CBMR won recently two projects on the behalf of the call “Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infra-Structures”, promoted by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). With this call aims to support research infrastructures (RI) of strategic interest, to underpin scientific and technological advances and bolster the capacity of the R&D community in Portugal to be an active member of European and international projects. The term “research infrastructure” refers to facilities, resources and related services that scientific communities use to develop cutting-edge research and innovation in specific fields, from social sciences to engineering and life sciences.
From CBMR the selected projects were: Genome Portugal National Facility for Genome Sequencing and Analysis, a consortium between Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Minho, Instituto Gulbenkian, Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Nacional Dr.Ricardo Jorge e Universidade do Algarve and Portuguese Platform of Bioimaging (PPBI), a consortium between Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Minho, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Fundação D.Anna Champalimaud e Fundação Dr.Carlos Champalimaud, and Universidade do Algarve, among other national research institutes.
Know more about the projects:
Genome Portugal – National Facility for Genome Sequencing and Analysis
GenomePortugal is a distributed genome sequencing and analysis RI for basic/applied genome research and advanced services, which aims to potentiate the participation of Portuguese scientists in national and international genome projects, and to promote genome research in important fields such as healthcare, drug discovery, environment, marine and freshwater resources, agrofood biotechnology and green chemistry. GenomePortugal congregates researchers and technical personnel from several national research centres, will put Portugal on the map of the countries with technological capacity and expertise to sequence and analyse complex genomes and will engage the Portuguese research community in the genome revolution.
CBMR/UAlg Principal Investigator: Ana Teresa-Maia
Portuguese Platform of Bioimaging (PPBI)
PPBI will boost collaboration between researchers, institutions and industry to strengthen both basic and applied research, matching high-impact R&D projects with state-of-art bioimaging resources and expertise. Through shared coordination, strategic investments, and efficient allocation of resources, PPBI wants to give national researchers access to cutting-edge technological resources, create conditions to attract international researchers and integrate Portugal in the international BioImaging roadmap.
CBMR/UAlg Principal Investigator: Cláudia Florindo