Nuno F. Azevedo and Jontana Allkja took part in Print-aid workshop 3 held at Gent University, Belgium from the 4th to the 5th of February. The workshop covered soft skills topics, such as open science and science communication skills. Jontana Allkja presented the work conducted so far in her PhD project within the Print-aid framework.
Ricardo Oliveira was a speaker at Microbiotec19 held from 5th to 7th December 2019 at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he presented his PhD work in the scope of the NAM4Toxins project. His talk was entitled "Application of nucleic acid mimics (NAMs) in the selection of aptamers against staphylococcal enterotoxins". Ricardo's work is based on the use of aptamers modified with NAMs, to target foodborne enterotoxins, and replace the currently available immunological tests.