CBMA is a research centre dedicated to the development of high quality fundamental research, but also to the development and implementation of technology, as well as to provide services, through an enlarged collaboration with companies/industries and public institutions. It has the privilege of being inserted in the Minho University, presently comprising over 30 Research Centres credited by the FCT, which, taken the relatively young age and human dimension of the University, is quite an achievement.
All about CBMA past achievements, present situation and future endeavors can be found on the articles below.
Research activity within the Department of Biology begun in 1986 with a reduced number of people and has been devoted ever since mainly to the study of Yeast Biology. In the last decade, other lines of research were developed, using other biological systems.
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.
CBMA is organized in two research groups. They are designated according to their identity and goals: Yeast Biology and Biotechnology – bioYtec, and Environmental Biology and services – bioEser. Each group comprises several Research Areas, which within the bioYtec group belong to two distinct Research Domains, Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Biotechnology.
The functional organization of CBMA is structured accordingly to the boundaries implemented at the University of Minho. The correspondent regulations were prepared in 2007, readjusted to the University regulations created in 2008/09 and approved by the due legal entities in November 2009.
In 2003, twenty permanent researchers of the Biology Department of Minho University subscribed the proposal for creation of the CBMA. In the mean time, the team has grown and so has the responsability to keep up the pace of scientific productivity.
CBMA is a research unit from the School of Sciences from Minho University recognized by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), and rated Very Good, by the FCT International evaluation committee in 2008. Click here to download CBMA's Internal Regulations
O CBMA é financiado por Fundos FEDER através do Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito do projecto PEst-C/BIA/UI4050/2011