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InSilico4OCReg – Computational Models Optimizing In Vitro Biophysical Stimulation Protocols for Osteochondral Regeneration

InSilico4OCReg – Computational Models Optimizing In Vitro Biophysical Stimulation Protocols for Osteochondral Regeneration | iBB | Scoop.it

The research project “InSilico4OCReg - In silico models guiding in vitro biophysical stimulation of biomimetic hierarchical scaffolds: a computational modelling approach towards functional osteochondral regeneration” was recommended for funding by FCT (250,000 euros in the 2021 Call for SR&TD Project Grants). The project started in January 2022 and aims to develop an innovative combined in silico modelling-in vitro experimental system which, inspired by the properties of the native osteochondral tissue, will be able to optimize tissue engineering strategies towards the production of implants with improved functionality and mechanical properties. The multidisciplinary team of InSilico4OCReg includes researchers from iBB, CDRSP-Politécnico de Leiria, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY-USA), and an orthopedic surgeon (Hospital dos Lusíadas). The project, which falls within the scientific area of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Systems, is headed by João Carlos Silva (PI, SCERG-iBB) and Prof. Paula Pascoal-Faria (co-PI, CDRSP-Politécnico de Leiria).

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FCT Extends All Scholarship Contracts by One Month

FCT Extends All Scholarship Contracts by One Month | iBB | Scoop.it

Due to the exceptional measures decreed by the Government in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Directive Council of the portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) took the decision to automatically extend for one month the duration of all scholarship contracts. The measure is valid for all contracts funded by FCT that were in force on on the March 13, 2020. Click here to learn more.

 

Illustration by David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank; doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-019

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FCT Call for Individual PhD Grants 2020 to Open Soon

FCT Call for Individual PhD Grants 2020 to Open Soon | iBB | Scoop.it

FCT will be accepting PhD applications for fellowships from the 2nd march until the 31st March 2020. Click here to learn more.

iBB's insight:

Excellent opportunity to obtain individual PhD grants independently of FCT doctoral programmes.

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FCT Call for Individual PhD Grants 2018 is Open

FCT Call for Individual PhD Grants 2018 is Open | iBB | Scoop.it

FCT will be accepting PhD applications for fellowships until the 28th March 2018. Click on title to learn more.

iBB's insight:
Excellent opportunity to obtain individual PhD grants independently of FCT doctoral programmes.
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FCT Launches 2017/2018 Evaluation of R&D Units

FCT Launches 2017/2018 Evaluation of R&D Units | iBB | Scoop.it

The documentation supporting the 2017/2018 evaluation of R&D units that will determine the funding for 2019-2022 has been made available by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Total funding available is 400 million €. Additionally, FCT will fund 400 PhD grants through the R&D units. The deadline for submission of proposals is January 31st 2018. Click on the title to learn more.

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6th Call for Transnational Research Projects on Industrial Biotechnology

6th Call for Transnational Research Projects on Industrial Biotechnology | iBB | Scoop.it

"ERA-IB-2 together with EuroTransBio (ETB) launched the 6thtransnational call for research projects on the 1st of December 2014 under the topic: Industrial Biotechnology for Europe - an Integrated Approach. Its main goal is to encourage academics and industrial researchers with expertise in Industrial Biotechnology to work together across the whole value chain. By cofounding this call, the organizations will contribute to less fragmentation of resources and an increase in transnational networking."

Miguel Prazeres's insight:
Deadline for submission of pre-proposal is 23rd February 2015.
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FCT - 2014 Call for SR&TD Project Grants

FCT - 2014 Call for SR&TD Project Grants | iBB | Scoop.it

Through this call for scientific research and technological development (SR&TD) project grants, FCT wishes to support innovative ideas in all research domains that may make significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge, and show clear potential for significant international impact, measured in terms of scientific output.

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

O concurso fecha a 29 de Janeiro de 2015!

