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ESF-EMBO Symposium -“Molecular Perspectives on PPI"

From 25th to 30th May 2013, Ana Margarida Dias was present in the ESF-EMBO Symposium – “Molecular Perspectives on Protein-Protein Interactions” in Pultusk, Poland.

Congratulations Dr. Ana Pina!

Our colleague Ana Pina is already a Dr.! 

She passed her Viva Voice Examination last 22nd May. We are very happy for her and wish her all the best!

2013 Annual Group Day

This year we had our "Open Day" in Serra da Arrábida, Setúbal region.

We went for an entire morning of cannoying. After all this physical activity we had lunch in the beach and enjoyed the sun.

Our group was in ECCE9-ECAB2 2013 at Den Haag (the Netherlands)

Last 21-25 April, our Group was at the 9th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, in the the Netherlands  (http://www.ecce2013.eu/).

Prof. Cecília Roque presented an Oral Communication, entitled "Toward a Sustainable Alternative for Antibody Purification: Theoretical and Experimental Studies", a result from the work of the authours A.C.A. Roque, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, A.M.G.C. Dias, I.L.Batalha, R.J.F.Branco, S.D.S.Santana, T. Barroso and V.L.Dhadge.

Expo FCT 2013

Like in the previous years, our group participated in Expo FCT.

Every year, this event brings thousands of high school students to the campus to get to know the curricular opportunies and research activities available at FCT.

Our group at....

Branco, R. J. F., A. M. G. C. Dias and A. C. A. Roque “Understanding the molecular recognition between antibody fragments and protein A biomimetic ligand” EMBO Conference - Catalytic Mechanisms by Biological Systems, 7-10 October, 2012, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Our participation at the ESBES 2012 conference

The group was at the ESBES + ISPPP 2012 Symposia 2012 in Istanbul/Turkey (23rd-26th September 2012) http://events.dechema.de/events/en/BEST2012.html.

Telma Barroso presented a keynote lecture:

T. Barroso, A.C.A. Roque, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, “Bioinspired affinity monoliths: a fast and efficient alternative system for antibody purification”

Margarida Dias presented an oral communication:

Our group was at HUPO 11th Annual World Congress

Íris Batalha was at the HUPO 11th Annual World Congress, that was held in Boston, Massachussetts, USA, from 9 to 13 of September 2012.

Íris presented a Poster, with the title "Novel synthetic scaffolds for the enrichment of phosphorylated proteins and peptides" and won a Travel Grant, provided by the organizers of the Congress.

Annual Group Day - Mafra and Ericeira

Our annual group day was on Mafra and Ericeira region! We were not very lucky with the weather, but we still had a great time!

Conferences attended - Nanomedicine

Susana Palma attended the 2nd International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging, Lübeck (Germany), March 15/16, 2012 (site: http://www.iwmpi.uni-luebeck.de/)

"O Futuro da Nanomedicina é Magnético?"

The group was invited to present and discuss their work on Magnetic Nanoparticles applied in Medicine at Ciência h(á) uma.

See details here:

http://elearning.fct.unl.pt/webcast-futuro-nanomedicina.html

http://bibliotecaunl.blogspot.pt/search/label/Ci%C3%AAncia%20%20%28h%29%C3%A0%201ma%202012

MASTER THESIS PROPOSALS

1. "CHImeriX – Designing  new enzymes through computational synthetic biology"

EXPO-FCT 2012

The Faculty´s annual EXPO-FCT was held this year on Friday 13th April 2012.

New project funded

The group received funding from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia for the project "Viral Capture and Purification System: Smart macroporous structures for the affinity purification of retroviral particles", lead by Cecília Roque in collaboration with IBET.

Honorable Mention in SHIC'11

The project Affinity Layering - An Innovative Approach Towards Cancer Theranostics”, by Ana Cecília Roque, Ana Pina, Íris Batalha and Susana Palma received a honorable mention in the competition SHIC'11 - Solvay & Hovione Innovation Challenge.