Pedro Granja and Alexanbdre Quintanilha debate what is human enhancement? How far can we go? Specialists argue that, in 2045, through the convergence of a series of technologies and advances, Man may become immortal. Is it really possible? What is fiction and what is reality?
The overall aim of the Biocarrier – Biomaterials for Multistage Drug and Cell Delivery group is to develop molecularly-designed, cell-instructive biomaterials as 3D artificial matrices for the delivery of drugs, biomolecules, genes and cells with implications in tissue regeneration and cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The NERRI (Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation) is a three-year project supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme which aims to contribute to the introduction of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in neuro-enhancement (NE) in the European Area and to shape a normative framework underpinning the governance of neuro-enhancement technologies.
The new board of the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM), of which I am a member, is committed to continue advancing the materials community in Portugal. Meet the new image, website and goal of the SPM.
BiotechHealth – PhD Programme on Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology Applied to Health Sciences will enter its second edition in 2014/2015. INEB is one of the host institutions.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are organizing several public events, concentrated in the month of June 2014, under the motto ” Biomedical Engineering in a Quarter of Ideas”.
I invite everyone to visit the Bom Sucesso Market, from 16 to 30 June, 2014, in Porto, where we explain 25 of our projects using sardines, the symbol of our St. John festivities. At that time we are also organizing a cycle of public debates, steered by national public figures, on topics of general interest from Biomedical Engineering, such as human enhancement, the role of technology in health care and in immortality.
Para comemorar o nosso 25º aniversário organizamos diversos eventos públicos, concentrados no mês de Junho de 2014, sob o mote “A Engenharia Biomédica num Quarteirão de Ideias”.
Convido todos a visitarem o Mercado Bom Sucesso, de 16 a 30 de Junho de 2014 no Porto, onde explicamos 25 dos nossos projetos usando sardinhas, o símbolo das nossas festas de São João. Organizamos também nessa altura um ciclo de debates públicos, dinamizados por personalidades nacionais, sobre temas de interesse geral da Engenharia Biomédica, tais como o melhoramento humano, e o papel da tecnologia nos cuidados de saúde e na imortalidade.
Artificial test systems are already available that represent a big step for science, yet they do not mean the end of animal testing. INEB in Porto is among the laboratories doing research in the area.
See the full text in Público (only in Portuguese).