Public Speaking

From 13:30 to 15:30 Instructor(s): Ana Andrade Location: Room B031, FEUP Limit: 36 people

Identify your major struggles in public speaking and learn to overcome those with tips and solutions

Crafting Science with Words

From 15:30 to 16:30 Instructor(s): Bernardo Sousa Pinto Location: Room B031, FEUP Limit: 36 people

Learn the Art of Scientific Writing and communicate your research with precision, clarity, and impact!

From Student to Entrepreneur

From 17:00 to 18:00 Instructor(s): Olga Gonçalves Location: Room B031, FEUP Limit: 56 people

Learn how to turn your ideas into actions, building your own profitable and working business


Exploring biomedical innovation at Adapttech

From 09:00 to 11:00 Location: Adapttech Limit: 8 people

As a biomedical company committed to bringing innovative, smart and wearable technologies to the O&P market, Adapttech aims to empower clinicians with data-driven solutions and patient remote monitoring technology methods to improve the quality of life of lower-limb prosthetic users. They are succeeding in transforming the prosthetic field through real-word quantitative data acquisition and actionable clinical outcomes. Here you will get the opportunity to visit the Adapttech’s research and development office and learn about the latest advancements and products they launched on the market!

Visit to a water treatment facility at FEUP

From 09:30 to 10:00 Location: DEQ, FEUP Limit: 14 people

This visit will allow you to learn about the different stages of water treatment, and the advanced technologies used to ensure the water meets strict quality standards.

Materials: Lab coat

Exploring the Wonders of Marine Science at CIIMAR

From 09:30 to 11:00 Location: CIIMAR Limit: 28 people

A Fascinating Journey into the Depths of Environmental and Marine Research

Investigation and innovation in Health: The i3s world

From 09:30 to 11:30 Location: i3s Limit: 18 people

i3S is a highly respected institution that focuses on health research and strives to enhance the knowledge society and improve general well-being. They are committed to promoting the work of their researchers, which plays a crucial role in addressing societal issues. During this visit to the University of Porto's Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, students will have the opportunity to visit the facilities, stop by some of the labs, learn about the research being conducted, and meet the scientists who are driving the progress.

Biological Engineering

Unlocking Insights and Driving Innovation

From 10:30 to 12:00 Instructor(s): Fernão Magalhães Location: Room B031, FEUP Limit: 27 people

Discover the Power of Data Science and join the journey of turning raw data into valuable knowledge!

Materials: Laptop with Windows OS and the software DAQExpress installed

Exploring the Fascinating Microbial World

From 13:30 to 15:00 Instructor(s): Nuno Guimarães & Tânia Tavares Location: Room E-104, FEUP Limit: 17 people

Join us on a journey into the unseen universe of microbiology and uncover the hidden secrets of tiny organisms that shape our lives and our planet!

Materials: Lab coat

Green Hydrogen

From 15:30 to 17:00 Instructor(s): Alexandra Pinto Location: Room B030, FEUP Limit: 28 people

Discover the principles and technology behind the production, storage, and utilization of hydrogen as a sustainable energy source.

Sustainable Cosmetics

From 15:30 to 17:00 Instructor(s): Sofia Vieira Location: Room E105, FEUP Limit: 28 people

Learn about the chemistry of cosmetics, the role of different ingredients, and discover the latest trends and innovations in the cosmetics industry.

Materials: Lab coat


From 17:00 to 18:00 Instructor(s): Idalina Gonçalves Location: Room F202, FEUP Limit: 13 people

Join us in exploring the world of bioplastics and learn how to make sustainable choices for a greener future!

Materials: Lab coat

Biomedical Engineering

Insights into Robotics

From 09:00 to 10:30 Instructor(s): Nuno Cruz Location: Room B025, FEUP Limit: 36 people

The professional of the new millennium, especially bioengineers, must have a solid knowledge base and, at the same time, be creative to find solutions for the challenges of the future. Today's society relies heavily on robots, in factories, in military scenarios and in our own homes, so jump in this robotics train to the future! In this workshop you'll get introduced to the basic engineering skills required to develop robotic solutions to real-world problems, focusing in particular on the innovations recently made in this field: PNEUMA (an alternative ventilator using a self-inflating balloon, low cost and easy to assemble, developed to support Portuguese hospitals for the COVID-19 pandemic).

