A 11.ª Conferência de Biologia Matemática aconteceu em Lisboa, na Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. No mesmo evento, durante uma semana, estiveram reunidos dezenas de investigadores desta área.
Phylogenetics is one of the scientific areas of Biology that has grown fast and evolved in methodological terms in the last years. Its applications go from the studies of the evolution of species and populations to the least expected, as the study of the origin of the AIDS virus or seasonal cycles of the flu. The course is aimed at students and professionals that intend to get started in phylogenetic analysis as well as researchers already with some experience wanting to deepen or update their knowledge in the field.
Symbiosis is a key strategy for life on Earth. Nevertheless, although many research groups have long been committed to the study of symbiosis, its definition and functioning are not fully understood, and its ecological role and relevance are still underestimated.
Lack of fertile land to feed the exponentially growing population, insufficient water availability and quality, changes in the flow of nutrients through the bio-geo-cycles (especially N and P) and climate and land use changes are impacting ecosystems and their capacity to deliver goods and services for humans. It is striking that all these issues interact around one common resource - SOIL and its biodiversity.
Prova de Doutoramento "Evaluation of thermal stress in tropical marine organisms in the context of climate warming"
Sara Carolina Gusmão Coito Madeira defende a tese "Evaluation of thermal stress in tropical marine organisms in the context of climate warming".
Approaching 100 years of cereal rust research at the University of Sydney; lessons learnt and the way ahead
Por Robert Park (Judith & David Coffey Chair of Sustainable Agriculture The University of Sydney Faculty of Science, School of Life & Environmental Sciences Plant Breeding Institute, The University of Sydney).
Joana S. Cristóvão estuda uma das mais abundantes proteínas do cérebro - a proteína S100B – com funções regulatórias associadas à resposta inflamatória, apresentando níveis elevados em pessoas com a doença de Alzheimer.
A ciência é global e colaborativa. Quem o diz é Cláudio M. Gomes, professor do DQB e investigador do BioISI. Recentemente, juntamente com outros cientistas descobriu um novo mecanismo bioquímico nas células nervosas, que retarda a formação dos depósitos de agregados de proteína no cérebro, causadores da doença de Alzheimer.
Prova de Doutoramento "Evolutionary lessons from Drosophila melanogaster for colonization. How do history, selection and effective population size shape evolution?"
Marta Alexandra Arandas dos Santos defende a tese "Evolutionary lessons from Drosophila melanogaster for colonization. How do history, selection and effective population size shape evolution?".
This course introduces the field of island biogeography, a discipline that has long influenced other research areas such as macroecology, community ecology, evolution and conservation biology. This course covers the main aspects of island biogeography, and on completion of the course the students shall have acquired knowledge and understanding on: