ICVS guarantees FCT funding for 11 research projects

The Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) IC&DT Project competition approved funding for eleven ICVS research projects at the School of Medicine. The eleven projects represent funding of around 1 million and 500 thousand euros in biomedical research at our research institute.

Alexandra Fraga, Bruno Costa, Carina Cunha, Celine Gonçalves, Cristina Cunha, Fernando Rodrigues, Luísa Pinto, Neide Vieira, Patrícia Monteiro and Tiago Gil Oliveira are the researchers responsible for these eleven approved grants.

The financed projects (listed below) contribute to the continuity of excellent research carried out in the School of Medicine cluster, seeking to develop science with an impact on health and society.

Scientific research and technological development projects:

Bruno Costa “Exploiting the immune landscape of HOXA9/WNT6-driven glioblastoma: opportunities for novel precision therapies” – €249,756.81

Cristina Cunha “Metabolic control of immune cell function in respiratory fungal disease” – €249,894.40

Luísa Pinto “Hippocampal connectivity and behavioral performance in health and depression: where does adult astrogliogenesis stand?” – €249,392.10

Patrícia Monteiro “Auditory sensory dysfunction in a mouse model of autism spectrum disorder” – €249 870.00

Tiago Gil Oliveira “The role of phospholipase D2 in Alzheimer’s disease” – €249,997.50

Exploratory research projects:

Alexandra Fraga “Immunometabolic requirements for Buruli ulcer” – €49,987.25

Carina Cunha “Genetic and functional maps of neuronal ensembles encoding natural rewards versus drugs of abuse” – €50,000.00

Celine Gonçalves “Tracking WNTs in the blood: a non-invasive tool for brain tumors?” – €49,875.00

Cláudia Nóbrega “Why are peripheral T cells less mature at Multiple Sclerosis clinical onset?” – €49,941.76

Fernando Rodrigues “Sporob_SiA: Elucidation of the role of sialidase 1 in the severity of feline sporotrichosis caused by Sporothrix brasiliensis” – €50,000.00

Neide Vieira “Sorting Out the interplay between Stress and the proteostasis regulator SNX27 on the reward circuit” – €49,937.50