2020 Progeria Research Foundation International Workshop

Several members of our group (Lino Ferreira, Patrícia Pitrez, Deolinda Santinha, Luís Monteiro and Simão) participated on the 2nd and 3rd of November in the 2020 PRF International workshop "Researching Possibilities, ExTENding lives". The event had more than 350 participants from 30 countries

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TACKLING COVID-19: THE NEW EU-FUNDED COVIRNA PROJECT

The COVIRNA project, led by the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), is  one of the 23 research projects awarded within the framework of the Horizon 2020 call for Expression of Interest  “Innovative and rapid health-related approaches to respond to COVID-19 and to deliver quick results for society for a higher level of preparedness of health [...]

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Open positions in our group

http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=128142 http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=128140

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Congratulations to Patrícia Pitrez

The research work of Patrícia Pitrez, just published in Nature Communications, has received a lot of attention by the national media! This study was focused on the vulnerability of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome - smooth muscle cells (HGPS-SMCs) to shear stress. A microfluidic chip with HGPS-SMCs differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells allowed the identification of [...]

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EMBC 2019

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).

By | 2019-07-27T13:43:52+00:00 July 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on EMBC 2019

Conference – Ageing: models, mechanisms and therapies

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 [...]

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Conference – Ageing: models, mechanisms and therapies

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 [...]

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Biotechnology course

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.

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Science dissemination

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  

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