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Angelina Palma, independent researcher at the XTAL-Macromolecular Crystallography Lab, was nominated Management Committee (MC) Member of the COST Action CA18103 - INNOGLY:Innovation with Glycans. The aim of INNOGLY COST action is to build up a multidisciplinary group of researchers to address the same pioneering goal: Gaining new insight into the biological function of glycans in different biological contexts. The Action started on April 2019.


Filipa Marcelo, independent researcher at the (Bio)molecular Structure and Interactions Lab, was nominated MC Member of the COST Action CA18132 - Functional Glyconanomaterials for the Development of Diagnostics and Targeted Therapeutic Probes. She has been also appointed for an Action Leadership Position, being the Grant Holder Scientific Representative of the COST Action. The aim of this action is to bring together experts in these different areas from all around Europe to develop the next generation of functional glyconanomaterials for the development of diagnostic tools and targeted therapeutics. The Action started on March 2019.


Susana Gaudêncio, leader of the Blue Biotechnology Biomedicine Lab, was nominated MC Member of the COST Action CA18238 - European transdisciplinary networking platform for marine biotechnology. The overall aim of Ocean4Biotech is to bring together experts in the field of marine biotechnology, to provide a platform for sharing experience, knowledge and technologies, and to design a roadmap for a more efficient and rapid development of marine biotechnology research in Europe and beyond. To best of our knowledge, such a large, diverse and geographically dispersed network of experts in marine biotechnology does not exist. Since marine biotechnology is still in its infancy, we believe this is the optimal timing to create this efficient, operational, motivated, inclusive and sustainable network with a serious and ambitious commitment for proactive dissemination and science communication activities. The Action will start next October.


COST is an EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond. COST actions provide funds for organising conferences, meetings, training schools, short scientific exchanges or other networking activities in a wide range of scientific topics. The MC is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and management of an Action. For each Action, up to two representatives per COST Member can be nominated to the MC.