CNC Internal Newsletter
Issue 6 | December 2017
 
Publications November| December

Paraben degradation using catalytic ozonation over volcanic rocks.
Gomes JF, et al. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2017 Dec 23

The neurobiological mechanisms of physical exercise in methamphetamine addiction.
Morais APD, et al. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2017 Dec 20

Effects of resistance exercise on endothelial progenitor cell mobilization in women.
Ribeiro F, et al. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 19

Occipital Blood brain barrier permeability is an independent predictor of visual outcome in type 2 diabetics, irrespective of the retinal barrier: a longitudinal study.
Abuhaiba SI, et al. J Neuroendocrinol. 2017 Dec 16

Computational modeling in glioblastoma: from the prediction of blood-brain barrier permeability to the simulation of tumor behavior.
Miranda A, et al. Future Med Chem. 2018 Dec 13

The RNA-Binding Protein hnRNP K Mediates the Effect of BDNF on Dendritic mRNA Metabolism and Regulates Synaptic NMDA Receptors in Hippocampal Neurons.
Leal G, et al. eNeuro. 2017 Dec 12

Control of Huntington's Disease-Associated Phenotypes by the Striatum-Enriched Transcription Factor Foxp2.
Hachigian LJ, et al. Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 5

Intracellular delivery of more than one protein with spatio-temporal control.
Lino MM, et al. Nanoscale. 2017 Dec 7

Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibition prevents fibrosis in adipose tissue of obese mice.
Marques AP, et al. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Dec 4

Trisubstituted barbiturates and thiobarbiturates: Synthesis and biological evaluation as xanthine oxidase inhibitors, antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-proliferative agents.
Figueiredo J, et al. Eur J Med Chem. Nov 27.

Mammospheres of hormonal receptor positive breast cancer diverge to triple-negative phenotype.
Laranjo M, et al. Breast. 2017 Nov 25

Medial Frontal Lobe Neurochemistry in Autism Spectrum Disorder is Marked by Reduced N-Acetylaspartate and Unchanged Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid and Glutamate + Glutamine Levels.
Carvalho Pereira A, et al. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Nov 24

Hydroxypyridinone-benzofuran hybrids with potential protective roles for Alzheimer´s disease therapy.
Hiremathad A, et al. J Inorg Biochem. 2017 Nov 21

Targeting cancer stem cells and non-stem cancer cells: the potential of lipid-based nanoparticles.
Cruz AF, et al. Curr Pharm Des. 2017 Nov 14

 

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Awards / Honors
Bio Enterpreneur Talent Award @ MICROBIOTEC17 Congress | 7-9 December 2017, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal [see here]

Work: "A synthetic cardosin B-derived rennet for sheep and goat cheese manufacture" 
Team: Molecular Biotechonology Group - Carla Malaquias Almeida, David Gomes, José A. Manso, Ana C. Figueiredo, Liliana Antunes, Rui Cruz, Bruno Manadas, Daniel Bur, Pedro José Barbosa Pereira, Carlos Faro, Isaura Simões




Best Practices Award in the Knowledge+ category at 5º Congresso Regional em Envelhecimento Ativo e Saudável organized by Ageing@Coimbra Consortium | 28 November 2017, Coimbra, Portugal [see here]

“NoMicro Technologies” project by Lino Ferreira



Bio Enterpreneur Talent Award @ MICROBIOTEC17 Congress
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Events @ CNC
Workshop "Self-Empowerment and the Art of Public Speaking" | 13 December 2017, UC-Biotech, Cantanhede, Portugal




9th Beer for Thought – Christmas Edition | 13 December 2017, UC- Biotech, Cantanhede, Portugal

o The Organizing Committee would like to thank John Jones for sponsored the last 6 editions of this event. It would not be the same without your craft beer! Thank you!
Workshop "Self-Empowerment and the Art of Public Speaking"
9th Beer for Thought – Christmas Edition 9th Beer for Thought – Christmas Edition
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Scientific Meetings and Events



Simpósio Doenças Raras | 15 December 2017, Lisboa, Portugal
Participation of Luís Pereira de Almeida


Biotech MIIt’ing (promoved by NEQ-AAUAv) | 13 December 2017, Aveiro, Portugal
Participation of Ricardo Vieira-Pires


International Diabetes Federation Congress (IDF 2017) | 4 – 8 December 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates [see here]
Participation of John Jones - “Metabolic flux profiling of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease”


Meet Your Future Workshop | 8 December 2017, Göttingen Medical Center, Germany
Participation of Paulo Oliveira – “Anthracycline-induced Cardiotoxicity: Tales from a Mitochondrial Journey”


MICROBIOTEC17 Congress | 7-9 December 2017, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal [see here]
Participation of the Molecular Biotechnology Group with three poster presentations and also an oral communication by Pedro Curto.


