LuMont, the Lusophony Mountain Research Network, and the organizers of the European Mountain Convention and the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions (Mountains 2016) have been publishing a series a blogs in the MRI (Mountain Research Initiative) blog related to mountains and mountain research in the Lusosphere and other geographic. The latest, titled "An unbeatable combination: Mountains and wine in Portugal" has just been published. Take a look at the other posts available: Coming up! X European Mountain Convention; Montanhas brasileiras – Innovative sustainability research; LuMont – Lusophony Mountain Research Network; “Mountains 2016” is on the move!.
The Portuguese Secretary of State of European Affairs on Europe Dat, May 9, celebrated the 30 years of Portugal as a member state of the European Union with a film made of testimonies of 30 public figures from different sectors of the Portuguese society. Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, researcher and member of the Board of Directors of CIMO, was one of the 30 personalities contributing to the film. Watch the movie in full here.
The TRADEIT project will organize on April 11 and 12, an event dedicated to traditional bread baking. "Through a vibrant program of activities, participants will get the opportunity to learn about European traditional breads share experiences and insights on ingredients, baking methods and explore the role of innovation in the future the traditional and craft bakeries. Over the two-day event, bakers will bake, explore new market areas, investigate new ingredients, develop recipes and expand their bakery repertoire." Learn more and register at the website of the event.
On March 8th, the International Women's Day, the Portuguese Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, Ciência Viva, paid tribute to outstanding Portuguese women scientists. This tribute, dedicated to women who have had a fundamental contribution to the progress of science and technology in Portugal, included the opening of a permanent photography exhibition in the Knowledge Pavilion, in Lisbon, and the edition of the book "Mulheres na Ciencia", both dedicated to these remarkable scientists. Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, Member of the Board of Directors and Researcher at CIMO, is one of the scientists to whom the tribute was addressed. For more information visit the Ciencia Viva webpages.
The symposium “Tailoring Acceptance Sampling Theory for Enhanced Microbial Risk Management”, proposed by CIMO researchers Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez with Vijay Juneja from the USDA, has been accepted by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), and will take place at the Annual IAFP Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri (31st July – 3rd August 2016). The objective of the half-day symposium is to review new concepts and trends to develop microbial sampling plans that are more informative, dynamic and amenable to be updated, and hence, more efficient in ensuring the achievement of food safety risk targets. Read more...
Harald Bugmann, from the ETH Zurich – Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Zurich, Switzerland, is the latest keynote speaker announced for the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions. Check the full list of outstanding speakers at the website of Mountains 2016.
Abstracts submission for the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions is now open. We invite researchers, practitioners, experts and decision-makers to submit abstracts of their work on the topics of the conference for oral or poster presentations online. Registration to this conference and to the X European Mountain Convention has also opened. Follow the directions in the registration webpage.
The keynote speakers of the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions have been announced. Also the symposia selected by the Scientific Committee of the conference have been revealed.
See the speakers HERE and the symposia HERE.
All information about Mountains 2016 HERE.
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.