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Marta Mota Receives Outstanding Student Poster Award in the World Microbe Forum

Marta Mota Receives Outstanding Student Poster Award in the World Microbe Forum | iBB | Scoop.it

In the interactive poster (iPoster) presented by Marta Mota  to the international conference World Microbe Forum (online conference, 20-24 June 2021), a joint initiative by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Federation of European Microbiological Sciences (FEMS), the candidate genes and the regulatory networks involved in overcoming methanol toxicity in the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae were reported. These results provide useful information to guide the genome engineering of methylotrophic yeast species, and other yeasts copying with methanol toxicity in industrial bioprocesses. This work was performed at BSRG-iBB by the PhD student of the PhD programme in Biotechnology and Biosciences Marta Mota (FCT_DP AEM fellowship) under Prof. Isabel Sá-Correia’s supervision and with the collaboration of Luís Martins, a former PhD student of the program. This iPoster was selected by ASM and by FEMS for the Outstanding Student Award.

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Amin Javidanbardan Wins the Eppendorf Poster Award at the 6th BioProScale Symposium

Amin Javidanbardan Wins the Eppendorf Poster Award at the 6th BioProScale Symposium | iBB | Scoop.it

Amin Javidanbardan won the Eppendorf Poster Award at the 6th BioProScale Symposium “Innovative scale-up and scale-down for bioprocess intensification.” The event took place virtually from 29.03. to 31.03.2021. Amin presented his poster with the title “Rapid and cost-effective fabrication of microchromatography integrated with microelectrode impedance sensor.” Amin, a Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher of the ITN action “CODOBIO,” is enrolled in the Ph.D. program of Biotechnology and Biosciences and is being supervised by Ana Azevedo (iBB-BERG) and João Pedro Conde (INESC-MN), both from the Department of Bioengineering. Congratulations Amin!

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Cláudia Godinho Awarded First Prize in “Science Communication in Microbiology”

Cláudia Godinho Awarded First Prize in “Science Communication in Microbiology” | iBB | Scoop.it

Cláudia P. Godinho, PhD researcher at iBB-BSRG, was awarded 1st place in the “GENERAL” category of the competition “Science Communication in Microbiology”, promoted by the Portuguese Society of Microbiology (SPM) to commemorate the International Microorganism Day 2020. The competition aims to encourage and facilitate communication of relevant topics and research fields in ​​microbiology to the general public in a concise, clear and attractive way, through the presentation of an image and respective explanatory summary. The winning entry, entitled “Contribution of microbial diversity to a circular Bioeconomy”, draws attention to the role that yeast biodiversity can play in the production of a wide range of bioproducts, from agro-industrial residues.

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Carla Carvalho Awarded Scientific Prize by ULisboa/CGD

Carla Carvalho Awarded Scientific Prize by ULisboa/CGD | iBB | Scoop.it

The research performed by Carla Carvalho from BERG-iBB was recognized in this year's edition of the ULisboa/CGD Scientific prizes. Carla won the first prize for her work in the category "Biology, Biological Engineering, Biochemistry and Biotechnology". Her research is focused on understanding the role of lipids in bacterial adaptation and biofilm formation, and on the development of bioprocesses using marine bacteria and their enzymes.

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Romeu Viana Receives Best Poster Award at MicroBiotec19

Romeu Viana Receives Best Poster Award at MicroBiotec19 | iBB | Scoop.it

Romeu Viana, PhD student from the AEM program in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, won one of the best poster prizes at the Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology – Microbiotec19, held on December 5-7, in Coimbra, Portugal, with a communication entitled “Genome-scale metabolic model of the human pathogen C. albicans: aiming the identification of promising new drug targets”. The work stems from a collaboration between researchers from BSRG/iBB (Romeu Viana, Mónica Galocha), under the supervision of Miguel Cacho Teixeira, and researchers from CEB-UMinho (Óscar Dias, José Bastos, Davide Lagoa) and ITQB-NOVA (Isabel Rocha).

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Best Oral Presentation Award to Mariana Branco

Best Oral Presentation Award to Mariana Branco | iBB | Scoop.it

Mariana Branco, a PhD candidate at the Stem Cell Engineering Research Group of iBB (SCERG-iBB), was awarded with the prize of best oral presentation at the 11th International Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE-TC) that was held during the last 11 – 13th of October at Faculdade de Farmácia of Universidade de Lisboa. The oral communication was entitled “Transcriptomic analysis of 3D cardiac differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells reveals faster maturation of cardiomyocytes compared to 2D culture”. Congratulations Mariana!

