The symposium “Updating our knowledge in assessing food safety risk: Meta-analysis, Bayesian statistics and beyond”, proposed by CIMO researchers Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez, has been accepted by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), and will take place at the Annual IAFP Meeting in Portland, Oregon (25-28th July 2015).
The Project “BEEHOPE: Honeybee conservation centres in Western Europe - an innovative strategy using sustainable beekeeping to reduce honeybee decline” was among the 10 European projects approved in the frame of the highly competitive 2013-2014 Joint Call BiodivErsA/FACCE-JPI for international research on “Promoting synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services”. CIMO is one of the team partners of the international consortium, which includes scientists from France, Portugal and Spain.
Isabel CFR Ferreira was recently interviewed in the José Candeias Antena 1 Radio Station show. The interview will be broadcast again Saturday morning from 7h00 to 9h00. The full interview is available, by courtesy of Antena 1, in this address.
The XXXVI Spring Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Pastures and Forages (SPFP) will take place in Vila Pouca de Aguiar on the 8 and 9 of May 2015. CIMO and IPB support the organization of the event. Several CIMO members participate in the event either as organizers, members of the scientific committee, or speakers. Learn more about the event in the SPPF website.
Ursula Gonzales-Barron has been appointed Associate Editor of LWT-Food Science and Technology (LWT-FST). LWT-FST is a journal of the Swiss Society of Food Science and Technology (SGLWT/SOSSTA) and the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), published by Elsevier. Ursula Gonzales-Barron, an Investigator Fellow at CIMO, has been actively advancing the field of food microbiological safety modelling at the Mountain Research Centre with multiple partners from America and Europe. Visit the journal webpage HERE.
A short course on Safety and Governance in Biotechnology will take place in Bragança next March 5 and 6. For registration and additional information visit the website of the event.
Isabel CFR Ferreira has become Associate Editor of the journal Food
& Function published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Isabel Ferreira is a renowned researcher in several fields of food chemistry at CIMO where she is also member of the Direction Board and PI of the Food Safety and Technology research group.
For more information visit the webpage of Food & Function.
The latest Newsletter of the "A New CAP - Mountains of Opportunities" project has been released in December. Dedicated to the IX European Mountain Convention that took place in Bilbao last October, it covers the major topics of the event as well as the major conclusions reached.
Download the Newsletter HERE.
Today, December 11, is the International Mountain Day. This year's theme for IMD is "Farming in mountains, farming for families".
CIMO wishes all the mountain communities in Portugal and abroad a happy IMD.
For more information on IMD visit the webpage of Mountain Partnership or spend one minute to watch this short FILM. Watch also the "We Love Mountains" film.
João Paulo Miranda de Castro, a CIMO researcher, is part of the team awarded with the Portucel Soporcel Best 2014 Study in Forest Protection during the “1º Simpósio da Sociedade de Ciências Agrárias de Portugal” and “7º Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia” that took place in Oeiras from November 20 to 21. The awarded study is titled "Monitorização da condição fitossanitária do castanheiro, por fotografia aérea obtida com aeronave não tripulada" and was conducted by a team including Luis Miguel Martins, Ricardo Bento and Joaquim Sousa, from UTAD, besides João Paulo Castro from IPB.