European Researchers' Night '23


The European Researchers' Night is a public event that takes place every year on the last Friday of September in multiple European cities and aims to showcase the diversity of science, in all its areas, and its impact on the daily lives of citizens of fun and inspiring way. 


NOVA Medical School (NMS) will participate in two initiatives in greater Lisbon with very varied activities:

The Committees of PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers will have an exhibition on "How are biomedical research waste treated at NOVA Medical School?" and will host an open conversation entitled "What step are we towards gender equality in research at NOVA Medical School?". This conversation will feature the participation of Nuno Miguel Gonçalves representing ScidoArmário, an initiative that aims to promote, represent and see LGBTQIA+ identities in academia in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas in Portugal, and Ana Ribeiro, student of the first edition of the first PhD in Gender Studies, in Portugal, being developed at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (FCSH NOVA).

NMS researchers in the field of neurosciences will promote in-person and interactive activities, under the theme "Can We Keep Our Brains Healthy to Live Better and Longer?" with the aim of explaining how the brain works, how brain diseases occur and the importance of an active and healthy life for the aging brain.

At A Cozinha é um Laboratório, NMS alumni will host the hands-on workshop on Molecular Gastronomy, where participants will be able to combine science and food. Making a fried egg and strawberry caviar will not be what it seems... It's all science at the table!


All NOVA Medical School activities are in-person, free and open to the public without the need for prior registration.


European Researchers' Night aims to bring research and researchers closer to the public, promote excellent research projects across Europe and the world, increase young people's interest in scientific and research careers, and also highlight the impact of researchers' work in people's daily lives.