Citizen engagement/ Praça Vida+

During 20, 21 and 22 July 2018 Project FOIE GRAS and Project RISE FOIE GRAS were presented at Praça Vida+, citizen engagement event at Alma Shopping, Coimbra, Portugal.  The event was organized by the Healiqs 4 Cities project, in the context of the Healthy Lifestyle Innovation Quarters for Cities and Citizens, sponsored by the EIT … Read more

Secondment Maria João Meneses- KCL, UK

Maria João Meneses from APDP Diabetes, Portugal was doing three months secondment at King’s College London KCL, UK. Her research was focused on the study of the impact of high fat and high fructose diet on a hepatic mitochondrial function of C57Bl6 mice.

Mid-term Meeting, Pisa, Italy

On the 5th of July 2018 in Pisa, Italy was held the Project RISE FOIE GRAS Mid-term Meeting, where all project partners were present.  After a day of project research presentations and fruitful and constructive discussion with the REA representatives, participants enjoyed a sightseeing of the beautiful city of Pisa.

Filomena Silva attended ESCI2018 in Barcelona, Spain

Filomena Silva, CNC UC researcher presented her latest research results as poster at the 52nd European Society of Clinical Investigation (ESCI) Annual Scientific Meeting held from 30th May to the 1st June 2018, in Barcelona, Spain. Her poster presentation was entitled “Effect of etomoxir on mitochondrial function assessed by high-resolution respirometry-  by Filomena Silva, Timea … Read more

Secondments Luciana Ferreira and Vanda Marques – Mediagnost, Germany

Luciana Ferreira from CNC UC and Vanda Marques Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa (FFUL), Portugal, were doing their three months secondments at Mediagnost, Germany. They were working on the development of two new ELISA-based kits for the quantification of a specific miRNA and mitochondrial protein that could eventually be used as predictive NAFLD … Read more

Secondment Timea Komlodi- HMGU, Germany

Timea Komlodi ( Oroboros Instruments 🇦🇹️) was for 2 weeks secondment at (Helmholtz Zentrum München – HMGU 🇩🇪️) working in the laboratory of Dr. Hans Zischka. The aim of her secondment was to isolate well-coupled mitochondrial fractions from liver cell lines (rat hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines-McA 7777) and investigate mitochondrial respiration and H2O2 production under … Read more

Public outreach event at Centro de Convivio at Outil, Coimbra, Portugal

Mireia Alemany Pagès (ESR13) together with representatives from CNC UC Science Communication office) and Biocas Centro Ciência Júnior at Biocant, organized a public outreach event with the senior citizens at Centro de Convivio at Outil, Coimbra, Portugal.  The senior citizens had an opportunity to learn more about the Project FOIE GRAS and Project RISE FOIE … Read more

Secondment Nina Baur- FFUL, Portugal

Nina Baur from Mediagnost, Germany spent two months at University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she worked under the guidance of Dr. Cecilia Rodrigues. At Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa she worked on measuring serum samples from mouse models in Leptin ELISA kit by Mediagnost, also miRNA extraction and analysis etc.

Secondment Theresa Thiel- CNC, Portugal

Theresa Thiel from Mediagnost, Germany did her one-month secondment at UC Biocant, Cantanhede, Portugal. She worked on identifying alterations in mitochondrial protein expression in an in vitro of non-Alcoholic fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) using Western Blotting for future development of multiplex kits for mitochondrial markers of mitochondrial damage.

MiP 2017 / MitoEAGLE Conference from 15 – 18 November 2017

Erich Gnaiger (Executive MiP Committee member) and Verena Laner (Extended MiP board member) from Oroboros Instruments, Austria took an active part in organizing and sponsoring the MiP 2017 / MitoEAGLE Conference, which was held from 15 – 18 November 2017 in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.