3rd Meeting on Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe

Professor Cecília Roque participated in the 3rd Meeting on Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe, held in Caparica (Portugal) last february 22-24, with the lecture "Tailored Synthetic Affinity Reagents for Purification Purposes"

Participation in XV Iberian Peptide Meeting in Porto

Our group has participated in the XV Iberian Peptide Meeting, held in Porto (Portugal) last february 10-12, with two oral communications from our colleagues:

Ana Pina - "A Nano-scale Magnetic Antimicrobial Platform"

Cláudia Fernandes - "Selection of Peptides for the Efficient and Mild Affinity Purification of Retroviral Particles"

ERA-IB Project Meeting in Ludwigshafen

The CHImerASE project partners met past february at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen (Germany).

Congratulations Dr. Ana Margarida Dias!

Our colleague Margarida defended her PhD thesis!

She presented her work on the 8th January. We are very happy for her and wish her all the best!

Congratulations to Ana Carolina Pádua for her award in Startup Pirates - Hardware Edition 2015!

Our colleague Ana Carolina Pádua has participated in the event Startup Pirates - Hardware Edition 2015 where her team developed a business idea for the electronic nose being developed at our lab. This initiative took place in Lisbon last December 12 to 19 and the final pitch of her team has been awarded the 3rd jury prize!

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: