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Beatriz Coelho, PhD student at the Nanomedicine Lab, was distinguished with the FEMS Master Thesis Award, attributed for the first time by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS). Her thesis within the Materials Engineering Master Degree Program, “A Digital Microfluidics Platform for Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification of DNA”, was developed under the co-supervision of Pedro Viana Baptista, leader of the Nanomedicine Lab at UCIBIO - FCT NOVA, and Rui Igreja, researcher at CENIMAT-FCT NOVA.


The prize, created by FEMS, was attributed for the first time this year and aims to recognize the best European Master Thesis on Materials Science and Engineering, presented in any Academic Institution from the country of any FEMS member Society. The FEMS National Societies may nominate one candidate per year. The European final of the FEMS Master Thesis Award took place during the FEMS Junior EUROMAT conference, which took place in Budapest, Hungary, between 8th and 12th July.