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Welcome INTERFACE 2018 Students

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Opening session marks the start of Biology at the Host Microbe Interface PhD Program

Oeiras, 23.02.2018

Today starts a new PhD Program at ITQB NOVA, Biology at the Host Microbe Interface (INTERFACE). The Biology at the Host Microbe Interface PhD program was created on the premise that understanding the general principles guiding host-microbe interactions is a major scientific endeavor per se with a potential global translational impact on therapeutic intervention against infectious as well as non-communicable diseases. The INTERFACE PhD program aims at fulfilling a current gap of knowledge at the interface of these multidisciplinary scientific areas.

The INTERFACE program brings together three internationally renowned institutions in the Lisbon area, with strong proficiency in the field of host-microbe interactions: Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB NOVA), Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) and Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM).

On the opening day, students will be welcomed by ITQB NOVA Dean, Cláudio Soares and PhD Program Coordinator, Adriano Henriques. The session includes brief presentations on the research activities of participating institutions IGC and IMM and an introduction to the PhD program.

This first day also aims to help students learn about the ins and outs of life as a PhD student at ITQB NOVA, with the presentation of the students representation in the institute, the oportunites of the NOVA Doctoral School, Health and safety in the building, outreach and science communication activies and also the science social gatherings that are organized.

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