International Diabetes Federation Congress (IDF 2017)
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Public Engagement in Science

• Café com Ciência (NEBioq/ACC) | 6 December 2017, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
o Oral communication by Ana Teresa Viegas


• Semana da Ciência & Tecnology (late events)
o Oral communication by Sara Silva | 7 December 2017, CNC, Coimbra, Portugal
o Oral communication by Ana Teresa Viegas | 7 December 2017, CNC, Coimbra, Portugal
o Neuroscientists went to schools | 15 December 2017, Coimbra, Portugal


• Interships of students from Instituto para a Educação e Cidadania | 18 – 20 December, CNC, Coimbra, Portugal


• Launch of video “Introducing FOIE GRAS: Bioenergetic Remodeling in NAFLD” [see here]

• Do you already know that we are on social media?
You can find us on Facebook (@CNC UC), LinkedIn (@CNC UC), Instagram (@cnc.uc), Twitter (@cnc uc), Google+ (CNC UC) and YouTube (@CNCmediachannel). Please follow us so you can be always updated!

Café com Ciência (NEBioq/ACC)
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CNC on the Media

• News about the researcher Sezin Aday working on increasing the survival of vascular cells after transfusion (Jornal de Leiria)

• News about the work of Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics about Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). [see here]

• Interview with Cristina Rego on Porto Canal - “Melhorar os sintomas da doença de Huntington”, in the TV show “Mentes que Brilham” | 18 November, 2017.

• News about the work on Huntington Disease [see here]

• News about the Best Practices Award in the Knowledge+ category won by Lino Ferreira with “NoMicro Technologies” project at 5º Congresso Regional em Envelhecimento Ativo e Saudável organized by Ageing@Coimbra Consortium | 28 November 2017, Coimbra, Portugal [see here]

• News about the 2nd Meeting on Biomedical Research @ UC (Diário de Coimbra, Rua Larga, Diário das Beiras)

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Opportunities
Research Grants:

• One Master’s Research Fellowship [see here]

• One Bachelor’s Research Scholarship [see here]

Research work in Laboratory of Animal Science at CNC
Application deadline: until 18 January, 2018





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New faces | New roles
 

Laetitia Gaspar
PDBEB PhD Student
Sónia Pinho
PDBEB PhD Student
Rita Alves
PDBEB PhD Student
Pasqualino Luca
PDBEB PhD Student
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Don’t miss out

• The 2nd Meeting on Biomedical Research @ UC took place at Pólo III and it counted with more than 350 participants.



• Best CNC Christmas Contest: The Science Communication Office would like to thank all the groups who have participated in the Best CNC Christmas Tree Contest. It was with a great pleasure that we receive all the photos that reflect the effort and team work. Congratulations to all of you.

- According to the votes on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), the Best CNC Christmas Tree of 2017 is the of tree the Cell Metabolism and Quality Control Group (Pólo I)

- The winner group received 2 gift vouchers to participate in the Brainmaze – Live Escape Game. Congratulations!




• Out of the box musical project: We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the Christmas Song presented at the 2nd Biomedical Meeting @ UC. It could not be possible without your time and dedication.


• Solidarity initiative: A big “Thank you” to every CNC member who participated in the collection of goods for C.A.S.A.

The 2nd Meeting on Biomedical Research @ UC
Best CNC Christmas Contest
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PhD Defenses
João Ribas | 6 December, 2017
Thesis: "Vascular organ-on-a-chip platforms for disease modeling"
Supervisors: Lino Ferreira and Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, United States)
PhD Programme in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine, IIIUC
Mohamed Edfawy | 22 December, 2017
Thesis: “Dissecting the Role of Gprasp2 in Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual Disability”
Supervisors: João Peça and Ana Luísa Carvalho
PhD Programme in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine, IIIUC
Gladys Caldeira | 20 December, 2017
Thesis "The Role of Stargazin in the Pathogenesis of Psychiatric Disorders".
Supervisors: Ana Luísa Carvalho and João Peça
PhD Programme in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine, IIIUC
 
SciCom 2017 in Review
We’ve become more synergistic!
The Science Communication Office would like that thank all the researchers who contribute to make CNC more synergistic and connected with the society during 2017.
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Get Involved
 
CNC Seminars
Winter Series - Next talks

“Science and ethics between the lab and the political decision making sphere”
Marisa Matias (European Parliament)
Host: Sara Amaral
26 January

 

 

 
PDBEB Advanced Courses 2017/2018 [see here]


Biostatistics
January 8 -19
FMUC

Connecting the Researchers with the Society
January 22 – 26
Science Communication Office


Interactomics
February 5 - 9


 

WE WISH YOU HAPPY HOLIDAYS
AND A SUCESSFUL SCIENTIFIC YEAR
 
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