We have a freshly published paper in Biotechnology Advances. In this work, the authors explore “Native, engineered and de novo designed ligands targeting the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein”. This work was developed under the scope of the Pure Project, financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020.
Dissemination and Exploitation
PhD Student Alexander Zollner from BOKU participated in the 35th International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography, Baltimore, MD, USA, 15th-18th May 2022. On May 18th, Alexander Zollner presented “Heparin Affinity Chromatography as platform process for separation of structurally different enveloped virus-Like Particles”. https://prepsymposium.org
Last week, Dr. Margarida Dias took part in Pint of Science with the talk “Protein Engineering: building materials with nature LEGOs”, in the session “Building with Science: from nano to macroscale”.
Professor Ana Cecília Roque participated in the Bioprocessing Summit Europe in Barcelona, Spain, 21st-23rd March 2022. On March 22nd, Prof. Cecilía Roque presented “The Versatility of Designed Affinity Ligands in Downstream Processing”. https://www.bioprocessingeurope.com
Professor Cecília Roque and Dr. Arménio Barbosa participated in the 40th International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins, Peptides & Polynucleotides (ISPPP 2021) in Porto, Portugal, 7th-10th November. Prof. Cecilía Roque presented the latest about “Affinity magnetic precipitation for antibody purification”. Dr. Arménio Barbosa won a Flash Presentation Award with his work on “Molecular Modeling …
PhD student Carlos Costa, from the Biomolecular Engineering Lab, presented his work entitled “Structural analysis of protein and peptide ligands of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein”, in Affinity 2021, the 24th Meeting of the International Society of Molecular Recognition, held between the 22nd-24th July 2021. https://affinity2021.org/
The PURE team from the Biomolecular Engineering Lab, lead by Professor Cecília Roque, partook in the organizing committee of the Affinity 2021, the 24th Meeting of the International Society of Molecular Recognition. This conference took place between the 22nd-24th July 2021. https://affinity2021.org/
Pure researcher Dr. Arménio Barbosa presented the latest work on “Molecular Details of de novo Designed Affinity-Adsorbents, at the 4th Mini Modelling Workshop 2021 by Recovery Conference series. The talk was about how to improve the selection of good adsorbents applying Molecular Modeling techniques. https://minimodellingworkshop.us2.pathable.com/
On the 2nd edition of PEPPERSchool, Pure PhD students Carlos Costa won the Young Researcher contest and Henrique Costa got a PhD grant for attendance, financed by GFPP (Groupe Français des Peptides et des Protéines) and IM2B (Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergies and Biotechnology) from Aix-Marseille University. For more information check the PEPPERSchool website: https://eventos.fct.unl.pt/pepper_school/home
On 27th November 2020, researchers across Europe will get closer to the general public, this year in an online format. The PURE project participated in this event, in Portugal, and created a video with Cecília Roque and Margarida Dias explaining to the general public and younger people how to sustainably develop biologic drugs. For more …