From 20 to 22nd of July, the EraChair project, represented by Luís Estronca, was present in Praça Vida+. Praça Vida+ was an event organized by the University of Coimbra and Instituto Pedro Nunes under the scope of the European project "Healthy Lifestyle Innovation Quarters for Cities and Citizens". This event aims to bring scientific knowledge [...]
Luís Monteiro and Lino Ferreira wrote a short article about the cardiovascular system and exercise. The article was published in Diário de Coimbra and resulted from the colaboration between CNC, European network FOIE GRAS, the Program Erasmus+ and Federação Académica de Desporto Universitário under the scope of European Universities Games 2018 that took place in [...]
A two day event, held in Strasbourg, was organized by the ERC and the European Parliament's Science and Technologies Option Assessment Committee (STOA) and counted with the presence of several ERC grantees and members of the European Parliament. The event promoted the discussion between politicians and academics, in an attempt to address tomorrow´s challenges, such as [...]
Our group is organizing a workshop on Ageing on June 27th at FMUC. Local: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra, Sub-Unidade 1, Pólo III Data: 27-06-2018 Program: 14:15- 14:30 Opening session Duarte Nuno Vieira (University of Coimbra) 14:30-15:00 ERA@UC Lino Ferreira (University of Coimbra) 15:00- 15:30 Proteomic analysis identifies novel intrinsic and extrinsic [...]
"Modulation of Angiogenic Activity by Light-Activatable miRNA-Loaded Nanocarriers" The nanocarriers are composed by a gold nanorod core for sequential delivery of two different miRNAs with near-infrared light stimuli with different laser powers. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.7b07538
Open positions for PhD students in the NANOSTEM Initial Training Network (Marie Skłodowska-Curie-ITN) https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/290313
Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra and researchers from UC-Biotech and biotechnology companies from Biocant Park gathered on the 22nd of March to share the main strategic lines and the vision of these institutions in order to strengthen their relationship and promote future partnerships.
A consortium envolving our group, Criostaminal and Hospital Rovisco Pais will start a clinical trial for the application of a cell-based therapy (with cells isolated from the bone marrow) for the treatment of ischemic stroke. https://www.tsf.pt/lusa/interior/investigadores-de-coimbra-vao-utilizar-celulas-estaminais-para-recuperar-doentes-de-avc-9086578.html
Miguel Lino has received the best poster award with the poster entitled "Spatio-temporal controlled delivery of miRNAs for modulation of cell activity" at the 10th International Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Stem Cells and Cell Therapies, held in Covilhã from the 12th to the 14th of October.
Lino Ferreira talked about the CardioStem project, which is focused on the development of new cell therapies and in vitro cardiac tissue to study new drugs for cardiac repair. http://www.90segundosdeciencia.pt/episodes/ep-191 Patrícia Pitrez talked abou her project, focused on the study of Progeria, particularly on the vulnerability of smooth muscle cells in this disease. http://www.90segundosdeciencia.pt/episodes/ep-82