CBMA researcher Jorge M. Pacheco published a new study in the renowned journal Nature. Research paper HERE.
It helps to strengthen the bread dough, manking it bigger and softer for longer. It is called xylanase and is an enzyme that comes from a bacterium found in Antarctica.
On July 12 and 13 we had a visit from an official Chinese delegation at the University of Minho, related to the SINO-PT Project, “The Cooperative Study on Prevention and Treatment of Neurological Disorders by Medicinal Plants”, jointly funded by FCT and MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology of China).
This visit included an elite Chinese group, including representatives of Southwest Medical University (SWMU, Sichuan, China), from the Chinese Ministry of Health, as well as a large representation of the Chengdu Federation of Industry and Commerce which included several companies from the Sichuan province.
During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UMinho and SWMU, and the “SINO-PT Research Center for Medicinal and Food Plant Resources” was inaugurated at IB-S. At this ceremony were present, among others, Professor Rui Vieira de Castro (Rector of UMinho), Dr. Ricardo Rio (Mayor of Braga), Professor Manuela Corte-Real (President of ECUM), Dr. Wang Lei (representing the Chinese Embassy), Professor Yanzheng He (President of SWMU) and Dr .Shen (Director General of Sichuan province).
The ?SINO-PT Research Center for medicinal and food plant resources? intends to be an international cooperation Center, devoted to food and herbal medicine R&D, product and registration, Chinese herbal medicine planting, joint postgraduate training, and talent Exchange.
“School of Nature” won the European Citizen’s Natura 2000 Award by public vote in an online poll of 25 finalists in the Natura 2000 Network competition.