• Fátima Jesus is one of the guest editors of Toxics special issue

    Fátima Jesus is one of the guest editors of Toxics special issue: " "Ecotoxicity of Contaminants in Water and Sediment" Toxics (IF: 4.146) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on all aspects of the toxicity of chemicals and materials, published quarterly online by MDPI. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June  More info

  • CESAM is a partner of the INPhINIT Incoming PhD scholarship program funded by "La Caixa".

    CESAM will offer up to 10 research projects for doctoral students to be carried out in a multidisciplinary and international research team. In total, the program will fund 35 doctoral grants for researchers who want to carry out their doctoral project in research centers of excellence in Spain or in Portuguese research centers, evaluated by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology as "Excellent" or "Exceptional". The INPhINIT "La Caixa" doctoral fellowship program is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers—of any nationality—who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spain or Portugal. For research to be carried out in Portuguese institutions, candidates must have lived in Portugal for less than 12 months in the last 3 years. To learn more about the INPhINIT "la Caixa" PhD fellowship program, visit the program's website HERE. You can find all about the CESAM proposals through the LINK. Doctoral programmes: Biotechnology Marine Science, Technology and Management Environmental Sciences and Engineering (taught in English) Geosciences Chemistry Deadline: 27 Jan


  • 2nd SIBECOL meeting/XXI AIL Conference - 3-8 July 2022

    From July 3 to 8, the 2nd SIBECOL meeting/XXI AIL Conference will take place in Aveiro.Important dates: Poster and presentation submission: from January 1 to February 28 Registration: from March 1st. More information here.  

  • Ocean Break | 21 January

    21th January 2022 | 12:30 - 13:30 | Daniela Rodrigues (PhD student, DBio) Ingredients diversification towards more sustainable aq­uafeeds for marine organisms - black soldier fly as a case study Fish and livestock are the main sources of protein in most countries. Livestock production accounts for 70% of all agricultural land use and it is expected to more than duplicate until 2050. The rise in the consumption of animal products will require enormous resources, with animal feed likely being the most challenging. Potential botloenecks are mainly due to associated costs incurred from the limited availability of natural resources, ongoing climate changes and, the food-feed-fuel competition. In the case of aquaculture, extra effort is being put into the search for ingredients enriched in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) for aquafeeds. Insects can contribute to this demand due to their well-balanced nutritional profile (i.e. protein and fat content) and, low carbon footprint. However, for marine aquafeed, the lack of PUFA can pose a challenge. The capacity of the black soldier fly (BSF) Hermetia illucens to be reared under different substrates, as well as its ability to modulate its biochemical profile by adjusting to its feeding substrate is already well established. Successful attempts have been performed to improve the lipid profile of H. illucens supplying algae or finfish as feeding substrates, thus allowing the encapsulation of PUFA and consequently making possible the inclusion of BSF meal on the formulation of aquafeeds of marine fish and shrimp.

  • Sónia Rodrigues, Susana Loureiro and Astrid Avellan are among the guest editors for the special issue of the Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances

    Sónia Rodrigues, Susana Loureiro and Astrid Avellan are among the guest editors for the special issue of the Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances: Biogeochemical cycles of nano-sized pollutants at the biota interface. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September  More info

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020