NOVIRUSES2BRAIN Activities

World Environment Day

Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day and NOVIRUSES2BRAIN mark it by answering to this question: Can climate change bring new viral pandemics to Europe?

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 Lisboa

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

Sessão Esc HIV

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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2019 DCEXS-UPF Symposium, Barcelona, Spain

The Symposium joint everyone at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona. The meeting has more than 80 registrations and 2 keynote speakers. PhD students had a collaborative poster session and scientific talks while Postdocs gave short scientific talks. Toni Todorovski, a member of NOVIRUSES2BRAIN project, presented a …
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European Researchers’ Night

European Researchers’ Night, Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisbon Event dedicated to the general public aiming to bringing researchers closer to the society. Participants had the opportunity to meet researchers and participate in interactive activities that show the research and its impact on our daily lives. Researchers from Miguel Castanho Lab were …
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Kick-off meeting, Barcelona, Spain

The kick-off meeting was designed to promote the full exchange of information between the participants of the project and the understanding of the research lines covered by them. There were 10 participants in presence: 7 from iMM, 2 from UPF and 1 from Synovo. The preliminary results were presented and the action plan and the …
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