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.
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 [...]
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.
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
Miguel Lino, PhD student from the doctoral program in Biosciences of the University of Coimbra, defended his PhD on the 20th of June. His thesis was entitled: "Light-triggerable nanomaterials for the delivery of biomolecules"
High-throughput identification of small molecules that affect human embryonic vascular development Link: http://www.pnas.org/content/114/15/E3022.short
Prolonged intracellular accumulation of light-inducible nanoparticles in leukemia cells allows their remote activation Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15204
Catarina Praça de Almeida has defended her PhD thesis in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine - Biotechnology and Health in February 14th 2017. Catarina's thesis was entitled: "Brain-Like Endothelial Cells Derived from Stem Cells to Study BBB Development and Targeting".
Lino Ferreira is the Era Chair holder of a new program in ageing at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra. He will develop a research, training and translational program in the area of Cellular and Molecular Biology of Ageing. The ERA@UC 2.5 M€ project funded by Widespread 2014-ERA Chairs will start in November [...]