On this International Microorganism Day, we want to invite you to participate in two different scientific outreach events promoted by BioISI researchers that certainly will allow you to know more about these “invisible agents. Don’t judge microorganisms by their size. It is – indeed - inversely proportional to their role in our world!
Jorge Marques da Silva obtained his professorship aggregation in Biology (field of Physiology & Biochemistry) at Ciências ULisboa, last July. Get to know Jorge - the scientist and the man - a little better by reading this Researcher Profile.
BioISI Digest | High-throughput phenotyping of physiological traits for wheat resilience to high temperature and drought stress
Researchers identified the traits conferring wheat resilience to water scarcity and hight temperatures and can now provide breeders a program to plant a more resistant wheat variety to climate change.
BioISI Digest | Aggregation of a Parkinson’s Disease-Related Peptide: When Does Urea Weaken Hydrophobic Interactions?
This study reveals that urea has an important role when it comes to desegregate certain proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
BioISI Digest | Saccharomyces cerevisiae Diversity in Arbutus unedo L. Fermentations in Association with the Volatile and Sensory Similarities of the Distillates
The paper reports that the type of microorganisms present in the fruit fermentation process have an impact on the chemical and sensorial characteristics of the distillates to be used in the production of spirit bevareges.
BioISI has an open call for 9 research fellowships for R&D Initiation within FCT Summer with Science Programme, aimed at giving BSc. and MSc. students an opportunity to perform a summer internship in a national R&D Unit. The deadline for application is July 20, 2022.
RNA Systems Biology Lab researchers awarded within the 3rd International Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Genetics
Carolina Ruivinho and Cláudia Estima were distinguished, respectively, with the Prof. Dr. Amândio Sampaio Tavares award for the best oral communication (ex-aequo), and the best poster award in the Biomedical Genetics session and the Prof. Luís Archer award for the best poster communication (ex-aequo) within the 3rd International Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Genetics.
BioISI Digest | Uncovering the role of DNA methyltransferases in grapevine – Plasmopara viticola interaction: from genome-wide characterization to global methylation patterns
This paper reports the research led by Andreia Figueiredo and first-authored by Gonçalo Pereira, showing that certain enzymes involved in the process of DNA methylation have an important role on grapevine cultivar’s susceptibility or tolerance to develop downy mildew disease. Find out in detail this research work by reading this digest.
BioISI Digest | Single-ion magnet behaviour in homoleptic Co(ii) complexes bearing 2-iminopyrrolyl ligands
Nuno A. G. Bandeira publsihed a new research article on which he describes the structure and properties of four cobalt (II) complexes presenting single-ion magnet behavior that can, for instance, ultimately revolutionise the industry of all electronic devices from desktop PCs to smartphones. Find out how in this BioISIDigest.
José Lourenço was awarded a Bilateral Research Fund Grant from PARSUK (Portuguese Association of Students and Researchers in the UK), aimed at creating and strengthening links between universities and research institutes based in Portugal and in the UK.