Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Who we are


CBMA was founded by 18 integrated members belonging to the Department of Biology of the University of Minho and the designation of the Research Unit mirrors a shared motivation and a common vision of science.

As of October 2013, the CBMA comprises an interdisciplinary team of 28 integrated members.

From 2008-12 the team produced 264 international publications. From these 233 were ISI papers, 16% on top-10% journals, 77% Q1 in SCIMAGO, with average h-index of journal publications reaching 95. 50% of publications were a result of international collaborations, the majority of them with the first author, last author and/or corresponding authors belonging to CBMA.

The publication of 3 patents provides another strong contribution to the national scientific and technological system.

The Centre raised 88% of competitive funding and only 12% was provided as basal funding by FCT from 2008-12. CBMA managed 37 projects, securing funding from a large source of agencies, namely international ( EEA Grants, LIFE+, Atlantic Area, CAPES) and European (funding agencies (NMP, KBBE, SME, MC-reintegration Grant, MC-ITN).

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