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Training Fellowship in Natural Products Research-2019

2019 Training Fellowship in Natural Products Research
Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa Portugal (EU)

CBIOS (Lusófona’s Research Center for Biosciences and Health Technologies)

One training research position is available in the Phytochemistry lab at CBIOS of Universidade Lusófona.

CBIOS is a research unit that currently has 30 faculty members, 16 PhD students, a wide range of external collaborators, and over 30 projects running, (more at producing interdisciplinary and translational research in 3 main domains:

  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Phytochemistry and Food Science (where our lab is inserted)
  • Development and Delivery of Systems

Trainees in this CBIOS fellowship, will have access to a variety of Natural Products Chemistry works such as natural products isolation, purification and further characterization; the preparation of bioactive diterpenoid derivatives using semisynthesis and considering the bioactivity of compounds and/or extracts: the screening and evaluation of samples for their antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity (against Gram positive and negative bacteria and yeasts strains), the general toxicity and acetylcholinesterase, tyrosinase, elastase and collagenase enzymes inhibition, using colorimetric assays.

All candidates will be considered, although particular attention will be given to individuals who have 1) a solid academic background including, if possible, special interest in Phytochemistry and Medicinal Plants, 2) good communication skills (written/spoken English), 3) motivation and, if possible, 4). previous research experience working with RMN techniques.

Candidates eligible for this CBIOS fellowship will benefit for a “zero” fees policy enjoying all the means offered to the university student’s. After the 1st semester evaluation, facilitate access to our PhD (European Title) program in Health Sciences (partnership with U Alcalá, Spain) is possible.

Please send in a single PDF file, a presentation letter stating you research interests,  a cv resumé, highlighting qualifications, and three references able to confirm your capacities, to:

Luis Monteiro Rodrigues PhD., Director