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Featured Photo: Illustration of DNA Origami Nanotetrahedron

Featured Photo: Illustration of DNA Origami Nanotetrahedron | iBB | Scoop.it

Description: Illustration of a DNA origami nanotetrahedron created with David Goodsell’s Illustrate software.

 

Context: BIOTecnico PhD student Ana Rita Santos, under the supervision of BERG-iBB researcher Miguel Prazeres is developing processes to produce and purify DNA scaffolds and DNA origami nano-objects.

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Featured Photo: Bacteriophage Plaque Assay

Featured Photo: Bacteriophage Plaque Assay | iBB | Scoop.it

Description: A plaque used to determine bacteriophage titers, featured photo by Jorge João, Copyright BERG-iBB 2018.

 

Context: BERG researchers led by Ana Azevedo and Miguel Prazeres are developing processes for bacteriophage manufacturing in collaboration with the portuguese start-up Tecnophage. The work is supported by the Portugal2020 project "Phage4BacID-Bacteriophages in the Diagnostic and Prevention of Multiresistant Infection in Portugal and in the World".

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Featured Photo: hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes

Featured Photo: hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes | iBB | Scoop.it
Description: Culture of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes expressing Cardiac Troponin T (green) and N-Cadherin (red) featured photo by Tiago Dias, Copyright SCERG-iBB 2016. 

Context: SCERG researchers led by Joaquim Cabral, Margarida Diogo and Tiago Fernandes are establishing new methodologies for cardiac differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC). The work is being performed in the context of iBB’s Strategic Area 1: Stem Cell Engineering.
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Featured Photo: Aerobic Granular Sludge Bioreactors Under a New Light

Featured Photo: Aerobic Granular Sludge Bioreactors Under a New Light | iBB | Scoop.it
Description: Aerobic granular sludge bioreactors operating at laboratory scale pictured under stage-like illumination, featured photo by Nídia Lourenço, Copyright BERG-iBB 2017.

Context: BERG researchers led by Nídia Lourenço and Helena Pinheiro are developing aerobic granular sludge bioreactors as a next generation of wastewater treatment. Under particular focus is the purification of textile effluents bearing recalcitrant dyes and emerging pollutants such as engineered nanoparticles and microplastics. The work is being performed in the context of iBB's Strategic Area 2: Advanced Bioprocess Engineering. The reactors and associated laboratory equipment were the stage of a video feature commissioned by Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional promoting the profession of (bio)chemical laboratory technician.
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Featured Photo: hiPSC-Derived Astrocytes and Neurons

Featured Photo: hiPSC-Derived Astrocytes and Neurons | iBB | Scoop.it
Description: Culture of hiPSC-derived astrocytes (green) and neurons (red), featured photo by Cláudia Miranda, Copyright BERG-iBB 2016.

Context: BERG researchers led by Joaquim Cabral, Margarida Diogo and Tiago Fernandes are developing new methodologies for neural differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC). The work is being performed in the context of iBB’s Strategic Area 1: Stem Cell Engineering.
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Featured Photo: CRISPR/Cas9 Engineering of E. coli for Minicircle Production

Featured Photo: CRISPR/Cas9 Engineering of E. coli for Minicircle Production | iBB | Scoop.it

Description: plate for screening CRISPR modifications, featured photo by Cláudia Alves, Copyright BERG-iBB and University of Florida 2019.

 

Context: BIOTecnico PhD student Cláudia Alves, under the supervision of BERG-iBB researchers Gabriel Monteiro and Miguel Prazeres and in collaboration with Christopher Reisch from the University of Florida, is using CRISPR/Cas9 to create mutations in E. coli that improve minicircle production.

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Featured Photo: Cover of Biotechnol. Bioeng. Credits BERG-iBB Contribution

Featured Photo: Cover of Biotechnol. Bioeng. Credits BERG-iBB Contribution | iBB | Scoop.it

Description: Cover image of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, based on the article "Enzymatic synthesis of chiral amino-alcohols by coupling transketolase and transaminase-catalyzed reactions in a cascading continuous-flow microreactor system". Design Credit: Winter Mraz, Frozen Ink Designs., Copyright Wiley 2017.


Context: BERG-iBB researchers Pedro Fernandes and Filipe Carvalho, working in collaboration with UCL colleagues led by Nicolas Szita, have published a novel microreactor-based approach based on free enzymes for the synthesis of the chiral building block ABT. The work was performed in the context of iBB's Strategic Area 2: Advanced Bioprocess Engineering. (Click on title to learn more).

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Featured Photo: Carbon Dots-Shining Bright Like a Diamond

Featured Photo: Carbon Dots-Shining Bright Like a Diamond | iBB | Scoop.it
Description: A suspension of carbon dots seen under UV light, featured photo by Rui Pedro Oliveira Silva, Copyright BERG-iBB 2017. 

Context: BIOTecnico PhD student Rui Pedro Silva, under the supervision of BERG-iBB researcher Miguel Prazeres, is developing highly fluorescent, small carbon nanoparticles (< 10 nm) for applications in biosensing and bioimaging. The work is being performed in the context of iBB's Strategic Area 2: Advanced Bioprocess Engineering.
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Featured Photo: Microscopic Structure of Chromatographic Paper (100X)

Featured Photo: Microscopic Structure of Chromatographic Paper (100X) | iBB | Scoop.it

Description: Microscopic structure of chromatographic paper (100 Xs), featured photo by Ana Rosa and Miguel Prazeres, Copyright BERG-iBB 2016.


Context: BERG researchers led by Miguel Prazeres are developing paper-based biosensors for molecular diagnostics by combining affinity-based anchoring of biomolecules with nanoparticle-based detection. The work is being performed in the context of iBB’s Strategic Area 2: Advanced Bioprocess Engineering.

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