Congratulations to former MSc student Miguel Almeida (class of 2010/11) who defended his PhD entitled “Insights into the function and evolution of nematode RNAi pathways” at the Institute of Molecular Biology of University of Mainz (Germany) on 22 of May 2019!
Thanks to all the participants, students and lecturers, of the yearly stem cell course of the MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology!! Special thanks to Bernard who came from The Netherlands. After a lot of work, some celebration was deserved!
The former students that participate this time are: Paulo Sousa and Pedro Santos (class of 2017/18), Sofia Mendes (class of 2016/17), José Marques and Jéssica Paulo (class of 2015/16), Dalila Silva and Jorge Borbinha (class of 2014/15), Sara Bucar (class of 2012/13) and Gonçalo Matos (class of 2011/12).
Former BED MSc student Telma G. Laurentino (class of 2012/13) funded an outreach project for the multi-sensorial transmition of fundamental evolution concepts (evALLution). The first activity focused on people with blindness and visual disability , taking them on a multi-sensorial trip through the tree-of-life. Several ex-BED students (Leonor Rodrigues, Sara Carona, class of 2010/11) and professors and colaborators (Margarida Matos, Pedro Simões, Francisco Pina-Martins) of the BED MSc programme acted as volunteers. By following a textured phylogenetic tree on the floor, participants experienced the several taxonomic groups, represented by real specimen or models. Biodiversity was felt through touch, hearing, smell and taste, while discussing common ancestry, adaptation and extinction. This event was funded by the Society for the Study of Evolution and by the Associação Portuguesa de Biologia Evolutiva. To know more about this project, follow: fb.me/evALLution
Congratulations to former MSc student Ricardo Zacarias (class of 2009/10) who defended his PhD thesis, done within the International Neuroscience Doctoral Programme at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, on 15 March 2019!
Congratulations to former Masters student Patrícia Gomes de Almeida (class of 2009/10) who defended her PhD entitled “Novel dynamics and functions of Fibronectin in early vertebrate development” at the cE3c/FCUL on 8 February 2019! http://ce3c.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/team/DEM
André Gonçalves (class of 2009/10), André Dias (class of 2013/14), João E Carvalho (class of 2009/10) and Tomás Pais de Azevedo (class of 2007/08) talk to students from Escola Aurélio Santos in Porto about why they love working in Developmental Biology!