BIOTECnico Seminars

BIOTECnico is organizing a PhD Program seminar cycle, where alumni and last year students will be invited to share their PhD outcomes.


Spring 2021

19th of January, Tuesday, 4pm

Adaptation of Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteria to the cystic fibrosis lung: focus on lipopolysaccharide O-antigen and cell wall physical properties

Amir Hassan :: Protein Research Unit, Laboratory of Microbiology, Gent University, Belgium


2nd of FebruaryTuesday, 4pm

Development of a novel purification platform for Fab antibody fragments based on affinity peptide and multimodal ligands

André Nascimento :: Hovione, Portugal

 •  16th of FebruaryTuesday, 4pm

Unveiling the complex regulatory network governing antifungal drug resistance in candida glabrata: from new regulators to new effectors

Pedro Pais :: BSRG-iBB, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

•  2nd of March, Tuesday, 4pm

Fluorescently-labeled DNA Probes Functionalized onto Gold Nanorods for Signal Enhancement in Nucleic Acids’ Detection

David Botequim :: BERG-iBB, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

•  16th of March, Tuesday, 4pm

Deciphering Mechanisms of Pathogenesis in Candida glabrata: in the Crossroad Between Drug Resistance and Virulence

Mafalda Cavalheiro :: BSRG-iBB, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

•  30th of MarchTuesday, 4pm

New insights into the interaction of Burkholderia cenocepacia with host cells: Trimeric autotransporter adhesins as pathogenicity factors

Andreia Pimenta :: BSRG-iBB, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal



DBE Seminars

The department of Bioengineering organizes periodically seminars focusing the recent advances in Biotechnology and Bioengineering.


Spring 2019

25 Mar 2019, 13h00 (VA1): Intellectual property strategies for key enabling technologies by Ulf Hakanson (INL · International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory)

22 Apr 2019, 13h00 (Abreu Faro): Directed evolution and protein engineering by Lígia Martins (ITQB)

20 May 2019, 13h00 (Abreu Faro): Bioelectronic modulation of carotid sinus nerve to treat metabolic diseases by Silvia Conde (CEDOC · NOVA Medical School)

17 Jun 2019, 13h00 (Abreu Faro): PhD pitch by Selected PhD Students (DBE · IST)

15 Jul 2019, 13h00 (Abreu Faro): DBE Communication Channels by Joana Lobo Antunes & DBE Board (DBE · IST)


Fall 2018

For the fall semester of 2018, the following seminar are scheduled:

19 Nov 2018, 12h30: Continuous Chromatography for the Purification of Biomolecules by José Paulo Mota (Full Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

26 Nov 2018,13h00: Facing the challenges of downstream process of new generation of biotherapeutics by Cristina Peixoto (Senior Scientist and Head of the Downstream Process Development Lab, Animal Cell Technology Unit, iBET)

10 Dec 2018,13h00: Personalized wellness: can our DNA coach us by Ana Teresa Freitas (CEO Heartgenetics, Full professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico)


Spring 2017

March 13: Decision support systems for personalized medicine in the ICU using data based modeling by Susana Vieira (CSI/IDMED)

March 20: Role of peripheral innervation in bone homeostasis by Meriem Langhari (INEB)

March 27: Biomolecular simulations as a tool to understand and modulate biological processes by Manuel Nuno Melo (ITQB)

May 8: Reconstitution of biological processes in embryonic explants – advantages, limitations and application by Ivo Telley (IGC)

May 29: Deciphering the microbial landscape of an Iberian mammal: cross-talk between microbiota, host fitness and the environment by Mónica Cunha (INIAV IP)


Fall 2016

October 7: Toward Cognitive Integration of Prosthetic Devices by José Carlos Príncipe (University of Florida)

October 17: NanoBiomaterials for Neurosciences: Challenging the Neuronal Barriers by Ana Paula Pêgo (INEB)

November 7: Non-invasive brain stimulation by Pedro C. Miranda (IBEB)

November 28: Cystic Fibrosis: Molecular and Functional Basis for Personalized Diagnosis and Therapeutics by Margarida Amaral (FCUL)

December 5: Delta One T cells: towards a new cellular immunotherapy for cancer by Bruno Santos (FMUL)

December 12: Crossing over the boundaries of biology and chemistry to drive discovery in fungal pathogenicity and ecology by Cristina Silva-Pereira (ITQB)


BIOTECnico Seminar Cycle stating in Jan 2021.
Molecular and Cellular Biology | Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering | Functional and Comparative Genomics | Upstream and Downstream Processing | Computational and Systems Biology | Biosensors and Nanotechnology | Synthetic Biology | Molecular Bioengineering