News

New paper "Synergy between silk fibroin and ionic liquids for active gas-sensing materials"

One of our recent works describing "Synergy between silk fibroin and ionic liquids for active gas-sensing materials" is now available! This work was developed under the scope of the #SCENT_project, financed by the European Research Council, and it explored the possibilities of fibroin in soft and flexible electronics.

New paper - Review about ligands for SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

Excited to share fantastic news! We have a freshly published paper in Biotechnology Advances. In this work, the authors explore "Native, engineered and de novo designed ligands targeting the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein".

Visita Centi

In the beginning of this month, we had the pleasure to visit CENTI for a meeting under the scope of the #SMASUS_project. The group was represented by Prof. Cecília Roque, Margarida Dias and Carolina Natal. We would like to thank Filipa Gomes and Andreia Monteiro for having us.

Spring Symposium 2022

This week we had our annual Spring Biomeng Symposium, presencial edition! During three days we shared the work achievements of each other and discuss the next steps. We also had a team building activity that was a treasure hunt in the Sesimbra castle!

Productive weeks!

The last weeks were very productive in poster presentations! Cátia Soares and Inês Cebola participated in the virtual edition of the EFB Spring Congress. Both presented the poster regarding the work they are developing under the scope of the #Sea2See_project and #SCENT_project respectively.

#PURE_project at University of Bayreuth

Early this month, Margarida Dias, Henrique Costa, Carlos Costa and Catarina Domingos visited Uni Bayreuth under the scope of the #PURE_project. http://fiberlab.de/

Margarida Dias at Pint of Science

Last week, Dr. Margarida Dias took part in Pint of Science with the talk "Protein Engineering: building materials with nature LEGOs", in the session "Building with Science: from nano to macroscale". Thank you for attending! We hope you enjoyed the talk and the discussion! #sea2see_project

Encontro Ciência2022

Today we are at Encontro Ciência! If you are curious about e-nose devices and how they work visit our demonstration at Centro de Congressos de Lisboa. We will show some recent developments in our #SCENT_project financed by European Research Council. Moreover, Cecília Roque will take part in the session "Os investigadotes no Horizonte Europa".

EXPO FCT-NOVA 2022

In this year's edition of the #expofct at FCT-NOVA, we explained our projects. Students were able to see the work of the e-nose device from the #SCENT_project and its application for disease detection from the #AccuseD_project. And learning more about the importance of the efficient bioseparation of biopharmaceutical drugs, which is the aim of the #PURE_project. Moreover, we showed the versatility of proteins' application in sensing and production of the smart bio-based materials, which is the main objective of the #Sea2See_project.

Biophysics Festival - 03 June 2022

The Portuguese Young Biophysicists has the pleasure to invite the scientific community to the 2nd Meeting of Young Biophysicists, the “Biophysics Festival”, that will be held in Universidade de Aveiro on 3rd June 2022.

Congradulations to Rita!

On February 18th our master student Rita Alves successfully defended her thesis as a part of her Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering at NOVA School of Science and Technology.  Her work was entitled "Time series analysis and machine learning algorithms for an e-nose sensor", developed under the supervision of Dr. Susana Palma and Prof. Hugo Gamboa. Congratulations Rita and we wish you all the best!