Porto University

I3S young researcher is spotlighted by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Study on gastric cancer by the i3S researcher Catarina Marques won the Undergraduate Student Award, by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

In-person and virtual commencement ceremonies mark FMUP’s Medical Students Graduation Day

Amid the pandemic, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) celebrates medical training and health research. The Graduation Day of the Faculty of Medicine, which took place on 5th May, is a milestone of the medical academic life, and was marked with an in-person and online tribute to circa 600 PhDs, Masters and graduates, as well as academics that are now full professors.

U.Porto biologist is awarded a National Geographic Society grant

Luís Ceríaco, biologist and curator of the National History Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP), was awarded a National Geographic Society Grant to study in the Serra da Neve in Angola, one of the most unchartered and fascinating regions in the African continent.

Shared memories from the world of Chemistry at the University of Porto

There is a special place in Porto that will crack open your attention: the refurbished Ferreira da Silva Laboratory at the Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP) opened doors on 6th April. There, you’ll find dozens of objects used by Ferreira da Silva, a famous Portuguese chemist and University teacher, who is said to be the father of forensic toxicology in our country.

CIIMAR continues to build its globally recognised cyanobacteria collection for more than 30 years

The past 13th April saw the celebrations of the 30 years that the LEGE-CC collection of cyanobacteria and microalgae started at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Maritime and Environmental Investigation (CIIMAR). Recognised globally, the LEGE-CC collection features over 1200 samples of cyanobacteria and microalgae, with a technological interest.

Phone call from space: Russian cosmonaut is back to the University of Porto

The online talk between the Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko and Portuguese students will take place on 14th April and will be streamed via the faculty’s YouTube.

Rui Moreira participates in the first EU University and Culture summit and affirms the key role of culture in the city

Mayor Rui Moreira participated in the EU University and Culture summit, themed “Fostering the Union through Culture and the Arts”. The Mayor highlighted the key role of culture in the development of the city and advanced that “this is the best investment we can make”. The two-day online event kicked off on 29th March and concludes today, 30th March. Follow this link or view it on YouTube. No registration is required.

Asprela Park strengthens ecological infrastructure and drainage systems in Porto

The Parque Central da Asprela features a unique combination of circa 650 new trees and bushes planted and 10 thousand cubic meters of increased water retention capacity, alongside two open air water streams. Asprela Park began to be built in July 2020 and the estimate conclusion deadline is the first quarter of 2022. The project is led by the Municipality of Porto in an investment of 1.64 million euros.

U.Porto sports facilities reopen on 5th April and UPFit online offers new timetables

Bodybuilding gyms and Outdoor classes (limited capacity) comeback on 5th April. The UPFit online programme continues and offers new timetables.

CIIMAR paid internship: applications are ongoing

CIIMAR is looking for the best Sciences and Marine and Ecosystem Biotechnology students to enter a paid internship, under the 8th edition of the Blue Young Talent (BYT) programme. Applications are open till 30th April.