DAYS

LECTURES

WORKSHOPS

The Semana da Bioengenharia app allows you to have everything you need, right in your pocket! You can consult the event’s schedule and manage your own, read all about the invited speakers and even ask them questions during lectures. Moreover, it has a Piggy Bank, responsible for keeping your biocoins, which may get you a prize at the end of event.

Lectures

The SBE IST brings to you lectures from investigators and companies in the bioengineering area with vast knowledge willing to provide you a great experience!

Field Trip

Are you curious about what happens outside our school? The SBE IST brings to you interesting scientific field trips to relevant investigation or industrial facilities!

Workshops

Are you looking for new experiences? The SBE IST provides to you the opportunity to enlarge your knowledge and your soft skills with several workshops in the bioengineering area and business field!

Alumni

Want to know more about what your graduated colleagues are doing? You can ask them directly any questions you may have!

9h

Opening Session

Opening remarks of V Semana da Bioengenharia from the IST and DBE Presidents and a representative of Ordem dos Engenheiros.

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Eng. Arlindo Oliveira

Prof. Dr. João Conde

Eng. António Gonçalves da Silva

Eng. Rui Gomes

10h

AbracaDATA: Sequencing modern life

Just a couple of decades ago, biology and computer science were two totally opposite fields of research. The increasing need for faster, more accurate and personalised results and approaches led to the fusion of these two major areas of knowledge, creating the emerging field of bioinformatics and pushing the boundaries of clinical research far beyond the typical mice and cell testing. Combining computer science, statistics, mathematics and engineering to the so-called big data sciences, scientists have been trailing new paths towards new therapeutics and cutting edge technology, with the ultimate goal of improving people’s quality of life. In this lecture you’ll discover, for instance, how scientists are contributing to the world’s fight against cancer by increasing the input of biometric data or by analysing the transcriptomic data and gene sequencing! Are you sure you don’t want to be part of the century’s biggest revolution?

Speakers:

Eng. Isabel Vaz

Dr. Eng. Nuno Barbosa Morais

Prof. Dr. Eng. Miguel Teixeira

Eng. Pedro Fernandes

11h30m

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Ordem dos Engenheiros, Deloitte & Clube dos Cervejeiros

12h

Workshop

Recording your own ECG!

In this workshop, you will learn more about one of the most famous medical exams, the electrocardiogram (ECG). What’s its origin? How is it measured? What diagnostic indicators does it count on? This workshop consists on three different phases. First, there will be a theoretical introduction so that you know exactly what you are dealing with. Then, it is time for you to get into action: you will capture the ECG of a volunteer with the help of a very useful tool to engineers, Bitalino, so that, finally, you are able to analyse the signal and obtain features of interest, using Matlab.

Speaker:

Rafael Correia

14h30m

Diagnosis: Health Revolution

Medicine is not what it used to be anymore. The constant need for better treatments led to the fusion of knowledge from several different areas like biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutics and engineering. From incurable diseases, which now have become manageable, to innovative therapeutics such as ground-breaking drugs or gene and cell therapy, it has suffered an ultimate revolution! If you want the opportunity to evolve as well, in this lecture you can learn from experienced and specialised scientists what it takes to change how health is dealt with!

Speakers:

Dr. Paula M. Alves

Dr. Miguel Santos

Eng. Ana Rita Gomes

PhD Fábio Garrudo

16h

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Ordem dos Engenheiros, Deloitte & Clube dos Cervejeiros

16h30m

Workshop

3D Printing, what else?

Have you ever had the opportunity to work with a 3D Printer? In this workshop you will get the chance to learn more about 3D printing and prototyping, both applied to the bioengineering field. It will work as a basic training so that one day you will be able to explore this creation process by yourself the right way. During this workshop, you will explore FUSION360, a really useful and intuitive modelling tool as well as CURA, a program more associated with the 3D printer control. This workshop is aimed to deal with the various aspects that one should consider for a successful printing: from the drawing and product image, an explanation of the existent materials in the market, to the correct use of a 3D printer itself.

