Ciências Research Day

Grande Auditório (3.2.14), Ciências ULisboa
Research at the Faculty of Sciences

Join us on 27 October 2021 for the 3rd edition of Ciências Research Day, in which Ciências ULisboa showcases the best Science made in this centenary institution!

The event will take place on Auditorium 3.2.14 (Building C3, 2nd floor), starting at 9.30 am and during the whole day. Participation is free, but prior registration is suggested.

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This year’s edition will have a session dedicated to Climate Change - an area in which Ciências ULisboa is leader - as well as contributions on internationally relevant research carried out in Ciências and information on scientific projects and national and international collaborative initiatives - check the programme.

And be prepared for the lunch break: there will be plenty of things to do!

At the C3 atrium will take place the posters session, where you will find 72 posters about cutting edge science developed at Ciências ULisboa.

Who are the (great) experts behind great scientists? What is the daily routine of chemists, mathematicians, biologists, astronomers, neuroscientists and so many other scientific fields? In which projects are they working on? Ask your questions on the speed-dates that will take place on the ground floor of C3, as well as on C6 and C8 buildings.

And don’t miss the open labs, at C8 Building - a new and live experience of Ciências Research Day! Join researchers, technicians and/or graduated students in guided tours to labs supporting research at the Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI), the Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE) and the Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (LIP).



09:30-09:45 Welcome words (Luis Carriço, Dean)
09:45-10:00 2020 Research highlights @CIÊNCIAS (Margarida Santos-Reis, Vice Dean for Research)


10:00-11:00 SESSION I - Top Notch Science

10:00-10:15 Why Fungi Deserve More Attention (Alan Phillips, BioISI)
10:15-10:30 Medical Imaging in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (Nuno Matela, IBEB)
10:30-10:45 Software Diversity in Dependable Systems (Alysson Bessani, LASIGE)
10:45-11:00 Ciências 2020 Research Award

11:00-11:30 Coffee-break


11:30-12:15 SESSION II - Science and Societal Recognition

11:30-11:45 Sulfur and metal fluxes in the oceanic crust - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Ana de Jesus, IDL)
11:45-12:00 How does order of arrival and environmental conditions affect the coexistence of two species of spider mites? - ‘Women in Science’ L’Óréal Award (Inês Fragata, cE3c)
12:00-12:15 R-nuucell: a new era for treating cancer (Andreia Valente, CQE-Ciências)

12:15-14:30 Bring a sandwich, look at the posters, have a speed date or visit a research lab


14:30-17:00 SESSION III - Science for Society: Understanding Climate Change

14:30-15:00 To what extent are recent climate extremes associated to Climate Change? (Ricardo Trigo, IDL)
15:00-15:15 Relevance of developmental plasticity in studies of the biological impacts of climate change (Patrícia Beldade, cE3c)
15:15-15:30 Uncovering vineyard hidden microbiome: from regenerative agriculture practices to climate change adaptation (Andreia Figueiredo, BioISI)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:15 Promoting the resilience of agroforestry systems to climate change ensuring ecosystem functions and services (Alice Nunes, cE3c)
16:15-16:30 Global phenological insensitivity to shifting ocean temperatures among seabirds (José Pedro Granadeiro, CESAM-Ciências)
16:30-16:45 Integrating climate change in ocean planning (Catarina Frazão Santos, MARE-Ciências)
16:45-17:00 Planetary atmospheres - A roadmap of planets that lost their habitability (Pedro Machado, IA)

17:00-17:15 Closing remarks (Pedro Almeida, Vice Dean for Internationalization, External and Interior Relations and Image)