Science Under 5’ is the second edition of the scientific pitch competition organised within the Symposium on Bioengineering. Its goal is to provide an opportunity for participants to showcase their work to a broad audience, made up of both students and prominent figures in their field. Participants can undergo a true experience on Scientific Communication and Public Speaking, which contributes to their overall education.

Three elements will be considered for evaluation: a brief abstract, the pitch itself (as the most relevant element), and the public’s vote. Any work submitted must be an original production/research, and should pertain to the scientific area of Bioengineering, which includes Biomedical Engineering, Biomolecular Technology and Biological Engineering. Every work will be evaluated together, regardless of its scientific area.

This year's participants are:

  • Ana Sofia Pinho - After the antibiotic era effect of Nanostructured Lipid Carriers against Helicobacter pylori biofilms

  • António Ramôa - AMP PLGA Nanoparticles to Fight Bacterial Wound Infections

  • Inês Passos Fernandes - Graphene oxide, heparin and decellularized arteries a promising recipe to change the paradigm in cardiovascular diseases?

  • Maria Bravo - The development of a multifunctional drug delivery system for efficient cancer cell targeting in 3 D cell models

  • Mariana Coelho - Reshaping in vitro Models of Breast Tissue Integration of Stromal and Parenchymal Compartments in 3D Printed Hydrogels

  • Marta Lima - Chitosan engineered surfaces to prevent implant associated infections

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