The congress had more than 450 participants and brings together experts from different areas and includes the main topics related to current research in malacology (study of molluscs).
Two CBMA researchers, Hernâni Gerós and Sofia Costa and six master’s and doctoral students, Angélica Silva, Hélder Costa, Mariana Vale, Rui Pedro Fernandes Carvalho, Rita Gomes Gonçalves and Bruna Pereira Gonçalves, landed this weekend in italian territory to participate in the II Agroecology Summer School.
Her poster was titled: “Studying native Kluyveromyces marxianus transporters to reprogramme the balance between hexose and pentose transport”, part of this work was recently published in FEMS Yeast Research Journal.
The alert is given by Ronaldo Sousa, from CBMA, in an investigation now published in the scientific journal Global Change Biology.
A team, led by Björn Johansson from CBMA, discovered an enzyme that degrades one of the most abundant sugars in nature, with potential in the production of biofuels and molecules with pharmacological interests.