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Miguel Fuzeta Awarded EACR Meeting Bursary

Miguel Fuzeta Awarded EACR Meeting Bursary | iBB | Scoop.it

Miguel de Almeida Fuzeta from SCERG-iBB delivered an oral presentation at the Nanotechnology in Cancer: Engineering for Oncology conference, organized by the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR). At the conference, Miguel (5th from left in the picture) was awarded a travelling grant by EACR and Worldwide Cancer Research. In his presentation, entitled “Manufacturing Human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell (MSC)-Derived Extracellular Vesicles in Vertical-Wheel Bioreactors for Cancer Therapy” he reported his PhD work so far. The work involves a collaboration between researchers from iBB and iMM Lisboa, being supervised at IST by Prof. Cláudia Lobato da Silva and Dr. Nuno Bernardes. This conference gathered a multidisciplinary set of researchers using nanotechnology strategies for cancer therapy and diagnostics. The conference took place in Cambridge, United Kingdom on the 12-14th September.

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Rita Pires Wins "A flash on chemistry" Photography Award

Rita Pires Wins "A flash on chemistry" Photography Award | iBB | Scoop.it

Rita Pires won the Photography Award "A flash on chemistry", promoted by the Group of Young Chemists of the Portuguese Society of Chemistry. This Award was aimed at praising the importance of the Periodic Table and of the Chemical Elements through original photographs.


"It's not a vision of Space or any distant planet, what we see is a round-bottom flask. Pure chemistry. Inside, hydrogen builds bridges between the tentacular arms of a polyurea dendrimer. The result is fascinating, a blue, intense and intrinsic fluorescence. The rare phenomenon, also observed in nature during the aggregation of beta sheets of amyloid fibers, is explained by the delocalization of electrons through the hydrogen bonds. It is not a planet, but we travel with our gaze. Chemical elements highlighted: Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Carbon."

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Nuno Bernardes Wins Poster Prize at 3rd ASPIC Congress

Nuno Bernardes Wins Poster Prize at 3rd ASPIC Congress | iBB | Scoop.it

iBB researcher Nuno Bernardes was awarded one of the Poster Prizes sponsored by the European Association for Cancer Research at the 3rd Congress of ASPIC - Associação Portuguesa de Investigação em Cancro. The work entitled “Modulation of membrane properties and interaction with lipid rafts components GM-1 and caveolin-1 in cancer cells by azurin increases membrane fluidity and sensitivity to anti-cancer drugs” was developed at BSRG-iBB, led by Prof. Arsénio Fialho in collaboration with colleagues from the CQFM-IST, Sandra N Pinto and Fábio Fernandes.

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Ruben Soares Wins Merck Life Science Award in Food and Beverage Safety

Ruben Soares Wins Merck Life Science Award in Food and Beverage Safety | iBB | Scoop.it
Ruben Soares, a PhD student at INESC MN and BERG-iBB has won the Merck Life Science Award in Food and Beverage Safety for his work on Microfluidic Platforms for Mycotoxin Detection. Ruben was selected from 4 finalists at the award ceremony that took place in Burlington, MA, USA on 17-18 October. Congratulations Ruben!
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Ruben Soares Selected as Finalist of the Merck F&B Safety Award

Ruben Soares Selected as Finalist of the Merck F&B Safety Award | iBB | Scoop.it

Ruben Soares, a PhD student at INESC MN and BERG-iBB has been selected as one of 4 finalists in the Merck Life Science Food and Beverage Safety Award for the work he is doing for his PhD thesis on Microfluidic Platforms for Mycotoxin Detection. As a finalist, Merck will pay for Ruben to travel to Burlington, MA, USA on 17-18 October for the award ceremony where one of the finalists will be selected to receive the award. Click on title to learn more about the award.

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Inês Pinto Receives Best Poster Award at ISPPP 2016

Inês Pinto Receives Best Poster Award at ISPPP 2016 | iBB | Scoop.it
Inês Pinto has received the 1st best poster award at the International Symposium ISPPP 2016 for her communication entitled "On chip chromatography for rapid screening of multimodal ligand-target interactions". This project arises from a collaboration between Ana Azevedo from BERG-iBB and João Pedro Conde from INESC-MN. Inês is currently in her 3rd year of doctoral studies in Biotechnology and Biosciences at Instituto Superior Técnico. Congratulations Inês!
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Tiago Fernandes selected for 2016 Regenerative Medicine Workshop Young Investigator Postdoctoral Award

Tiago Fernandes selected for 2016 Regenerative Medicine Workshop Young Investigator Postdoctoral Award | iBB | Scoop.it