Speakers:

Mariana Adão da Fonseca

Filipe Almeida

9h30m

Mirror, mirror on the wall, Cosmetic Industry for us all

From several centuries, millennia even, natural raw materials have been utilised for Cosmetics. These are substances that have been tested throughout generations in a handmade way and its greats results are the reason for these “secrets” to endure over time. Technology has evolved exponentially, and nowadays it has the capacity to take maximum advantage of the beneficial potential of these substances, namely through new research and development techniques as well as production. In this lecture you’ll have the opportunity learn more about this area of expertise and meet incredible scientists who deal with this topic daily.

Speakers:

Eng. Ricardo Spencer

Dr. Eng. Alexandre Paiva

Dr. Eng. Eduardo Oliveira

11h

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Clube dos Cervejeiros

11h30m

Research&Development: Discovering our World

Research and Development (R&D) activities should involve experimental or theoretical work in order to obtain new knowledge so that it can be used in the systematic development of new materials, new products and / or processes, systems and services, or improvement of already existing ones. From life sciences to the health sector, our daily activities are ruled by the research developed all over the world! It is extremely important to promote continuous innovation in research and development throughout the world, so it is constantly evolving. Come and learn about the experience of several researchers with the most different backgrounds, whether it’s in molecular biology, immunology, biotechnology, genetics of antimicrobial resistance or so many others! Don’t miss out!

Speakers:

Dr. Bruno Silva-Santos

Dr. Akhilesh Rai

Dr. Andreia Gomes

Dr. António Ornelas-Soares

14h30m

Before the Supermarket: Innovation in the Food Industry

The nowadays Food System is in constant development so as to address challenges like demographic growth, sustainability and climate change. On the one hand, there are millions of malnourished people worldwide. On the other hand, diet-related diseases like obesity and diabetes are becoming epidemics. How can we reach the balance between these two realities while meeting the public’s increasing demand for new products? In addition, you always see the supermarket shelves filled with all kinds of products but have you ever wondered what goes on before they get there? Come to the lecture and take a look inside the craft beer industry and how a Mediterranean diet can prevent human chronic diseases, for instance. Meet us on the 19th of March and discover how experts are innovating the food industry using engineering and lab procedures.

Speakers:

Dr. Lorenzo Pastrana Castro

Dr. Manuela Pintado

Dr. Eng. Ana Teresa Serra

Eng. Francisco Rosa

16h

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Clube dos Cervejeiros

16h30m

Biological Engineering Alumni

In this session, former IST students from the Masters in Biological Engineering will share their careers and professional path in the hope of enlightening those who may still have some questions regarding the future prospects in these scientific areas.

9h

Workshop

Patents and Innovation Strategy by JPC

Innovation has been playing an increasingly important role in society, thus originating in consumers and enterprises an increasing interest in the several links in the chain of production and commercialization. Also in Portugal, Innovation has been assuring institutions a differentiating feature. Its importance is understood as an investment, being one of the main orientation guidelines in companies which are more innovative, creative and exporting. The protection of Innovation guarantees a reduction of the risk associated with an investment in Innovation, as it introduces new ways of capitalising innovation and assuring a larger control of its commercialisation. In particular, the patent is the only mechanism that allows protection of an innovative concept, being applicable to technology and its implementation. This workshop will approach the procedures for obtaining a patent, the rights assured by a patent and the ways of capitalising innovation through a patent.

Speaker:

Eng. Tiago Andrade

10h

Artificial Intelligence : a step further in the future of health care

Artificial Intelligence is a tool extensively used across all fields of life nowadays. Particularly in Biomedical Engineering, advanced processing systems and technologies are used for a wide range of purposes. One can name the diagnostic and treatment of diseases, supported by the interpretation of medical images through deep learning algorithms, which appropriately perform an automatic selection of features. As far as the health system is concerned, the aggregation of patient health data derived from multiple resources, and the analysis of that data, results in informed health decisions that achieve improved clinical and financial outcomes. In this panel, we present four speakers whose work is tightly related to Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, be it in research for neurological diseases, applied to Bioinformatics, or as a tool in Public Administration.

