The team involved in the CBMA endeavoured activities that allowed the strengthening and in-depth of the scientific outputs in fundamental and applied Life Sciences. In the last few years, the team achieved higher levels of scientific maturity and quality. The team supervised with success more PhD and Master students, but more importantly, published more and in better-qualified journals.
The outputs of the continuous efforts of the CBMA present team throughout the last years are presented in detail in the sections below. Click any research area of the menu below to reveal a small descriprion. Click the description to read more.
- Yeast: signalling,
walls and membranes
- Study of cell transport systems involved in uptake, compartmentalization and mobilization of specific compounds. Click here to read more
- Yeast pathogens and their interactions with host cells
- Study of the virulence factors involved in infection by Candida albicans and their contribution to the understanding of host immune response. Click here to read more.
- Programmed cell death
- Identification and characterisation of apoptosis regulators that may have a potential application on therapy of human cell death dysfunctions. Click here to read more.
- Molecular Targets
for Human Diseases
- Development of nanoparticles with low citotoxicity and capable of encapsulating and delivering drugs to a well defined group of cells, while not affecting bystander cells. Click here to read more.
- Biochemical Pharmacology
- Study of targets for new compounds by estimating their potential use for the pharmaceutical industry, as for the overcoming of oxidative stress situations. Click here to read more.
- Cell Factories and
- Exploitation of bacteria and yeasts as "factories" in the production of added-value recombinant proteins. Click here to read more.
- Yeast food technology:
bread & wine
- Research of solutions for emergent problems and needs in the baking and wine industries. Click here to read more.
- Identification and development of solutions for interdisciplinary problems in biodiversity and natural resources conservation. Click here to read more.
- Molecular Ecology
- Investigation of the biological and ecological basis for the genetic diversity of natural populations and species over time and space. Click here to read more.
- Assessment of human impacts on biota and ecosystem processes and to understand the role of biodiversity to maintain ecosystem services in freshwaters. Click here to read more.