The work entitled, “Factorial Analysis of Signaling Pathways Involved in Pluripotency and Lineage Specification Reveals a Dominant Effect of Wnt Signaling in Mesendoderm Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells,” by Tiago Fernandes from BERG-iBB and coworkers has been selected for the inaugural 2016 Regenerative Medicine Workshop Young Investigator Postdoctoral Award, which will take place at the Harbour Town Clubhouse & Conference Center, SC, USA. As the awardee, Tiago Fernandes will be given a featured presentation at the workshop, on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

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Cláudia Godinho Awarded the FEMS Science Communication Award 2021

Cláudia Godinho Awarded the FEMS Science Communication Award 2021 | iBB | Scoop.it

Cláudia P. Godinho, PhD researcher at the BSRG-iBB, is the winner of the first FEMS Science Communication Award. Cláudia’s contributions to several projects that aim to promote public understanding of microbiology topics were considered of relevance, especially her work as a volunteer for the International Microorganism Day. The award biennially distinguishes Europe-based microbiologists that apply science communications and public relations to contribute significantly to the public discourse about science and evidence. The winner was announced on 23rd July in the online conference World Microbe Forum, a collaboration between the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), and several other societies. The awardee would like to acknowledge all those involved in the commemorations of the International Microorganism Day since 2017, the Portuguese Society of Microbiology for the recommendation for the prize, and her PhD supervisor, mentor and former President of the Portuguese Society of Microbiology Professor Isabel Sá-Correia.

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Six iBB Researchers are Among the Most Cited Top Scientists in the World

Six iBB Researchers are Among the Most Cited Top Scientists in the World | iBB | Scoop.it

Six iBB researchers are among the most cited top scientists at the top 2% of their areas. Portugal is represented in this list compiled by Stanford University with 385 scientists affiliated to national institutions. The rankings are based upon a researcher’s citations for both a single year (2019) and cumulative across their careers. Titled “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators,” the list uses algorithms that quantify and systematically rank individuals into consistent scientific fields. The scores are provided  with and without self-citations to lessen the impact of self-citations or the use of citation farms (small clusters of researchers massively citing each other’s work). Ranked within the careerlong citation impact list are these iBB researchers: Joaquim Cabral, Isabel Sá-Correia, Mário Berberan Santos, Miguel Prazeres, Carla Carvalho, also along with Carina Crucho in the
2017 single-year citations list.

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Research on Valorisation of Macroalgae Wins "Mares Circulares" Award

Research on Valorisation of Macroalgae Wins "Mares Circulares" Award | iBB | Scoop.it

Teresa Cesário from BERG-iBB won one of the awards of "Mares Circulares", an iberian competition that supports projects that tackle the problem of marine waste and litter. The competition is part of the Mares Circulares wider initiative designed to preserve the oceans that was launched in 2018 by the Coca-Cola European Partners. The project submitted by Teresa is focused on the valorization of whole and residual macroalgae into bioplastics and protein ingredients. The competition was organized and coordinated by the Association Chelonia with the support of Liga para a Proteção da Natureza (LPN).

 

Photo: Underwater McMurdo Sound, NSF/USAP photo by Steve Clabuesch; Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Carina Crucho Selected to Participate in the 2020 CAS Future Leaders Program

Carina Crucho Selected to Participate in the 2020 CAS Future Leaders Program | iBB | Scoop.it

Carina Crucho from BSIRG-iBB has been selected to participate in the 2020 CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Future Leaders program, representing Instituto Superior Técnico. Celebrating its 11th year, the CAS Future Leaders program will gather a group of elite Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from around the globe this August 10-20 in Columbus, OH and San Francisco, CA to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership. Carina’s exceptional application distinguished her among hundreds of submissions for this year’s program. Her current research interests include the synthesis and characterization of carbohydrate-based polymers and the synthesis of glyconanomaterials. Congratulations Carina!

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Nuno Bourbon Awarded First Prize in the Competition “Science Communication in Microbiology” Promoted by SPM

Nuno Bourbon Awarded First Prize in the Competition “Science Communication in Microbiology” Promoted by SPM | iBB | Scoop.it

Nuno Bourbon, PhD student from the BIOTECnico doctoral programme at iBB-BSRG, was awarded 1st place in the “GENERAL” category of the competition “Science Communication in Microbiology”, promoted by the Portuguese Society of Microbiology (SPM) to commemorate the International Microorganism Day 2019. The competition seeks to encourage and facilitate the communication of relevant microbiology topics to the general public in a concise and attractive fashion by asking contestants to summarise the topic in an image which, if selected, is to be published in an eBook accompanied by a short explanatory description. His entry, entitled “Microbiology of beer”, provides an overview of the main yeast and bacterium species used in brewing and how different volatile compounds arising from their metabolism can impact the flavour and aroma of this alcoholic beverage.

