CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in
the category of Research. See video HERE
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Today, April 8, the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança celebrated an agreement with the Ministry of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security, and the Northeast Local Health Unit, to carry out COVID-19 tests on nursing homes and other social institutions in the Trás-os-Montes Region. CIMO-IPB is directly involved in this initiative by hosting the laboratorial unit in its central building and trough the participation of human resources. A special thanks to our colleagues Alice Pinto and Carina Rodrigues for the coordination of this mission.
Last 26th March, within the context of the Portuguese Government initiative “Governo +Próximo”, CIMO-IPB was visited by the Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Albuquerque.
Last February 10th CIMO-IPB welcomed a delegation from UniCesumar – Brazil to visit our research facilities and sign a protocol of cooperation. UniCesumar is an University Centre from Brazil Sud with campus in Maringá, Londrina, Ponta Grossa, and Curitiba.
Workshop "Bread: Art and Tradition with Space for Innovation" will occur on February 15, 2020. This workshop addresses an overview of traditional Portuguese bread, scientific discoveries from which artisanal production can take advantages, including mixtures and not allowed flours, functional natural ingredients, and techniques for assessing the quality of dough and bread.
CIMO-IPB in cooperation with the Agriculture School of IPB (ESA-IPB) and the Portuguese Society of Forestry Sciences (SPCF) have organized the Seminar “Rural Fires” that was held in Bragança and Valpaços last 23-24 January 2020, and accounted with 350 participants from different regions of Portugal and Spain.
CIMO-IPB researchers in cooperation with CEDRI-IPB have registered the software DEEPWINGS® and the Mobile App Asian-Hornets. DEEPWINGS® program can be used to segment honey bee wings and identify, automatically, 19 wings landmarks with an accuracy of 97%, enabling subspecies classification.
The Portuguese Association of Animal Traction (APTRAN) with CIMO (Centro de Investigação de Montanha - Escola Superior Agrária, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança), the Municipality of Paredes de Coura, and AGATRAN - A Molida (Associação Galega de Tracção Animal), will organize the 7th Technical-Scientific Seminars on Animal Traction on the 1st and 2nd of February, 2020, this year dedicated to Good Practices in Agroforestry.
Deadline for abstract submission: March 1st, 2020.
The 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting will be held in Bragança, from May 20th to 22nd 2020. On 2020 this bienal conference will be organized by CIMO-IPB researchers.
Congress link: http://7pychem.events.chemistry.pt/
CIMO-IPB ChestWine project,developed by CIMO-IPB researchers, is the winner of the “Born from Knowledge” (BfK), and of the “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” prize of Caixa Crédito Agrícola (PEICA), “Production, Transformation and Marketing” category.
The celebration of "International Mountain Day 2019" will be held in Bragança on December 13 and 14, with the journeys "Mountain, Sport and Sustainable Development". These journeys will be organized by Mountain Research Center (CIMO), Institute Polytechnic of Bragança (IPB) and Portuguese Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (FMPE).
CIMO-IPB will organize the next CA17128 LignoCOST Co-located joint Working Groups + 3rd MC meeting that will be held in Hotel Régua Douro, Régua, Portugal in November 13-14. The main objective of LignoCOST is to establish a sound network covering the entire value chain in which relevant information can be produced with a focus on lignin valorisation towards sustainable industrial applications.
CIMO vice-coordinator João Azevedo participated, in representation of the Iberian Mountain Research Network (RIIM), at a round table on International Cooperation in Mountain Areas and Climate Change during the “3er Coloquio internacional sobre cambio climático en zonas de montaña OPCC2 2019” that took place Jaca, Spain, on october 22-23.
SpraySafe is a spray based on natural, sustainable and edible ingredients providing an alternative to plastics in food preservation (e.g. packaging and protective films). This CIMO-IPB idea was awarded with one the 3 prizes in the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition edition. The competion will proceed with the Impact Prize in 2020. To get more information on this prestigious prize go to: https://eusic.challenges.org.
CIMO-IPB researchers, Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez, have launched the “Handbook of Predictive Microbiology Growth Models using R”, which is the first published book providing basic programming guidelines to a researcher or student wishing to become acquainted with classical predictive microbiology modelling.
The aim of ValorNatural project is the research and development of high added value natural ingredients for industrial application, presenting strong skills in the agri-food area. The 1st Edition of the “Demolabs-ValorNatural” event will be held on October 4, 2019, at the Brigantia Ecopark facilities in Bragança, in the morning (starting at 9 AM). Registration must be made until September 27, 2019, on the ValorNatural website using the link: Demolab Valornatural.
