Dr. Helena Cortez Pinto, Vice President of UEG – United European Gastroenterology

Dr. Helena Cortez Pinto, Project FOIE GRAS Advisory Board Member, FFUL, (University of Lisbon, Portugal), was elected as the first female Vice President of UEG – United European Gastroenterology at the United European Gastroenterology Week, which took place from 19-23 October 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

EASL – NAFLD Summit 2019, Seville, Spain

From 26-29 September 2019 in Seville, Spain was held EASL – NAFLD Summit 2019. FOIE GRAS- RISE researchers took active participation and presented their latest research results in the form of oral talks and poster presentations. ☑️Predictive circulating hormone biomarkers for NAFLD patient stratification. Vanda Marques (U. Lisbon, 🇵🇹), Marta B. Afonso , Nina Bauer … Read more

European Researchers Night 2019

ERN – Coimbra, Portugal  European Researchers Night 2019 was celebrated on 27 September 2019 throughout Europe. FOIE GRAS project joined the initiative and promoted the research done at FOIE GRAS ITN project in the are of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and make it accessible to the lay audience through hand-on “Nutrition game”. Paulo Oliveira, … Read more

55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD 2019) EASD, Barcelona, Spain

Project RISE FOIE GRAS researchers belonging to the groups at CNC UC Portugal, CNR, Italy and APDP Diabetes Portugal, attended 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD 2019) held in Barcelona from September 16-20, 2019. John Jones (CNC, Portugal) gave a talk on “How to trace metabolic fluxes” and … Read more

Oncometabolism “From Conceptual Knowledge to Clinical Applications”, Luso, Portugal

From 1-6 September 2019 in Grand Hotel de Luso, Portugal was organized a second edition of the FEBS 2019 Advance Course on Oncometabolism “From Conceptual Knowledge to Clinical Applications”, where Project FOIE GRAS and Project RISE FOIE GRAS were promoted. The course covered a wide range of established and emerging topics in oncometabolism, from basic … Read more

“Escola de Verão: Exercício, Alimentação e Saúde”, Romulo, UC, Portugal

“Escola de Verão: Exercício, Alimentação e Saúde” took place at Rómulo – Centro Ciência Viva da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra between the 8-12th of July 2019. On the event were present approximately 30 children between 6-14 years of age. Mireia Alemany Pagès – ESR13 (CNC, Portugal) used FAT/SUGAR meter game, and teach the children about … Read more

53rd ESCI Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 Coimbra, Portugal

53rd ESCI Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 Coimbra, Portugal of the European Society for Clinical Investigation was held from 22 until 24 May 2019 in Coimbra, Portugal. Before the meeting on 21 May 2019 was organized the Sponsor Pre-Meeting Practical Course on Cell Metabolism “Mitochondrial Assay Workshop” organized by Biolog (USA) and CNC UC (PT). The … Read more

MitoEAGLE Meeting, visit of Oroboros, Austria

On 20 and 21 May 2019 a MitoEAGLE WG1 and WG3 meeting was organized with representatives from the Medical University of Innsbruck, Oroboros and CNC at Biocant, Cantanhede, Portugal. Dr. Eric Gnaiger from Oroboros Instruments (Innsbruck, Austria) gave a lecture at Biocant on COST MitoEAGLE, Evolution, Age, Gender, Lifestyle, Environment, – Mitochondrial Fitness Mapping – … Read more

Secondment Marilina Florio – Micro-biolytics, Germany

Marilina Florio PhD student from UNIBA, is performing one-month secondment at Micro-biolytics GmbH, Germany.  She is working on mid-range infra-red detection of metabolic profiles in plasma from NAFLD human samples and getting training in the on of the Project RISE FOIE GRAS industry partners.

Secondment Amalia Gastaldelli at APDP, Portugal

Dr. Amalia Gastaldelli from CNR, Italy is performing a secondment at APDP Diabetes, Portugal in collaboration with Dr. Paula Macedo, where she is working on Project RISE FOIE GRAS Dissemination and Communication strategies of the project.  Her tasks are related to outreach, public engagement and dissemination of the project, and how to translate the mtFOIE … Read more