Portugal

Bioactive Beads in 3D Engineered Tissues

MIT Portugal Program

In this project, cell-sized hydrogel microbeads with defined mechanical and cell-interactive surface properties will be developed to provide local modulation of cell behavior and record key aspects of cell behavior in 3D tissue models.

Bus Rapid Transit Across Latitudes and Cultures

MIT is working with a consortium of other institutions to develop a new framework for planning, design, financing, implementation and operation of Bus Rapid Transit in different urban areas.

Depicting the Bone Marrow Stem Cell Microenvironment

MIT Portugal Program

Researchers are studying the bone marrow stem cell niche to contribute to the development of novel strategies for the ex-vivo expansion of human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC) for use in settings such as cell or gene therapy.

Engineering E. coli to Improve Plasmid Vector Manufacturing

MIT Portugal Program

This project aims to develop and test an E. coli strain specifically adapted to meet the upstream and downstream processing challenges associated with large scale production of plasmid vectors.

Heteroepitaxy on Large Silicon Wafers

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

This project aims to move heteroepitaxy onto large 200mm silicon wafers by depositing III-V materials on silicon substrates, with the hope of creating a new innovative path in the integrated circuit industry.

High-Throughput Screening with Microbioreactors

MIT Portugal Program

The overall goal of this project is to use micro-bioreactors to rapidly screen for mammalian cell clones that have capabilities to over-express the proteins.

Hydrogel Scaffolds for Three-Dimensional Culture

MIT Portugal Program

Researchers are working to design hydrogel scaffolds able to recreate the in vivo 3-D cellular environment that supports stem cell viability and differentiation.

Locomotion, Powered Prosthesis, and Exoskeleton Suit

This hybrid human-machine system research attempts to augment human capability, alleviate mobility disability in locomotion, and incorporate wearable sensors and electronic textiles.

MIT Portugal Program

MIT partners with universities, research centers, industry, and the government in Portugal to educate future leaders and entrepreneurs in science and technology.

Optimal Experimental Design in Systems Biology

The mathematical and computational techniques developed in this project will be used to design efficient and informative experiments to help optimize industrial biotechnology processes.

Protein Purification using Magnetic Particles

Researchers aim to develop magnetic nanoparticles into an industrially relevant technology, looking in particular at the purification of monoclonal antibodies from animal cell culture broths.

Transportation Innovations and Urban Revitalization

This project seeks to leverage transportation innovations to promote desirable urban development patterns and travel outcomes.