CIMO members João Rodrigues and João Azevedo will participate in the final conference of the project “O Lobo e o Homem: proteger, valorizar e sensibilizar”, from 20 to 22 of september. This is a project of the Municipality of Paredes de Coura, in the mountains of the Northwest, that aims to prevent and solve conflicts between humans and wolves through education and land and resource valorization.
Within the context of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Montesinho Natural Park (Parque Natural de Montesinho), a collaboration protocol was signed between CIMO-IPB and the Institute for Nature and Forest Conservation (ICNF - Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas).
CIMO researcher Nuno Rodrigues made headlines across the country last week. Several media reported the role of Nuno Rodrigues in the development of high quality prize winning olive oils and the birth of a new profession in Portugal: the "azeitólogo".
Some young CIMO researchers participated on Double Diploma Summer School between July 1 and 3. The Double Diploma Summer School & Symposium 2019 event represented a unique opportunity for students, teachers and researchers to join together and present the latest results and outcomes already obtained by the several interinstitutional teams.
Following the success of Mountains 2016 (Bragança, Portugal) and Mountains 2018 (Nova Friburgo, Brazil), Mountains 2020 will be held in Praia, Cabo Verde, from 23 to 27 of November 2020.
The II Workshop on Hops and Beer will take place on 18-19 July 2019 at the School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, in Bragança. Organized by CIMO members, the workshop includes technical and scientific presentations, beer tasting, and visits to hops fields.
The final conference of the Interreg-Sudoe project SOS Lameiros (Looking backwards to reach the future: Modernisation of traditional handling of hay meadows towards profitability and nature conservation) will take place on June 6 at the Real Instituto de Estudios Asturianos in Oviedo, Spain.
The Collaborative Laboratory MORE (Mountains of Research) starts operating on June 3, 2019. MORE staff met for the first time last Friday in the Brigantia Ecopark, where the headquarters of the laboratory will be located.
CIMO researcher João Brandão Rodrigues was elected President of the European Federation for the Promotion of Draught Horses (FECTU) during the General Assembly of the Federation that took place in Szreniawa, Poland, on April 27-28.
Nowadays, cell culture has acquired an undeniable importance, affirming itself as an essential tool for those who work in fundamental research and Health appliance. It allows an individual and varied analysis of parameters in a short time, obviating the animal experimentation and consequently cost reduction.
Mónia Martins won the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Excellence Award for the best doctoral thesis in the area of Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.
The Mountain Research Centre – Cape Verde (CIMO-CV) is being implemented according to the plan.
On April 2nd 2019, through its research unit CIMO, IPB became an Associate Member of ARCP (Associação Rede de Competência em Polímeros). ARCP promotes research between academy and industry enhancing the use of emerging knowledge in the field of polymeric materials.
The Portuguese Animal Traction Association (APTRAN), Aldeia Association, CIMO and School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, and the Municipality of Vimioso, with the support of the Portuguese Society of Forest Science (SPCF), organize the III Sustainable Agroforestry Management Week Vimioso 2019.
"A Minha Horta é Biológica" is the title of the new book of Isabel de Maria Mourão and Miguel Maria Brito. Like its predecessor, the best seller "Uma Horta em Casa", their new book is centered in urban, home and community gardens and their benefits for all but directed to helping family members, including children, in the practice of vegetable gardening.
The Honor Edition of the “Azeite Sta Apolónia - IPB”, made from olives grown in the “Quinta do Pinheiro Manso” of the School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, has been awarded the Silver medal in the “Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards 2019” competition.
A team of researchers from CIMO was distinguished with an honourable 2nd place at the “BornFromKnowledge” Ideas Awards, promoted by the Portuguese Innovation Agency (ANI), that took place in the Creative Science Park, in Aveiro. The team presented their business idea – SpraySafe – which is a spray that can be sprinkled on food to preserve it and has a good market potential.
Mountains 2018 started Monday, December 10, in Nova Friburgo, Brazil. The event, comprising the III Workshop on Sustainable Development in Mountain Environments and the II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountains Regions, is the largest conference dedicated to mountains research and development ever organized in Brazil.
Three CIMO researchers are part of 2018 Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers. This list includes world top scientists “who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade”.
The Iberian Mountain Research Network (RIIM) met last Tuesday, December 4, at the premises of the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), in Madrid.
The Mountain Research Centre-Cape Verde (CIMO-CV) was officially created last Friday, November 23, in Praia, Cape Verde, by the Rector of the Cape Verde University, Judite Medina do Nascimento, and the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Orlando Rodrigues, who signed the protocol for its establishment in the presence of the Portuguese Secretary of State of Science, Technology and Higher Education, João Sobrinho Teixeira, and the Coordinator of CIMO, Isabel Ferreira.
The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the Prime minister of Portugal, António Costa, have expressed their satisfaction for progress made in cooperation in research across borders in the mountains regions of Trás-os-Montes and Castile and León.
The project SAFe – Forest Alert System – recently selected for funding by the “Fundação La Caixa” under the Promove programme, has been covered by the national newspaper Público. Accessible and flexible detection and communications technology will be developed to be used in forest observation and detection of fires in the Nogeira mountain range.
Paula Baptista was elected as the new convenor of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC-WPRS), working group “Integrated protection of olive crops”. This group fosters the exchange of knowledge and expertise on research, development and implementation of integrated and biological control strategies for olive pests and diseases.
The research project HoneyOrigin received an honorable mention at the “Projects of the Future” Food & Nutrition Awards in the category of Research and Innovation. This recognition was delivered during the 2018 Food & Nutrition Annual Conference that took place in Lisbon on October 16.
CIMO's Researchers, developed a new product created from the chestnut flower, used as a natural additive in wine, that replaces sulfites.
CIMO/IPB is one of the 16 European institutions responsible for the Citizen Science Investigation for Pesticides in Apicultural Products – INSIGNIA action over the next 2.5 years.
Manuel Ângelo Rodrigues, a CIMO researcher, taught an olive growing course for marginal regions in Brazil, at the invitation of the Federal Technological University of Paraná, Campus Pato Branco.
Deadline for abstract submission: March 1st, 2020.
The 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting will be held in Bragança, from May 20th to 22nd 2020. On 2020 this bienal conference will be organized by CIMO-IPB researchers. This biennial conference, dating back to 2008, is dedicated to gather young researchers from all subfields of Chemistry, as well as other related scientific areas of research. Young chemists and researchers from any nationality are particularly encouraged to share their scientific highlights amongst their peers from chemical sciences, expand their international research network and attend lectures from recognized experts in various field of Chemistry.
Congress link: http://7pychem.events.chemistry.pt/
Call for presentations of experiences on sustainable development in mountains for the III Workshop on Sustainable Development in Mountain Environments Mountains 2018 - is now open to August 31, 2018. Proposals should be sent as attachment to email@example.com
The contribution of CIMO researchers Nuno Rodrigues and José Alberto Pereira to the valorization of olive oil in the region of Trás-os-Montes has been highlighted in the July issue of the Portuguese business magazine "Revista Business Portugal".
Several CIMO researchers in the fields of plant protection and Integrated pest management participated in the Biosfera tv show broadcast by RTP, the public television service in Portugal, last Saturday, July 7. Biosfera Episode 27 was dedicated to Pests and Pathogens in the Forest Landscape.
CIMO participated in the 2018 edition of the annual meeting of Portuguese researchers, Ciência 2018, Lisbon, 4-6 July. CIMO members presented some of the most relevant work currently conducted at the centre in the form of oral and posters presentations, and demonstrations.
Demolab (workshop) was held last June 20, under the scope of INTERNOVAMARKET-FOOD project, financed by POCTEP in the activity of acceleration of technological innovation INNOVA PLUS, promoted by CIMO/IPB. Demolab's main objective was the demonstration of technological solutions for the improvement of products in the agro-food industry, in particular the extraction of high-value ingredients.
"DEMOLAB" event will take place on June 20 at CIMO. This events's theme is "Valorization of natural resources through the extraction of high added-value ingredients for use in the food industry".
The final and full version of the e-book "Sustainability of Portuguese Mountains: realities and challenges" is now available to the public. This e-book, edited by CIMO members João Azevedo, Vasco Cadavez, Margarida Arrobas and Jaime Pires, was published in 2016 and covers a wide range of mountain research and development topics in Portugal.
The second edition of the "River Restoration Seminar" will take place on May 25-26 at the IPB School of Agriculture in Bragança. This year's theme is "Challenges and opportunities for the North of Portugal Region" and it will addressed by an outstanding selection of specialists from the academy, enterprises, and governmental and non-governemnt organizations in Portugal and Spain. The event is organized by CIMO Topic Coordinator and researcher Amílcar Teixeira. More info on the program, speakers, and registration HERE.
The Luso-Galician Meetings of Chemistry, held alternately in Portugal and Spain,constitute a unique opportunity for the exchange of innovative ideas between researchers and professionals from the academic and industrial circles, to work in chemistry and chemical engineering, with the aim of stimulating the creation of new collaborations in areas of common interest.
This course aims to provide theoretical and practical preparation based on the technique of animal cell culture as well as the potential of clinical application including flow cytometry techniques. It was designed for people with little experience in cell cultures. It may be useful for people involved in research or teaching, as well as for students or laboratory technicians.
CIMO is one of the institutions that participate in the Red List of Vascular Plants of Mainland Portugal project. This is lead by the Portuguese Botany Society (CPBotânica) and the Portuguese Association of Vegetation Science (PHYTOS) in a partnership with the Institute of Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF).
Workshop Dermopharmacy from natural products to cosmetics.
More information HERE.
The II Sustainable Agroforestry Management Week will take place in Vimioso, Portugal, from March 23 to 31, 2018. Organized by the Portuguese Animal Traction Association (APTRAN), CIMO, the Municipality of Vimioso, Aldeia, ZASNET, and the School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, the event includes the II Seminar on Sustainable Agroforestry Management (23 March) and the IV Advanced Course in Animal Traction in Sustainable Agroforestry Management (26-31 March).
The Prime-Minister of Portugal, António Costa, visited Bragança last Friday in the second day of the "Knowledge and Innovation" Roadmap. The visit included an event dedicated to the recently approved “MORE- Montanhas de Investigação” Collaborative Laboratory in the Brigantia EcoPark where the laboratory was publicly presented and the respective contract with FCT signed.
The “Food Irradiation Technologies: Concepts, Applications and Outcomes”, edited by CIMO researchers Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira and Amilcar L. Antonio, and by Sandra Cabo Verde from the “Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares” (U. Lisbon), has been published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The book was considered by Food Irradiation as “ the most comprehensive book on food irradiation ever published.
For more, read the article at Dinheiro Vivo on-line journal (in portuguese).
Centro de Investigação de Montanha - CIMO - is a Research Unit that researches mountain products in order to boost innovation and value creation in the Mediterranean mountain regions. This Research Unit belongs to Instituto Politécnico de bragança - IPB - and is a multidisciplinary center that develops innovative products in the food, footwear, agricultural plagues, etc.
For more information see Portugal em Directo TV news program (RTP).
CIMO is one of the organizers of the international Geobotanical Expedition to the Delta of the Cunene River, Angola, from March 24 to April 10, 2018. CIMO researcher Carlos Aguiar will be one of the Portuguese botanists who, with others from Angola, France and Germany, will produce a vegetation system for the Southwest of Angola.As part of this expedition, a seminar dedicated to “Flora, vegetation and biogeography of Southwestern Angola: knowledge and sustainable development” will take place on March 26, at the University José Eduardo dos Santos, in Huambo.
CIMO with EUROMONTANA are the new representatives of Major Group Organizations of Europe in the Steering Committee of the Mountain Partnership for the next four years. CIMO/EUROMONTANA were elected during the 5 th Global Meeting that took place in FAO headquarters in Rome from December 11 to 13.The Mountain Partnership is a United Nations voluntary alliance of more than 300 partners from governments, intergovernmental organizations, major groups (e.g. civil society, NGOs and the private sector) and subnational authorities.
CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in the category of Research. The "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards is an initiative of the "Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte" CCDRN) to publicly recognize innovative projects that have been supported by European Union Funds during the Regional Operational Program (Community Support Framework 2007-2013). The awards were announced during the O Norte Somos Nós" Awards ceremony last Thursday in Porto. CIMO was one of the seven awardees in all categories among 21 nominated institutions/projects.
Mountains 2018 will be launched on December 12 at the FAO headquarters in Rome during the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting. See the programme here (in Portuguese). The organizers of Mountains 2018 have also released the first leaflet of the event with new information about the concept, objectives, structure, timeframe and the the hosting city, Nova Friburgo. The deadline for the submission of symposium proposals in the II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions is January 31st 2018. For more information see HERE or visit the website of the conference.
