The 3rd JOINT BIOTECnico AND AEM PhD PROGRAMS WORKSHOP will take place in the Instituto Superior Técnico, in the 11 and 12 of June 2018.
In this two day session the students from both PhD programs will share their research projects and results with all other peers in a rich learning experience that fosters cross-program shared experiences.
O Programa Doutoral em Microbiologia Aplicada e Ambiental (Doctoral Program in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, DP_AEM) abre concurso para a seleção de bolseiros para atribuição de bolsas individuais de doutoramento para o ano letivo 2018/19.
O DP_AEM oferece uma formação multidisciplinar que inclui uma compreensão profunda da microbiologia molecular e celular e uma visão contemporânea da microbiologia baseada no genoma bem como da diversidade e evolução microbianas. Disponibiliza conhecimento prático do uso de abordagens quantitativas e integrativas baseadas na exploração de ferramentas ómicas, numa perspetiva de microbiologia de sistemas e sintética. O programa promove nos seus estudantes o desenvolvimento de competências necessárias para transformar o conhecimento adquirido em produtos ou aplicações de biotecnológicas. O programa contribuirá ainda para o desenvolvimento das competências em empreendedorismo, incluindo inovação, capacidade de liderança, de resolver problemas e de comunicação, necessárias à criação de, ou participação em,empresas inovadoras no campo da microbiologia e da biotecnologia microbiana.
Rosana Alves won the Best Poster Presentation at I Symposium of Applied Biochemistry with the work “Metabolic plasticity as a strategy for virulence: participation of Candida albicans transcription factor RLM1 in host-pathogen interaction“ (Braga, Portugal, 2017)
Cátia Pereira won the best poster communication award in the thematic symposium "Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Physiology" at MICROBIOTEC17 with the work entitled “Exploring a novel effect of lactoferrin on the plasma membrane towards the elucidation of the mechanisms of action: from yeast to human cells”.
The 2nd JOINT WORKSHOP OF THE PhD PROGRAMS In APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (DP_AEM) MOLECULAR AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (PDBMA) will take place in the Auditorium of the School of Sciences at the University of Minho, between the 25th and the 29th of September 2017.
Patrícia Apura won the Prof. Doutor Luís Archer award for best poster communication in the XLI Jornadas Portuguesas de Genética with the work entitled "Small noncoding RNAs as tools to modulate gene expression in Synthetic Biology", developed in the Control of Gene Expression Lab headed by Professor Cecília Arraiano at ITQB-NOVA. Aveiro, Portugal 8-9th June 2017.
O Programa Doutoral em Microbiologia Aplicada e Ambiental (Doctoral Program in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, DP_AEM) obteve em 2015 aprovação para financiamento pela Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, IP (FCP,IP), no âmbito do concurso para “Programas Doutoramento FCT”, tendo sido concedidas 24 bolsas de doutoramento, a atribuir em quatro edições sucessivas do programa.
Ana Margarida Pereira won the 2nd Prize in the Photography Contest "Science in the Transformation of the World" promoted by the School of Sciences of the University of Minho in the academic year 2016/2017. The colorful image hereby presented was the student's entry into the contest.
The awarding ceremony was held at the University of Minho in February 2017. A photo of the student receiving her award is presented after the break.
On the 15-16 of February 2017 the DP_AEM workshop (4th edition) took place at IST-ULisboa.
The meeting benefited from the visit of the three members of the External Advisory Committee (see more about External Advisory Committee).
All students made an oral and a poster presentation of their work, they also interacted with each other and with Biotecnico PhD students, with the professors and researchers engaged in the program.
Rosana Alves won the Best Oral Presentation at XIX National Congress of Biochemistry with the work “Lactic acid increases the susceptibility of Candida albicans to fluconazole” (Guimarães, Portugal, 8-10th December 2016)
Patrícia Apura won the best poster communication in the XIX National Congress of Biochemistry with the work entitled “Studies of small non-coding RNAs and Ribonucleases in Pseudomonas putida: a stress-resistant microorganism with industrial interest", developed in the Control of Gene Expression Lab headed by Professor Cecília Arraiano at ITQB-NOVA. Guimarães, Portugal 8-10th December 2016.
The University of Minho, the Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA) and the Portuguese Society of Biochemistry (SPB) organized the XIX National Congress of Biochemistry, helded in Guimarães, from the 8th to the 10th of December 2016.
For three days, the SPB2016 congress provided an excellent opportunity to present and discuss cutting-edge achievements in Biochemistry and Molecular Biosciences, with a wide-ranging program for professional development, networking opportunities and some cultural/social experiences.
Ana Margarida Pereira was awarded with a grant to attend the XIX Congress of the Portuguese Society in Biochemistry.
The conference was organised by University of Minho, the Organizing Committee at CBMA and the Portuguese Society of Biochemistry (SPB), in Guimarães, from the 8th to the 10th of December 2016.
The directive boards from DP_AEM and the Doctoral Program on Applied and Molecular Biology (PDBMA) organized the 1st JOINT WORKSHOP OF THE PhD PROGRAMS in APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (DP_AEM) and MOLECULAR AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (PDBMA).
The event toke place in the the School of Sciences at the University of Minho, between the 26th and the 30th September 2016.
The directive boards from DP_AEM and the Doctoral Program on Applied and Molecular Biology (PDBMA) are organizing the first joint workshop for its students. The event will take place in the Auditorium of the School of Sciences at the University of Minho, between the 26th and the 30th of September 2016. The workshop was built with the focus of enriching the technical and soft skills of our students, resulting a diversified program with lectures on critical thinking, rhetoric, knowledge transfer and science outreach, among other topics.
The 1st JOINT BIOTECnico AND AEM PhD PROGRAMS WORKSHOP took place in the Instituto Superior Técnico, in the 21 and 22 January 2016.
Rosana Alves won the Travel Grant awarded by European Confederation of Medical Mycology to attend FEBS Advanced Practical Course “State-of-the-art infection models for human pathogenic fungi” (Jena, Germany, February 2016).
The University of Minho and CBMA organized the 6th GLYCOPHARM annual meeting (21-22 September) and the GlycoBiology Summer School (23-25 September) in Braga, Portugal.
The objetive of the GLYCOPHARM meeting was to assess the progress of the Initial Training Network (ITN) in delivering on the goals set at the begining of the project, through presentations of results and conclusions from each consortium partner.
The Summer School, which aims to be a joint learning event with participations of lecturers from 4 ITNs on GlycoBiology: Glycopharm, Immunoshape, Gastric Glyco Explorer and GlycoPar. In brief, the topics of the Summer School were:
Ana Margarida Pereira was awarded with the Prof. Doutor Luís Archer Prize (Best Poster Award) at the XXXIX Portuguese Genetics Conference by Sociedade Portuguesa de Genética with the work entitled “Silk-based polymers functionalized with fibronectin type-II for improved cell adhesion”. (Braga, Portugal, 25-27th May 2015)