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.
The project “ALGA4FOOD - Algae in Gastronomy - Development of innovative conservation and utilization techniques”, developed by LAQV researchers at FCT NOVA has been highlighted by the media in El País.
The Biomolecular Engineering Lab at FCT-NOVA, led by Cecília Roque, showed that gelatin can be more than food. For the first time, it was shown an example of soft matter in artificial olfaction, where engineered gelatin materials combined with artificial intelligence tools were used to mimic the sense of olfaction. The results of this research work are published in the scientific journal Materials Today Bio - Effect of film thickness in gelatin hybrid gels for artificial olfaction.
Gastronomic Science researchers from the Chemistry Department at FCT NOVA participated in the 5th International Sea Urchin Festival. This international festival, organized by Mafra Town Hall, joined gastronomy to science, and took place from March 29 to April 7, in Ericeira.
Ana Aguiar Ricardo, President of the Chemistry Department at FCT NOVA and Full Professor, was elected the new President of the EuChemS Division of Green and Sustainable Chemistry (DGSC).