Brain Awareness Week 2021
NOVIRUSES2BRAIN participated in the worldwide initiative "Brain Awareness Week 2021" (15-20 March), through virtual sessions to high school students, highlighting the progress and benefits of scientific research in the brain area.
The European Researchers’ Night
The European Researchers' Night will take place next Friday, starting at 2:30 pm, and the NOVIRUSES2BRAIN project will be present with a quiz (in Portuguese): https://pt.quizur.com/trivia/quiz-o-que-sabes-sobre-virus-AM7D
2nd Periodic Working Meeting
The 2nd Periodic Working Meeting included all the team members and took place by videoconference. The results obtained until now are very promising and the next steps of the project were planned.
First Anniversary No Viruses 2 Brain
"Today, NOVIRUSES2BRAIN commemorates 1 year. To celebrate the date, we go back to the last 12 months, through 12 images, highlighting some of our events and activities:"
SARS-CoV-2 will be included in NOVIRUSES2BRAIN
From May 2020 onwards, NOVIRUSES2BRAIN will include SARS-CoV-2 in the list of viruses to be fought. Besides the respiratory tract, it is been recently proven that SARS-CoV-2 infects the central nervous system of some patients. Finding a drug capable of inactivating SARS-CoV-2 in the brain, preventing neurological impairment, is urgently needed. We stand for this challenge. …
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1st Periodic Working Meeting
The world has changed! NOVIRUSES2BRAIN has adapted! The 1st Periodic Working Meeting including all the team members took place by videoconference. The results obtained until now were analyzed and the next steps of the project were planned.
PubhD is a monthly event in which doctoral students explain their research in the informal atmosphere of a bar. Diogo Mendonça expects to develop molecules that are able to enter the brain and attack viruses that infect this organ, such as Zika, Dengue, or HIV. The success of his work could result in a possible innovative …
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Seminar at António Damásio Secondary School, Lisbon
More than 100 high school students were present in a seminar dedicated to HIV and to the importance of science and technology for our daily lives. The researchers visit the school and talk about their work and their career path, and the students appreciated the direct contact with researchers.
International Day of Climate Action
65 high school students and 7 teachers had the opportunity to interact with researchers and to visit a biophysics and biochemistry laboratory. The visitors began by attending a seminar on viruses and their interaction with the human body given by Professor Miguel Castanho, followed by a visit to the laboratories, where they participated in hands-on …
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