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Visit of the Delegation from Istituto di Scienze della Vita della Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (ISV SSSA), Pisa, Italy, to ITQB NOVA, 3-4 May 2017

A delegation of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (ISV SSSA) was visiting the ITQB NOVA to establish a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming to strengthen cultural, educational and scientific cooperation between both institutions.

Cooperation will have a strong focus on several of the GREEN-IT areas (e.g. Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity; Biomass and Bioenergy; Molecular Plant Physiology; Sustainable Agricultural Systems).

Nelson Saibo, member of the GREEN-IT Research Unit and head of the Plants for Life Ph.D. Program, is the contact person from ITQB NOVA that together with Paolo Bàrberi from ISV SSSA is responsible for catalyzing the established MoU.

  

   

 

 

Organization of International Events

1. Martins LO, Member of the Organizing Committee “5th International Iberian Biophysical Congress” Porto, 15-17th June 2016

2. Martins LO, Member of the Scientific Committee: Oxizymes in Wageningen – 7th European Meeting of OXIZYMES Wageningen, The Netherlands, July 3-6, 2016

3. Summer School Theory and Practice in Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, July 2016.

4. EYSF 2016 (EMBO Young Investigators Science Forum); September 1-2; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. Co-organized by Raquel Oliveira, Monica Bettencourt Dias, Lars Jansen, Ana Domingos and Elena Baena-González

5. Martins LO, CHAIR of the Joint WG1 + WG3 Meeting of COST Action FP1306, Lisbon, 26-27 Sep 2016

6. XVI Simposio Hispano-Luso de Nutrición Mineral de las Plantas – NUTRIPLANTA 2016 (Murcia, Spain, 25-28 Sept. 2016). (Member of the Honours Committee: MM Oliveira)

7. 2016: Second International Legume Society Conference. Tróia, Portugal, 11-14 October (Fevereiro P, Vaz Patto C, and Araújo S– Co-organizers)

 

Organization National Events

1. Session: Biotechnology for a Sustainable Bio-economy. Ciência 2016 - Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal. Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (4-6 July 2016) (Organizer MM Oliveira)

2. 11th Inorganic Chemistry Conference SPQ, Sintra, Portugal, 7-8 October 2016 (B. Royo, Member of the Scientific Committee)

3. 6 the National Meeting on Agrobiotechnology (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, 13 July). Organizer - Pedro Fevereiro.

 

 

Annual Meetings of the GREEN-IT Research Unit

 

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Bioresources for Sustainability Unit (GREEN-IT) took place at ITQB NOVA on the 20-22 September 2017. The annual meeting included presentations of GREEN-IT Research Topics, discussions and debates, meetings with the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), invited lectures and and feedback on GREEN-IT progress from the SAB.


 

Invited Lectures
 
   
Prof. Rodomiro Ortiz
Faculty [Chair] Professor, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sundsvagen, Sweden, and renown expert on plant breeding, genetic characterization and precise phenotyping
  Prof. Diethard Mattanovich
Professor at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, and renown expert on metabolic engineering, microbial biotechnology, and systems biology and industrial biotechnology
 
Sketches by Cirenia Baldrich    

 

The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Bioresources for Sustainability Unit (GREEN-IT) took place at ITQB NOVA on the 7-8 July 2016. The annual meeting included presentations of all Research Groups, discussions and debates, poster presentations and Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board.

 

The 1st Annual Meeting of the Bioresources for Sustainability Unit (GREEN-IT) took place at ITQB NOVA and Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos on the 13 November 2015. The annual meeting included presentations of all Research Groups, discussions and debates and team building activities.

