PAS GRAS project has its kick-off meeting


Horizon Europe project, led by Universidade de Coimbra and with strong participation by NMS, had its kick off meeting on the 29th and 30th of June.

"PAS GRAS: demystifying the metabolic, environmental and behavioral determinants of obesity in children, adolescents and young adults" had its kick-off meeting in Coimbra with all its partners present, including NOVA Medical School researchers presenting their role in this international project.

Both Sílvia Conde and Maria Paula Macedo, principal investigators at NMS, gave talks regarding how their research will benefit this innovative project involving obesity in young people, and other lab members, post-doctoral researchers Joana Sacramento and Maria João Meneses, were also present at Cólegio da Trindade to witness the first event of this ambitious endeavour. 

The PAS GRAS project is led by Paulo Oliveira from CNC Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology from Universidade de Coimbra and, besides NMS, includes partners from:

  • NOVA School of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT NOVA, Portugal)
  • Associação de Ginástica do Centro (Portugal)
  • Associação Protectora Dos Diabéticos De Portugal (Portugal)
  • Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)
  • European Society for Clinical Investigation (Netherlands)
  • Fundación EURECAT (Spain)
  • Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal)
  • Instituto Politécnico De Viana De Castelo (Portugal)
  • Instytut Biologii Doswiadczalnej Im. M. Nenckiego (Poland)
  • King's College London (United Kingdom)
  • Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
  • Mediagnost (Germany)
  • Technische Universität München (Germany)
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
  • Uppsala Universitet (Sweden)
Know more about NMS contribuition to this project here and check the news article on the Universidade de Coimbra website.


Sílvia Vilares Conde
Principal Investigator
Maria Paula Macedo
Principal Investigator (PI)
Joana Sacramento
Junior Researcher FCT Scientific Employment Stimulus