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Jun. 2016
Plant metabolomics in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Invited lecture at III ABCF Congress, June 13-15, 2016, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Mar. 2015
Chemoinformatics/chemometrics on Brazil: an overview
Invited lecture at First Brazilian Workshop on Bioinformatics/Chemometrics for Metabolomics, March 13-14, 2015, FCFRP-USP, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil - [link]

Sep. 2014
Metabolomics and in silico tools in the search of natural compounds from plants with anti-inflammatory potential
Invited lecture at Tsukuba Global Science Week 2014 (TGSW 2014), Sep. 28-30, Tsukuba, Japan

Sep. 2014
Metabolomics as a tool in chemosystematics and in the search for bioactive plant metabolites
Invited lecture at XXIII Simpósio de Plantas Medicinais do Brasil (XXIII SPMB), Sep. 16-19, Goiânia, GO, Brazil

Aug. 2014
62nd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), Aug. 31-Sep. 4, 2013, Guimarães, Portugal
AsterBioChem members co-authored three posters

Sep. 2013
61st International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), Sep. 1-5, 2013, Münster, Germany
AsterBioChem and ResNetNPND members co-authored three short lectures (see below) and three poster presentations. The abstracts are published in a special issue of Planta Medica.
• D.A. Chagas-Paula et al.: Discovery of plant anti-inflammatory biomarkers by machine learning algorithms and metabolomic studies
• T.B. Oliveira et al.Temporal characteristics of a natural products in-house database
• M. Nogueira et al.Screening of some Asteraceae to discover new active compounds against Trypanosoma brucei by metabolite profiling and PLS analysis

Jul. 2013
Young Scientist Award. Metabolomics Society 2013 Conference SECC, Glasgow, UK
D.A.Chagas-Paula et al.: Discovery of plant dual COX and LOX inhibitors and models to prediction through metabolomic studies and artificial intelligence

Apr. 2013
Short-Term Workshop on Metabolomics
23rd April 2013, FCFRP-USP, Auditorium, building R, 2.30 - 4.30 p.m.
• Fernando B. Da Costa (AsterBioChem, FCFRP-USP): Opening remarks
• José Felipe Lugão (Analítica - Thermo Fisher Scientific): Orbitrap – a new approach for untargeted metabolomics workflow
• RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel (University of Strathclyde, Scotland): Basic NMR and MS tools to complex dereplication and metabolomic data sets

Mar. 2013
Portrait at the University of Münster website - [link]
Interview about the research activities carried out during the staying of Prof. Da Costa at WWU (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany) for the Brazil chair professorship (Sep. 2012 - Apr. 2013). Further information is also included, such as leisure and personal life in Münster.

Feb. 2013
Chemical and Biological Potential of South American Asteraceae - [link]
Invited lecture at The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS), Univ. Heidelberg, Germany, 18 Feb., 2013

Jan.-Feb 2013
Topics on chemoinformatics – application in natural products chemistry
Introductory course to Ph.D. students (theory and practical) - from 24 Jan. to 28 Feb., 2013
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie und Phytochemie, Univ. Münster, Germany
To present the students general concepts of chemoinformatics involving basic examples and case studies using software, artificial intelligence and development of computer models applied to Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Sep. 2012
- Mr. Ahmed Tawfike, a PhD student and Ms. Daniela Chagas de Paula, an exchange post graduate student from Sao Paolo were both competetively selected for an oral presentation for the technical program of Biocom12 Congress of the Phytochemical Society of Europe that was held in Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz, 10-12 Sep., 2012. We congratulate Mr. Tawfike for receiving the best presentation award during the event. Both students are working with the Natural Products Metabolomics group headed by Dr. RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel.
Source: SIPBS News, Weekly newsletter 17 Sep. 2012, Univ. Strathclyde, Scotland.

- Prof. Fernando Batista Da Costa from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, as the first Brazilian researcher, has recently been selected for the Brazil chair professorship at WWU (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany), funded by the Brazilian CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior). Professor Da Costa begins his six-month stay at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry (IPBP), WWU Muenster, on 5 Sep., 2012. Fernando Da Costa, former director of the Natural Products Division of the Brazilian Chemical Society, is one of Brazil's top natural products chemists and a member of the Research Network Natural Products against Neglected Diseases (ResNetNPND). In the course of his guest professorship at WWU he will work together with the group of Prof. Thomas Schmidt at IPBP, with a main focus on the in silico evaluation of the antiinfective potential of natural products against tropical neglected diseases.
Source: Pressemitteilung upm, Univ. Münster, Germany and IPBP-WWU. - [link]