Invited Speakers

Maria Fátima Lucas

For scientists only: how to get your biotech company working?

Maria Fátima Lucas, Co-founder and CEO Zymvol, and winner of the European commission “Women Innovators Prize ” in 2020 is going to participate in this year’s edition. Maria Fátima is coming to congratulate us with her career path and challenges she had going from academia to creating a Biotech company. Founded in 2017, this company specializes in the design, development and application of molecular modelling software for the discovery of industrial enzymes. 

20th April at 11:40 h GMT | ITQB NOVA Auditorium

João Seixas

TargTex story: From Lab meetings to Investor meetings

João Seixas is a former ITQB PhD Student and Co-founder and CEO of TargTex. TargTex is a Portuguese biotech company, founded in 2019, focused on the development of clinical candidates for different oncological indications, currently focused on Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). João will explain to us how artificial intelligence-base algorithms help them identify an unexplored target for GBM and how they intend to go to clinical trials. 

21st April at 11:40 h GMT | ITQB NOVA Auditorium

Luísa V. Lopes

How well do your brain synapses cope with aging?

Luísa V. Lopes is a neuroscientist, group leader since 2013 at IMM , being also a Mentor of the New York Academy of Sciences STEM program and founder of the Society for Neuroscience Lisbon Chapter. Awarded with the Pfizer Award in 2020 with Julie Ribot, Luísa is currently focused on implementing novel aging-equivalent models to study human synaptic function. Come to listen to her explaining to us how our brain synapses cope with aging and how it is correlated with our behaviour!

22nd April at 14:00h | ITQB NOVA Auditorium