Work by LEPABE team is highlighted as cover paper
Posted on June 2nd, 2023
The article "Forest by-Product Valorization: Pilot-Scale Pinus radiata and Eucalyptus globulus Bark Mixture Extraction" is the cover image of the last issue of Forests (Volume 14), a journal from MDPI.
This paper resulted from the work developed by Dr. Jorge Santos, Prof. Jorge Martins and Prof. Luísa H. Carvalho, from the Processes, Products and Energy group of LEPABE. In this paper, a mixture of extracts from E. globulus and P. radiata barks were obtained and characterized. It was also demonstrated the bioadhesive properties of the formulation for particleboard manufacture as potential application.
Access to the cover paper here.
Francisco X. Malcata distinguished with the Carl R. Fellers Award
Posted on May 31st, 2023
Prof. F. Xavier Malcata, Senior Researcher at LEPABE, is the 2023 recipient of the Distinguished Career Award in honor of Carl R. Fellers, sponsored by the Institute of Food Technologists (USA) and Phi Tau Sigma (USA).
This award was created to honor an individual who has brought distinguished recognition to the science of food community through a career of exemplary contributions to academia, industry, government or other, through innovation in education, research, leadership and/or service to the profession.
This is the first time that a Portuguese national received this award, which publicly recognizes the quality and impact of Malcata's work on the characterization and improvement of traditional Portuguese foods - which went far beyond the borders of the academic world.
More information about this award: IFT and NoticiasUP.
PhD Thesis by Maria João Romeu on marine biofilms
May 25th 2023
LEPABE would like to congratulate Dr. Maria João Romeu for her PhD thesis of the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, entitled “Characterization of marine biofilms formed by filamentous cyanobacteria” supervised by Prof. Filipe Mergulhão, defended on May 25th, 2023 FEUP.
Final exhibition of 2SMART Artistic Residencies
Posted on May 24th, 2023
"Field Theory: Artistic Research in Light, Air and Matter", was the final exhibition of 2SMART artistic residencies, that took place from May 5th to Mayl 19th, at FBAUP Museum.
This exhibition, which is a result from the development of the 2SMART research project, and counts with the collaboration of 4 UP research units (LEPABE, LSRE-LCM and CEFT by FEUP and I2ADS by FBAUP), presents the vision of the 3 artists (André Rangel, Catarina Braga and Carolina Grilo Santos), after finishing their artistic residencies.
Thank you for visiting us! More information here.
PhD Thesis by Alexandra Soares on Recombinant Protein Production
April 28th 2023
LEPABE would like to congratulate Dr. Alexandra Soares for her PhD thesis of the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, entitled “Optimizing Recombinant Protein Production in Escherichia coli biofilms” supervised by Prof. Filipe Mergulhão, defended on April 28th, 2023 FEUP.
LEPABE team awarded 2nd prize in the iUP25k Program
Posted on April 24th, 2023
Recently, researchers from the Nano4Med group participated in the 9th edition of iUP25k – University of Porto Ideas Contest, whose final took place on the 14th of April, at the Common House (Reitoria) of the U.Porto.
The NEVADA project, authored by Professor Maria do Carmo Pereira, and by the Researchers Joana Loureiro, Maria João Ramalho, Stéphanie Andrade and Débora Nunes from LEPABE, won the second place. The presented project consists of an approach that takes advantage of the benefits of a known drug for Alzheimer's disease. This is complemented by the innovative idea of using a biocompatible device to release the drug over time.
The prize awarded by the iUP25k jury includes a pre-incubation period at UPTEC, as well as entrepreneurship consultancy.
Congratulations! Know more here.
LEPABE present at Alzheimer´s Diseases Conference
Posted on April 27th, 2023
LEPABE researchers, Prof. Maria do Carmo Pereira, Joana Loureiro, Maria João Ramalho and Stéphanie Andrade, were present at the International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases and related neurological disorders (Gothenburg, March 29 - April 1, 2023), one of the most important conferences in the area, where they made an oral presentation and two poster presentations of their most recent work in the area of Alzheimer's disease.
Know more here.
LEPABE Researchers won IACOBUS Program – Papers
Posted on April 19th, 2023
Vera Homem and Nuno Ratola, researchers from the Environmental Sciences and Technologies group of LEPABE, were beneficiaries of the 2022-2023 edition of the IACOBUS Program – Papers for their participation as authors of the scientific publications “Gone with the flow - Assessment of personal care products in Portuguese rivers” and “Global evaluation of the chemical hazard of recycled tire crumb rubber employed on worldwide synthetic turf football pitches”.
The main objective of the IACOBUS Program is to promote cooperation and exchange between Universities, higher education institutions and technological centers of the Galicia-Northern Portugal Euroregion, facilitating research and dissemination activities, through an economic support for the publication of high-quality scientific papers.
PhD Thesis by Ana Catarina Faria on multifunctional reactors
April 21st 2023
LEPABE would like to congratulate Dr. Ana Catarina Faria for her PhD thesis of the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, entitled “Multifunctional reactors for CO2 methanation: Power-to-Gas concept” supervised by Prof. Luís Miguel Madeira, defended on April 21st, 2023 FEUP.
3rd 2SMART Artistic Residency
Posted on April 14th, 2023
The final exhibition of Carolina Grilo Santos's artistic residency took place from March 16th to April 14th, at the FEUP Library.
This exhibition, which is a result from the development of the 2SMART research project, and counts with the collaboration of 4 UP research units (LEPABE, LSRE-LCM and CEFT by FEUP and I2ADS by FBAUP), presents the vision of artist Carolina Grilo Santos, after finishing her artistic residency at the energy research laboratory at LEPABE.
Thank you for visiting us! More information here.
