Course on Integrative Structural Biology at FCT-UNL The hands-on course “Integrative Structural Biology tools for the study of protein-ligand interactions” will be held on 6th to 12th of October 2014 on the campus of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (New University of Lisbon). Theory and practical lessons on four core methodologies will be taught by members of the Associate Laboratory REQUIMTE/UCIBIO and Interdisciplinary Center of Research in Animal Health (CIISA):
Cecília Roque’s team developed a technology to rapidly detect the presence of bacteria on a surgical wound Crystal Sense, funded by four researchers of UCIBIO at FCT/UNL, is developing a promising product that will reduce the number of infections and its effects, following a surgery. Cecília Roque, head of the Biomolecular Engineering Lab, and mentor of this project, explains that every year, there are around 285 million surgery wounds in the world; it is estimated that there is a probability of infection in 10 % of the surgeries.
UCIBIO researcher Peter Eaton appointed Special Invited Researcher UCIBio researcher Peter Eaton has been appointed as a “Pesquisador Visitante Especial” - Special Invited Researcher, as part of the Brazilian “Ciência sem Fronteiras” program. The aims of the grant, which is fully paid for by the Brazilian CNPq are “to promote the international exchange and cooperation, through the attraction of international leaders who have outstanding scientific and technological knowledge in the areas covered in the program”. In this, case the project was funded under the area of Biotechnology.