Internships at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, IGC


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Five students from Bragança council spend some time at IGC. The partenership between Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Câmara Municipal de Bragança aims to provide an opportunity to the best students in Biology from this region to develop a scientific research project here at IGC.
The students, from three schools at Bragança, will be working in several research fields from ageing of cells to the genetic of malaria infection, and from bacteria resistance to antibiotics to the development of fruit-fly and chicken.
Students and supervisores will leave their thoughts, ideas and comments to this project here at Facebook:

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Internships at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, IGC

  1. 1. Scientific internships @ Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)<br />From Bragança to IGC <br />Students at IGC laboratories<br />Promotedby Calouste Gulbenkian Foundationand Câmara Municipal de Bragança<br />
  2. 2. The students<br />Sofia - Esc. Sec. de Torre de Moncorvo; José Amaro - Esc. Sec. Miguel Torga, Bragança<br />Marisa Barros - Esc. Sec. AbadeBaçal, Bragança; ArianaAfonso - Esc. Sec. Emídio Garcia, Bragança; JoãoAlmeida - Esc. Sec. de Vila Flor<br />
  3. 3. Objective: <br />Thanks to this partnership, students from Bragança district have an opportunity to experience different fields of research at IGC laboratories and develop mini projects with IGC scientists<br />
  4. 4. Students and supervisors:<br />José Amaro, João Almeida , ArianaAfonso, DaniBodor (Epigenetic Mechanisms), Joana Nabais (Telomeres and Genome Stability), Marisa Barros, Marie Bonet (Lymphocyte Physiology), Sofia<br />
  5. 5. The experiences…<br />
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  10. 10. The results…<br />
  11. 11. Mitosis – cell division<br />Prophase<br />chromatin condensation<br />Metaphase<br />chromosomes start to align in the middle of the cell <br />Anaphase<br />Chromosomes separate into <br />different eukaryotic cells<br />
  12. 12. Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) of cells from the thymus it allows the separation of cells from a heterogeneous mixture. <br />
  13. 13. DNA extraction<br />Agarose gel electrophoresis allows to look at the DNA by addition of a substance that binds strongly to DNA and is fluorescent under UV light.<br />
  14. 14. The conclusions…<br /><ul><li> “This kind of partnership between big institutes and cities is very important for students like us because in our schools we don’t have enough material to develop our ability when we are facing real problems of science.”
  15. 15. “In fact, this week allowed us a single opportunity to be among the best scientists working in Portugal and live their daily routine.”
  16. 16. “However, we faced some difficulties that made this week so brilliant and productive and forced us to improve our scientific qualities.”
  17. 17. “Learning some new concepts during our holidays made this week awesome and  unforgettable. We have learnt lots of things that will be useful in our future."</li></li></ul><li>Students and supporting science communication team to the project <br />Ana Mena, João Almeida, ArianaAfonso, , José Amaro, Marisa Barros, Ana Godinho, Sofia, CatarinaJúlio<br />
  18. 18. Edit by Sílvia Castro<br />