Biometrics and Explainable AI

From 10:30 to 12:00 Instructor(s): Pedro Neto Location: Room B025, FEUP Limit: 36 people

Deep artificial intelligence has become the mainstream approach to tackle biometrics-related tasks. Despite leading to outstanding performance with regards to the recognition of individuals based on their unique physical or behavioral traits, we no longer understand the thought process of our models. In other words we are, more than ever, in need of explainable artificial intelligence.

Requirements: Familiarity with basic Algebra and interest in Machine Learning
Materials: Personal laptop

It's all Fun and Games

From 14:30 to 16:30 Instructor(s): Rui Rodrigues Location: Room B025, FEUP Limit: 16 people

Playing games is easy, building a game is a completely different story. If you are interested in game development but don't know where to start, let us introduce you to this hands-on workshop! This workshop is designed for students who already have a background in programming and are looking to re-shape their programming skills, so here you will have contact with the conceptual basics of games, and have the opportunity to apply those in creating a simple game. Don’t miss out on this starting point to broaden your understanding of the fundamentals of game development and design.

Requirements: This workshop is only for students in the 3rd year of LBIO or students in MBIO/MEB
Materials: Personal laptop

Python 101 for (Bio)Engineers

From 16:30 to 18:00 Instructor(s): Paulo Maia Location: Room B025, FEUP Limit: 15 people

Every engineer is passionate about problem solving and innovation. Hence, it is fundamental that the Engineering community becomes aware of the potential of using programming languages to automate boring tasks or to solve complex optimisation problems. Therefore, this workshop will cover an introduction to programming in Python, for users knowing the basics of programming in another language. You will go towards a hands-on approach, where you’ll run a data analysis on a public dataset using Pandas (python package).

Materials: Personal laptop

Molecular Bioengineering

Design of Nanoparticles: delivery in bacteria

From 09:00 to 10:00 Instructor(s): Rita Sobral Santos Location: Room B030, FEUP Limit: 46 people

Nanoparticles have been widely explored for drug delivery in human cells. Recently, the global health issue of antimicrobial resistance led to increased interest on the design of nanoparticles to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools to manage infections. This workshop will discuss the design challenges of nanoparticles to target bacteria within the human body.

Genome Editing

From 10:00 to 12:00 Instructor(s): Celina São José Location: Room B030, FEUP Limit: 18 people

In recent years genome editing has been proven a powerful tool for gene inactivation, functional validation, among others. The aim of this workshop is to provide training on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool, covering sgRNA design, molecular cloning, transfection, lentiviral infection, selection and clone characterization.

Materials: Personal laptop

Experimental Design

From 13:30 to 15:30 Instructor(s): Nuno Franco Location: Room B030, FEUP Limit: 18 people

Within the scientific community there has been increasing distrust in regard to the reliability of scientific research, animal-based or otherwise. Lack of awareness to even the most basic requirements of reliable research – adequate sample sizes, blinding, randomization, controlling of common biases – has been identified as a main factor behind the poor reproducibility and translational value of published findings. This workshop will cover minimum requirements for good animal research planning and experimental design. Participants will be able to answer such questions as 'How to randomize in an experiment?', 'What is the experimental unit?', "Is my sample size large enough?". Although it is not expected that within the time-frame allocated for this workshop participants will become sufficiently knowledgeable to successfully plan and design an animal study autonomously, the aim is to draw attention to the main caveats to avoid, and to the conditions that must in place to make animal experiments more reliable, robust and reproducible, while avoiding wasting animals in poor quality studies.

Materials: Laptop with G*Power and Excel installed

3D Bioprinting

From 14:30 to 16:30 Instructor(s): Rúben Pereira & Luís Bebiano Location: i3s Limit: 8 people

In this workshop, students will be able to learn and explore the different applications of 3D Bioprinting. The workshop will include a short theoretical section in which students are encouraged to bring questions, followed by a hands-on session involving biomaterial preparation and a 3D bioprinting system.

Microfluidic Systems

From 17:00 to 18:30 Instructor(s): Estrela Neto Location: i3s Limit: 8 people

In vitro microfluidic models are emerging as strong alternatives to animal research, as well as potential instruments for the development of personalized medicine solutions. This hands-on Workshop seeks to introduce students to this exciting technology and teach them about its applications.