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Researchers from UCIBIO will be present at the National Biotechnology Festival on the 10th and 11th of April. UCIBIO and other several portuguese scientific institutions in the biotechnology field demonstrate the relevance, excitement and wonder of biotechnology to students, teachers and general public at the Pavilion of Knowledge. It is an excellent opportunity to know how biotechnology affects our daily lives, throughout more than 40 hands-on activities.


The activities presented by UCIBIO’s researchers show the application of biotechnology to health, and to industry and environment. Ten portuguese ambassadors have been chosen among secondary education students to participate in outreach Biotechnology-related events, both national and international ones. They will be helping UCIBIO researchers on their activities:


NanoAlchemy in Biotechnology

Researchers: Sara Figueiredo, Fábio Carlos, Pedro Viana Baptista


Small machines do big things

Researchers: Cecília Roque, Arménio Barbosa, Ricardo Branco


Biopolymers: an alternative to plastic

Researchers: Joana Fradinho, Cristiana Torres


The National Festival of Biotechnology is an initiative of the World Biotech Tour (being UCIBIO a project partner), which is coordinated by the Association of Science-Technology Centers, with support from Biogen Foundation. The Pavilion of Knowledge is the first science center to host this project. During 2015 the WORLD BIOTECH TOUR will also stop in Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre, in Belgium, and in the National Museum of Emerging Science and Inovation, in Japan.


Check here the detailed program and all the activities that are going to be developed during the National Festival of Biotechnology.


Opening session

With Rosalia Vargas (President of Ciência Viva), Walter Staveloz (Director, International Relations of ASTC – Association of Science -Technology Centers) and the protuguese biotechnology ambassadors.


NanoAlchemy in Biotechnology





Small machines do big things





Biopolymers: an alternative to plastic