CBMA central objectives lay in promoting high quality research on Life Sciences, and favour the interaction with society in general and with the productive sectors in particular through outreach activities, services and technology development.
Underlying this syllogism there is a strong belief that solid technological advances must rely on solid knowledge i.e., must derive from high quality fundamental research in order to last and be economically rewarding.
To accomplish these purposes the CBMA focus on four strategic vectors of action:
- Promote the internationalisation, by stimulating and supporting the participation in international projects/nets, European or others.
- Stimulate the implementation and continuity of high standard post-graduated training activities through the Post-Graduated Training Programme, seminars and conferences.
- Promote the effective collaboration with the productive sector, either with direct collaboration with companies/industry or through the participation on programmes devoted to biotechnology development.
- Promote the organization/participation in programmes devoted to raise public awareness of science and its applications, addressing the general public, but more importantly school population, in order to motivate young people for scientific carriers.
The future perspectives of the people involved in each Research Area rely essentially in keeping pace with the best of scientific production in the correspondent areas. For this purpose, specific strategies have been conceived.
The CBMA intends to:
- Implement internal evaluation of each group member. Define the criteria of internal evaluation, with productivity thresholds established periodically.
- Use this evaluation output to apply productivity rewards.
- Coordinate the creation and implementation of PhD programme(s) (C3).
- Lead contacts with research groups from other institutions to implement advanced teaching activities and thus stimulating scientific collaborations.
- Stimulate and lead contacts for consistent collaborations with foreign researchers in scientific areas strategic for the development and quality increase of research.
- Establish collaborations and contracts with private companies and public institutions.
- Give support to extension activities, focusing on the ones predicted to have more impact in society and which can contribute effectively to motivate young people towards scientific issues.