Cecília Roque’s team developed a technology to rapidly detect the presence of bacteria on a surgical wound Crystal Sense, funded by four researchers of UCIBIO at FCT/UNL, is developing a promising product that will reduce the number of infections and its effects, following a surgery. Cecília Roque, head of the Biomolecular Engineering Lab, and mentor of this project, explains that every year, there are around 285 million surgery wounds in the world; it is estimated that there is a probability of infection in 10 % of the surgeries.
UCIBIO researcher Peter Eaton appointed Special Invited Researcher UCIBio researcher Peter Eaton has been appointed as a “Pesquisador Visitante Especial” - Special Invited Researcher, as part of the Brazilian “Ciência sem Fronteiras” program. The aims of the grant, which is fully paid for by the Brazilian CNPq are “to promote the international exchange and cooperation, through the attraction of international leaders who have outstanding scientific and technological knowledge in the areas covered in the program”. In this, case the project was funded under the area of Biotechnology.
Maria José Feio made the Portugal representative on the IPROMEDAI COST action Maria José Feio, UCIBio researcher based at the department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of Porto was made the Portugal representative on the COST action, " Improved Protection of Medical Devices Against Infection (IPROMEDAI)".
Peter Eaton won the second prize in the Royal Microscopical Society Scientific Imaging Competition Peter Eaton, from the NanoBio research group at UCIBIO, won the second prize in the Royal Microscopical Society Scientific Imaging Competition in “Electron Microscopy - Physical Sciences”.