Congratulations Dr. Susana Palma!

Our colleague Susana defended her PhD thesis!

She presented her work on the 2nd December. We are very happy for her and wish her all the best!

Congratulations Professor Cecília Roque for her Habilitation!

Professor Cecília Roque got her new Academic Degree - Agregação (or Habilitation).
This is the highest obtainable academic degree, and was conceded to Prof. Cecilia after an outstanding presentation and lecture with an academic jury on November 10 and 11, 2015.

Congratulations master Aline Viecinski!

Our coleague Aline defended her MSc thesis!

She presented her work last 23rd October. We are very happy for her and wish her all the best!

Participation on the ESSIB 2015

Henrique F. Carvalho participated in the 2nd edition of the European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology (ESSIB) 2015, held in Stuttgart, Germany, August 30 - September 4.

The participation was made whithin the scope of the ERA-IB 2 "CHImerASE" project.

Participation at the 3rd European Congress of Applied Biotechnology

Professor Roque presented a keynote lecture at the 3rd European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECAB3) in Nice, France, September 27 - October 1.

The talk was entitled "Synthetic and Biological Affinity Ligands for the Purification of Retroviral Particles".

Participation at the NANOBIOAPP 2015

Susana Palma presented her PhD work in the conference NANOBIOAPP2015 - Latest Advances on Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications, held in Barcelona, Spain, September 21-23.

Participation at the Noite Europeia dos Investigadores 2015

The Biomolecular Engineering Group participated in the "Noite Europeia dos Investigadores" 25 September 2015, counting with the presence of the PI Cecilia Roque and all other scientists involved.

Participation at the Prosense Workshop held in Lisbon - 16th July 2015

The Marie Curie Initial Training Network PROSENSE aims at training a new generation of young scientists in the interdisciplinary techniques and methods required to meet the major challenges in the development of diagnostic tools for prostate cancer.

New article published on Nanoscale journal

The article "A value-added exopolysaccharide as a coating agent for MRI nanoprobes", from Susana Palma and co-authors, was accepted in Nanoscale and is now online.

Outreach activities - 9th EXPO FCT and World Biotech Tour

Our group has recently participated in two outreach activities:

-The 9th edition of EXPO FCT, an exhibition of Science, Technology and Inovation held at FCT/UNL. More information can be found here:

Prof. Cecília talks about the ERC funded project SCENT: Hybrid Gels for Rapid Microbial Detection

In this video, Professor Cecília Roque gives a description of the project SCENT: Hybrid Gels for RapidMicrobial Detection, funded through a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).

Prof. Cecília Roque featured in ERC facebook page

The European Research Council (ERC) facebook page highlights Prof. Cecília Roque and her winner project.

European Research Grant Award

Prof. Cecília Roque from UCIBIO@REQUIMTE was distinguished with the Starting Grant from European Resarch Council (ERC), one of the largest and more prestigious research grants attributed in Europe.

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Magnetic Antimicrobial Agents was featured in the blog "The Drinking Water Advisor"

The work developed in our lab "Exploring the potential of magnetic antimicrobial agents for water disinfection" has been cited in the science blog