Portuguese and Spanish students learn to integrate nanotechnology in medical practice

May 7, 2018


The INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and the ICVS – Research Institute for Life and Health Sciences, University of Minho, organized the first Advanced Course on Nano-Bioengineering for Medicine held at the ICVS, in Braga, between May 2nd and 5th, 2018.

In the four days of this course, dozens of Master’s and PhD students in Medicine made contact with the foundations and practical applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in medical diagnostics and advanced therapies.

The postgraduate students came from the University of Minho, Porto, Aveiro, Algarve (Portugal), Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Córdoba, Extremadura and Valladolid (Spain).

Nanogateway brings science benefits to Iberian partners.

This initiative was open to participants from four regions of Portugal and four regions of Spain, within the framework of the Nanogateway Pluri-Regional Project, promoted by INL and supported by European funds through the Interreg Cross-Border Cooperation Program. This project aims to develop collaborative research excellence and put scientific research at the service of companies and communities covered to support qualified employment and sustainable development.

This project foresees, in 2018 and 2019, numerous training and mobility actions for academia and industry researchers, thus contributing to the advanced qualification of human capital within the territories. The sub-regions covered are Alto Minho, Cávado, Trás-os-Montes, Douro, Beiras and Serra de Estrela, Beira Baixa, Alentejo (Alto, Centro, Baixo e Litoral), Algarve, Ave, Alto Tâmega, Tâmega and Sousa, Oporto Metropolitan Area, Viseu Dão-Lafões, Coimbra, Middle Tejo, Aveiro, Leiria and Oeste in Portugal; and A Coruña, Avila, Badajoz, Cáceres, Cadiz, Córdoba, Huelva, León, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Salamanca, Seville, Valladolid and Zamora in Spain.