U.Porto Student Gastric Cancer Job Offered in United Kingdom

U.Porto Student Gastric Cancer Job Offered in United Kingdom

MCBiology PhD student, Catarina Marques is doing research at i3S, in the “Glycobiology in Cancer” group. Photo: DR

The study of the mechanisms controlling sugars on the surface of gastric cancer cells is valuable with the aim of understanding the progression of this oncological disease. Katerina MarksAt the student PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCBiology) from the University of Porto, feat Two international scholarships Give your work to valuable people “89th Horton Conference – Proteoglycans: Matrix Master Regulators”.The event he brought Best Poster Award.

Developing research in Institute for Health Research and Innovation (i3S) at the University of PortoCaterina Marks participated in the conference, organized in part by the Biochemical Society and the British Society for Matrix Biology (BSMP). Totally cost out of stock bag And a Hard bagFunded by the Biochemical Society.

In the United Kingdom, Catarina Marques had the opportunity to present a “flash talk” and a poster and “hear and learn from experts in the field of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans and discuss the work we are developing with researchers I greatly admire.”

Receiving the best poster award at a conference of this magnitude, he says, “is the culmination of an experience that would have been wonderful. It also motivates me to maintain focus and commitment to face the next challenges.”

The doctoral work of Catarina Marques is being developed in the i3S group “Glycobiology in Cancer” led by Celso Reyes under the guidance of Ana Magalhães, researcher at I3S and professor at ICBAS, and Romain Vives, researcher from the Institut de Biology Struct. from the University of Grenoble, France

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“We are studying new enzymes that participate in the modification of sugar chains on the surface of cells, and which have been described as altered in the context of gastric cancer,” reveals the young researcher about his work.

“The goal is to understand how these sugar changes affect the development of the disease and, in addition, to determine the glycosylation signatures associated with the disease,” says Caterina Marks.

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