News

New people arrived in the team

Fábio, Sara, Iana and Margarida are the four new colleagues that joined the team in February 2019. They all know quite well the lab since they have been part of the team before as master or PhD students. We are very happy to welcome them again and looking forward to this new professional challenge together.

We hope to have many news about their achievements in the near future but meantime we also want to share their plans in the new positions and to know more about who they are.

Antibodies Excellent Young Researcher Award

The winners of the Antibodies Travel Awards for 2019 were announced!

Manuel Matos, PhD Student in Bioengineering Systems (MIT-Portugal Program) was awarded with an Excellent Young Researcher certificate.

New visiting scientist in the team

We have a new visiting scientist at the lab. Her name is Larissa Martins, she is coming from Brazil and is doing a BSc in Chemistry at Universidade de São Paulo. Larissa will stay with us for around 2 months, until the end of February 2019, and her work will be related to the SCENT project.

New publication in Journal of Chromatography A.

Human serum albumin (HSA) is an important biopharmaceutical agent that has the capacity to carry diverse molecules and increase their circulation half-life time, but also to function as a disease biomarker.

Different chromatographic and non-conventional approaches for its purification were explored by Raquel dos Santos together with Carina Figueiredo, Aline Viecinski, Ana Pina, Arménio Barbosa and Cecília Roque and are now published in the Journal of Chromatography A.

Trends in Biotechnology journal cover


The cover of Trends in Biotechnology issue of December is out and it is a beautiful figure prepared by Arménio Barbosa together with Catarina Oliveira. 

ITQB NOVA PhD Students Meeting

Our two PhD students, Raquel Santos and Ana Carolina Pádua, presented their research work at the 9th ITQB NOVA PhD Students Meeting. The meeting held on 7-9th November, at ITQB, was organized by the PhD students to present and discuss their work amongst the scientific community.

Congratulations to our Master students


We could not be more proud in the last weeks. Five of our Master students finished successfully their MSc with their Master thesis viva. Congratulations to all for the great work, much effort and full dedication. Wishing all the best to your future challenges.

Cláudia Alves (Master in Biomedical Engineering) - Signal processing and automatic classification tools in the development of a new optp-electronic 

New people in the team

We are happy to welcome our recent lab members!

Emi Ramou is our new post-doc researcher, a physicist that comes from Greece and will help us in SCENT project.

Paper in the spotlight

Our paper "Protein- and Peptide-Based Biosensors in Artificial Olfaction" was spotlighted @BiotechTimes.

You can check it here: 

https://biotechtimes.ca/2018/09/09/protein-and-peptide-based-biosensors-in-artificial-olfaction/

ECM31 Young Scientist Award

Our PhD student Raquel Santos was awarded the ECM31 Young Scientist Award to attend the ECM31 to present her work on the development of a new technique for protein crystallization at 31st European Crystallographic Meeting in Oviedo, Spain.

Quick tip for biomaterials science

Publishing your #biomaterials research #openaccess can help accelerate discovery in a highly interdisciplinary community, says Guest Editor Kimberly Hamad Schifferli for our upcoming Biomaterials Collection. Submit your research now!

1st Internal Symposium of the Nano Initiative

Earlier this month Prof. Cecilia Roque visited New York City to attend the first internal symposium of the Nano Initiative as an invited guest along with Gonen and Nurit Ashkenasy.

UCIBIO annual meeting 2018

The second edition of the UCIBIO meeting took place at FCT-NOVA, where Post-doc Susana Palma has presented her most recent work entitled "Machine learning for the meta-analyses of microbial pathogens' volatile signatures".

President of Republic of Portugal visit at FCT

During a visit to our campus some elements of our group were able to catch with the President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and take the iconic selfie.