The HYGIEIA Project aims to design an innovative Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree, providing applicable skills in strategies ensuring health and well-being through non-pharmacological approaches – using cosmetics, food supplements and nutrition and lifestyle education. HYGIEIA is designed to be attended in mobility at the Universidade Lusófona and at the universities of Belgrade and the Balearic Islands.
The Project Follow-up meeting took place in Mallorca on the 6th and 7th of June. It was part of a Focus Group with the participation of stakeholders representing higher education institutions in Spain and Latin America, as well as pre and postgraduate students, which made it possible to capture new elements for the consortium and collect contributions that will be applied, for example, in the design of the study plan and complementary teaching activities.
Students Clemente Rocha, Epole Ntungwe and Emilia Alves presented their doctoral theses in May and June in Alcalá de Henares. PhDs in Health Sciences encompass the areas of Modelling Systems, Natural Product Chemistry and Nutrition, and obtained the highest mark of Excellent. Congratulations to all the new CBIOS Doctors.
The Egon-Stahl-Award is a scientific honour of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA). The Bronze Egon-Stahl-Award distinguishes young scientists innovation and originality in Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products in its whole range and was attributed to Dr. Epole Ntungwe for her outstanding contributions to the search for lead structures from Plectranthus species to combat multi-drug resistance in cancer. Dr. Epole currently works at CBIOS the U Lusófona Research Centre in Biosciences and Health Technologies (CBIOS) and collaborates with Prof. Ana Diaz (U Alcalá) and Prof. Patricia Rijo (U Lusófona, Lisboa) her former PhD supervisors. The Award will be handed to Dr Epole during the the GA-Congress2022.