Using combinations of molecules that form deep eutectic systems, Ana Rita Duarte, leader of the des.solve lab at LAQV - FCT NOVA, was able to ally anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties of natural occurring molecules, such as limonene, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory substances, such as ibuprofen, creating a new formulation that unveils a potential chemotherapeutical deep eutectic solvent (DES) for cancer treatment.
Andrew Livingston, Professor de Engenharia Química no Imperial College London, estará na FCT NOVA no dia 22 de Outubro às 12h00 no Auditório da Biblioteca, com o seminário “Molecular Separations in Organic Solvents, and the Quest for Perfect Polymers”.
Andrew Livingston será homenageado com a Cerimónia de Doutoramento Honoris Causa a ter lugar no Auditório da Reitoria da NOVA, no dia 21 de Outubro pelas 17h00.
Sir Martyn Poliakoff will be distinguished with an honorary doctorate by NOVA University Lisbon on 22nd July, at 11:00 am at the Auditorium of NOVA University of Lisbon Rectorate, Campolide Campus. On 23rd July at 12:00, Sir Martyn Poliakoff will give a seminar at the Auditorium of FCT NOVA, in the scope of the celebrations of the International Year of the Periodic Table.
Manuel Nunes da Ponte will be distinguished with a Scientific Merit Medal on July 8, 2019 in the Science and technology Summit in Portugal, Ciência 2019, that will take place in the Lisbon Congress Centre in Lisbon.
Ana Rita Duarte, Professor and leader of the Des.solve lab at LAQV in FCT NOVA, is the coordinator of the Cost Action “CA18224 - Green Chemical Engineering Network towards upscaling sustainable processes” that has been approved by the Committee of Senior Officials on the 4th of June 2019.
The Biochemical Engineering Lab at UCIBIO in the Chmistry Department, led by Maria Reis, is one of the partners of the European Project YPACK that aims to scale up and validate two innovative food packaging solutions based on polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) with active properties and passive barrier to reduce food waste by prolonging food shelf life.
UCIBIO’s key strength lies on its broad scope of fundamental and applied research standing at the interface of Chemistry and Biology to address pertinent questions at atomic, molecular, sub-cellular and cellular levels, including cell-to-cell interactions and population evolutionary dynamics.
LAQV ́s mission is to cooperate in a continuous, competent and efficient way to achieve a Sustainable development by promoting new technologies that aim to reduce or even eliminate undesirable substances in the design, production and uses of Chemicals.
The Department of Chemistry, is a permanent organic unity of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT / UNL), devoted to teaching, and scientific research and to provide services in areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering.
The Chemistry Department (DQ), Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa , founded in 1981, has recognized market implementation of education and employment, particularly so because of the novelty and specificity introduced by the course in Chemistry with which teaching at the School of Chemistry began in 1981.