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Saibo´s projects

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Funded projects (PI Nelson Saibo)
  • 2012 - 2016 "3to4 - Converting C3 to C4 photosynthesis for sustainable agriculture" Coordinator: Prof. Richard Leegood, Collaborative project funded by EU FP7
  • 2011 - 2013 “Transcriptional mechanisms underlying photosynthetic response to drought in rice”. Bilateral project with Prof. Baishnab C Tripathy (India), funded by FCT.
  • 2010 - 2012 “Functional analysis of new transcriptional regulators involved in abiotic stress responses in rice”. Funded by FCT: PTDC/BIA-BCM/099836/2008
  • 2008 - 2012 "Isolation and functional characterization of abiotic stress related genes with potential industrial interest" Funded by BASF Plant Science
  • 2006 - 2009 A Doctoral Training Network in Integrative Studies on Plant Stress Biology (ADONIS) coordinated by Prof. Dorothea Bartels. Marie Curie Early-Stage Research Training project funded by EU.
  • 2005 - 2009 “Transcription factors regulating abiotic stress responses in rice (Oryza sativa): a transgenic approach to improve tolerance, and search for novel players”. Funded by FCT: POCI/BIA-BCM/56063/2004


 Collaboration in funded projects
  • 2010 - 2012 "Transgeneration evaluation of rice transcriptomic/proteomic alterations caused by genetic modifications and other stresses". Project funded by FCT: PTDC/EBB-BIO/098983/2008. Principal Investigator: Dra. Rita Batista.
  • 2010 - 2012 "Breeding for salinity tolerance in rice and identification of key genes/proteins affecting seed set under salt stress". Principal Investigator: Dra. Sónia Negrão. Project funded by FCT: PTDC/AGR-AAM/099234/2008.
  • 2010 - 2012 "Identification of genes responsible for drought tolerance in Jatropha curcas, an emerging biodiesel plant". Principal Investigator: Dra. Margarida Oliveira. Project funded by FCT: PTDC/AGR-GPL/101435/2008.
  • 2010 - 2012 "Gene Regulatory Networks Underlying Phellogen Activity". Principal Investigator: Dra. Célia MIguel. Project funded by FCT: PTDC/AGR-GPL/098369/2008.
  • 2009 - 2010 "Cork oak ESTs consortium - Abiotic stress: Heat and cold stresses".  Principal Investigator: Dr. Cândido Pinto Ricardo. Project funded by FCT: SOBREIRO/0035/2009.
  • 2008 -2011 “Analysis of the natural variability in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) through EcoTILLING in salt and cold tolerance genes”. Principal Investigator: Dra. M. Margarida Oliveira. Project funded by FCT:PTDC/AGR-GPL/70920/2006.
  • 2008 - 2011 “Chromatin remodelling and abiotic stress responses in rice” Principal Investigator: Dra. Ana Paula Santos. Project funded by FCT: PTDC/BIA-BCM/64215/2006.


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