Ciências Research Day

The event will be held remotely

Scientific achievements, contributions to fight COVID-19, speed dates and posters...

A melhor Ciência faz-se em CIÊNCIAS!
The best Science is @ Ciências


An opportunity for faculty researchers to share their work with the in and out community. Spark your curiosity and your imagination.

Online registration


The event will be held remotely



9:30-09:45 Welcome words (L. Carriço, Dean)
9:45-10:00 2020 Research highlights @ CIÊNCIAS (M Santos-Reis, Vice Dean for Research)

10:00 I 11:00 SESSION I - Top Notch Science
10:00-10:15 Biological research in Psychiatry: from molecule to behaviour (Diana Prata, IBEB)
10:15-10:30 Development and application of biochemical tools for tracking marine commercial products (Bernardo Duarte, MARE)
10:30-10:45 From the modelling of future climate to its impacts (Pedro Matos Soares, IDL)
10:45-11:00 Linked science: how computational semantics can bridge scientific disciplines (Cátia Pesquita, LASIGE)

11:00-11:15 Coffee-break

11:15-12:15 SESSION II – Science and Societal Recognition
11:15-11:30 Shedding Light on the Dark Universe - ‘Euclid STAR Prize 2020 Team Award’ (Ismael Tereno, IA)
11:30-11:45 Studying the mechanisms that trigger congenital muscular dystrophy - ‘Women in Science’ L’Óréal Award (Ana Rita Carlos, cE3c)
11:45-12:00 Driving your amazing science into a successful business @CIÊNCIAS (Rita Tomé, TEC LABS)
12:00-12:15 Biomimetx: from the sea to our daily life (Gonçalo Costa, Biomimetx)

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 SESSION III – CIÊNCIAS in the path for sustainability
13:30-13:45 CIÊNCIAS Living Lab for Sustainability: today and perspectives for the future (Jorge Maia Alves, Faculty Board)
13:45-14:00 + Biodiversity @ CIÊNCIAS: Mobilizing CIÊNCIAS community for the improvement of the campus biodiversity and livelihood - Sustainability Living Lab 2020 Award (Patricia Tiago e Sergio Chozas, cE3c)

14:00-16:45 SESSION IV - Science for Society: Fighting COVID-19 Together
14:00-14:30 CIÊNCIAS and the COVID-19 pandemia (Manuel Carmo Gomes, DBV)
14:30-14:45 COVID 19 incidence and mortality in Europe and worldwide (Carlos Antunes, IDL)
14:45-15:00 Portugal through the eyes of a virus (Nuno Araújo, CFTC)
15:00-15:15 Maths of the pandemic in Portugal: early days and current situation (Jorge Buescu, CMAFcIO)

15:15-15:30 Coffee-break

15:30-15:45 SAFE Coating: Fighting global virus threats with mass spectrometry (Carlos Cordeiro, DQB)
15:45-16:00 REUSE: from science to technology to product to people (Fernando Antunes, CQE)
16:00-16:15 COVIDETECT - Sentinel surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater (Mónica Cunha, cE3c)
16:15-16:45 CT @ CIÊNCIAS: an integrated multidisciplinary response to the next Disease X (Ricardo Dias, BioISI)

16:45-17:00 Closing remarks (Pedro Almeida, Vice Dean for Internationalization, External and Interior Relations and Image)





Programme Ciências Research Day

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