POSITION for a Master holder in our group

There is one Research Fellowship for a Master holder available in our lab - Design, assemble and operate a new device for non-invasive detection of bacterial infections. Deadline 18th September 2016.

Please find more information here:

Or here:

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Congratulations Vijaykumar Dhadge!

Vijay has defended his PhD thesis last 19th July titled "Magnetic Purification Of Antibodies".

We wish him all the best and success for his future challenges!

Conversas com a Ciência with Professor Cecília Roque

Professor Cecília Roque will be participating in the event "Conversas com a Ciência" held in IBM Portugal next July 21. Please register untill July 20 if you wish to participate!