 

 

Invited Speakers hosted by GREEN-IT Researchers

1. Joyce Boye, Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – “ On the digestibility of pulse protein ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 28 Jan 2016

2. Marc Van Montagu, Ghent University, Belgium – “Plant Sciences: Discover, Innovate, communicate with Society ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 07 Mar, 2016

3. Ana Campilho, CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Portugal – “ Plant vascular formation – a model for functional characterization of conserved genes ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 08 Mar, 2016

4. Phil Wigge, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK – “Making a thermosensor- temperature perception mechanisms in plants ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 10 Mar 2016

5. Sonia Osorio-Algar, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department, University of Malaga, Spain – “The uncovering of new transcription factors involved in ripening and post-harvest life of tomato and strawberry fruits” , Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 14 Mar 2016

6. Andreas Weber, Universität Düsseldorf – “C3-C4 intermediate photosynthesis - a prerequisite for C4 photosynthesis ” 16 Mar 2016, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras

7. Julian Hibberd, University of Cambridge – “The evolution of C4 photosynthesis ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 18 Mar 2016

8. Christine H. Foyer, Centre for Plant Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK – “The functions of WHIRLY1 functions in stress and senescence ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 30 Mar 2016

9. Dierk Scheel, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany - “Signaling in PAMP-triggered immunity ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 01 Apr 2016

10. Wout Boerjan, VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University - “Genetic engineering of wood quality to improve biomass processing ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 13 Apr 2016

11. Paul Christou, Applied Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, University of Lleida - “Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology for the creation of novel plant chemodiversity ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 14 Apr 2016

12. Hannele Tuominen, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University, Sweden - “Molecular control of xylem cell death and impact on plant performance ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 21 Apr 2016

13. Hendrik Poorter, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH - “General patterns in biomass allocation and allometry among higher plants ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 26 Apr 2016 Host: Nelson Saibo.

14. Bradley Lusk, Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Arizona State University – “Thermophilic Anode Respiring Bacteria ”, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 04 Jul 2016

15. Jose M. Pardo, Instituto de Bioquimica Vegetal y Fotosintesis (IBVF-CSIC), Spain - “Regulation of potassium uptake and storage ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 12 Jul 2016

16. Elspeth Mac Rae, Scion, New Zealand – “Forests, biorefineries and the bioeconomy in New Zealand ”, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 18 Nov 2016

17. Seminar with the participation of several public and private entities - The New Breeding Techniques: Scientific, Technical, Social and Legal Aspects, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 12 Dec 2016

18. Elizabete Carmo-Silva, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK - “Optimising CO2 assimilation and crop yields in fluctuating environments ”, Plants4Life Doctoral Program Invited Speaker, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, 19 Dec 2016

 

 

GREEN-IT Researchers Institutional Seminars

1. Rita Abranches, Plant Cell Biology Lab, GREEN-IT Unit – “ Plant biofactories for the production of recombinant proteins ”, ITQB NOVA SCAN Seminar, Oeiras, 20 Jan 2016

2. Inês Cardoso Pereira, Bacterial Energy Metabolism Lab, GREEN-IT Unit – “ A protein trisulfide couples dissimilatory sulfate reduction to energy conservation ”, ITQB NOVA SCAN Highlight Seminar, Oeiras, 27 Jan 2016

3. Isabel Abreu, UNIMS ITQB/IBET - UniMS: Mass Spectrometry for ITQB, iBET, and beyond, ITQB NOVA SCAN Seminar, Oeiras, 02 Mar 2016

4. Liliana C. Tomé, Isabel Marrucho Lab - “Ionic Liquid-based Materials for Advanced CO2 Separation Membranes ”, ITQB NOVA SCAN Seminar, Oeiras, 06 Apr 2016

5. Célia Miguel, Forest Biotech Lab – “Searching for molecular regulators of cork cambium in a cork non-producing model tree ”, ITQB NOVA SCAN Seminar, Oeiras, 20 Apr 2016

6. Carla António, Plant Metabolomics Lab, GREEN-IT Unit – “Plant Metabolomics Laboratory: a three-year journey at ITQB NOVA ”, ITQB NOVA SCAN Seminar, Oeiras, 21 Sep 2016

7. Pedro Fevereiro, Plant Cell Biotechnology Lab, GREEN-IT Unit – “Gene expression regulation in Eukaryotes: E pur si muove! ”, ITQB NOVA SCAN Seminar, Oeiras, 16 Nov 2016