Scientific networks offer researchers the opportunity to engage in scientific exchange and cooperation on topics of common interest. A network consists of a group of people, who, over a defined period of time, will work on a common research topic to attain a specific outcome. Network members may include young as well as senior researchers from CBMA or from abroad. This international programme component serves to strengthen the ties to the international research community.
Red Iberolatinoamericana de Diagnóstico Molecular de las Micosis Sistémicas y Oportunistas
Program: CYTED (Programa Iberoamericano de Ciência e Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento) P207RT0353/ 2008-2011. Coordination: Luz Elena Cano Restrepo, Universidade de Antioquia, Medellín, Colômbia with the participation of research groups from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Portugal.
CBMA Member: Célia PAIS
EUROPHEN - European Research Network for Yeast Phenomics
Program: ESF (European Science Foundation) RESEARCH NETWORK. Coordination: Anders Blomberg (contact person), Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Lundberg Laboratory, Göteborg University, Sweden; Steve Oliver, Dept. Biochemistry, Sanger Building, University of Cambridge, UK. Steering Committee Members: AUSTRIA - Sepp KOHLWEIN, Institut Molekulare Biowissenschaften, University of Graz, BELGIUM – Joris WINDERICKX, Biology Department, Katholic University Leuven, DENMARK - Jakob WINHER, Inst Molecular Biology and Physiology, Univ of Copenhagen, ENGLAND - Steve OLIVER, Dept. Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, FINLAND - Merja PENTTILA, VTT Biotechnology, Espoo, FRANCE – Bernard DUJON, Genomes and Genetics, Institut Pasteur, Paris, GERMANY - Karl-Dieter ENTIAN, Institute for Molecular Biosciences, Frankfurt, HUNGARY - Balazs PAPP, Inst Biochemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, IRELAND - Ursula BOND, Microbiology, Univ. of Dublin, Trinity College, ITALY - Csaba PAL, Centre for Computational Systems Biology, University of Trento, NETHERLANDS – Teun BOEKHOUT, Centraal Bureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS), Utrecht, NORWAY - Stig OMHOLT, CIGENE, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås , POLAND - Ryszard KORONA, Inst Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian Univ, Krakow, PORTUGAL, CBMA - Margarida CASAL, Dept de Biologia/CBMA, Universidade do Minho, Braga, SCOTLAND - Chris GLASBEY, Biomathematics & Statistics, Edingburg University SLOVENIA Blaz ZUPAN, Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, SPAIN – Eduard SERRA ARRENAS, Cent Genètica Mèdica Mol, Barcelona, SWEDEN - Anders BLOMBERG; Cell and Molecular Biology; Göteborg University, SWITZERLAND - Mathias PETER, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH.
CBMA Member: Margarida CASAL
I-BOL's main mission is extending the geographic and taxonomic coverage of the barcode reference library -- Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) -- storing the resulting barcode records, providing community access to the knowledge they represent and creating new devices to ensure global access to this information. That includes a hand-held device that will provide real-time access to identifications by anyone in any setting. I-Bol is an alliance of researchers and biodiversity organizations in 26 nations.
CBMA Member: Filipe COSTA is PORTUGAL delegate and member of the Scientific Steering Committee.
The Fish Barcode of Life Initiative (FISH-BOL), is a global effort to coordinate an assembly of a standardised reference sequence library for all fish species, one that is derived from voucher specimens with authoritative taxonomic identifications. The benefits of barcoding fishes include facilitating species identification for all potential users, including taxonomists; highlighting specimens that represent a range expansion of known species; flagging previously unrecognized species; and perhaps most importantly, enabling identifications where traditional methods are not applicable.
The Fish Barcode of Life effort is creating a valuable public resource in the form of an electronic database containing DNA barcodes, images, and geospatial coordinates of examined specimens. The database contains linkages to voucher specimens, information on species distributions, nomenclature, authoritative taxonomic information, collateral natural history information and literature citations. FISH-BOL thus complements and enhances existing information resources, including FishBase and various genomics databases.
CBMA Member: Filipe COSTA is Chair of the European Regional Working Group