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Science and Technology Week 2014

Between November 22nd and 30th the ICVS| ECS joined the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture – Ciência Viva – to commemorate the Science and Technology Week. The ICVS | ECS integrated this important week and promoted several experimental activities for more than 300 students with ages between 3 and 17 years old. This was an unique opportunity to motivate young students and give them the opportunity to talk with researchers. Watch the movie below to kno ...

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NeRD Poster Session 2014

On July 15th, the Neuroscience Research Domain (NeRD) of the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, held its 3rd Mid Term Poster Session. During the fruitful afternoon, a total of 92 posters were presented by undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the domain. Researchers had the opportunity to present their current work, projects and ideas, getting insights, new ideas and establishing collaborations. The NeRD P ...

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EMBO workshop “Epigenetic plasticity: implications for neural (dys)function”

From 22-25th October, ICVS held the EMBO workshop “Epigenetic plasticity: implications for neural (dys)function”. This event gathered 85 researchers from all over the world and counted with renowned speakers in the field of epigenetics. Peter Verrijzer, Erasmus Medical Centre, NL Undercover: gene control by metabolic enzymes in development and disease Lars Jansen, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, PT Chromatin inheritance at the centromere and beyond Maria Elena Torres-Pa ...

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Workshop: New Targets in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Emphasis on advances in Alzheimer's Disease research

Experts in the different fields will give interactive lectures during the morning program. The participants will present their own research via short presentations  in the “elevator pitch” sessions. In addition the participants will discuss , each day, in small groups a scientific topic or theme based on background papers  and reviews provided by the experts. They will present the results of these discussions in a plenary presentation at the end of the afternoon.  ...

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Neurosciences Research Domain Retreat at Barcelos

From 28-30th December, the Neuroscience Research Domain gathered at Barcelos Municipality for another exciting annual retreat. With 120 posters and several seminars and group discussions, we had the opportunity to debate projects and ideas and further extend our internal collaborations.  Moreover, the neuroscientists had the opportunity to participate in diverse social events, namely: i)a guided tour to historical landmarks and museums of Barcelos; b) Barcelos afternoon/night 5km run, c) 1 ...

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