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

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

The goal of EnvMetaGen 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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Team
Principal Investigator
Pedro Beja

Pedro Beja

Position: Associate Director of Operations, Fund Raising and Knowledge Transfer
Groups:
APPLECOL, LACOS21
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Researchers
Antonio Muñoz Mérida

Antonio Muñoz Mérida

Position: Principal Researcher
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Cristina Garcia Perez

Cristina Garcia Perez

Position: Auxiliary Researcher
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Filipa Martins

Filipa Martins

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Groups:
APPLECOL, CONGEN
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Hugo Rebelo

Hugo Rebelo

Position: Auxiliary Researcher
Group:
BATECO
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João P. Honrado

João P. Honrado

Position: Assistant Professor
Groups:
ECOCHANGE, INVASIONS
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John Archer

John Archer

Position: Principal Researcher
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Nuno Miguel dos Santos Ferrand de Almeida

Nuno Miguel dos Santos Ferrand de Almeida

Position: Full Professor
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Paulo Célio Alves

Paulo Célio Alves

Position: Associate Professor
Group:
CONGEN
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Raquel Godinho

Raquel Godinho

Position: Principal Researcher
Group:
ECOGEN
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Sónia Ferreira

Sónia Ferreira

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Group:
APPLECOL
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Vanessa Mata

Vanessa Mata

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Groups:
APPLECOL, BATECO
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Students
Andreia Penado

Andreia Penado

Position: PhD Student
Group:
CONGEN
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Joana Filipa da Silva Veríssimo

Joana Filipa da Silva Veríssimo

Position: PhD Student
Group:
APPLECOL
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Administrative Staff
Fredrik Oxelfelt

Fredrik Oxelfelt

Position: Project Manager
Groups:
APPLECOL, LACOS21
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Sandra Aresta

Sandra Aresta

Position: Knowledge Transfer and Dissemination Officer
Group:
APPLECOL
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State
Ongoing
Proponent Institution
InBIO
Funded by
EU
Dates
2015
Reference
H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2
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