Catarina Praça de Almeida has defended her PhD thesis in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine – Biotechnology and Health in February 14th 2017. Catarina’s thesis was entitled: “Brain-Like Endothelial Cells Derived from Stem Cells to Study BBB Development and Targeting”.
Lino Ferreira is the Era Chair holder of a new program in ageing at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra. He will develop a research, training and translational program in the area of Cellular and Molecular Biology of Ageing. The ERA@UC 2.5 M€ project funded by Widespread 2014-ERA Chairs will start in November 2016. This is a flagship project of “Centro” Region of Portugal, as Health and Ageing are top priorities of its Smart Specialization Strategy.