CNC Internal Newsletter
Issue 15 | September 2018
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  Publications August | September

Wanted: MicroRNAs to the aid of the diabetic foot
Dalgaard LT & Carvalho E
Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine 2018 Sep 6

Multi-target-directed ligands for Alzheimer's disease: Discovery of chromone-based monoamine oxidase/cholinesterase inhibitors.
Reis J, et al. Eur J Med Chem. 2018 Sep 1

Mechanistic study of the adjuvant effect of chitosan-aluminum nanoparticles.
Lebre F, et al Int J Pharm. 2018 Sep 19.

Secretome of Undifferentiated Neural Progenitor Cells Induces Histological and Motor Improvements in a Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease.
Mendes-Pinheiro B, et al Stem Cells Transl Med. 2018 Sep 20.

Amyloid β Peptide Compromises Neural Stem Cell Fate by Irreversibly Disturbing Mitochondrial Oxidative State and Blocking Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics.
Ribeiro MF, et al Mol Neurobiol. 2018 Sep 18.

Cordycepin activates autophagy through AMPK phosphorylation to reduce abnormalities in Machado-Joseph disease models.
Marcelo A, et al Hum Mol Genet. 2018 Sep 13.

 

 

Response to: Choroidal thickness changes stratified by outcome in real-world treatment of diabetic macular edema.
Campos A, et al Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Sep 6.

Tacrine-deferiprone hybrids as multi-target-directed metal chelators against Alzheimer's disease: a two-in-one drug.
Chand K, et al. Metallomics. 2018 Sep 5.

Interethnic Variability in CYP2D6, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 Genes and Predicted Drug Metabolism Phenotypes Among 6060 Ibero- and Native Americans: RIBEF-CEIBA Consortium Report on Population Pharmacogenomics.
Naranjo MG, et al. OMICS. 2018 Sep 11.

An overview of antiretroviral agents for treating HIV infection in paediatric population.
Melo R, et a. Curr Med Chem. 2018 Sep 4.

Roles of Microglial and Monocyte Chemokines and Their Receptors in Regulating Alzheimer's Disease-Associated Amyloid-β and Tau Pathologies.
Guedes JR, et al. Front Neurol. 2018 Aug 14

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Events @ CNC

Microscopy course | September 24-28
www.qfm.cnc.uc.pt
16 participants
7 invited speakears
Coordinated by MICC Team (Luisa Cortes, Margarida Caldeira and Tatiana Catarino)



Welcome Day
| September 14
Welcome to new commers
Presentation of new visual identity






Welcome Day

Welcome Day
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Public Engagement in Science
Science in the Summer | 3 – 14 September, 2018 - Café Santa Cruz, Coimbra
João Cardoso and Mariana Laranjo

Summer Internships | 3 – 7 September, 2018
CNC received 23 students from high and middle school
Interships coordinated by João Ramalho-Santos, Paulo Oliveira, Manuela Grazina, Celia Aveleira, Claudia Pereira, Alexandra Carvalho, Catarina Seabra, Ana Ledo, Daniela Antunes, Armanda Santos, Carla Lopes and Sara Varela Amaral



Brain Buskers

Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Coimbra | 15 September 2018
Ana Teresa Viegas, Bibiana Silva, João Cardoso, Tiago Reis, Sara Amaral

Casa das Artes | 21 September 2018
Ana Teresa Viegas, Bibiana Silva, Sara Amaral



Participation of the Medical Microbiology Group at the International Microorganism Day 2018
Instituto Superior Técnico | September 17, 2018




European Researchers' Night | 29 September 2018 - Jardim Botânico da UC and Museu da Ciência da UC

More than 100 researchers from CNC and ICBR participated in this initiative

19 hands-on activities with the public, speed datings and collaboration in an art & science event


1168 people visited Jardim Botânico

11 researchers participated in the “Speed dating” activity | Museu da Ciência
           

The Science Communication Office would like to thank everyone who participated at this event. 








