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HIT-CF Consortium Meeting in Lisboa

2019-05-17T16:39:05+00:00 March 26th, 2019|

Earlier this month, the members of the HIT-CF Europe consortium gathered in Lisbon for a general update of the whole project. The major outcomes of this meeting include the development of standard protocols to be used by all the involved laboratories and the definition of the project to be submitted to European Medicines Agency [...]

Protein Folding – An Introduction

2019-05-08T16:39:34+00:00 March 20th, 2019|

The book “Protein Folding: an introduction”, by Cláudio Gomes and Patrícia Faísca, BioISI researchers and Professors at the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and Physics Department, was now published. This book provides an overview on the current understanding of protein structure, dynamics, and folding and highlights the questions that remain to be answered in the [...]

Bial Clinical Medicine Awards 2018: Honorable Mention for Mafalda Bourbon

2019-02-19T17:02:00+00:00 February 19th, 2019|

We would like to congratulate Mafalda's Bourbon team, for the Honorable Mention in Bial CLinical Medicine Awards. The study “Translational Medicine in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: from phenotype to genotype”, coordinated by INSARJ and BioISI researcher Mafalda Bourbon was distinguished with a honorable mention by the Juri of the Bial Clinical Medicine Awards 2018. The work [...]

Workshop on Integrative Approaches to Protein Folding & Aggregation

2019-02-12T17:54:15+00:00 February 12th, 2019|

In the last decade it has become increasingly accepted that progress in the field of protein folding requires a close dialogue between simulation and experiment. The prospect of accurately assessing ever-larger timescales, as a result from progress on biomolecular modelling and simulation methodologies, opens up the possibility of using simulation to predict and interpret [...]

Professor Maria José Calhorda wins Ferreira da Silva Prize 2019

2019-02-12T14:22:23+00:00 January 25th, 2019|

We would like to congratulate Maria José Calhorda for the Ferreira da Silva 2019 Prize. This is the 16th edition of the prize, and is awarded during the XXVI National Meeting of the Portuguese Chemistry Society, to a Portuguese chemist who, for the scientific work produced in Portugal, has significantly contributed to the advancement [...]

BioISI Seminar: Prof. Hans Westerhoff and Alexey N. Kolodkin, January 31 2019

2019-02-13T12:12:40+00:00 January 25th, 2019|

From genome to cystic fibrosis:  Single cell systems biology and drug targeting January 31st, FCiências.ID Amphitheater, 11h30 Abstract Where Molecular Biology helped with biomolecules, Systems Biology enables us to deal with networks. Both disciplines were catapulted by the development of new techniques, such as cloning and whole genome sequencing. Together they have led to the [...]

Plasmodium falciparum Plasmepsin 2 Duplications, West Africa

2019-01-17T16:19:12+00:00 January 17th, 2019|

Inoue J, Silva M, Fofana B, Sanogo K, Mårtensson A, Sagara I, Björkman A, Veiga MI, Ferreira PE, Djimde A, Gil JP. Plasmodium falciparum Plasmepsin 2 Duplications, West Africa. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Aug;24(8). Epub 2018 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 29798744 Dihydroartemisinin/piperaquine (DHA/PPQ) is increasingly deployed as antimalaria drug in Africa. We report the detection in [...]