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Maratona da Saúde 2014 Award for Cancer Research

Maratona da Saúde 2014 Award for Cancer Research | iBB | Scoop.it

"Promoting scientific research in different areas of biomedical research is the main goal of the Maratona da Saúde Awards. Created by Maratona da Saúde (MdS) Association, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) joined the initiative in September 2014, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed. A call for proposals is now open."

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Transnational Cooperation Portugal-Italy

Transnational Cooperation Portugal-Italy | iBB | Scoop.it

FCT and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche de Itália have recently opened a call for proposals to sponsor exchange of researchers (2015-2016) within the context of common research projects. The call ends on the 30th September.

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

This might be a good opportunity for funding if you have on-going collaborations with Italy. 

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FCT Fellowships and Grants to Open by End July 2014

FCT Fellowships and Grants to Open by End July 2014 | iBB | Scoop.it

"01.07.14 - The 2014 call for PhD Studentships, PhD Studentships in Industry and Post-doctoral Fellowships will open at the end of July. The call for applications will run to the end of September 2014."

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

Call for PhD and Post-Doc grants will open soon!

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Doctoral Programme on Biotechnology and Biosciences Receives FCT Approval

Doctoral Programme on Biotechnology and Biosciences Receives FCT Approval | iBB | Scoop.it

The Doctoral Programme on Biotechnology and Biosciences, a collaborative effort between IST and iBB has been recently approved by  FCT after peer-review by an international panel of experts.This new FCT PhD programme will enable iBB to expand its research and educational activities, complementing the graduate efforts already in place under the scope of the PhD programs in Bioengineering-MIT Portugal and Bioengineering - Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine.

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FCT-2021 Call for SR&TD Project Grants

FCT-2021 Call for SR&TD Project Grants | iBB | Scoop.it

FCT has opened a call for scientific research and technological development (SR&TD) project grants to support innovative ideas in all research domains that may make significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge. Both long term (36 months) and short term (18 months) projects will be funded. The deadline for submission of proposals is the 10th march. Click here to learn more.

Photo details: Speciments of bacteria, wikimedia, PD.

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FCT-2020 Call for SR&TD Project Grants

FCT-2020 Call for SR&TD Project Grants | iBB | Scoop.it

FCT has opened a call for scientific research and technological development (SR&TD) project grants to support innovative ideas in all research domains that may make significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge. The deadline for submission of proposals is the 31st march. Click here to learn more.

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Engineeering of Mini-Hearts

Engineeering of Mini-Hearts | iBB | Scoop.it

The project "Mini-Hearts: Organoid Engineering for Production of 3D Cardiovascular Microtissues from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Cardiotoxicity" has been recommended for funding by FCT (2017 Call for SR&TD Project Grants). The goal of "Mini-Hearts is to  develop an innovative model of cardiovascular tissue from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) for drug screening, toxicology assays, disease modeling and potentially for Regenerative Medicine applications. The work will explore the new paradigm of organoid engineering by targeting the simultaneous differentiation of hiPSCs into all the cell types of the human myocardium. This will potentially allow the reproduction of the heterogeneity, complexity, maturity and functionality of cardiovascular tissue. The project, which falls within the scientific area of Medical Engineering, is headed by Margarida Diogo from SCERG-iBB.

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Opening Call for ‘Individual Scientific Employment Incentive 2017’

Opening Call for ‘Individual Scientific Employment Incentive 2017’ | iBB | Scoop.it

The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) has announced the opening of the 'Individual Scientific Employment Incentive 2017' (‘Estímulo ao Emprego Científico Individual 2017’) call, which aims to fund 500 contracts for PhD researchers in all scientific areas. Any doctorate of any nationality or stateless person with a career in any scientific area that wishes to carry out scientific research activities in Portuguese R&D units funded by FCT, can apply. Applications will run until 12 February 2018. Click on title to learn more.

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FCT Call for Individual Grants 2015 is Open

FCT Call for Individual Grants 2015 is Open | iBB | Scoop.it

FCT will be accepting PhD and Post doctoral applications for fellowships until the 11th May 2015. Click on title to learn more

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

Excellent opportunity to obtain individual PhD grants independently of  FCT doctoral programmes.

