Research Projects

Ongoing International Funded Projects

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE: Implementation and Early Operation of ELIXIR - the European infrastructure for life-science data
20152019, H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-1, no. 676559

PineWS-miRNA-vs-Gene: The role of small RNAs in response of maritime pine to drought stress
20152017, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF-627761

ProCoGen - Promoting a functional and comparative understanding of the conifer genome- implementing applied aspects for more productive and adapted forests
20122015, FP7-289841. Funded by the EU

Ongoing National Funded Projects

DataStorm - Large scale data management in cloud environments
20132016, EXCL/EEI-ESS/0257/2012

Genosuber - cork oak genome sequencing project

Concluded projects (International Funding)

EUBerry: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries
20112014, IBET (FP7-KBBE-2010-4, CP-265942) (Coordinator: Bruno Mezzetti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy)

SUSTAINPINE: Genomic tools in maritime PINE for enhanced biomass production and SUSTAINable forest management
20102013, P-KBBE/AGR-GPL/0001/2009 (Coordinator Célia Miguel)

Cork Oak ESTs consortium - Bioinformatics Plataform
20092011, (SOBREIRO/0030/2009) (Coordinator: A. Bohn)

Concluded projects (National Funding)

Population genomics of virulence adaptation in coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix)
20122015, PTDC/AGR-GPL/119943/2010

Effect of environmental stresses on rice epigenome
20112013, ITQB (PTDC/BIA-BCM/111645/2009) (Coordinator: Ana Paula Santos)

Polyphenols as protective agents in cellular models of alpha-synucleinopaties, in particular Parkinson’s disease
20112014, ITQB (PTDC/BIA-BCM/111617/2009) (Coordinator: Ricardo Ferreira)

Assessment of genetic and genomic resources of Cork Oak: the basis towards a prospective management
20102013, IBET (PTDC/AGR-GPL/104966/2008) (Coordinator: Dora Batista, Fac. Ciências, Univ. Lisboa)

Identification of genes responsible for drought tolerance in Jatropha curcas, an emerging biodiesel plant
20102012, ITQB (PTDC/AGR-GPL/101435/2008) (Coordinator: M. Margarida Oliveira)

Functional analysis of new transcriptional regulators involved in abiotic stress responses in rice
20102012, ITQB (PTDC/BIA-BCM/099836/2008) (Coordinator: Nelson Saibo)

Breeding for salinity tolerance in rice and identification of key genes/proteins affecting seed set under salt stress
20102013, ITQB (PTDC/AGR-AAM/099234/2008) (Coordinator: Sónia Negrão)

T. caespititius chemotypes: molecular, genetic and biotechnological approaches to understand chemical polymorphism
20102013, ITQB (PTDC/AGR-GPL/101334/2008) (Coordinator: Helena Trindade-FCUL)

Transgeneration evaluation of rice transcriptomic/proteomic alterations caused by genetic modifications and other stresses
20102013, ITQB (PTDC/EBB-BIO/098983/2008) (Coordinator: Rita Batista-INSA)

Fundo EDP Biodiversidade 2009 - Conservação e Valorização da Flora Endémica Ameaçada em Portugal

Gene Regulatory Networks Underlying Phellogen Activity
20102013, IBET (PTDC/AGR-GPL/098369/2008) (Coordinator: Célia Miguel)

Transcriptomics of maritime pine embryogenesis
20102013, PTDC/AGR-GPL/102877/2008 (Coordinator: Célia Miguel)

Resposta Biotecnológica ao Problema do Nemátodo da Madeira do Pinheiro
20092014, IBET, Autoridade Florestal Nacional (Coordinator: Marta Vasconcelos, ESB – Univ. Católica do Porto)

Cork oak ESTs Consortium – fruit and embryo development
20092011, IBET (SOBREIRO/0029/2009) (Coordinator: Célia Miguel)

Concluded projects Industry

Conservation and valorization of endangered endemic Portuguese plant species