Help us save the planet from plastics!
Let’s help us to save the planet from plastics!
The Project Bio3Pas intends to use aquatic fungi to degrade plastics. Using fungi from the collection of the Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology, with a high capacity to break chemical bonds similar to those found in plastics, we hope to achieve a way to help the planet to be free of plastics, minimizing their negative impacts on aquatic fauna, especially birds, turtles, and cetaceans.
Structural and temporal patterns of the first global trading market
A multidisciplinary research coordinated by Jorge Pacheco, a researcher at the Centre for Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), was published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, comparing financial networks with 500 years of difference, following the cash flow (Structural and temporal patterns of the first global trading market).
EcoAgriFood project under the spotlight in Porto Canal
Fernanda Cássio, head of CBMA (Center for Molecular and Environmental Biology) and EcoAgriFood coordinator, presented the project in an interview to the program “Mentes que Brilham” from Porto Canal.
NewFood Competition Results – Food Valorization
The NewFood competition is a contest to select ideas for innovative projects in Traditional Food Products and to support their introduction to the market. The aim is to create Work Teams and develop Innovation Plans. The projects considered of higher quality will be awarded.
Study published in the renowned journal Nature led by the CBMA researcher Jorge M. Pacheco
CBMA researcher Jorge M. Pacheco published a new study in the renowned journal Nature. Research paper HERE.
Genetic study opens debate on Aryan migration to India
Fungicides are unbalancing aquatic ecosystems
Bruno Castro, from the Center for Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), is investigating the impact of pesticides on reservoirs and lakes.
Bakeries all over the world use enzyme studied in Portugal
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.