RECURSOS HUMANOS ALTAMENTE QUALIFICADOS

Innovation and optimization of the discovery platform for therapeutic compounds of marine origin

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PORTUGAL2020 – ALG-05-3559-FSE-000017

Project acronym: Highly Qualified Human Resources

Main goal: Innovation and optimization of the discovery platform for therapeutic compounds of marine origin

Project ID | ALG-05-3559-FSE-000017

Operational Program | Algarve Regional Operational Program

Thematic Objective | Promote sustainability and quality of employment and support labour mobility

Investment Priority | Adapting workers, businesses, and entrepreneurs to change

Operation typology | Hiring Highly Qualified Human Resources (SME or CoLAB)

Call | N º ALG-59-2018-29

Starting date | 2020-10-30

Ending date | 2022-10-29

Goals, Activities, and Results

Sea4Us plans to hire an experienced researcher in the field of Neuroscience, with a high level of knowledge in neuronal cultures, Alzheimer’s research, neurodegeneration, real-time cell imaging, calcium records, electrophysiology, and molecular biology techniques.

The hiring of the HR foreseen in the application has the general objective of boosting its Drug Discovery and Development Platform, an advance that must be carried out based on two objectives:

  • Increased innovation and profitability of the existing platform, through the introduction of an in vitro medium-throughput drug screening system, with the purpose of scaling up the discovery of therapeutic compounds of marine origin for pathologies mediated by ion channels (Sea4Us’ main R&D area);
  • Opening of a new line of R&D and the respective business model, through the development of tests to discover therapeutic compounds targeting Alzheimer’s disease, a new therapeutic area within Sea4Us, which will greatly enhance the use of its vast compound library.