On June 23rd, Diana Ribeiro, from the Macromolecular Crystallography & GlycoLab Group at FCT-UNL, was awarded the Prize for Best Poster entitled “Use of Gold Nanoparticles as Additives in Protein Crystallization”, by The International Organization for Biological Crystallization, in the 1st FEBS-INSTRUCT Practical Crystallization Course, Advanced Methods in Macromolecular Crystallization VI, that took place in the Academic and University Center at Nové Hrady, Czech Republic.
Cecília Roque, head of Biomolecular Engineering Lab, and her team composed by Ana Margarida Dias, Ana Sofia Pina and Ricardo Branco, participated in COHiTEC 2014 program. The program aims to support the valuation of the knowledge produced at Portuguese R&D institutions. Next July 1, the tech-based projects that participated in COHiTEC 2014 will be presented publicly in a Closing Session that will take place at Porto Business School, starting at 2 pm.
Prof. Dr. Robert Huber from Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie in Germany gave a seminar at the library auditorium, as part of the Cycle of Conferences on Crystallography, within the scope of the International Year of Crystallography. Prof. Dr. Robert Huber visited the laboratories of Chemistry Department during the morning, and researchers had the opportunity to talk to him about their work.
Professors José Luís Capelo e Carlos Lodeiro, from C40 research group of UCIBIO in Chemistry Department, had just published a Special Issue on Journal of Proteomics (Elsevier), in collaboration with Professors Marco Aurelio Zezzi Arruda and Carlos Ramos, from Chemistry Institute at Universidade de Campinas in Brasil, about Environmental and structural proteomics.
In the recent FCT call for the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures the Portuguese Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (PTNMR) coordinated by Prof. Eurico Cabrita was recommended to integrate the National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures and was classified as Category 1 - by having demonstrated high scientific potential and being considered to have high strategic regional and/or national relevance.
The PTNMT was considered as a relevant research infrastructure in the context of the European Roadmap of Research Infrastructures, namely by its articulation with the ESFRI - INSTRUCT.