• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVMETAGEN -  Capacity Building at InBIO for Research and Innovation Using Environmental Metagenomics

 

The goal of the project is to expand the research and innovation potential of InBIO – Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, through the creation of an ERA Chair in Environmental Metagenomics.
The project aims to strengthen the research potential of human resources, lab facilities and next-generation genome sequencing equipment funded by a FP7 CAPACITIES project, supporting an emerging research line in environmental metagenomics for applications in biodiversity conservation, invasive species control, ecosystem services assessment, and environmental (bio)monitoring. The project will contribute to the regional and national smart specialization strategies, by developing tools and approaches to foster environmentally sustainable development, and strengthening innovation and knowledge transfer activities in close collaboration with local and global industrial partners, as well as with governmental agencies. In addition, the project will contribute to the advanced training of highly-qualified human resources, and to the communication, dissemination and exploitation of InBIO’s research and innovation. To achieve its objectives, EnvMetaGen will develop the following main activities: (i) Upgrade the research capacity and capability by expanding the human potential and fostering a critical mass of researchers with inter-disciplinary expertise in environmental metagenomics; (ii) Improve InBIO’s innovation potential and impact at the regional, national and European levels, by promoting the integration of cost-effective metagenomics approaches at the forefront of biodiversity, ecological and environmental research; and (iii) Raise the international and national network of collaborations and partnerships of InBIO and its industrial and governmental affiliates. These activities will contribute to better integrate InBIO with the European Research Area (ERA), thus increasing their level of participation in the Horizon 2020 program.

 

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Principal Investigator:
 
Pedro Beja

Pedro Beja

Coordinating Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
 
Andreia Penado

Andreia Penado

PhD Student

 
Antonio Muñoz Mérida

Antonio Muñoz Mérida

Principal Researcher

 
Bastian Egeter

Bastian Egeter

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Cristina Garcia Perez

Cristina Garcia Perez

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Filipa Martins

Filipa Martins

PhD Student

 
Fredrik Oxelfelt

Fredrik Oxelfelt

Coordination Manager

 
Hugo Rebelo

Hugo Rebelo

Auxiliary Researcher

 
 
Joana Paupério

Joana Paupério

Post-Doc Researcher

 
João José Pradinho Honrado

João José Pradinho Honrado

Assistant Professor

 
John Archer

John Archer

Principal Researcher

 
Mafalda Galhardo

Mafalda Galhardo

Post-Doc Researcher

 
 
Pamela Puppo

Pamela Puppo

Research Assistant

 
Paulo Célio Alves

Paulo Célio Alves

Associate Professor

 
Raquel Godinho

Raquel Godinho

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Sandra Aresta

Sandra Aresta

Services and Technology Transfer Manager

 
Simon Jarman

Simon Jarman

Coordinating Researcher

 
 
Vanessa Mata

Vanessa Mata

PhD Student

 
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
InBIO
 
Funded by:
EU
 
Dates:
2015
 
Reference:
H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2