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First Prize - Project VinePAT

Project VinePAT wins Idea to Product (I2P) Global Competition

VinePAT is a system developed by Rui Martins, a researcher at CBMA, capable of gathering and analysing data based on spectroscopy and Process Analitical Technology (PAT), allowing vitners to control the quality of the grapes they produce and decide about treatments to apply on grapes' maturation phase, as well as optimal date for harvest.

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Green Project Awards: Project Safe Sea distinguised

The Green Project Awards 2010 have distinguished the SafeSea Project (CBMA - Biology Department, University of Minho) with an honorable mention in the Research and Development category.

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Campus do Mar and CBMA

A new partnership in Galiza

The project Campus do Mar was developed by universities in Galiza and North of Portugal and it aims being a centre of international excellence in marine areas in service to the society. CBMA is involved with Campus do Mar in the R&D section through the participation in the new post-graduate school opening in a near future.

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Scientific Illustration Course

The Portuguese Wildlife Society and the CBMA are organizing a Scientific Illustration Course taught by Fernando Correia, a biologist and illustrator. This course is scheduled for the 20th and 27th of November and 4th of December, and it will present the Biological Illustration (basic mode) focusing on:

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CBMA's Master Programmes on Facebook

Catching up with current trends of social presence over the internet, both our Master Programmes Coordinators decided to create Facebook profiles.
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New Database of Scientific Publications

We have a new database to manage our scientific publications. This database, available at http://references.cbma.bio.uminho.pt, will store all the bibliographic references from CBMA's members from 2003 onward. It is expected to be fully updated by the end of the year with all references from 2010.

 

Impact of harvesting sea urchin

Professor Pedro Gomes, a CBMA researcher, comments on the impact of harvesting sea urchin on the coast of Viana do Castelo:

"Assinalando que os impactes que as apanhas causam estão, ainda, por quantificar, Pedro Gomes, do Departamento de Biologia da Universidade do Minho, considera, também, que o que está a suceder no litoral "é mais do que visível". Segundo disse, as praias "ficam completamente removidas, o que não é de todo sustentável"."  

Jornal de Notícias of 22/02/2010

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Centro Multidisciplinar para a Biosustentabilidade

A Universidade do Minho (UM) vai criar, nos pólos de Braga e de Guimarães, um Centro Multidisciplinar para a Biosustentabilidade e a Qualidade de Construção. António Cunha, reitor da UM, adiantou hoje que o Centro - já candidato a fundos comunitários - "liga a investigação das áreas da construção civil e da biologia numa lógica de sustentabilidade, através de uma visão moderna da construção", pelo que serão estudados “processos de construção que sejam amigos e estejam totalmente integrados no ambiente, de forma a preservar os ecossistemas, mas mantendo o conforto inerente à vida de hoje”.
Ciênciahoje, 17 Fev. 2010

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First Prize - SpinUM'09 Award

The CBMA researcher Margarida Casal won the first prize on the SpinUM Competition with the project "NanoBioDelivery". This is the second edition of the "SpinUM - Business Ideas Competition", an initiative promoted by TecMinho. The seven finalists of the second edition of SpinUM came from the areas of Engineering, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Architecture. 

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