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Eng. Arlindo Oliveira

Dr. Diana Prata

Dr. Joana Gonçalves de Sá

Dr. Eng. Hélder Filipe Oliveira

11h30m

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Clube dos Cervejeiros & ANEEB

12h

Workshop

Ctrl your data, Bioinformatics!

NEED TO BRING: computer with Anaconda platform installed (link for download https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/)

The answers to some of the greatest questions of life lie within ourselves. Bioinformatics is a new science created by fusing Biology and Data Science. Through this emerging and rapidly changing field of study, scientists can find and decode hidden information in our very own genes, allowing us to understand what none before us have known.
In this workshop you will find a solid introduction to Phyton language, focusing on scientific data science analysis.

Speakers:

Maria Inês Fonseca

Nelson Monteiro

14h30m

A conscious approach to decision-making

It is often hard for one to think about something both as important as vague as our own Consciousness. Questions like “How does it function exactly?” or “Can it be easily defined?” may arise once you start considering this subject. In this lecture, a neuroscientist, a neurologist, a physicist and a psychologist will discuss questions like these and, more precisely, what decision-making is . Such a diversified group of professionals will not only challenge our assumptions about who we really are, but also provide different eye-opening perspectives on the subject.

Speakers:

Dr. Leonel Marques

Dr. João Seixas

Dr. Teresa Paiva

Dr. Miguel Castelo-Branco

16h

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Clube dos Cervejeiros & ANEEB

16h30m

Biomedical Engineering Alumni

In this session, former IST students from the Masters in Biomedical Engineering will share their careers and professional path in the hope of enlightening those who may still have some questions regarding the future prospects in these scientific areas.

Speakers:

Eng. João Santos

Eng. Pedro Costa

Eng. Duarte Mendes de Almeida

Eng. Rita Gil

9h30m

A closer look at your genes: wellness, health and therapy

In this lecture you may find an active discussion on how gene therapy contributes to the treatment of cancer, hereditary blindness and neurodegenerative diseases. In the other hand, it will also be explored how a strong knowledge of our genes can contribute positively to a healthier life, improving the quality of our nutrition and sports practicing. We will count on a group of professionals and scientists from all over our country to join the lecture, who will provide an insight on national and international developments and discoveries on the field..

Speakers:

Dr. Miguel Seabra

Dr. Luis Pereira Almeida

Prof. Dr. Eng. Ana Teresa Freitas

Prof. Dr. Henrique Faneca

11h

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Infortucano, Clube dos Cervejeiros & ANEEB

11h30m

Heart missed a beat?

As you know, the heart is the pump that keeps us alive. In this lecture we present you to how the different fields of biomedical engineering, such as biomechanics, signal processing and tissue engineering, are currently applied to the development of new technologies and processes that aim to study, monitorize and treat several conditions regarding the human heart.

Speakers:

Dr. Eng. André Lourenço

Dr. Diana Nascimento

Eng. Ana Rita Xavier

Dr. João Silva Marques

14h30m

Field Trip

Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge

MEETING POINT: 14:00 at Instituto Ricardo Jorge’s entrance

The Instituto Ricardo Jorge, through its Department of Human Genetics, develops activities in the field of genetic determinants of health and disease, including through epidemiological nature of approaches, clinical, cytogenetic, biochemical or molecular genetics, and ensures the planning and implementation of the national early detection program. The visit to the Department of Human Genetics will consist on a presentation of the department and its R&D work in course, followed by a tour of three different research units. At the end there will be time for information exchange and debate.

19h

BBQ

9h30m

Green Future: Bioenergy!

Bioenergy is one of the many alternative resources available to meet our energy demand. It is classified as a form of renewable energy derived from biomass that can be used to produce biopower such heat and electricity, biofuels, and products like plastics or industrial chemicals. Our aim is to explore innovative ways to make a difference in a world dominated by non-renewable resources. Here you may find active discussion on how bioenergy alternatives can contribute to a more secure, sustainable, and economically-sound future, ranging from biofuel topics to microalgae sustainable production, applied to industrial scale and research.

