UCIBIO at Encontro Ciência 2018 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”.
Mariana Matos awarded Best Oral Presentation Mariana Matos, PhD student at the Biochemical Engineering Lab (BIOENG), led by Maria Ascensão Reis, has been awarded the Best Oral Presentation at the Joint Conference 7th European Bioremediation Conference (EBC-VII) and the 11th International Society for Environmental Biotechnology conference (ISEB 2018), which to
Ana R. Freitas is one of the two awardees of the international 2018 Travel Awards promoted by the Pathogens journal Ana R. Freitas, Post-doc in the BacT-drugs Lab, at UCIBIO in Faculdade de Farmácia do Porto, was awarded the 2018 Travel Award promoted by Pathogens. An Evaluation Committee organized by Pathogens Editorial Board attributed Travel Awards for two young investigators to support attending a conference in 2018 (800 CHF/720 EUR).  
Nano4 Global awarded € 1.4 million to develop nanodiagnostics for tuberculosis detection Nano4Global has been awarded 1.4 million euros in funding through the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument- Phase 2. The funding will help the company to develop nanodiagnostics for tuberculosis detection. The colorimetric test developed by Nano4 Global, based on nanotecnologies, will allow the tuberculosis diagnostic in 90 minutes instead of the current test that takes 3 days for disease detection.