The Portuguese Association of Animal Traction (APTRAN) organizes its 5th Technical-Scientific Seminars on Animal Traction on December 16, in Bragança. The topic of the 2017 edition is “Management and Valorization of High Natural Value Areas” that will be presented and discussed by José Lima Santos(ISA, University of Lisbon), Alberto Gil Carrera (Natural Park Baixa Limia - Serra do Xurés, Spain), Amilcar Teixeira (CIMO/ESA-IPB) and José castro (ESA-IPB). The event includes also a practical demonstration of animal traction in riparian forests management, led by João B. Rodrigues (APTRAN).
The International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Food (ICPMF) is an international biannual conference whose mission is to catalyse the development of predictive modelling in foods to support stakeholders, risk assessors and governmental authorities. CIMO researchers Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez were successful in their bid to bring the 11th edition of ICPMF to IPB.
The National Mountain Research Network (Rede Nacional de Investigação de Montanha - RNIM) will be launched on December 11, 2017, International Mountains Day, in a public session at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda. The event includes presentations of RNIM, the collaborative project "MORE-Mountains of Research", and the “GeoPark Estrela” initiative. During the event, RNIM will express their support via videoconference to the Mountains 2018 event to be launched in Rome during the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting. Registration and all information HERE.
The Coordinator Council of the National Mountain Research Network (Rede Nacional de Investigação de Montanha - RNIM) met for the first time last Friday, November 3. This meeting marks the beginning of the establishment and expansion of the Network and its contribution to the development of mountain research in Portugal where nearly 40% of the country's area is mountains. The RNIM was created in April of 2017 through a Government Order (Despacho n.º 3434/2017) signed by 7 Ministers.
Centro de Investigação de Montanha - CIMO is now finalist on the category “Norte Investigação” of “O Norte Somos Nós” awards, managed by CCDRN – Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte.
For CIMO to win go to "O Norte Somos Nós" awards site and vote.
Together we will be stronger.
The journal Regional Science Policy and Practice, with the collaboration of the Portuguese Regional Science Association, will organize the symposium "How to recover/heal communities, wellbeing and create resilient places from the ashes of wildfires?" in Coimbra on December 20, 2017. CIMO researcher Orlando Rodrigues, is one of the keynote speakers of the event which has the support of the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO). Submitions, registration and more information at the website of the event website of the event.
The Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), in Brazil, has become a member of LuMont, the Lusophony Mountain Research Network. UTFPR has signed a collaboration agreement with CIMO and IPB on October 12, 2017 with the goals of promoting circulation and sharing of information and cooperation of these institutions and their researchers in different domains of research.
CIMO has participated actively in the "Meeting with Science and Technology in Portugal" CIÊNCIA 2017 that took place from July 3 to 5 in Lisbon. CIMO researchers presented numerous talks and posters in sessions under the “Agroalimentar, Florestas e Biodiversidade” thematic research and innovation agenda, as well as under Structural Programs. CIMO has also organized demonstration booths on olive oil and olive orchards genetic heritage and web-based forest management tools. Visit the website of the event to see the presentations of CIMO researchers and the interview of Isabel Ferreira to the CIÊNCIA 2017 blog.
The Coordinator of CIMO, Isabel Ferreira, was interviewed in the “Filhos da Nação” TV show on RTP this week. Watch the full interview here.
The first review on mountain food products has been published in the journal Trends in Food Science & Technology. This review was authored by CIMO researchers Natália Martins and Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira providing an overview of mountain food products in Europe, “highlighting their contribution to the recent evolutions of the so-called modern lifestyle and of the increasing consumer demand for healthy and natural food products, and focusing on the role of certification”. Read the full paper here.
The IX Iberian Congress of Agricultural Engineering will be held in Bragança, Portugal, from September 4 - 6, 2017. The Congress it is an opportunity to present and share ideas and experiences with researchers, technicians and other professionals in the sector of Agricultural Engineering as well as to reflect on the future of the field.
The Iberian Mountain Research Network - Rede Ibérica de Investigação de Montanha (RIIM) - was established last Friday, May 26, 2017, in the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança through the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding among Universities and Research Centres from Andorra, Spain and Portugal.
Mountains 2018 is an international conference that will bring together scholars, professionals, policy makers and others involved with multiple aspects of the mountain world. The Conference seeks to stimulate and disseminate knowledge about the topic based on lessons learned from scientific research and practical experiences related to use and challenges of promoting sustainable development in mountain territories, including how mountains can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.