Summer Internships



Participation of the Medical Microbiology Group at the International Microorganism Day 2018



European Researchers' Night

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CNC on the Media

• News about drug discovery that helps delay the progression of Machado-Joseph's disease

Correio do Açores | September 25 (in press)

Diário on line [see here] September 25

Algarve Primeiro Online [see here] September 24

Algarve noticias [see here] September 24

ElvasNews Online [see here] September 24

Postal do Algarve Online [see here] September 24

RUA FM Online [see here] September 24

Saúde Online [see here] September 24


News about the Presentation of CNC new image
Diário As Beiras | September 15 (in press)


• News about Brain Buskers

Diário As Beiras | September 15 (in press)


• News about Welcome Day

Diário As Beiras | September 14 (in press)

•News about Summer internships

Diário de Aveiro Online [see here] | September 7

Diario de Coimbra (in press) | | September 7

Diário de Coimbra Online [see here] ( | September 7

Diário de Leiria Online [see here] | September 7

Diário de Viseu Online [see here] | September 7

Diário As Beiras | September 5 (in press)

Diário As Beiras Online [see here]/ September

Diário de Viseu | September 4 & 5 (in press)

Diário As Beiras | September 5 (in press)

Diário de Coimbra | September 3 (in press)

Diário As Beiras | September 1 (in press)

Campeão das Províncias Online [see here] | August 31













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Opportunities

CNC Research Opportunities:

Master’s Research Fellowship:

project PT2020-PTDC/DTP-FTO/2784/2014, “Unraveling the Rules of Passive Permeation Through the Blood-Brain Barrier [see here]
Application deadline: October 23, 2018

Project: "PTDC/QEQ-MED/7042/2014, “Pequenas moleculas inibidoras do proteassoma: um passo em frente na descoberta de fármacos antitumorais” [see here]
Application deadline: October 16, 2018

Project:“Deep learning in cancer drug discovery: a pipeline for the generation of new therapies”, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031356 [see here]
Application deadline: October 9, 2018

PDBEB 2018
[see here]
Application deadline: October 10, 2018

PHD POSITIONS

1 PhD Fellowship
Neurosciences field [see here]
Application deadline: November 15, 2018

1 PhD Fellowship
Molecular Cell Biology field [see here]
Application deadline: November 14, 2018

1 PhD Fellowship
Nanomedicine field [see here]
Application deadline: November 14, 2018

1 Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Biological Sciences field (Cellular Reprogramming, Immunology) [see here]
Application deadline: November 12, 2018

1 Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Biological Sciences field (Medical and Health Sciences) [see here]
Application deadline: November 12, 2018

1 Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Biological Sciences field [see here]
Application deadline: October 31, 2018

35 Postdoctoral Positions [see here]
Deadline: October 10, 2018









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Don’t miss out







CNC Rebranding

9 CNC projects (Stimulating Scientific Employment - Individual) were approved by FCT
Congratulations to:
Elisabete Ferreiro (PI: Ana Cristina Rego)
Liliana Mendonça (PI: Luis Pereira de Almeida)
João Paulo Teodoro (PI: Carlos Palmeira)
Mariana Bexiga (PI: Miguel Mano)
Joana Marques (PI: Ricardo Rodrigues)
Cristina Carvalho (PI: Paula Moreira)
Lisa Rodrigues (PI: Teresa Gonçalves)
Arnab Banerjee (PI: Lino Ferreira)
Warispreet Singh (PI: Alexandra Carvalho)



CNC Rebranding
Design by FBA



GPS (Global Portuguese Scientists) – Online Network that connects Portuguese researchers around the world [see here]

The Science Communication Office would like to encourage the researchers to join this online scientific network.


Brain Awareness Week
Sticker Design Contest
Deadline: October 15, 2018
More Information: http://www.dana.org/baw/stickercontest/


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Get Involved


CNC Seminars
Fall Series - Next talks

@CNC, UC - Pólo I, Coimbra – 14h

“Role of hippocampal adenosine A2A receptors in psychiatric disorders”
Paula Canas (CNC, University of Coimbra)
Host: Paula Agostinho
October 12

“Molecular approach to male fertility management: diagnosis, contraception and treatment”
Margarida Fardilha (University of Aveiro)
Host: João Ramalho-Santos
October 19

“Targeting sirtuin 2 to improve metabolic functions”
Pedro Gomes (CNC, University of Coimbra)
Host: Cláudia Cavadas
October 26

 


 

@CNC / UC-Biotech, Cantanhede – 11h30

“Mechanisms of nuclear positioning during cell migration and muscle development ”
Edgar Gomes (IMM, Univeristy of Lisbon)
Host: Mário Grãos
October 10

“Engineering biomaterials and processes for bone and cartilage biofabrication ”
Pedro Mouroço (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)
Host: Alexandra Teresa Carvalho
October 24

 

 





 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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