BioEng Lab researchers use food waste to produce biodegradable plastics The Biochemical Engineering Lab at UCIBIO - NOVA, led by Maria Reis, is one of the partners of the European Project YPACK that aims to scale up and validate two innovative food packaging solutions based on polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) with active properties and passive barrier to reduce food waste by prolonging food shelf life.
Maria João Ramos awarded by Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry Maria João Ramos, leader of the Computational Biochemistry Lab at UCIBIO in University of Porto, has been awarded the 2019 Madinaveitia-Lourenço Prize by the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry, as a recognition for her extraordinary research work in Chemistry.  
Intelligent gelatin: an engineered material for smelling The Biomolecular Engineering Lab at UCIBIO in Lisbon NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT-NOVA), led by Cecília Roque, showed that gelatin can be more than food.
A new bacterial virulence protein in Chlamydia infections identified by Jaime Mota’s Lab Researchers from the Infection Biology Lab at UCIBIO in FCT NOVA, led by Jaime Mota, have identified a new chlamydial protein that is injected by the bacteria in the host cells upon infection, being able to subvert host cell functions.