• 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
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Applied botany
A Junior University Summer Project
 
       
       
          

Applied botany is a laboratory-based summer project that seeks to raise awareness about plants and their various applications.

 

This one-week long project, implemented in the scope of Porto's Junior University, comprised a set of hands-on activities for high school students (14-17 years old) focusing on the identification of plants and their use in forensic botany. Students were invited to work in a laboratory, where they had to use traces and other evidences to solve a mysterious police case. By engaging in these activities, they learned about the microscopic structures that identify an otherwise unrecognizable plant, the ecology that connects two seemingly disparate places, and how the way to seed travels can tell us much more than we suspect.

 


The project is promoted by CIBIO- InBIO and coordinated by João Tereso, Ana Cláudia Oliveira, Ana Paula Portela and Leonardo da Fonte.

 

To find out more about this project, visit Porto's Junior University website.

 

 

Editions: 2016

       
Posted in 2017-01-24