MOUNTAINS 2016 aims to bring together scientists, farmers, decision-makers, NGOs, and other mountain stakeholders from different regions of the world to present and discuss major topics in sustainable development in mountains and other subjects related to the role of knowledge and innovation in promoting development in these special areas. The launching session of Mountains 2016 will take place on April 29 at 15:00 at the Alcinio Miguel Auditorium, School of Technology and Management, Politechnic Institute of Bragança.
Newsletter number 4 of the "A New CAP - Mountains of Opportunities" project has just been released. It covers in particular outcomes of the National Seminars that took place in 2014 in several places in Europe, including Bragança, and the European Mountain Convention that took place in Bilbao. The handbooks will be available in Portuguese very soon. Download the Newsletter 4 HERE.
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.