Filipe Rodrigues received the best poster prize at the XIIIth Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery with the poster "High-throughput screening of a combinatorial polymer library of nanoparticles for controlled delivery of messenger RNA". Filipe has been awarded with a travel grant to attend the 2020 Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting & Exposition in Las Vegas.
Carlos Jesus, PhD student in our lab, received the best presentation award with the oral communication entitled: "Urinary extracellular vesicles as a tool for Regenerative Medicine" in the III National Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences. The congress took place in Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa from 25th to 27th of October.
Emanuel Quartin received the Crioestaminal-SPCE-TC award in regenerative medicine. This award was attributed in the last SPCE-TC conference in Lisbon and distinguishes the best publication in the field of regenerative medicine published between 2016 and 2017. Emanuel Quartin and Carlos Boto, former PhD students in our group, are co-authors of this paper published in Nature [...]
Rita Sá Ferreira was awarded with a Fullbright scholarship. The Fulbright Award Ceremony for 2019/2020 was hosted by the U.S. Ambassador George E. Glass and attended by the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education Manuel Heitor.
Lino Ferreira attended the EMBC in Berlin to speak about “Light-activatable (nano)materials for cell regulation”. Speakers of the session: Jiaojiao Wu (Tongji University, Shanghai), Yu Cheng (Tongji University, Shanghai), Leonardo Ricotti (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) and Salvador Pané Vidal (ETH Zürich).
Our group has been represented by Arnab, Catarina, Miguel, Susana and Vítor in CRS Annual Meeting in Valencia. They presented different works about light triggerable technologies for controlled release of proteins and small molecules and about controlled release and in vivo imaging of small extracellular vesicles.
The conference organized under the scope of the ERA@UC project on the 28th and 29th of June was very fruitful, with more than 200 people registered and several posters presented by researchers from different institutes and universities. Ageing related topics, such as laboratory models to study the ageing process, effect of ageing in the vascular [...]
Our group is organizing a conference entitled "Ageing: models, mechanisms and therapies" to be held on the 28th and 29th of June in Coimbra. The conference will have the contribution of renowned scientists from 3 continents that will discuss for 2 days new approaches to model, prevent and treat ageing-related diseases. For further information follow [...]
Hugo Fernandes organized a biotechnology course in IEC (instituto de Educação e Cidadania) for high school students. This course is focused on advanced therapies with application in Biomedicine, covering several topics such as, regenerative medicine, nanobiotechnology, gene therapy, etc. The course consists of weekly seminars given by researchers from UC-Biotech and from other institutions.
Miguel Lino was interviewed by RFI, an international radio broadcaster. The interview was focused on our nanotechnology platform for the remote controlled release of microRNAs, recently published in ACS Nano. The interview can be listened here http://pt.rfi.fr/mundo/20190129-nanoparticulas-com-controlo-remoto-aumentam-sucesso-de-celulas-transplantadas