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. This year, around 70 students will be presenting their work.

This 3-day meeting will be held in the 20th-22th of April 2022. 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 will 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).

Meeting Highlights

Invited Speakers

Maria Fátima Lucas, Zymvol
For scientists only: how to get your biotech company working?

João Seixas, TargTex
TargTex story: ​​From Lab meetings to Investor meetings

Luísa V. Lopes, IMM
How well do your brain synapses cope with aging?

Round Table

Communication in science : are we living in a misinformation era?

Miguel Castanho 
Joana Sá 
António Granado 
Joana Carvalho


Shuffling: through stigma and un(healthy) beliefs
Rosa André and Sandra Mateus, The bridge Project 

Meaningful life, is mine
Liliana Ribeiro, The bridge Project 

Plants for all : How to work with and take care of them
Mafalda Costa, ITQB-NOVA

Craft Brewery: How to create your own beer
José Brito, ITQB-NOVA

Organizing Committee

Ana Figueiredo, Ana Gonçalves, Ana Raquel Nogueira, André Taborda, Ângela Pinheiro, Bárbara Ferreira, Beatriz Torgal Martins, Catarina Barbosa, Catarina Malta, Célia Gomes, Joana Belo, Joana Marques, Melanie Matos, Nuno Lopes, Philipp Busse, Rita Fernandes, Rita Rebelo Manuel e Susana Fernandes.


Scientific advisers

Ana Petronilho

Head of Bioorganometallic Chemistry

Renata Ramalho

Head of Science Communication and Image Office

Tiago Cordeiro

Head of Dynamic Structural Biology


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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