PhD Thesis by Pedro Carneiro on electrochemical immunosensors
April 14th 2023
LEPABE would like to congratulate Dr. Pedro Carneiro for his PhD thesis of the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, entitled “Electrochemical immunosensors for detection of neurodegenerative diseases biomarkers” supervised by Prof. Maria do Carmo Pereira, defended on April 14th, 2023 FEUP.
2nd 2SMART Artistic Residency
Posted on April 6th, 2023
The final exhibition of Catarina Braga's artistic residency took place on March 1-10th, at the FEUP Library.
This exhibition, which is a result from the development of the 2SMART research project, and counts with the collaboration of 4 UP research units (LEPABE, LSRE-LCM and CEFT by FEUP and I2ADS by FBAUP), presents the vision of artist Catarina Braga, after finishing her artistic residency at the environment (air quality) research laboratory at LEPABE.
Thank you for visiting us! More information here.
Final seminar of ArRisCO project
Posted on April 4th, 2023
The closing seminar of the ArRiscO project took place on March 13th, at Montebelo Viseu Congress Hotel. The ArRiscO project, entitled “Firefighters’ occupational exposure to air pollution - impact on COPD and asthma”, was coordinated by LEPABE researchers Dr. Sofia Sousa and Prof. Fernando Martins, having the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) and Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João as partners.
In this project, the effects of long-term exposure to smoke from forest fires in firefighters, particularly regarding COPD and asthma were evaluated. Air pollutants were measured at fire stations and during forest firefighting in the District of Viseu, and the prevalence of COPD, asthma and respiratory symptoms in firefighters were also assessed.
The results and outputs of the project can be found at arrisco.fe.up.pt.
Kick-off meeting of the e.Biofilm project
Posted on March 13th, 2023
The kick-off meeting of the e.Biofilm project took place on the 3rd of March 2023. The e.Biofilm is an ERA-CHAIR project funded by the European Comission that aims to create a group of excellence in Biofilm Engineering at FEUP.
The project is led by Darla Goeres, from the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) of Montana State University (MSU), together with Nuno F. Azevedo from the Biofilm Engineering Lab (BEL) at LEPABE/ALiCE. As this project aims to strengthen the collaboration between the MSU and FEUP, the kick-off meeting will also count with the presence of Matthew Fields, the director of the CBE.
PhD Thesis by Sara Pardilhó on Marine Macroalgae Waste
March 29th 2023
LEPABE would like to congratulate Dr. Sara Pardilhó for her PhD thesis of the Doctoral Program in Environment Engineering, entitled “Integrated Recovery of Marine Macroalgae Waste” supervised by Prof. Joana M. Dias, defended on March 29th, 2023 FEUP.
LEPABE researchers present at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
Posted on March 1st, 2023
LEPABE researchers, Luísa Carvalho, Jorge Martins and Cristina Coelho were present at Greenhouse, an event integrated in the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair (Stockholm, February 7-11, 2023), one of the most important Furniture and Design Fairs in the world. They presented several prototypes linked to sustainability and circular economy in construction, furniture and packaging that were developed as part of the following research projects:
FWFI - New Packaging From Nature
Spraycork - Development of projected cork-based coatings
Valchromat Rainbow - Design of coloured MDF with high performance and high aesthetic value
BlueWoodenHouse - Modular Wooden house Grid-Off with low water consumption
Adaptive - Advanced production system for sustainable and productive roofing retrofit
2nd SYMPOSIUM ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Posted on February 22nd, 2023
LEPABE researchers from the Nano4Med group organized the “2nd SYMPOSIUM ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: an update on pathology and therapeutics” that took place on the 10-11th February 2023, at FEUP, Porto, Portugal.
The symposium counted with 175 participants of multiple nationalities and renowned speakers in the field of neurosciences, including Prof. Miguel Castanho (IMM), Prof. Miguel Castelo-Branco (Univ. Coimbra), Fabien Gosselet (Univ. Atrois), among others. In this symposium, students and researchers had the opportunity to learn about the recent innovations and new techniques on AD mechanisms, diagnosis and therapy. 52 participants had the opportunity to participate in the workshop “Production of nanoparticles for biomedical applications”.
Know more about this event here.
FEUP Scientific Excellence Award 2022
Posted on January 16th, 2023
Prof. Manuel Simões, a senior member of LEPABE, was the recipient of this year’s FEUP Scientific Excellence Award, in the FEUP’s Day Ceremony, on January 13th, 2023.
The Scientific Excellence Award is a recognition for his outstanding work in scientific research over the last 5 years.
LEPABE Senior Researcher present at FCT event
Posted on January 23th, 2023
LEPABE Senior Researcher Dr. José Carlos Pires was invited to be present at the round table debate session about the theme “Contribution of Science to Sustainable Development - People | Prosperity | Planet”. The event, organized by the FCT, happened on December 12th, 2022, in Lisbon.
This event aimed to bring together researchers with projects that address relevant issues in the context of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in order to enhance the transfer of knowledge to society and the creation of new partnerships and consortia with a view to developing the SDGs themselves.
Know more about the event here, and watch the full event here.
PhD Thesis by Carolina Oliveira on Dye-sensitized solar cells
January 12th 2023
LEPABE would like to congratulate Dr. Carolina Oliveira for her PhD thesis of the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, entitled “Development of Dye-sensitized solar cells for sinergistically hosting sensing devices” supervised by Prof. Adélio Mendes, defended on January 12th, 2023 FEUP.
Habilitation title was granted to Prof. Fernando G. Martins
Posted on January 6th, 2023
LEPABE senior member Prof. Fernando G. Martins had his public defense for the attribution of the habilitation title, with the topic of “Application of Multivariate Regression in Chemical and Environmental Engineering Context”, on January 2-3rd, 2023, at FEUP.
The habilitation title was approved unanimously by the members of the jury.