Sérgio F. Sousa presented a flash-talk with the title “Biomolecular Simulations in the Development of New Antivirals Against SARS-CoV-2” at the i4HB kick-off meeting, which tool place on 19th December 2022 at the Congress Centre of Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon.
This event gathered researchers from the 3 units that integrate the Institute for Health and Bioeconomy (i4HB), the recently created associate laboratory, namely the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB), the Institute for System Engineering and Computers-Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (INESC.MN) and the Applied Biomolecular Sciences Unit (UCIBIO).
The program of the meeting included sessions about the i4HB Thematic Lines (TL), in which the TL coordinators presented an overview of each TL and i4HB researchers presented scientific flash presentations with discussion.
i4HB aims to maximize its support to public policies, while increasing its national and international impact in scientific productivity, advanced training and translation to society. i4HB defined 4 Thematic Lines (TL) of research, taking into account that the foremost global challenges related to Health and Sustainability require interdisciplinary solutions in areas where i4HB has expertise, infrastructures and the network to lead internationally. These 4 Thematic Lines are: Platforms for Drug Development and Discovery (TL1); Advanced Diagnostics and Therapies (TL2); Human Health and Environmental Safety (TL3) and Bioresources Valorization and Bioproducts Production (TL4).
i4HB is anchored in strong scientific and technological competences in Health and Bioeconomy, and committed to make a difference and leverage National and International policies in these emergent priority areas.