Researcher from CESAM joins government working group to develop the blue biotechnology sector

Ricardo Calado (CESAM/DBIO) has been appointed as an expert in the technical committee that advises the interministerial working group in the areas of the sea, science and technology, and territorial cohesion.

The Technical Committee consists of 15 experts appointed by the government member responsible for the sea area, upon the proposal of the Oceano Azul Foundation. The University of Aveiro is also part of the Monitoring Committee of this working group, represented by Artur Silva, Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation, and 3rd Cycle Training and Accreditation of Study Cycles.

The newly formed working group aims to propose a set of measures that ensure a competitive framework for the blue biotechnology sector in Portugal and propose a technical and management model, by September 30, 2023, for the International Center for Blue Biotechnology to be established in Matosinhos.