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UCIBIO will be present at Ciência 2018, the latest edition of the annual meeting of Portuguese researchers. This year’s meeting will take place from 2 to 4 July at Centro de Congressos de Lisboa.


UCIBIO will be present in various thematic sessions, demonstrations and also posters presentation by PhD students.


Maria João Romão, UCBIO’s director will coordinate one of the sessions: " From Molecular Biology and Biochemistry to Material Sciences​: Overview of EMBL and ESRF. Benefits for Portuguese R&D”.




Dia 2 de Julho


- UCIBIO Demonstrations:


- Materiais inteligentes para detecção de compostos voláteis
Coordenador: Cecília Roque & Susana Palma


- Produtos de base biológica: como aumentar o fim de vida de resíduos agroindustriais
Coordenador: Ascensão Reis & Cristiana Torres


- 15h30 Sessões Paralelas:

(1) Nanotecnologia
Gold nanobeacons to improve leukaemia therapy
Pedro Viana Baptista


Dia 3 de Julho


- 15h30 Sessões Paralelas:

(1) From Molecular Biology and Biochemistry to Material Sciences: Overview of EMBL and ESRF

Coordination of the session: Maria João Romão, UCIBIO & Margarida Amaral, BioISI

Integrating Structural Biology to understand peptidoglycan amidation in Staphylococcus aureus - Teresa Santos-Silva, UCIBIO, FCT-NOVA


- 15h30 Sessões Paralelas:

Auditório 2 - 3 - Saúde de Qualidade
(1) Investigação fundamental e saúde
Exploring molecular recognition in mimetic systems
Ana Cecília Roque,



- In silico genome analysis reveals a wide array of integrative and conjugative elements associated with carbapenemase-encoding genes in Pseudomonas spp
João Botelho, Adam P. Roberts, Filipa Grosso, Luísa Peixe


- Chitin-glucan complex production by Komagataella pastoris
Inês Farinha, Filomena Freitas, Maria A. M. Reis


- A novel low cost system to remove phosphorus using light instead of air: Phototrophic Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal
Virgínia Carvalho, Elisabete Freitas, Paulo Silva, Joana Fradinho, Adrian Oehmen, Maria Reis


- Screening of Anti-MRSA Activity in Extracellular Protein Extracts of Marine-derived Actinomycetes
Ana F. Fernandes, Lígia Costa, Joana R.Sousa, Justyna Zalocha, Inês R. Grilo, Rita G. Sobral. Susana P. Gaudêncio, M. Gabriela Almeida

- Characterization of two staphylococcal proteins essential for survival upon cell wall damage
Raquel P. Portela, Ana M. Ludovice, Jorge S. Dias e Rita G. Sobral


- A new target inside an old molecule: glutamate amidation of peptidoglycan
Bárbara V. Gonçalves, Raquel Portela, Ricardo Lobo, Teresa Figueiredo,Inês R. Grilo, Ana Madalena Ludovice, Hermínia de Lencastre, Jorge S. Dias, Rita G. Sobral

- Peptidoglycan amidation in Staphylococcus aureus – the MurT-GatD glutaminase activity
Francisco Leisico, Diana Vieira, Teresa A. Figueiredo , Micael Silva, Eurico J, Cabrita, Rita G. Sobral, Ana M. Ludovice, Maria J. Romão, José Trincão, Hermínia de Lencastre and Teresa Santos-Silva

- Unraveling the mysteries of a marine polychaete: connecting toxicity with fluorescence
A.P. Rodrigo, C. Martins, A. Lopes, A.P. Alves de Matos, P. V. Baptista,A.R. Fernandes, P.M. Costa

- Bioaugmentation of activated sludge with Achromobacter denitrificans PR1 for enhancing biotransformation sulfamethoxazole and its human metabolites in real wastewater: Kinetic tests and modelling
P. Y, Nguyen

- In vitro and in vivo studies of the role of Lewis antigens in selectin binding and transendothelial migration
Fanny Deschepper

- Development and validation of novel antibodies against Sialylated antigens  in ColoRectal Cancer
Roberta Zoppi

- Monitoring PON1’s activities using cyclic and square wave voltammetries
Tiago Monteiro, Maria dos Anjos Macedo, Maria Gabriela Almeida