Summer job shadowing

We had for the last 2 weeks, 1st to 12th of July, Carolina Spencer in our Lab, a high school student that chose to take 2 weeks of her vacation doing job shadowing with our scientists. Carolina spend every mornig in our lab helping and following a different researcher. During this time she had the opportunity to meet several researchers and students with different academic backgrounds and different projects. She has 17 years and just finished the 11º year.

Affinity-triggered hydrogels for tissue engineering applications

Our last publication from Cláudia Fernandes, Ana Pina, Arménio Barbosa, Inês Padrão, Margarida Dias and Cecília Roque, together with collaborators from LAQV - FCT NOVA, LEAF from ISA and Department of Bioengineering and iBB – Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences from IST, was published in Biotechnology Journal.


The 1st edition of NOVA STEAM (STEAM - Sicience TEchnolog Arts Mathematics) Academy from FCT NOVA finished with great enthusiasm. 

Great gathering at the IUPAC 2019 in Paris

Cecília Roque was invited speaker at the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Conference 2019 in Paris, France, that took place on 5-12 July. Together with the 50th IUPAC General Assembly and the 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, this conference was held to celebrate the IUPAC 100th anniversary.

Cecília participated in the session 'The International Younger Chemists Network: Shaping the Future Worldwide' and it was a great to be part of the IUPAC centenary celebration together with such an inspiring group of young scientists.

Participation at the Ciencia 2019

We were a full day, on the 9th of July, at Ciencia 2019 meeting in Lisbon meeting scientists and learning more about the science made in Portugal. 

Affinity 2019 Conference

In June we were 3 days in Stockholm - June 26 to 28th - discussing affinity technology, molecular recognition and its application in industry at the Affinity 2019 Conference.

Rita Oliveira, Gonçalo Teixeira and Cecília Roque presented their work at the poster session and Manuel Matos gave a talk about 'Purification platform for antibodies & antibody based-fragments based on a de novo designed affinity adsorbent'.

New publications about SCENT project

Two papers were published related to SCENT project and our E-noose methodology to distinguish odours. Early this year, on February, Gonçalo Santos and Ana Carolina Pádua were both in Prague to attend the Biodevices 2019 Conference and the Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies were now released.

Last conferences attended: Gordon and ISOEN 2019

We have been busy traveling and participating in internatinal conferences this last month.

First Cecília Roque went together with Carina Esteves and Ana Pina to the Gordon Research Conference on "Self-Assembly and Supramolecular Chemistry" at Les Diablerets, Switerzland.

Expo FCT 2019, mais um ano a abrir as portas aos alunos do ensino secundário

Estivemos mais uma vez, no dia 24 de Abril, a participar na EXPO FCT 2019

Congratulations to Beatriz Santos that completed succefully her Master Degree

Last month, Beatriz Santos completed her Master's Degree in Chemical and Biochemistry Engineering with the thesis "Optimization of Sensing Materials for Gas Detection". In addition to Professor Cecília Roque, the jury was attended by Professor Mario Eusébio and Researcher Nídia Almeida.

Our last publication about 'Intelligent gelatin' has been in the media

Our new publication published in Materials Today this month was mentioned in several media news.

The paper showed that gelatin can be more than food. For the first time, it was shown an example of soft matter in artificial olfaction, where engineered gelatin materials combined with artificial intelligence tools were used to mimic the sense of olfaction.

Cecília Roque and Manuel Matos at the ACS Meeting in Orlando, USA, April 2019

In April Cecília Roque and Manuel Matos crossed the Atlantic to attend the 257th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition: 'Chemistry for New Frontiers' in Orlando, USA.

I. Moreira was in Spain for the Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials in March 2019

Inês Moreira presented her poster about 'Biopolymeric hybrid films for the detection of volatile organic compounds' at the 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials in Sitges, Spain, on 11-15 March 2019.

Participation in the BIODEVICES 2019 Conference, February 2019

Gonçalo Santos & Ana Carolina Pádua were both in Prague, on February 22 - 24, 2019, presenting their work related with the electronic nose and SCENT project at the 'Electronic Health Records and Standards Session' in 

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.