The Workshop “Multilevel Modelling of Bacterial Dynamics using the R software”, proposed by CIMO researchers Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez, has been selected as one of the six pre-conference workshops to take place within the 2016 Symposium on Statistical Methods for the Food Industry (AgroStat, 21st-24th March 2015) in Lausanne, Switzerland. This half-day workshop will cover approaches and methods to describe bacterial kinetics using multilevel mixed models.
Learn more about the Workshop at the portal of the conference.
Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, one of the world’s most influential scientific minds in 2015, has been interviewed by the Diário de Notícias newspaper as part of a report on Portuguese Highly Cited Researchers just published. As mentioned in a post from September, influential scientific minds have an exceptionally high impact in the scientific community, as evaluated by the Highly Cited Researchers platform from Thomson Reuters. Isabel Ferreira is a researcher and director at CIMO and she is one of the six Portuguese scientists earning this distinction in 2015. For more information visit the website of Thomson Reuters. Read the report at the Diário de Notícias here.
CIMO researcher Vasco Cadavez has joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food Protection.The JfoodProt, published by the International Association for Food Protection, is internationally recognized as the American leading publication in the field of food safety with a readership exceeding 11000 scientists from 70 countries. For more information visit the webpage of JfoodProt HERE.
CIMO received coverage in National Television in the International Mountain Day. Watch the full report HERE.
The International Mountain Day is celebrated since 2003 on December 11. In 2015 the International Mountains Day is dedicated to the promotion of mountains products. CIMO has been devoted to the study of products in mountain agriculture, forest and natural systems as a way to promote sustainable development in Portuguese Mountain areas. Although all research groups are involved in the study of mountains systems as sources of products, the Food Safety and Technology (FST) group leads research in mountain products at CIMO, namely on evaluation of quality, authenticity, and traceability of mountain food products, innovation on food processing and design of new food products, and food safety control. Watch some of the work done by this group HERE.
The Lusophony Mountain Research Network (LuMont) has been established as part of the preparation of Mountains 2016. LuMont is an informal network aiming to promote information flow among researchers and research institutions and to create more and better opportunities for research partnerships, projects, grants, education, etc. This network has the support of the Mountain Research Initiative which will give its members the possibility of being part of the global mountain research community. To learn more about LuMont visit the webpage of the network.
The General Direction of Statistics in Education and Science has released reports on bibliometric indicators of Higher Education Institutions in Portugal based on FCT Research Centres members data. In Agriculture and Biological sciences, CIMO’s research area, the performance of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) was excellent, both in absolute and relative indicators. IPB is the top institution in the country in indicators of number and impact of publications. Read the full report (in Portuguese) here.
Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira is one of the world’s most influential scientific minds in 2015. This distinction is based on the exceptionally high impact of the work of Isabel Ferreira in the scientific community, as evaluated by the Highly Cited Researchers platform from Thomson Reuters. Isabel Ferreira is one of the six Portuguese scientists earning this distinction in 2015. Isabel Ferreira is Coordinator Professor at the School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, member of the direction board of the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO) and Principal Investigator of the Food Safety and Technology research group. For more information visit the website of Thomson Reuters.
Joao Azevedo, from IPB-CIMO and board member of Euromontana has represented Euromontana during the "Mountain Forest Management in a Changing World conference" on 9 July 2015 in Smokovce, High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia. More information here.
Photo by Peter Balogh (NFC)
CIMO researcher Ana Maria Carvalho has become a member of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) Umbellifer Crops Working Group. ECPGR is a collaborative Programme among European countries, aiming at ensuring the long-term conservation and facilitating the utilization of plant genetic resources in Europe. Know more of ECPGR at the website of the program.