Susana Lopes, CEDOC researcher and Co-Coordinator of LYSOCIL, wins prémio Maratona da Saúde

October 29, 2021


Susana Lopes, Principal Investigator of the cilia regulation and disease laboratory at CEDOC-NMS, won the prestigious Maratona da Saúde award in biomedical research. It's going to allow research in primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd), a rare disease studied by Susana's group.

In partnership with RTP+, Maratona da Saúde combines science with entertainment through an annual solidarity, which aims to encourage the involvement of the Portuguese in health issues and raise donations to fund excellent scientific research carried out in Portugal.

"This award will allow you to make more models of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia disease in zebrafish and test their messenger RNA therapy. We had promising results (not yet published) with the first model for the CCDC40 protein. The disease in question will need a specialized therapy for each mutated gene, until now we had only one animal model for a protein, the one that causes a more severe disease" says Susana Lopes. "With the Maratona da Saúde award we will make a specific model for proteins that most frequently cause Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia disease such as DNAH5".

See the Interview here at RTP1 (minute 41) 

Please note that this video is only available in Portuguese.



Staff Exchange on "Electron Microscopy characterization of exosomes"

October 19, 2021


The Staff Exchange on "Electron Microscopy characterization of exosomes"(SE10) was held from 18th till  29th of October, 2021 at TIGEM. This session was organized for CEDOC-NMS I FCM member Catarina Máximo Carvalho from Paulo Pereira Lab. 



Staff Exchange on "Training on mitophagy analysis under the context of mitochondrial diseases"

October 18, 2021


The Staff Exchange on "Training on mitophagy analysis under the context of mitochondrial diseases" (SE5) was held from 18th till  29th of October, 2021 at TIGEM. This session was organized for two CEDOC-NMS I FCM members Helena Vieira, PI and Pedro Cipriano. 



Staff Exchange on "Training on distinguishing true genetic PCD from Secondary Ciliary Dyskinesia"

October 11, 2021


The Staff Exchange on "Training on distinguishing true genetic PCD from Secondary Ciliary Dyskinesia" is being held 11th to 22nd October, 2021 at University of Münster. 

This session was organized  for two CEDOC-NMS I FCM Susana Lopes, Co-Coordinator of LYSOCIL project and Sara Pestana. 



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