The Meeting

Organized by the students, this meeting is an opportunity for ITQB NOVA PhD students to present and discuss their work amongst each other and with other ITQB NOVA scientists. In 2022, around 70 students presented their work.

This meeting will address several scientific areas and students presentations will be distributed by sessions according to their PhD project theme.
The students considered for oral presentation have 15 min to plus 5 min for questions and discussion. For students presenting poster, the poster should be vertical and the dimensions should be A0 (841 x 1189 mm).

This 3-day meeting will be held between the 18th – 20th October 2023!

Abstract submission for students now available!

Poster and Oral presentation

Meeting Highlights

Invited Speakers



Organizing Committee

Alda Silva

PhD student at Control of Gene Expression Lab

Ana Oliveira

PhD student at Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogen Resistance Lab

Ana Catarina Macedo

PhD student at Natural Bioactives and Nutraceuticals Functionality Lab (iBET)

Carolina Ferro Rodrigues

PhD student at Microbial & Enzyme Technology Lab

Cláudia Luís

PhD student at Yeast Molecular Biology Lab

Gonçalo Manteigas

PhD student at Bacterial Energy Metabolism Lab

Pedro Moreira

PhD student at Protein Modeling Lab

Rita Escórcio

PhD student at Applied and Environmental Mycology Lab

Vanessa Almeida

PhD student at Membrane Protein Crystallography Lab

Vanessa Costa

PhD student at Control of Gene Expression Lab

Scientific advisors

Pedro Barros

Researcher at Plant
Functional Genomics Lab 

Renata Ramalho

Communication Advisor of the Science Communication
and Image Office

Ana Pina

Head of Bioinspired Peptide
Systems Lab


ITQB NOVA PhD Programs

A PhD student at ITQB NOVA is part of the research staff. Integrated in research groups. PhD Programs at ITQB NOVA include a limited period of classes, where students from different labs contact each other and together with established researchers learn about different scientific topics and research lines, develop technical and transversal skills, and discuss their current and future paths.


ITQB NOVA - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier is a scientific research and advanced training institute of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.The ITQB NOVA is located in the Town of Oeiras, at the Tagus river mouth, just outside Lisbon. Since 1996 it has occupied a building inside the campus of the National Agricultural Station, an R&D institution of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Studying and working at ITQB NOVA can be exciting, challenging and rewarding. For you to make the most of your time with us and have a truly positive experience it is critical that you look after your mental health and wellbeing. ITQB NOVA is committed to help you, should you need it.


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