Thirty Years of Biochemistry Course at the University of Algarve (1993–2023)

A special issue of BioChem (ISSN 2673-6411).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 377

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1. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), Campus de Gambelas, Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
2. CCMAR, Campus de Gambelas, Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: metals in molecular sciences; decavanadate biochemistry; polyoxometalate (POM) interactions with proteins; metals and biomedical applications
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1. LSRE-LCM, ESTG, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Morro do Lena-Alto do Vieiro, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal
2. ALICE—Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
3. School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Morro do Lena-Alto do Vieiro, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal
Interests: pollution control; bioremediation; environmental toxicology; risk assessment; science translation

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Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-028 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: mitochondrial dysfunction

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Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Diabetes and Metabolism, Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: metabolism; insulin resistance; diabetes; adipose tissue; adipocytes; inflammation; pharmacological therapy; neuroendocrine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The degree in Biochemistry at the University of Algarve (UAlg) began in 1993 and was the fourth to be created in Portugal. Its main mentor was Professor Winchil Vaz and, in the first two decades of existence, it was promoted and developed by Professor Manuel Aureliano. In recent years, this degree has consolidated itself on the regional and national scene under the direction of Professor Deborah Power and the support of Professor Jorge Martins.

In the academic year 1997/98, the first graduates in Biochemistry graduated from UAlg and, by 2022/23, this degree has already launched 327 professionals into the job market.

Some of these graduates are professors in universities, in Portugal and abroad, as well as researchers or senior technicians and also some who work in companies inside and outside the country. More than 50% followed their higher education, obtaining a master’s and/or doctor’s degree. With this past and present, the future is bright for UAlg biochemists. This Special Issue aims to bring together several generations of UAlg biochemists, sharing their scientific experiences and scientific contributions.

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This Special Issue includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Neurological diseases;
  • Experimental medicine;
  • Inorganic Biochemistry;
  • Molecular mechanisms of disease; 
  • Plant biology and biotechnology;
  • Toxicology and environmental biochemistry;
  • Structural biology and molecular modeling;
  • Neurobiology of aging and stress;
  • Functional genomics and systems biology;
  • Membranes and cell biophysics;
  • Proteins in health and environment;
  • Chemical biology, drug discovery, and development;
  • Art, biochemistry, and innovation in life sciences.

Dr. Manuel Aureliano
Dr. Dorinda Marques-da-Silva
Prof. Dr. Vanessa A. Morais
Prof. Dr. Maria João Pereira
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