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FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) opened a Call for PhD Scholarships in the context of COVID-19 research. The “Doctorates 4 COVID-19” Call will grant 50 PhD scholarships for research dedicated to the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
This Call is open from April 8th to May 14th 2020 (5pm, Lisbon time).

iMM has several ongoing research projects dedicated to the COVID-19 thematic. Information about the research projects and supervisors is available below.

iMM encourages all interested candidates to contact the potential PhD project supervisor, providing the following documents: a short CV (max. 2 pages) and motivation letter (statement explaining how the candidate´s prior academic path and future professional plans fit within the scope of the specific PhD Project; max. 1 page). Selection is made directly by each potential PhD supervisor. Subsequently, PhD candidates will benefit from the support of the iMM Training Hub throughout the FCT application process.

PhD Projects

Using single cell transcriptomics to elucidate Covid19 immune responses/Computational biology
Supervisor: Luís Graça
Lab: Luis Graça Lab (Lymphocyte Regulation)

Shaping innate immune system response in persistent and novel viral pandemics: from HIV to SARS-CoV 2
Supervisors: Amelia Chiara Trombetta and Ana Espada de Sousa
Lab: Ana Espada Sousa Lab (Human Immunodeficiency & Immune Reconstitution)
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Development and testing of SARS-CoV-2 fusion inhibitors
Supervisor: Nuno C. Santos
Lab: Nuno Santos Lab (Biomembranes & Nanomedicine)