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Catia Bandeiras Wins Best Student Paper at MEDICON 2019

Catia Bandeiras Wins Best Student Paper at MEDICON 2019 | iBB | Scoop.it

Catia Bandeiras from SCERG-iBB was one of the three winners of the “Best Student Paper Track” at the 15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MEDICON). Catia presented a poster about her paper, focused on the methodology developed during her PhD, entitled “TESSEE – Tool for Early Stem Cells Economic Evaluation”. The work involves a collaboration between iBB, IDSS-MIT (Boston, United States), and medical experts in two American hospitals. The PhD thesis is supervised at IST by Frederico Castelo Ferreira and Stan Neil Finkelstein at IDSS-MIT. The conference took place in Coimbra, Portugal, on 26-28 September.

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Mónica Galocha Receives Best Poster Award at HFP2019

Mónica Galocha Receives Best Poster Award at HFP2019 | iBB | Scoop.it

Mónica Galocha, PhD student from the PhD program AEM-Applied Environmental Microbiology, won one of the PhD poster prizes awarded at the eight FEBS Advance Lecture Course on Human Fungal Pathogens-Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Pathogen Interactions and Virulence, held on May 18-24, in La Colle sur Loup, France, with a communication entitled “Candida glabrata evolution towards posaconazole resistance irrespective of PDR1 GOF mutations”. The work results from a collaboration between researchers from BSRG-iBB (Miguel Cacho Teixeira), University of Porto (Acácio G. Rodrigues) and Chiba University (Hiroji Chibana).

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Ana Azevedo and Carla Carvalho Awarded Scientific Prizes by ULisboa/CGD

Ana Azevedo and Carla Carvalho Awarded Scientific Prizes by ULisboa/CGD | iBB | Scoop.it

The research performed by Ana Azevedo and Carla Carvalho from BERG-iBB was recognized in this year's edition of the ULisboa/CGD Scientific prizes. Ana won the first prize Ex Aequo and Carla received and honorable mention for their work in the category "Biology, Biological Engineering, Biochemistry and Biotechnology". The award ceremony took place on the 8th April.

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Eduardo Brás Receives Best Poster Award at MicroBiotec17

Eduardo Brás Receives Best Poster Award at MicroBiotec17 | iBB | Scoop.it
"Eduardo Brás, PhD student from the PhD program AIM-Advanced Integrated Microsystems, has won one of the best poster prizes awarded at the Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology - Microbiotec17, held on December 7-9, in Porto, Portugal, with a communication entitled "Affinity driven aqueous-two-phase extraction of antibodies: a microfluidic approach". The work stems from a collaboration between researchers from BERG/iBB (Raquel Aires-Barros, Ana Azevedo and Pedro Fernandes) and INESC-MN (João Pedro conde and Virginia Chu).
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Ana Azevedo Receives Outstanding Poster Award at Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing Conference

Ana Azevedo Receives Outstanding Poster Award at Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing Conference | iBB | Scoop.it
Ana Azevedo has received the outstanding poster award at the Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing III for her communication entitled "Continuous Extraction Strategies For Monoclonal Antibodies: From Macro- To Micro-scale ". This project arises from a collaboration between Ana Azevedo and Raquel Barros from BERG-iBB and João Pedro Conde from INESC-MN. The ECI Conference took place in Cascais, the 17-21 September 2017.
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INCM Pize for Innovation - New Products and Services

INCM Pize for Innovation - New Products and Services | iBB | Scoop.it
The proposal “Decreasing bacterial colonization in metallic coins” presented by Carla C.C.R. de Carvalho (iBB, IST, UL), Maria José Caramujo (cE3c, FC, UL) and Telmo Santos (DEMI, FCT, UNL) received an honorable mention at the “INCM Prize for Innovation - New Products and Services”, awarded by Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda. The proposal was one of the 3 selected finalists to be presented to the jury and to the Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation in a ceremony at the INCM. Click on title to learn more.
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Carla Carvalho Receives Honorable Mention in the ULisbon/CGD Awards

Carla Carvalho Receives Honorable Mention in the ULisbon/CGD Awards | iBB | Scoop.it
Carla da Conceição Caramujo Rocha de Carvalho, researcher and principal investigator from BERG-iBB, has received an honorable mention in the area of Biology, Biological Engineeering, Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the Universidade de Lisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos awards of 2016. Over the last year, Carla's research has focused on the areas of bacterial stress, lipidomics and marine biotechnology. The goal of the Universidade de Lisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos awards is to recognize scientific research activities and to promote the publication in high-quality international journals. The award was handed over on the 25th July, during the cerimonies of the third aniversary of the University of Lisbon.
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