Speakers:

Eng. Hugo Pereira

Dr. Sara Badenes

Dr. Luísa Serafim

Dr. Alberto Reis

11h

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Infortucano & Clube dos Cervejeiros

11h30m

Lights, camera, Axon: Travel through age!

Translation towards clinics of engineered biomaterials are the answer for the society call for treat, repair or replace a tissue body function. Here are reunite experts on integration of stem cells and biomaterials knowledge into tissue engineering to define innovative strategies to improve the functionality of bone and skin tissue. NeuroStimSpinal project developer will focus on nanostructured materials and graphene biosensors. Cutting-edge technologies developed by Bioceramed, a Biomaterials Research company on interdisciplinary fields of biomaterials synthesis and fabrication for and biomedical applications in clinics are, will bring an industrial approach on this field.

Speakers:

Dr. Cláudia Cavadas

Dr. António Salgado

Dr. Miguel Remondes

Dr. Elsa Logarinho

14h30

Biomaterials: Repair your Broken Pieces!

Translation towards clinics of engineered biomaterials are answering to the society call for treat, repair or replace tissue body functions. Here are reuniting experts on integration of stem cells and biomaterials knowledge into tissue engineering, defining innovative strategies to improve the functionality of bone and skin tissue. NeuroStimSpinal project developer will focus on nanostructured materials and graphene biosensors. Also, cutting-edge technologies developed by Bioceramed, a biomaterials research company on interdisciplinary fields of biomaterials synthesis and fabrication for biomedical applications in clinics, will bring an industrial approach on this field.

Speakers:

Dr. Paula Marques

Dr. Alexandra Marques

Dr. Cristina Martins

Dr. Lígia Figueiredo

16h

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Have the opportunity to chat with our speakers under a casual environment! You can enjoy coffee and pastry while getting to know our speakers or our invited companies.

Today’s stands: Infortucano & Clube dos Cervejeiros

16h30m

Biotechnology Alumni

In this session, former IST students from the Masters in Biotechnology will share their careers and professional path in the hope of enlightening those who may still have some questions regarding the future prospects in these scientific areas.

Speakers:

Dr. João Anes

Sónia Ruivo

Marta Silva

Miguel Nascimento

18h

Closing Session

Closing remarks of V Semana da Bioengenharia from the three courses’ Coordinators.Prof. Dr. Eng. Isabel Sá-Correia

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Miguel Prazeres

Prof. Dr. Cláudia Lobato da Silva

Prof. Dr. Isabel Sá Correia

Prof. Dr. Arsénio Fialho

Field Trip

21st March

14h30

Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge

MEETING POINT: 14:00 at Instituto Ricardo Jorge’s entrance

The Instituto Ricardo Jorge, through its Department of Human Genetics, develops activities in the field of genetic determinants of health and disease, including through epidemiological nature of approaches, clinical, cytogenetic, biochemical or molecular genetics, and ensures the planning and implementation of the national early detection program. The visit to the Department of Human Genetics will consist on a presentation of the department and its R&D work in course, followed by a tour of three different research units. At the end there will be time for information exchange and debate.

Giveaways

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Where to find us

  • Centro de Congressos, Pavilhão de Civil, Piso -1 Av. Rovisco Pais 1, Lisboa
  • sbe@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

About Us

The Semana da Bioengenharia (Bioengineering Week) at Instituto Superior Técnico (SBE IST) was first developed in 2014 as an initiative of the Bioengineering Department students of the Masters in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology and Microbiology.

Ever since, our mission has been to enhance the relationship between the academic community and both corporate and scientific world, as well as to disseminate the work carried out in Portugal and the rest of the world in the most diverse fields of bioengineering.

In order to fulfill this goal, we gather, during this week, an interdisciplinary group of students, academics, companies and start-ups, always encouraging the interaction and knowledge sharing between these entities.

Hence, SBE IST is a week full of lectures from investigators and companies in the bioengineering area, scientific field trips to relevant investigation or industrial facilities, workshops and international guests, among others.

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