Ana Furtado wins a YERUN Research Mobility Award 2022

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In the fifth edition of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) Researcher Mobility Awards, Ana Furtado was awarded with one of the 32 grants.

YERUN Research Mobility Awards are competitive awards for academics and researchers studying at YERUN universities. The program provides support for researchers to undertake their research during two weeks at one of YERUN partner institutions from a different country. This prestigious YERUN award will allow Ana to develop cheap, sustainable, and simple sample-to-answer biosensor devices under “Green plastic antibodies as multifunctional biosensing platforms” at Faculty of Science and Engineering from Maastricht University. Ana is confident that this opportunity will give her a step forward from her background, gaining experience, knowledge and know-how on the design of novel sensors, and their application in biomolecule quantification in biopurification processes. She also believes that this collaboration between NOVA-ST and Maastricht University, thanks to the YERUN program, will promote multi-disciplinary, enrichment and training opportunities not only for her research but also for future collaborations between both groups.

Ana is developing her PhD research work in collaboration with CleanMIPTech Group, Associated laboratory for Green Chemistry (LAQV), at NOVA-ST under supervision of Dr. Raquel Viveiros and Prof. Dr. Teresa Casimiro, and the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB) / Institute for Health and Bioeconomy (i4HB) at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST/UL) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Vasco D.B. Bonifácio.