Arquivo da categoria: Investigação

Champalimaud Research Symposium 2017 – “Physiology: from development to disease”

from development to disease

The 2017 Champalimaud Research Symposium, with the theme “Physiology: from development to disease” will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from the 9th to the 11th of October 2017. The Symposium will be a single-track scientific meeting with 14 invited speakers.  It will focus on modern physiology in development, aging, immunity and cancer, bridging cutting edge biology research with disease oriented research, and will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Bob Horvitz, winner of the 2002 Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with Sydney Brenner and John Sulston, “for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death”.

More information

PhD Position (m/f) – Microbial ecology in mountain lakes

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to conduct ecological research within the international project “P³:

People, pollution and pathogens – mountain ecosystems in a
human-altered world”.
The offered position represents one out of eight positions and is
dedicated to the analysis of mainly freshwater microbial (bacteria,
micro-eukaryotes) communities, their interactions networks and
food-webs in mountain lakes along altitudinal and pollution gradients in four mountain ranges (in France, the USA, China and Oman).
To reach this aim next generation sequencing technologies need to
be appli ed, together with the application of ecological theories,
network science approaches and bioinformatics tools for data
Samples will be taken from mountain ponds and lakes, as well as
from amphibian skins.

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in an international project (P3 – which
includes partners from France, USA, China and Germany with
multidisciplinary research expertise.
The three overarching objectives of P³ focus on 1) the collection of
historical data on mountain ranges and network of mountain
observation sites, 2) the analysis of the current patterns of
pollutants, people and pathogens, and 3) the synthesis of all results
and the establishment of mountain ecosystems as sentinels of change.

The results obtained by the international project P³ (People,
pollution and pathogens – mountain ecosyste ms in a human-altered
world) will expand current understanding of global change impacts on mountain freshwater ecosystems and their functioning as well as the biodiversity they comprise. Scientists will be able to utilize the
insights uncovered by P³ to execute a wide range of research, from
focused investigations studying the factors impacting different
species groups to holistic studies examining impacts of changed
biodiversity composition and drivers that alter ecosystems. Moreover, conservationists and environmental managers will use the results of our research to develop effective programs to control and manage populations of mountain ecosystems on a global scale.

More information on how to apply you can find here:

For questions, please contact
Dirk Schmel ler (
Antonis Chatzinotas (

Bolsa de Investigação

Referência: PTDC/AAG-REC/4896/2014(POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016705)-INVADER-IV – INnoVating Approaches to Detect invasive spEcies and biocontRol agents
A Universidade de Coimbra abre concurso para atribuição de uma bolsa de investigação, no âmbito do projeto PTDC/AAG-REC/4896/2014(POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016705)-INVADER-IV – INnoVating Approaches to Detect invasive spEcies and biocontRol agents.

Data de Publicitação: 06/02/2017.

Data limite de candidatura: 06/03/2017.