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FCT Rates IBB as an Excellent R&D Unit

FCT Rates IBB as an Excellent R&D Unit | iBB | Scoop.it

The Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB-IST) has received the final classification of Excellent, as a result of the 2013 review of the national R&D institutions organized by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology, securing funding for its 2015-2020 strategic program. In their Final consensus report, the evaluation pannel stated that:

 

 "The visit confirmed that IBB is – by many lengths – the strongest Portuguese research venture in many aspects of modern bio-technology. New, and very promising research units within the field are being formed elsewhere in Portugal, but the impact of IBB will remain strong for many years."

 

Read more here: http://www.fct.pt/apoios/unidades/avaliacoes/2013/index.phtml.en

 

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

Congratulations to all IBB members!

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FCT Grants Data Can be Added to ORCID Profiles

FCT Grants Data Can be Added to ORCID Profiles | iBB | Scoop.it

"Grants and other funding awards are an important component of a researcher’s output, so being able to add these to an ORCID record is valuable to researchers. However, manually adding grant data is cumbersome and was proving ineffective in generating high quality data, both in the ORCID and in the national repository. FCT andÜberResearch worked together to solve this challenge, by integrating the data of FCT grants awarded since 2000 into the shared global ÜberResearch grants database. Researchers are now able to add their FCT grants to their ORCID profile, with just a few clicks."

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FCT Call for Individual Grants 2014 is Open

FCT Call for Individual Grants 2014 is Open | iBB | Scoop.it

"FCT will be accepting PhD and Post doctoral applications for fellowships until the 30th September 2014. Click on title to learn more."

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

"Excellent opportunity to obtain individual PhD grants independently of  FCT doctoral programmes."

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Doctoral Programme on Applied Environmental Microbiology Receives FCT Approval

Doctoral Programme on Applied Environmental Microbiology Receives FCT Approval | iBB | Scoop.it

The Doctoral Programme on Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a collaborative effort between iBB-IST, Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental (CBMA), Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB/UNL), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FC/UL) and Centro de Engenharia Biológica da Universidade do Minho (CEB/UM) has been recently approved by FCT after peer-review by an international panel of experts. With a total of 24 grants, this new FCT PhD programme will enable iBB to expand its research and educational activities, complementing the graduate efforts already in place under the scope of the PhD programs in Bioengineering-MIT Portugal, Bioengineering - Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine and Biotechnology and Biosciences.

 

Photo details: 3D computer-generated image of the rod-shaped, drug-resistant Shigella bacteria, Melissa Bower, CDC. 2013, Public domain.

http://phil.cdc.gov/PHIL_Images/16878/16878_lores.jpg.

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Portugal Joins Leading European Bioinformatics Research Infrastructure

Portugal Joins Leading European Bioinformatics Research Infrastructure | iBB | Scoop.it

"The goal of ELIXIR, the European Life-Science Infrastructure for Biological Information, is to operate and manage collections of large amounts of biological data produced in the life sciences. ELIXIR integrates research data from around Europe and makes it available to all scientists, in all research fields, thus facilitating new discoveries and advances in key areas such as medicine, agriculture, biotechnology and the environment."

 

Photo details: Mouse cDNA Microarray, National Cancer Institute, Public Domain. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mouse_cdna_microarray.jpg

Weronika's curator insight, April 3, 2:49 AM
ELIXIR integrates research data from around Europe and makes it available to all scientists
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iBB-IST Proceeds to 2nd Round of FCT Evaluation

iBB-IST Proceeds to 2nd Round of FCT Evaluation | iBB | Scoop.it

The Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (IBB) is a research unit at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, aiming at cutting edge research and strategic advanced education in fundamental and applied biological sciences, biotechnology and bioengineering.

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

As a result of the 2013 review of the national R&D institutions organized by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FTC), the Institute for Bioenginieering and Biosciences (iBB-IST) has proceeded to the second round of evaluation. This next stage will include an on-site visit by the members of the expert pannel.

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