September 13-16, 14th European Congress on Biotechnology , Barcelona, Spain


"In-situ steroid biotransformation and recovery in microchannels", M.P.C. Marques, J.M.S. Cabral, P. Fernandes, P. Žnidaršič-Plazl, I. Plazl; Workshop



July 5-8, 30th Annual  Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology, Porto, Portugal


"The sunny side of mycobacteria", R. Santos, M. Marques, P. Oliveira, F. Carvalho, C. Carvalho, G. Monteiro, J. Cabral, R.Frade, M. Silva, P. Fernandes (oral communication)



June 14-19, BPP2009 - 15th International Conference on Biopartitioning and Purification, Uxbridge, UK


"Affinity partition and purification of therapeutic proteins, namely antibodies", P.A.J. Rosa, I.F. Ferreira, A.M. Azevedo, M.R. Aires-Barros (invited keynote lecture)


"Continuous aqueous two-phase extraction process for the purification of antibodies: Performance and economical feasibility", P.A.J. Rosa, A.M. Azevedo, S. Sommerfeld., W. Bäcker, M.R. Aires-Barros (oral communication)



May 11-15, ACHEMA 2009, Frankfurt, Germany


"Carbohydrate hydrolysis with commercial inulinase entrapped in PVA-based beads"
P. Fernandes, M.P.C. Marques, F. Carvalho, J.M.S. Cabral (invited oral communication)


"Steroids bioconversion: towards green processes"                  
M.P.C. Marques, F. Carvalho, P. Fernandes, J.M.S. Cabral (invited oral communication)






October 15 - 17, 1st PyChem, Portuguese young chemists Meeting, Portugal



"Ion Jelly®- A tailor-made Material for Electrochemical Applications"

N.M.T. Lourenço, P. Vidinha, A.R. Brás, T. Carvalho, T.S. Silva, A. Mukhopadhyay, C. Cordas, M. Dionisio, J.M.S.Cabral, L.P. Fonseca, C.A.M. Afonso, S. Barreiros




September 28 - October 1, Symposium on Preparative and Industrial Chromatography and Allied Techniques, Zurich, Switzerland


"Optimisation of affinity-enhanced purification of antibodies using aqueous two-Phase extraction"

P.A.J. Rosa, A.M. Azevedo, I.F. Ferreira, S. Sommerfeld, M.R. Aires-Barros (oral presentation)




September 21-24, 28th International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins, Peptides and Polynucleotides, Baden-Baden, Germany


An alternative process for the purification of therapeutic antibodies comprising aqueous two-phase extraction"

A.M. Azevedo, P.A.J. Rosa, I.F. Ferreira, M.R. Aires-Barros (oral presentation)





September 7-10, 7th European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Science, Faro, Portugal



"Cephalexin synthesis by Penicillin G Acylase immobilized in sol-gel"
S.M.S.A. Bernardino, P. Fernandes, L.P. Fonseca (oral presentation)


"Enzymatic synthesis of fatty acid alkyl esters in miniemulsion"
D.P.C. de Barros, L.P. Fonseca, J.M.S. Cabral (oral presentation)


"Affinity-enhanced partitioning of human antibodies in aqueous two-phase systems"
A.M. Azevedo, P.A.J. Rosa, I.F. Ferreira, J. de Vries, R. Korporaal, H.J. Verhoef, T.J. Tisser, M.R. Aires-Barros (oral presentation)


"Multi-stage-enhanced recovery of human antibodies by aqueous-two phase extraction"
P.A.J. Rosa
, A.M. Azevedo, I.F. Ferreira, S. Sommerfeld, M.R. Aires-Barros, W. Baecker (oral presentation)




September 4-6, XVI International Conference on Bioencapsulation, Dublin, Ireland


"Recent trends in enzyme and cell immobilization by entrapment and encapsulation",

L. P. Fonseca, P. Fernandes, N. Lourenço, C. Cordas, S. Berna (oral presentation)





September 4-6, CHEMPOR 2008 - 10th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, Braga, Portugal:


"Studies on fed-batch operation mode on biosynthesis of short chain ethyl esters catalyzed by cutinase"
D. Barros
, S. Bernardino, P. Fernandes, J. Cabral, L. Fonseca (oral presentation)


"Nano and micro-biocatalysts manufacture and their impact on the synthesis of b-lactamic antibiotics"
S. Bernardino, J. Gallegos, F. Maduro, L. Fonseca, P. Fernandes, J. Cabral (oral presentation)


"Purification of human antibodies using affinity aqueous two-phase systems"
P. Rosa
, A. Azevedo, I. Ferreira, M. Aires-Barros (oral presentation)




June 16-19, 7th International Symposium on Polyelectrolytes (Polyelectrolytes 2008), Coimbra, Portugal


"Ion Jelly®: A Tailor-made Conducting Material For Smart Electrochemical Devices"

P. Vidinha, N.M.T. Lourenço, T. Carvalho, A. R. Brás, T.S. Silva, A. Mukhopadhyay, C.M. Cordas, M.J. Romão, M. Dionisio, J.M.S.Cabral, L.P. Fonseca, C.A.M. Afonso, S. Barreiros (oral presentation)




June 16-18, 1st IC4N-2008 – 1st International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems, Halkidiki, Greece

“Femptomolar Sensitivity for Magnetically Assisted DNA Hybridisation”

V.C. Martins, F.A. Cardoso, L.P. Fonseca, P.P. Freitas (oral presentation)




Mai 8, JORTEC 2008, Jornadas Tecnológicas da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

“Biochips Magnéticos para Detecção de Biomoléculas”

V. Martins (invited oral presentation)