Biological Resources and Sustainable Development
Biological resources and sustainable development deals mainly with the environment at large. The expertise of ITQB in Plant sciences has a strong molecular edge and obvious impact on agriculture and on the environment, thus placing the Institute on a very competitive position to make a difference at national and international level. Additionally, these and other expertises contribute substantially to the topics of food safety and security, which are strategic in our over-crowded planet. Furthermore, ITQB expertise in clean production of useful products through (bio)catalysis (including bioenergy production), and microbiotechnology, can pave the way to a more sustainable development, while maintaining and improving the quality of life of advanced societies.